With the exception of those applying to live in a Program Community, first-year students who submit housing preferences by the deadline are assigned via a computerized lottery process. The program attempts to place students in one of their preferences. If no space is available that matches a student’s preferences, then they will be placed in any available room. Approximately 80% of students applying by May 2 receive one of their top three choices. While student requests are considered if the form is submitted after the deadline, assignments will be made based on availability. If no form is submitted by June 29, a student will be assigned to any available space.
Students applying to a Program Community are accepted and placed into programs by the College House Deans.
The Room Selection process begins early in the spring semester. Students returning to their same College House have priority over students changing Houses. While housing is not guaranteed, space is generally available on-campus if students are flexible in their room type choices. It is not uncommon for some students to be placed on a waitlist and accommodated throughout the summer.
Transfer students submitting their Housing Preference Request Form by June 15 are assigned in the first round. Assignments will be posted on or after July 15 on Campus Express. While preferences are considered, they cannot be guaranteed because of limited availability. Anyone not submitting a request form by June 28 will be assigned to any available space.
Returning graduate students may reserve their rooms during a specified time in the spring semester. New graduate students are assigned on a rolling basis beginning in April. Early application is advised to increase their chances of securing their preferred room type.