Rising seniors have the most options in regards to their potential housing assignments. During your senior year, you may be released to live in private off-campus housing or be eligible to live in college owned off campus housing. The process for release and eligibility has its own timeline. It is important that you follow the procedure and stay up to date on all information that is sent out during the Fall semester.
If you do not wish to live off-campus or in a Living Group (e.g. Greek chapter houses, Monroe Neighborhood House, Grossman House, or Special Interest Houses), you will be able to pick from a variety of options, including apartment style living, traditional living spaces, or single rooms on traditional style floors. You can also apply for the privately-owned McCartney North. If you elect to live with a group of all seniors (or by yourself), you will be able to select during a senior-only Lottery event, which is prior to all other Lotteries. Consult the room dimensions and floor plans page to better research specific spaces within the residence halls. Review the Timelines for all important dates.
If you are abroad during the spring semester and plan to participate in the Lottery, either you or someone else in your mutually matched roommate group can select through the on-line Lottery process.
As a rising Junior, you will have a greater array of housing options than in previous years, whether you are a member of a living group, pursue one of the various Housing Application processes, or participate in Lottery.
Many juniors who are members of fraternities or sororities live in their Greek Chapter House. Others apply to live in a thematic living group (e.g.a Monroe Neighborhood House, Grossman House, or Special Interest House). Please see the Timeline for more information about these processes.
If you wish to live with or close to a group of your friends in the traditional residence halls or in the privately-owned McCartney Residences, you can submit an application for Gender Inclusive, 6+suite, Block Housing or McCartney North or South. These options enable friends to know that they will live together without needing to participate in the Lottery event.
If you plan to participate in the general lottery, it is possible that apartment or suite style rooms will be open to pick. Additionally, the chance of choosing a single room improves. Consult the room dimensions and floor plans page to better research specific spaces within the residence halls. Review the Timeline for all important dates.
If you who plan on studying abroad in the Fall of your Junior year, you will not participate in a Housing Application or Lottery process. Instead, you will be contacted indicate your Spring semester housing preferences and will receive an assignment at the end of the Fall semester, when spring vacancies are confirmed.
As a sophomore, you have the opportunity for the first time to join a thematic Living Group. You may apply to live in Grossman House or form a Monroe Neighborhood House. There are also several Special Interest House options; you should speak to the student leadership of the Special Interest House to inquire about securing a space on their housing roster. Upper-level Wellness housing is also available by application.
Another option that you may wish to consider is applying for Block Housing. Block housing enables groups of students to be assigned to rooms that are clustered together. This is a great option if it is important that you live close to your friends. Blocks may be mixed gender and we encourage rising sophomore students to use the block housing option to live in a gender inclusive living situation. Rising sophomores can also consider applying for the privately-owned McCartney South. Please consult the Timeline for more information.
The Housing Lottery is based on a class year priority system, therefore, as a rising sophomore, you can expect to have fewer options than your older peers. For example, if there are any singles remaining at the end of the rising junior lottery they are usually chosen quickly in the rising sophomore lottery. Most sophomores live in doubles on traditional style floors. Please consult the Room Dimensions and Floor Plans page for specific information related to residence hall options.
You should also be aware that not all spaces will be available to pick in Lottery as some need to be withheld until the new first year students are housed over the summer. As a result, some rising sophomores with later lottery start times will not select a room at lottery. Instead, you would immediately be placed on the housing waitlist and WILL receive a housing assignment over the summer.
If you plan on studying abroad in the Fall of your Sophomore year, you will not participate in a Housing Application or Lottery process. Instead, you will be contacted for your Spring semester housing preferences and will receive an assignment at the end of the Fall semester, when spring vacancies are confirmed.