First-year Student Room Assignments
Our goal is to establish robust and diverse first-year communities within one of five Commons. We believe there is value in learning to negotiate common living space, so as a first-year student, you will live with a roommate. To help us make your assignment, you are required to complete the First-year Housing Application in your MyHousing account. The information you provide will be used to match you with a compatible roommate based on a number of factors including sleep, study, and living habits. It is critical that you indicate your preferences accurately and honestly.
There are two opt-in residential communities for first-year students. One option is the Wellness Community which provides opportunities to develop and maintain habits that support a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle. The other is the First-year Gender-Inclusive community. Established in Fall 2017, this living environment affords students the opportunity to live in a mixed gender wing with a common bathroom to be used by all members of the community regardless of sex or gender expression. Bedroom assignments may be gender inclusive by request.
Students in designated FYS courses will be part of an exciting new housing pilot which brings students from similar First Year Seminars together in a residential setting. This exciting housing configuration will allow the FYS faculty to utilize residential spaces for academic purposes and will encourage collaboration between students outside the traditional classroom environment. Courses participating in this program are noted as such in course registration information.
Instructions for completing the First-year Housing Application within MyHousing will be sent to your Lafayette email approximately June 1. Your room assignment and roommate information will be available August 1st.
Transfer Student Room Assignments
As a transfer student, you will complete a Housing Placement Questionnaire in your MyHousing account to help us assign your housing. Transfer students are assigned to available spaces within upper-level housing. (Please contact the Office if you would prefer to be assigned to a first-year community). You will be assigned based on availability and will be with a roommate(s).
For transfers enrolling in the Fall Semester – Instructions for completing the Housing Placement Questionnaire will be sent to your Lafayette email approximately June 15. Your room assignment and roommate information will be available approximately August 1st.
For transfers enrolling in the Spring Semester – Instructions for completing the Housing Placement Questionnaire will be sent to your Lafayette email in early January. Your room assignment and roommate information will be available the week prior to the start of the Spring semester.