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Housing Selection

Housing Selection Process for the 2017–2018 School Year

In order to participate in any aspect of the room selection process, you must be registered for fall classes and pay a housing deposit. The housing selection process is as follows: off campus housing, single room applications, apartments, current room reservation and "reserve and appeal", the general housing lottery. Please note that once you secure housing you are no longer eligible for any other step in the process. Be sure to view the Housing Selection Flow Chart for additional information! 

1. Off Campus Housing: In order to qualify to live off campus, you must be over 23 years old, married, living at home, or a part-time student. Applications will be due by Friday, March 3rd, and you will be notified of your approval or denial by Wednesday, March 8th. 

2. Single Rooms: You must apply to be considered for a single room. Applications will be available on Monday, March 20th and are due on Thursday, March 23rd. You will be notified of your approval or denial by Tuesday, March 28th. 

3. Apartments/the Village: You may apply for an apartment with the number of students equal to the apartment's capacity. You may apply for spaces in the Village with groups of 2, 4 or 6. Applications will be available on Thursday, March 30th. You all will submit a group application by Thursday, April 6th. The selection process consists of a point system based on eligibility and class, and is open only to students 20 years of age or older, or at least junior status. Students on disciplinary probation are not eligible to apply for apartments or the Village unless approved by the Dean of Student Care. You will be notified of your approval or denial by Wednesday, April 12th. Please note that following this process, there may still be spaces in the Village available. Ask the Director of Housing about whether this might be an option if you were not awarded an apartment in Bromley or Tavilla. Apartment selection will occur on Thursday, April 27th. At least one member of your apartment needs to be present. 

There are three ways to secure non-apartment style housing on campus. They are listed below:  

1. Room Reservation (also known as squatting), Tuesday, April 25th:  You can reserve the room you live in currently, as long as you have a designated roommate(s) to live with you. The appropriate number of people must reserve the room (i.e. two people for a double, three for a triple, etc.). Suites (Chase or Fulton) can only be reserved one room at a time. Suites and singles in the HUD halls, Ferrin, and Nyland cannot be reserved during this stage. Current room reservation will occur on Tuesday, April 25th with your current Resident Director (RD). You and your roommate(s) must be registered for classes to participate.

2. Reserve and Appeal, Tuesday, April 25th: After you and your roommate(s) have reserved your current room (i.e. squatted), you may submit an appeal with your RD for another room or floor in your current building, or another building. Appeals will be granted at the discretion of the RD and the housing office. This will take place during room reservation on Tuesday, April 25th. You will be notified if your appeal is approved or denied by your RD by Wednesday, April 26th. You and your roommate(s) must be registered for classes to participate.

3. Lottery, Thursday, April 27th: All students who do not have housing at this point in the process will be required to attend the lottery night. Each student will be assigned a random number and will sign up (with their roommate, if they have one) for any open room on campus (except for apartments and the Village). This will occur on Thursday, April 27th. *Those who cannot attend the lottery night must assign someone to be their proxy. You will need to fill out a proxy form, available in Student Life, by Wednesday, April 26th. The proxy will be authorized by Student Life to act on your behalf in picking your room. In preparation for the lottery night, you need to do the following:

  1. Make sure your housing deposit is paid to Student Financial Services.
  2. REGISTER for Fall classes.
  3. Have in mind the halls/rooms you would like to live in next year.
  4. Check out the Gordon Roommate Search 2017 facebook page to find a potential roommate. (Also, attend the Roommate Mingle on Thursday, April 20th to see if you can connect with a potential roommate.)


Be sure to view the Housing Selection Flow Chart for additional information!