Housing Selection Process
Housing Selection FAQs
What if a student’s appointment time falls toward the end of Open Housing Selection—will there be any rooms left?
Yes. Although students may not get their first choice, space will be available for all participants.
I would like to see the floor plans of the buildings before I select my space. Where can I do this?
Floor plans will be available on the OHRL website.
Can I apply for a suite that is gender neutral and within a Learning Community?
Yes, you can. However this means that all of your suitemates MUST fill out all these applications (Full Suite Selection, Gender Neutral and Learning Community) as well, making sure you have a complete suite group and have all mutually requested each other. Note that not all Learning Communities have every type of suite – check the floor plans for details.
Can a student “pull in” a roommate who has not received a Housing Selection Number, such as an incoming freshman, a rising junior who is on the waitlist, or a rising sophomore who did not complete his/her housing application?
No, only students who receive Housing Selection Numbers are eligible to participate in the Housing Selection Process. If you attempt to pull in a student who is not eligible to participate in the Housing Selection Process, your application for housing may be voided and you will be assigned housing at the discretion of Housing and Residence Life.
One of my roommates/suite mates for next year has applied to be an RA. What do we do if she/he gets the job?
RA applicants will find out their status in the selection process on March 2, 2017. If you have already filled out your Housing Application, you can go back to the application website and revise your application with your new configuration/plan prior to the application deadline of Friday, March 17, 2017.
What happens if a student logs in to select housing after his/her housing appointment time has begun?
Students will have their own appointment in which they can select housing. If a student misses his/her own appointment time and other students have logged on to select housing, it is possible that the student who missed the appointment time, or logged in late, will lose out on their preferences. Therefore, it is important for students to log on to select housing during their housing appointment. Students will be able to access the system to choose a space for 24 hours after their appointment time.
How can students secure a single room if none are available during the Housing Selection Appointment?
The demand for single rooms often exceeds what is available, so the Academic Year 2017-2018 single room waitlist will be available to you AFTER housing selection is complete. After ALL of housing selection has been completed all students will have the opportunity to place themselves in an alternate pool of those wishing to have a single room.
As single rooms become available, Housing and Residence Life will offer these spaces to students on the waitlist. These offers occur via email, and are time sensitive (usually you are given 24 hours to reply with your acceptance or decline of the single room). Typically, these offers happen during the summer so please make sure you check your Emerson email account throughout the summer.
You will only be able to put your name on the single room waitlist if you have not already selected a single in the Housing Selection Process. Students who have already selected a single cannot go on the waitlist in an attempt to be offered a “different” single.
Can students give their Housing Selection Appointment to another student?
No. Housing Selection Appointments are nontransferable.
What is the probability I will get housing if I am in the housing alternate pool?
If students wish to be considered to live on- campus for their junior or year they will have an opportunity to place their name in an alternate pool. Should any spaces be available on campus in the final weeks prior to opening students in the alternate pool will be housed in these spaces. We anticipate less than 2% of those in the pool will be housed. This alternate pool should not act as a students primary plan but rather a back up plan.
What happens if I'm required to live on campus but I choose not to participate in the Housing Selection Process?
Students covered by the Residency Requirement who do not participate in the Housing Selection Process will be automatically assigned a room at the discretion of the Housing Operations staff.
Can students change their room assignment before the fall term?
Students wishing to change their room assignment before the beginning of the fall semester should make an appointment with the Housing Operations Staff to discuss housing options.
Can students stay on campus during vacation breaks?
The residence halls officially close during all break periods. However, a limited amount of rooms are likely to remain open during the Thanksgiving and spring breaks for those students with extenuating circumstances.
Students seeking vacation break housing must submit an application for consideration and may be required to relocate during these periods. Vacation housing is not covered in the Housing Contract, therefore, a nominal fee is charged for housing during vacation periods, and meals will not be provided over the break periods.