Each spring we have a room draw in order to place returning students in rooms prior to placing incoming first-year students.
1. Fall housing verification (Required)
- Details: All current residence hall students must complete the fall housing verification form. The form will be sent to you electronically and indicates your housing plans for the next school year.
- All residents MUST complete this form by February 25, 2022.
2. Room Draw: Assignment Process
- Details: Residence Life will take your Fall Housing Verification form responses and work through the priority order to place returning students on their floors or buildings (see tab to the right). Once placements have been made, you will receive email confirmation of your dorm room placement for the coming school year. If you have any questions or would like to appeal your placement, you can do so via email and the team member will discuss other available options considering your priority rank.
- You’ll be notified of your room placement by March 23.
3. van Reken Living-Learning
- If you would like to apply for a vanReken community, such as Outdoor Recreation-Creation Care, or the Perkins-Grassroots Justice & Equity community please apply using the link below by February 25.
- vanReken Housing Application
- You will be notified of your placement before March 23. If you are not accepted into vanReken, we'll connect with you about an alternative placement before March 23.
- Most students living in traditional halls will have roommates. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee of $600 per semester.
- If interested in a single room, please select the single room option when completing the Fall Semester Housing Verification Form.
The Room Draw process is designed to give preference to students who wish to return to their current residence hall, and even to their current floor. In addition, there will be a limited number of spaces in each hall for students who want to move from one building to another, depending on demand and the college's policy of balancing numbers of new and returning students in buildings and on floors. The order of priority for rooms, floors and buildings is determined as listed:
- Current residents of a room who remain as roommates have first priority to that room.
- Current residents of the same floor (different rooms) who become roommates for next fall will have second priority to open rooms on that floor.
- Current residents of the same building (on different floors) who become roommates for next fall will have third priority to specific rooms on either of their two floors where they currently live.
- Current residents of the same floor who become roommates but want to move to a different floor will have fourth priority to open rooms on the other floors, behind current residents on that floor.
- A resident of one building who wishes to room with someone from a different hall will have fifth priority to open rooms in either of their two floors. Other floors in either of their buildings may be necessary.
- Students wishing to room with a specific transfer student or incoming first-year student in the current student’s building will have sixth priority to their current floor. Other floors in the building may be necessary, or other buildings altogether. See AC for special circumstances.
- Students who wish to pay an additional $500 per semester and request a single room in their current building will have seventh priority. Singles will be granted when space allows in keeping with the college's policy of balancing numbers of new and returning students in halls and on floors. Students unable to obtain a single in their current building may choose to attend All Hall Room Draw and select a room in another building if available.
- Two residents who become roommates and wish to move to an entirely different building will have eighth priority to open rooms in that building (if any are available). These students take part in the All-Hall Room Draw as outlined above.
- Students who wish to pay an additional $500 per semester to request a single room in a different building have last priority. These students take part in the All-Hall Room Draw as outlined above.