Per the College’s housing policy, students are required to live on campus through their sophomore year. As such, upperclass students (i.e. juniors and seniors) wanting to live on campus for the following academic year must request housing using the appropriate form. Requests received by the established deadline will receive priority consideration.
Since upperclass students are not obligated to live on campus, they will be housed on a space-available basis after all those who fall under the housing requirement have been accounted for. As such, juniors and seniors should not have the expectation of guaranteed housing. It is recommended that these individuals explore off-campus housing options in the event that they cannot be accommodated on campus.
Once an upperclass student places a housing request and it is determined that they can be accommodated on campus, they will receive a lottery number. This lottery number will enable them to participate in the housing selection process in May. Lottery numbers are assigned at random and not based on class standing to ensure fairness among all those who participate in the process.
Return Study Away/Abroad
Students who will be participating in a study away/abroad program during the Fall Quarter are not eligible to participate in the housing selection process in May or have spaces held for them. Instead, they must request housing using the appropriate form. Requests received by the established deadline will receive priority consideration.
Since most students who participate in study away/abroad programs are juniors or above, they will be housed on a space-available basis. As such, students should not expect that by submitting their information that they are automatically guaranteed housing. The Office of Residential Life will be as communicative as possible during students’ time away as more information becomes available. If a student’s intention is to live off-campus or they will be participating in an extended term program, then they need not communicate with Residential Life regarding those plans. All students returning for Winter or Spring Quarter are encouraged to explore off-campus options regardless in the event that they cannot be accommodated on campus. Any sophomores who participate in these programs are guaranteed housing on the back end and do not need to request it.
A housing process will occur during mid-Fall and mid-Winter Quarter for students returning for Winter and Spring Quarter respectively. Those who indicate an interest in on-campus housing will be communicated with regarding available options. As stated above, the process will be dictated by the projected amount of open space on campus, and Residential Life will do everything it can to accommodate as many students as possible.
If you are seeking housing at an off time or have additional questions regarding policies and processes, you are encouraged to e-mail email@example.com.