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Housing Selection Process

For Rising Juniors

You are considered a rising junior if you:

  • Started as a new student in fall 2012 or spring 2013 or
  • Started as a transfer student (any class) student in spring 2013 or fall 2013 and are living on campus in spring 2014.
  • Started as a transfer (sophomore or above) student in spring 2014 and are living on campus in spring 2014

Housing Selection Process and You

As a Rising Junior:

  • If you are attending classes on the Boston campus for fall 2014 and spring 2015, you are not required to live on campus.
  • If you don’t want to live on campus, you don’t need to do anything.
  • If you do want to live on campus, refer to Rising Junior Housing Lottery process.
  • If you are planning to attend an External Program for either fall 2014 or spring 2015, you have the option to live on campus the opposite semester if you want to do so.
    • If you don’t want to live on the Boston campus the opposite semester of your External Program semester, you are not required to do so. You do not need to do anything.
    • If you do want to live on campus the opposite semester of your External Program semester:
      • If you will be in Boston for fall 2014, you will need to pay a $300 deposit in order to be granted housing.
      • If you will be in Boston for spring 2015, you will not participate in the fall 2014 Housing Selection Process. Instead, you will be contacted by the Office of Housing and Residence Life in early fall 2014 about preferences for where you wish to live in spring 2015.

Rising Junior Housing Lottery Process

If you will be in Boston for the full 2014–2015 academic year, and you want to live on campus, you can submit a housing deposit on eCommon between Monday, January 27 and Friday, February 7. This deposit secures your spot on the Housing Waitlist. If an authorized user of a Rising Junior's account wishes to pay the deposit on his/her behalf but cannot access eCommon, please go to http://interactive.emerson.edu/housingdepositpayment.

Based on the number of spaces available, OHRL will randomly select that number of rising juniors who will be offered housing. You will receive notification on Wednesday, February 12 to let you know if you have been offered housing. If you are offered housing, you must then determine if you wish to accept the housing offer:

  • If you do accept, submit your online Housing Application.
  • If you choose not to accept, reply to your housing offer email no later than 5:00 pm EST on Friday, April 11, indicating that you decline the offer of on-campus housing.
    • If you decline by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 14, you will receive a refund of your $300 deposit.
    • If you decline after 5:00 pm on Friday, March 14, but before you select a room in Housing Selection (no later than Friday, April 11), OR if you do not submit your housing application, you will be released from housing, but will lose your $300 deposit.
    • Once you select your housing in the Housing Selection Process, you cannot decline the offer of on-campus housing.  You have entered into a binding contract.
  • If you submitted your application but do not select your housing during the Housing Selection Process and you do not officially decline your space by Friday, April 11, a space will be assigned to you and you will not be permitted to decline the offer of on-campus housing.  After Friday, April 11, if you no longer want to live in on-campus housing, you will need to submit a Food and Housing Board Release Request.

If you were not selected to receive on-campus housing, but believe that you have a financial hardship that would otherwise prohibit you from continuing at Emerson College, you can submit a Financial Appeals Request. Your request must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26. Students will be notified of the status of their request by Monday March 10. Students who are granted on-campus housing through the Financial Appeals Request must complete their online housing application by Friday, March 14.


Housing Selection Process Timeline for Rising Juniors

For Rising Juniors Taking Classes on the Boston Campus for 2014–2015:

Date

Action

January 27-February 7

Consider your Housing Options for next year; do you want to apply for housing?

January 27–February 7

If you want to participate in the Rising Junior Housing Lottery, you must submit your $300 deposit on eCommon during this time.
February 12 Housing Selection emails sent to students Emerson email address. This email will inform you whether you have been offered on-campus housing for 2014–2015. See appropriate section below for remaining applicable timeline.
February 26 Deadline to submit Financial Appeals Request if you were not selected to live on campus and believe that you have a financial hardship that would otherwise prohibit you from attending Emerson College if living off campus.

If offered housing through Rising Junior Housing Lottery or Due to External Program Participation:

Date

Action

February 12-March 14

Determine whether you wish to accept the on-campus housing offer. See "Rising Junior Housing Lottery Process" for details.


If you accept the Offer of On-Campus Housing:

Date

Action

February 12-March 14 Fill out online Housing Application.
March 24 You will receive an email regarding your status in Suite Selection, Learning Community Selection, Gender Neutral Housing Selection, and/or Open Room Selection.
March 26 You will receive an email indicating your randomly selected date and time for you to choose your room.
April 1-April 11 Housing Selection Process takes place.

If Not Offered Housing

You will stay on the On-Campus Housing Waitlist until you tell OHRL you no longer wish to be on the waitlist or the waitlist period is over at the end of add/drop period for fall 2014.