Residence in College housing is required of all undergraduates with the exception of those who live with their families in the vicinity and those who have received permission from the College to live off campus. In the latter instance, it is the responsibility of students to obtain permission from their parents.
Room Draw is a housing lottery in which returning students select their dorm and room for the following year. The goal of the Room Draw process is to assign every student a room in a fair manner. Consequently, Room Draw outcomes are determined by:
the availability of spaces
the demand for each of the housing choices
Every student is assigned a priority number which is valid for the entire year. Students will select dorms and rooms according to class year and priority number. You will participate in one of the housing draws to select a dorm, then again in room selection to select a room in that dorm. In all draws, those who will be seniors draw first according to their priority numbers, then rising juniors, and finally rising sophomores. Please note, single rooms are not guaranteed!
Rising sophomores are strongly encouraged to consider possible roommates in case you receive a priority number in the lower half of your class. Please plan carefully as the room you draw is your housing assignment for the entire academic year!
Class quotas are used to determine the number of spaces in each dorm to be offered to members of each class. The purpose of the class quota system is to assure an equitable distribution of classes within each dorm to avoid “senior” dorms. The class quotas for each dorm are determined by Residential Life. Rooms that are drawn as part of Hall Group Draw and Multiple Occupancy Draw are not subject to class quotas.
All necessary forms are available on the Residential Life Room Draw webpage. Deadlines are listed on the Room Draw Calendar. If you have questions concerning the dates when forms must be submitted, refer to the calendar or contact the Residential Life office in Guild.
Class lists with randomly assigned, computer-generated priority numbers will be posted on the Room Draw website. Check your priority number.
Every student is assigned a priority number which is valid for the entire year. This is important for those going JYA for fall because we use these same priority numbers when assigning housing to students in January.
In all draws, those who will be seniors draw first according to their priority numbers, then rising juniors, and finally rising sophomores.