Housing Selection Process
How the Process Works
Notification of Status in the Housing Selection Process
On February 18, all students who remain active in the Housing Selection will receive an email to their Emerson email account indicating their status relative to the Housing Selection Process.
Completing the online housing application by 11:59 pm EST, Friday, March 20
All students offered housing for 2015-2016 will need to complete the online application.
While completing this online application, students may choose to apply to:
- live in a suite with a specific group by participating in Full Suite Selection;
- participate in Gender Neutral Housing; or
- become a member of a Learning Community.
Review Deadline – Friday, March 6, 11:59 pm EST
If you submit your Housing Application by 11:59 pm on Friday March 6, you will have the opportunity to have OHRL staff look at your application and provide you feedback as to whether it is complete for the selection type you have requested before the final deadline on March 20. OHRL will help you make sure that all of your requested suitemates are mutually requested, and that you have filled out all pieces of the application that you want, and you will receive this feedback in time to make any changes or fix any problems before the final deadline. Given the number of errors that students have made in the past when completing this application, we do encourage you to fill it out by the review deadline. However, there is no penalty to not getting your application in by March 6, nor is there an advantage when actually choosing your room.
Students who fail to complete the online application by March 20 and sign the electronic housing contract will not be permitted to select housing for the 2015-2016 academic year, may not be permitted to move into the residence halls in August, and may lose their enrollment status at the College.
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 Senior Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life.
Retrieving and reviewing the information collected via the online application
After 11:59 pm on March 20, Housing Operations will retrieve the applications submitted online to compare the demand of a specific selection type to the number of available rooms/suites for that selection type.
Because space is limited for Full Suite and Learning Community (LC) selection, some suite groups and some students looking to live in a specific LC will not receive approval for their desired selection. Students should refer to the Full Suite or Learning Community selection pages in order to determine who can and cannot participate in the preferred selection.
Notification of status within Housing Selection Process
Students will receive an email to their Emerson address notifying them of their status in the process on Monday, March 30. This email will let students know if they have received approval to select housing through their chosen method (e.g., Full Suite, Learning Community, or Gender Neutral Housing) or if they will select housing through Open Housing Selection.
On April 1, another email email will be sent to students informing them of their randomly assigned day and time in which they can select their room.
Attend Housing Selection Information Sessions
- March 3, 4:00-5:00pm: Sweet Suite Roommate Matching and Question & Answer Session, Campus Center L151
- March 4, 4:00-5:00pm: Sweet Suite Roommate Matching and Question & Answer Session, Multipurpose Room
- March 18, 5:00-7:00pm: Sweet Suite Roommate Matching and Question & Answer Session, Multipurpose Room
- March 19, 7:00-8:00pm: Sweet Suite Roommate Matching and Question & Answer Session, Campus Center L151
Review floor plans to check out options for your selection type
Beginning on April 1, students will be able to view residence hall floor plans on the Housing website.
The floor plans will be useful to:
- help students identify which rooms will be available during the different selections; and
- determine location of a particular room along the hall (i.e., which direction it faces, proximity to lounges, laundry facilities, etc.).
Prior to selecting their room, students should review the floor plans, generate a list of preferences, and rank order them from first to last so they have a list of available housing options during their housing selection appointment.
Select housing for the 2015–2016 academic year
The email students receive on April 1 will identify each student’s selection time. At this day and time, students should log on to the online selection and select housing.
Housing Selection Timeline
February 2–February 13
For Rising Juniors only: Rising Juniors who wish to participate in the Rising Junior Housing Lottery must submit a $300 deposit during this time.
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.
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.