Blocking Process

2016-2017 Housing Blocking Process

If a student applies for a 'block' housing option, they apply for a number of room configurations along with a group of friends.  Blocks range in size from 2 to 8 students.  All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are otherwise eligible for the Housing Lottery may apply for block housing.

We expect that approximately 450 students will select rooms during the Blocking Housing process.  Approximately 350 Rising Senior and Junior students will select rooms during the two live Spring Housing Lotteries.  Rising Sophomores will preference their room choices via an electronic form, and will learn of their housing assignment over the summer.

The Office of Student Engagement reserves the right to change blocks or substitute rooms numbers, after applications have been submitted for comparable rooms, if an error in calculations occurs or the overall occupancy needs of the College change. Block averages are calculated by hand by the OSE; mistakes happen—if they do, we’ll do our best to resolve them fairly and consistently.  Any changes to the blocking list will officially be posted here.


  • Blocking Application Deadline: Monday, April 11, 12:00pm (noon) to the Office of Student Engagement, Parrish LL76 (underneath Shane Lounge)  

  • Blocking results will be made available between Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17


General Information About Blocking