Rising Sophomore Housing Options

Important Dates:

  • Substance-Free, Strath-Haven, & Intent to Live Off-Campus Applications Due: Monday, April 11, 12:00pm EST
  • Housing Blocking Applications Available: Tuesday, April 5
  • Housing Blocking Applications Due: Monday, April 11, 12:00pm EST
  • Blocking Results Live: Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17
  • "Round Two" Blocking/Singles Lottery Form Due: Tuesday, April 26, 12:00pm EST
  • Roommate Mixer: Monday, May 2, 5-6pm EST, Office of Student Engagement
  • Sophomore Housing Preference Form Due: Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:00pm EST

For the 2016-2017 year, the following housing options are available to rising sophomores:

NOTE: To be eligible for campus housing, all student accounts must show a $0.00 balance. Please communicate with the Student Accounts Office with any questions regarding your student account.

Sophomore Housing Preference Process:

Instead of participating in a live housing lottery, rising sophomores who do not receive a housing assignment via blocking, substance-free, or Strath-Haven, will be required to complete a form to select their preferences for Fall Housing.  This will take the place of an actual housing lottery.  The form will be due on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:00pm.  The form will be sent out to all rising sophomores in mid-April when it is ready to be completed.  The Office of Student Engagement invites all rising sophomores to attend an informational session to learn more about this process on Tuesday, April 26, 5-6pm in Sci 101. In preparation, please visit the floor plans to get a sense of the various communities on campus. Please note: All Rising Sophomores will most likely have at least one roommate, so start working on finding individuals that you would like to live with.

Sophomore Limited 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 students to 8 students. All rising sophomores may apply for block housing.  Please note that since housing preference is based on class year (Seniors, Juniors, then Sophomores), there are only a select amount of blocks available.  More information on Blocking can be found here: Blocking Process.

"Round Two" Blocking and Singles Lottery for Rising Sophomores

Please visit the following page to learn more information and to sign up for "Round Two" Blocking and Singles Lottery: Sophomore "Round Two" Blocking and Singles Lottery.

Intent To Live Off-Campus:

Rising sophomores have the option to live in non-College owned housing for the 2016-2017 academic year. If you are an enrolled, on-campus student, who is planning to live in non-College owned housing for the Fall 2016 semester, you must give formal notice (via submitting an online form) to the Office of Student Engagement by Monday, April 11, 12:00pm. All "Intent to Live Off-Campus" forms should all be submitted electronically--no paper forms or emails will be accepted. More information regarding living off-campus, as well as the "Intent to Live Off-Campus" form can be found here: Intent To Live Off-Campus

Strath Haven Housing Process:

The Strath Haven Condominium is home to students in a mix of apartment-style rooms (two-room doubles) with kitchenettes and single rooms. The condos are approximately a 15-20 minute walk from classes and are served by the campus shuttle. Laundry facilities are provided in the building, and students who choose to live here will have the option to opt out of the College's board plan.  More information, including the Strath-Haven Housing Form can be found on the following page: Strath-Haven Housing Selection

Substance-Free Housing Process:

Based on student feedback, The Office of Student Engagement will be continuing to provide Substance-Free communities as an option for upperclass students for 2016-2017. In Substance-Free communities, the possession or use of alcohol, controlled substances and tobacco products by residents or their guests is prohibited in student rooms and public spaces.  If residents or their guests choose to use such substances outside of the Substance-Free community, the results of that choice must not have a negative impact upon residents or property upon return to the community. For Fall 2016, 3rd Hallowell Hall will be designated Substance-Free.  Rising sophomores will only be eligible to apply for DOUBLE rooms.  More information, including the Substance-Free Housing Form can be found on the following page: Substance-Free Housing

Information for students who may need housing accommodations:

The Student Disability Service and Office of Student Engagement are happy to work with students with documented disabilities to identify appropriate accommodations. Special housing accommodations require advanced planning and documentation. Students wishing to apply for housing accommodations should be in contact with the Office of Student Enagement no later than Friday, April 8. 2016 in order for consideration prior to the Spring Housing Lotteries. More detailed information on special housing accommodations can be found on the Disability Accommodations page.

Information for students who are studying abroad:

If you are currently abroad or intending to study abroad, and you want to seek housing for the upcoming semester, please visit the following page: Seeking Campus Housing from Study Abroad

Information for students who are leaving or returning the college from a leave:

If you are currently taking a leave from the college or intending to take a leave, and you want to seek housing for the upcoming semester, please visit the following page: Seeking Campus Housing from a Leave