Housing Selection Process

Housing Selection Timeline



January 27, 2016 - February 10, 2016 For Rising Juniors only: Rising Juniors who wish to participate in the Rising Junior Housing Lottery must submit a $300 deposit during this time
February 15, 2016 Residency Requirement exemption requests are due to OHRL.  All students who would like to request an exemption for 2015-2016 must submit an exemption request, even those students who were previously granted an exemption
February 15, 2016 If you have a medical, psychological and/or physical condition that requires a specific housing accommodation, you must complete a "Food and Housing Contract Accommodation Packet" and submit to OHRL by this deadline.
February 16, 2016

OHRL will send out emails to students' Emerson email addresses

  • For Rising Sophomores, this letter will confirm for you that you are a rising sophomore and under the residency requirement.
  • For Rising Juniors, this letter will inform you whether you have been offered housing or not (if you chose to participate in the lottery).

Current off-campus students not under the residency requirement and Rising Seniors who are interested in housing can submit a $300 deposit through eCommon starting on this date.

Online housing application opens for students to submit if under the residency requirement (Rising Sophomores) or offered housing through the Rising Junior Housing Lottery or the Financial Appeals Process (Rising Juniors).

March 2, 2016 Deadline to submit Financial Appeal Request.
March 7, 2016 Review deadline to submit housing application by 11:59 pm EST
March 8, 2016 Financial Appeals Committee reviews requests and shares decisions with students.
March 18, 2016

Final deadline to submit housing application

Deadline for Rising Juniors who entered lottery to decline housing without forfeiting their deposit.

March 28, 2016 Emails to Emerson addresses are sent out regarding status in Full Suite, Learning Community, Gender Neutral Housing and/or Open Housing Selection
March 30, 2016 Emails to Emerson addresses are sent out to those participating in Housing Selection indicating student's randomly chosen date and time to select his/her room.
April 5, 2016 - April 15, 2016 Housing Selection Process takes place.
August 1, 2016 All students must make sure his/her student account and health immunization records are in good standing as of this date, or risk losing housing and (for those under the residency requirement) enrollment in Emerson College.