REGULAR ROOM DRAW - Refer to Room Draw Calendar for specific dates & times
At these draws, students who want a single room choose individual dorms, by class, according to priority numbers within each class, beginning with seniors. Each dorm will “close” as the class quota (number of spaces reserved for each class in each dorm) is reached.
Any multiple occupancy rooms that were not drawn during Multiple Occupancy Draw will be available in the regular draw. Sophomores drawing into a multiple occupancy room with seniors and/or juniors should attend Senior/Junior room draw. Students who want one of these rooms will select the actual room they want at this draw. The person with the priority number called first will choose the specific room and will announce the name(s) of her roommate(s). Students in this situation must still attend the Room Selection at their new hall in order to participate in the election of dorm presidents. Once you take a multiple occupancy room you are not permitted to rescind your selection. If a vacancy occurs in a multiple occupancy room, the remaining resident is expected to fill the vacancy or be willing to be re-assigned to another room.
If your first priority is to live in a single in the same dorm as a friend in your class who has a far worse priority number, the person with the best number may pass and asked to be called again later immediately after her friend. For example, if you have number 25 and your friend has number 200 and you want to try and make sure you both end up in the same dorm, you can ask to be called 200.1 so that you can draw immediately after your friend. Please note that you will keep this new number for Room Selection and the remainder of Room Draw.
Rhoads is the designated Winter Break dorm. All those who draw into Rhoads do so with the understanding that their rooms will be used by students who must remain on campus during winter break.
HALL GROUP DRAW - Refer to Room Draw Calendar for specific dates & times
Hall Groups are pre-designated rooms on a floor which are treated as a group to permit students whose first priority is to live together to do so. The entire group must be willing to live together for the full academic year.
Hall group sizes range from 2 person to 7 person. You may sign up for more than one hall group of unequal sizes, but may not sign up with more than one group of the same size. Groups of the same size with overlapping members will be disqualified.
For the draw, each hall group application is assigned a number of points based upon the class standing of the group members (senior=3 points, junior=2 pts, sophomore=1 pt). Applications with the same number of points are then placed in random order to determine the draw order. Hall groups are drawn from the largest group to the smallest group. Groups will draw in point order. You are eligible to draw any hall group of the appropriate size that is still available when your group is called. If the hall group you want is not available when your group is called, you may pass and drop to Multiple Occupancy Draw (if you have filled out a Multiple Occupancy form) or Regular Room Draw without penalty. As soon as you take a hall group, all other groups of which you are a member are eliminated from the draw. Hall groups that are not drawn go back into the regular draw as individual rooms.
Once you accept a hall group you are not permitted to rescind your selection. If a hall group loses a member after the draw for any reason, Residential Life in consultation with Residence Council reserves the right to reassign the members of the hall group or to fill the remaining vacancy. Students in suites or doubles may choose to fill the remaining space within two weeks of vacancy or be reassigned to any available single.
MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY DRAW - Refer to Room Draw Calendar for specific dates & times
Multiple Occupancy Rooms are available to permit students to share a room together. Students who draw multiple occupancy rooms are expected to live together for the entire year. If a student leaves the multiple occupancy room for any reason, including JYA, the remaining resident is expected to fill the vacancy or be willing to be re-assigned to another room.
Multiple occupancy rooms range in size from 2 person to 3 person. You may sign up for multiple occupancy rooms of unequal sizes, but may not sign up for more than one group of the same size. Groups of the same size with overlapping members will be disqualified.
Each application uses the best priority number of its members, with seniors having highest priority. So, the best priority number for each group size determines the draw order. You are eligible to draw any multiple occupancy room of the appropriate size that is still available when you are called. If the multiple occupancy room you want is not available when you are called, you may pass and drop to Regular Room Draw without penalty. As soon as you take a multiple occupancy room, all other groups of which you are a member are eliminated from the draw. Any multiple occupancy rooms that are not drawn go back into the regular draw.
Once you take a multiple occupancy room you are not permitted to rescind your selection. If a vacancy occurs in a multiple occupancy room the remaining resident is expected to fill the vacancy or be willing to be re-assigned to another room.
BATTEN HOUSE - Refer to Room Draw Calendar for specific dates & times
The Batten House Co-Op is an intentional community of Bi-College women. Its members endeavor to live with environmental consciousness and low impact on the Earth, to organize social justice activist events, to support women’s issues, to make group decisions by consensus, and to raise awareness in the community about the interconnectedness among humans, animals and the environment. As a house, Batten residents work to achieve these goals through weekly co-op meetings; cooking six vegan communal meals per week, buying local and organic food, reducing waste and product consumption, choosing environmentally responsible household products, sharing in the cleaning of the house, and hosting speakers and organizing campus-wide events.
Any student accepted into Batten House is committed to living there and may NOT participate in the regular room draw.
PERRY HOUSE - Refer to Room Draw Calendar for specific dates & times
Perry House is open to members of Sisterhood, BACaSO, Mujeres and Zami, as well as to those students who share a cultural background or personally identify with the ideals of Perry House.
TRI-CO EXCHANGE - Refer to Room Draw Calendar for specific dates & times
The Tri-Co Exchange is for students interested in living at Haverford or Swarthmore College. In order to have an exchange, there must be an equal number of students from Haverford or Swarthmore who want to live at Bryn Mawr and students from Bryn Mawr who want to live at Haverford or Swarthmore. Because of this, the number of students in the exchange varies from year to year. Historically the number of Bryn Mawr students living at Haverford or Swarthmore ranges from 0 - 4.