Blocking Process

Blocking List Updates (last updated April 6, 11:03am):

  • Mertz Block B (121 & 123) and Block C (122, 124, 126, 128) replaced by Block K (101 &102) and Block L (121, 122, 123, 124)

***Blocking lists have all been updated to note changes***

2017-2018 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 500 students will select rooms during the Blocking Housing process.  Approximately 700 Rising seniors, juniors, and sophomore students will select rooms during the class Spring Housing Lotteries.  

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 10, 12:00pm (noon) to the Office of Student Engagement, Parrish LL76 (underneath Shane Lounge)  

  • Preliminary Blocking Results will be made available sometime between Friday, April 14 and Sunday, April 16.

  • Should you believe there is an error with the blocking result, come to the Office of Student Engagement in person on Monday, April 14 between 9:30am and noon.  All corrections will be made that afternoon, and FINALIZED blocking results will be reposted that evening.


General Information About Blocking