There are no limits placed on the size of moving groups. Two roommates who want to live together next year MUST create a moving group. Please note: once you join, or create a moving group you cannot be removed from the group. Assigning someone as your proxy does NOT put them in your moving group, they must join the group themselves.
Mixed Moving Groups
A mixed moving group is a group that has members from different classes. Upcoming seniors and juniors are cautioned that moving with a group of predominantly underclass students may lessen their opportunity for a single room or building where senior and junior quotas have been met. Also, it will lessen the sophomores from getting into buildings where senior and junior quotas have been met.
Any group which has mostly underclass students is classified with the class which holds the majority. For example: 2 seniors and 1 junior and 1 sophomore is a senior group; 2 seniors and 3 juniors is a junior group; 1 senior, 1 junior, and 2 sophomores is a sophomore group; or 1 junior and 2 sophomores is a sophomore group.
Singles are NOT GUARANTEED to seniors and we do NOT hold singles specifically for juniors. The Office of Residential Life tries to ensure that there are enough singles available for every senior that wants one. The senior must be willing to move anywhere to get one and is not moving with a group that will be classified as a junior or sophomore group.
Juniors moving with an upcoming sophomore group will lessen their chances for a single room or buildings where junior quotas have been met. There are no designated junior singles. Juniors have the greatest opportunity for a single in buildings where a large number of singles exist.
Half-open doubles will be consolidated during the night of room choosing. If you sign into a half-open double during the night of room choosing, another student will be signing into that room with you.
There are suites in N. Mandelle, S. Mandelle, Mead, N. Creighton and S. Creighton Hall. Students must sign into these types of rooms on the night of hall choosing and fill the space completely. Open suites will not be permitted, students must be in the same group to choose a suite on the night of hall choosing.
There are triples throughout campus. You must sign directly into a triple on the night of hall choosing. The triple must be completely filled at that time. Open triples will not be permitted, students must be in the same group to choose a triple on the night of hall choosing.
Brigham Hall and the third floors of Abbey and N. Mandelle have been designated as "quiet." Students who wish to sign onto a quiet floor/hall will do so at hall choosing.
All on campus apartments will be distributed through the regular lottery process. These include all residence hall apartments and those in houses on the edge of campus. Students who wish to try for an apartment must create a moving group and try to sign into one on the night of hall choosing. Open apartments will not be permitted, students must be in the same group to choose and apartment. Please note, students who are financial aid recipients should contact Student Financial Services directly regarding a potential reduction in aid if you receive and apartment in one of the houses on the edge of campus and you choose a meal plan other than the full board plan.
Going on Leave/Withdrawing/Day Student
Students who plan to take a leave, withdraw from the College, or become a day student should draw a room choosing number only and should not choose a hall or room type or join a moving group. If you decide to go on leave/withdraw/day student after you have selected a room in the lottery process, your space will be filled during the summer housing process, and you will be charged a $200 Room Cancellation Fee. If you join a moving group (2 or more students) you will automatically be assigned a hall and room even if you do not participate in the hall choosing or room choosing process. The room cancellation fee will still be assessed to your account.
It is important to keep your roommate informed of your plans to go on leave/withdraw because they will be assigned a new roommate. If your plans change, you are not guaranteed the same room.
If you have any questions regarding the housing lottery please contact the Office of Residential Life at 413-538-2088 or email Residential Life prior to creating your group.
- Please review all housing policies and lottery materials on this Web site, the Office of Residential Life website, and the Housing Herald.
- If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Office of Residential at 413-538-2088 or email Residential Life immediately.