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Rising Sophomore Housing Options

Important Dates:

  • Housing Blocking Applications Available: Monday, April 2
  • Substance-Free & Intent to Live Off-Campus Applications Due: Monday, April 9, 12:00pm EST
  • Housing Blocking Applications Due: Monday, April 9, 12:00pm EST
  • Intent to Live Off-Campus Form Due: Monday, April 9, 5:00pm EST
  • Lottery Number Available: Thursday, April 12

  • Preliminary Blocking Results Live: Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15
  • Finalized Blocking Results Live: Monday, April 16
  • Rising Sophomore Roommate Mixer (Find-a-Roommate): Wednesday, April 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST, Office of Student Engagement
  • Rising Sophomore (Class of 2021) Housing Preference Form Due: Friday, April 27, 12:00pm EST

For the 2018-2019 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 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 seniors may apply for block housing.  If you "win" your block, you are not required nor eligible to participate in the housing lottery.  Please visit the Blocking Process Information, which gives all information about how blocking works, the blocking lists, and the blocking application. 

Rising Sophomore Housing Preference Process:

Rising Sophomores that do not win a block participate in the Rising Sophomore Housing Preference Process.  How it works: All rising sophomores should plan on having a roommate.  Then, each rising sophomore needs to complete the Rising Sophomore Housing Preference Form by the deadline of Friday, April 27, 5:00pm EST.  On the form, both roommates will be listed, along with their preferred dorms they are most interested in.  Only one roommate within the pair needs to complete the form.  The Office of Student Engagement will communicate room assignments to sophomores in July. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Why is there a form instead of a live lottery? At this time of the academic year, many students, in your class year and other class years, are still confirming their plans for next Fall, such as finalizing their study abroad or electing to live off-campus. Sometimes, these plans do not correlate with the timeline of the housing selection process.  By delaying the sophomore housing process to the Summer allows more sophomores to get preferred housing.  
  • Why do I have to wait until July to learn where I am living?  Summer is when most students have confirmed their study abroad/leave plans.
  • Do Mary Lyons residents receive better lottery numbers?  Rising sophomores who live in Mary Lyons for the full year are given preferred lottery numbers.  This is to allow these residents to have the ability to have a better chance at living in a centrally-located dorm. 
  • Will I end up in a non-centrally located dorm?  Due to our overall housing occupancy, each student should expect to live one of their four years in a non centrally located dorm.  Many rising sophomores live in Palmer, Pittenger, Roberts, Mary Lyons, and Woolman.
  • I want a single - how can I get one?  Singles are available on a very limited basis in Mary Lyons Hall.  Should you be interested in a single, you have the ability to list this on the Rising Sophomore Housing Preference Form.  

Intent To Live Off-Campus:

Rising sophomores have the option to live in non-College owned housing for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you are an enrolled, on-campus student, who is planning to live in non-College owned housing for the Fall 2018 semester, you must give formal notice (via submitting an online form) to the Office of Student Engagement by Monday, April 9, 5:00pm EST. 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

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 2018-2019. 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 2018-2019, 3rd Hallowell Hall will be designated Substance-Free.  Rising sophomores will only be eligible to apply for Double-occupancy rooms in this community.  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.  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