Contact Us
Residential Life
Eugenia Chase Guild Hall
Lower Level
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
reslife@brynmawr.edu Phone: (610) 526-7331
Fax: (610) 526-7324

Room Draw Options

Regular Room Draw

Hall Group Draw

Multiple-Occupancy Draw

Apartment Draw

Batten House

Tri-Co Exchange

Perry House Hall Group

 

REGULAR ROOM DRAW  -  Refer to  Room Draw Calendar for specific dates & times

  • Submit a Room Draw Sign Up form during Housing Sign-Ups
  • Attend Room Draw for your class - Senior/Junior Room Draw or Sophomore Room Draw
  • Select rooms at Room Selection in all residence halls

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.

 

APARTMENT DRAW - Refer to Room Draw Calendar for specific dates & times

The College leases several apartments for students at Mermont Plaza, Haverford College Apartments (HCA), and Legacy Apartments at Overbrook.  Mermont Plaza is located on Montgomery Avenue about 3 blocks from Bryn Mawr's campus.  Apartments are 1 or 2 bedroom and will house two students.  Floorplans are available at the Mermont Plaza website.   HCA is located on Ardmore Avenue right next to Haverford's campus.  There are 2 options available; 1 bedroom apartments for two students and 2 bedroom apartments for three students.  The Overbrook apartments are located off City Avenue just a short walk from Septa's R5 train station in Overbrook. These apartments have 4 bedrooms for four students. Students assigned to Overbrook will receive a train pass for transportation to and from the College.  

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 apartment that is still available when you are called. If the apartment you want is not available when you are called, you may pass and drop to Hall Group Draw or Multiple Occupancy Draw (if you have filled out the appropriate forms) or Regular Room Draw without penalty. As soon as you take an apartment, all other groups of which you are a member are eliminated from the draw.

Once you take an apartment you are not permitted to rescind your selection. If a vacancy occurs in an apartment the remaining resident is expected to fill the vacancy or be willing to be re-assigned to another room.

It is important to remember that these apartments are considered as part of the "on campus" living options for students.  While students are not required to have a meal plan, they do pay the same room rate as other students and may reside in the apartments only during the academic year. Students living in Mermont Plaza apartments are responsible for setting up and paying for their own internet connection, phone service, and cable TV.

See Guidelines for Living in Mermont Plaza Apartments for more information.

 

BATTEN HOUSE  -   Refer to  Room Draw Calendar for specific dates & times

  • It is suggested that you attend a dinner at the house any Monday through Thursday at 6:15pm, so that you can meet your future housemates and learn more about the house
  • Submit a Batten House application
  • Submit a Room Draw Sign Up form during Housing Sign-Ups
  • Notification of the results of your Batten House application before Room Draw
  • Select individual rooms at Room Selection in Batten House

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.

 

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.

 

PERRY HOUSE  -   Refer to  Room Draw Calendar for specific dates & times

  • Contact the leadership of Muheres, BACaSO, or Sisterhood for an application
  • Submit a Room Draw Sign Up form during Housing Sign-Ups