Start Here: Room Selection for Sophomores
The Room Selection lottery is based on class seniority so that rising seniors participate first, followed by rising juniors and rising sophomores. As such, the inventory of single rooms is typically limited for rising sophomores and it is strongly encouraged that they participate as part of even-numbered groups.
Forming even-numbered groups allows rising sophomores to break into pairs to fill double rooms in the event that no singles are available, giving them the guarantee of rooming with a friend. It also allows groups to stay together by selecting doubles that are located along the same corridor of a building or within the same building (if available at their appointment time).
How Even Numbered Groups Can Divide During Room Selection
Ex: a 4-person group has options to live in the same suite, in rooms on the same floor, or within the same building, depending on availability during their appointment time. They can break into the following configurations:
- 4 singles
- 2 singles and one double room
- 2 double rooms
Participating as an Individual
Rising sophomores may register as individuals. If no single rooms are available at their appointment time, individuals will pick into an empty half of a double. If you are the first to pick into that double (i.e., the other half of the double is empty), a student with a later appointment time may select into the remaining half, or you will be assigned a roommate over the summer.
This is similar to how Housing assigns roommates for first-year students.
Room Selection Waitlist
Inventory in the residence halls fluctuates depending on class sizes and registrations for on-campus Housing. This means that some rising sophomores may not be able to immediately choose a room during Room Selection. If all available spaces are chosen before a student’s appointment time, they need to register for the Room Selection Waitlist through the Housing Portal no later than the final day of Room Selection. Students on the Room Selection Waitlist have guaranteed housing status and will be assigned a room over the summer as space becomes available, typically in mid-July, due to cancellations.
Students who do not complete the Room Selection Waitlist application will lose guaranteed housing and will have to reapply with non-guaranteed status to be considered for assignment.
Students should not skip their appointment or purposefully not select a room during Room Selection in hopes of being placed on the waitlist.