Exciting changes are coming regarding how students will make their housing selection for the 2023-24 academic year. After listening to feedback from students and staff, and with the opening of the new Brook Street residence halls on the horizon, the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) has used the summer to thoughtfully redesign the housing selection process to improve students’ experience.
These changes, highlighted in an email to all active undergraduate students, will allow ResLife to substantially enhance the timeline and process for rising sophomores and rising juniors to select and confirm their housing assignments in spring semester. This should reduce stressors for students, improve the preparedness of the smaller number of rising juniors receiving permission to live off-campus, and ensure that students who participate in selection will know their housing assignment before the end of spring semester.
Throughout the selection process we will provide students with the information and support they need to understand and navigate options.
Students will have the opportunity to confirm their intentions to live on-campus by completing a housing application, made available during the spring semester. Applications submitted by the posted deadline will be honored.
Students who are interested in living in GPT or special interest communities will participate in early February. In late February, rising juniors eligible for off-campus permission will express interest and notification whether their application was approved or denied. The general selection process (applications and selection) will occur in early April, allowing for earlier processes to conclude without implications to the final assignment process.
Students will have the ability to select from a wide range of room types and building locations, depending upon the process they choose to participate in, such as Greek, Program, and Theme (GPT) housing or special interest communities.
Students who participate in a specialized selection process (eg. GPT or special interest) and are not selected and/or assigned housing, are still eligible to select housing during the general selection process, which occurs well after those decisions have been made.