2016-2017 Student Housing Selection Process

any questions should be directed to studenthousing@wellesley.edu

 

Student Housing Selection Timeline

March 9: Log into MyWellesley to view your Lottery Number using the Student Self-Service tab.

March 9-16: Log into MyWellesley to complete and submit your Residence Hall Preference Form.

April 8: Log into MyWellesley - Student Self Service to view your residence hall assignment for the 2016-2017 academic year. This assignment will include your residence hall and the type of room you are assigned to (single, double, triple, etc.).

April 13: Attend Rooming Night in your 2016-2017 residence hall, where you will select your room according to lottery numbers.

 

Student Housing Selection Process Guidelines

  • Lottery numbers are assigned randomly according to class year.

    • The ranges for the lottery numbers for each class are as follows:

      • Class of 2017 starting from 101, ending with 691

      • Class of 2018 starting from 792, ending with 1393

      • Class of 2019 starting from 1494, ending with 2083

  • Residence Hall Assignments will be determined according to lottery numbers and to  your ranked preferences provided in the Residence Hall Preference Form.

  • Students are required to rank 15 residence hall preferences when filling out the Residence Hall Preference Form.

  • All students wishing to room or block together MUST request one another in the Residence Hall Preference Form.

  • Block and roommate lottery numbers will be averaged. Rooms will be selected on Rooming Night according to these new averaged lottery numbers. Averaged lottery numbers will be available in MyWellelsey on April 8 with the release of residence hall assignments.

  • Requests for blocks and roommates MUST be consistently entered by all participating parties in order to be considered and for lottery numbers to be averaged. Inconsistent requests will not be recognized and students will then choose rooms according to their originally assigned individual lottery number. No exceptions will be made for inconsistent blocking or roommate requests.

  • Students may list no more than three potential roommates (allowing for a total of four roommates in the case a quad is preferred).

  • Roommate pairs/groups will be halled according to their averaged lottery number. Rooms will also be selected according to this averaged lottery number on Rooming Night.

  • Students may list no more than three friends to block with. (Allowing for groups of two, three, or four to be halled together as a block).

  • Blocks will be halled according to the group’s averaged lottery number. Rooms will also be selected according to this averaged lottery number on Rooming Night.

  • Students unable to attend Rooming Night in person (such as those on leave or studying abroad) will be asked for their rooming preferences via a Google form in April prior to Rooming Night. A member of the Residence Life professional staff will select a room based on submitted preferences at the time a student’s lottery number is called on Rooming Night.

  • At least one representative from every roommate pair/group or block must be present at Rooming Night to make room selections (unless everyone is studying abroad or on leave).

  • All halling and rooming assignments are final until the room freeze is lifted in mid-September.  

 

Student Housing Selection Process Frequently Asked Questions

What is Halling?

This is a term that we use when we have assigned you to your residence hall for next year.  This is done using your preferences combined with your lottery number and the amount of available space in each residence hall. The halling process determines your residence hall assignment and specifies the type of room you are assigned to (single, double, triple, etc.).

 

What is Rooming Night?

Rooming Night is the time where you select your actual room for next academic year.  You must be present or designate the RD/AC of that building to choose for you when your lottery number is called.

 

What is blocking?

Friend groups who wish to live near one another in the same residence hall can block together. When filling out the Residence Hall Preference Form, ALL members of the block must request one another and must request the same ranked residence hall preferences. Blocks will be assigned to residence halls according to their averaged lottery number. While it is recommended that everyone attend Rooming Night, at least one member of the block must be present to select rooms based on the block’s lottery number.

 

How do I select a single room?

Only rising seniors and juniors (2017, 2018) are eligible to note their preference for a single room on the Residence Hall Preference Form. Singles will be assigned according to availability and lottery numbers.

 

Should everyone fill out the Residence Hall Preference Form?

No. If you know you will be pre-halled for the fall semester, (due to a student leadership position, housing accommodation, participation in a language corridor or house, etc.) DO NOT submit the Residence Hall Preference Form available on MyWellesley. Anyone who is not pre-halled should submit the Residence Hall Preference Form.

Do I really need to rank 15 residence hall preferences? Yes, everyone needs to rank 15 different residence hall preferences. You will not be assigned to a building you have not ranked. As an upperclass student, failing to provide enough ranked preferences could prevent you from being assigned to a single room (if, for example, single rooms were still available in a hall you failed to rank). By not ranking all the available halls, you risk not getting an assignment in the lottery.

 

What if my friends and I want a suite?

Rooms/apartments classified as suites will be available for selection on Rooming Night. It is up to you to list your friends as roommates (triples, quads, apartments) or a block (Suites consisting of more than one single room). All students hoping to room or block together MUST request one another in their Residence Hall Preference Form. If you are interested in a suite but not sure how to request one, please refer to the 2016-2017 Housing Lottery Suite Classifications Chart (included below)

I plan to be a student leader who is pre-halled, but how do I select a room?

While several student leader positions are pre-halled, only Res Staff is pre-roomed. Other student leaders must plan to attend Rooming Night to choose a room according to lottery number. These students will not be eligible to participate in blocking?

I will be pre-halled. Can i Block with my friends?

Unfortunately, no. Pre-halling is a separate process from general halling. Anyone who is pre-halled will be unable to block with friends. If you are pre-halled, there is no reason to submit the Residence Hall Preference Form, where other students will make their blocking requests. Pre-halling impacts some student leaders, students with approved medical housing accommodations, students who win House Council pre-halled elections, and students who plan to live in a language corridor or house.

 

What if I plan to study abroad in the fall?

If you plan to study abroad in the Fall or go on leave, you should still fill out the Residence Hall Preference Form and select “No Housing.” If your plans are not yet finalized, you should move forward with participation in the Housing Lottery by Submitting your completed Residence Hall Preference Form. You can be removed from your housing assignment once Student Housing receives official notification of your plans from the Study Abroad Office

 

How do I participate in the Student Housing Selection Process if I’m on leave or studying abroad this semester?

It is our hope that between March 9-16, everyone can access the Residence Hall Preference Form via MyWellesley. If you are absolutely unable to access this form, please contact studenthousing@wellesley.edu. Once you are halled in April, you will receive a Google form through which you will provide your rooming preferences, and your RD/AC will select your room on Rooming Night.

Are rising  juniors guaranteed singles?

No, juniors are not guaranteed single rooms. Juniors are eligible for single rooms. Juniors who are not assigned to single rooms through the halling process will be notified and given the opportunity to select a roommate(s) or to be placed on a singles wait list. The singles wait list will be maintained by Student Housing in lottery number order as long as necessary. Choosing to be included in a singles wait list will not guarantee assignment to a single room. Singles will be assigned to those on the wait list according to availability and lottery number. Blocks will not be honored for students on the wait list as singles will be assigned individually as they become available. Juniors who remain on the singles wait list into the summer would be assigned to available housing (could be any type of room) prior to the beginning of the academic year.

Can I request roommates and blockmates?

Yes, but these requests can get complicated. Be careful to ensure that everyone in your block makes consistent requests. Blocks will be identified and lottery numbers will be averaged by a computer program (not a human). Any inconsistent requests would prevent the program from identifying your block. We want you to be successful and be able to live with your friends, so pay special attention to complicated blocking requests.

2016-2017 Housing Lottery Suite Classifications

When requesting a suite, follow the instructions outlined in this chart to determine how you and friends should note your preferences in the Residence Hall Preference Form

Adjoining Singles (Block together and request singles)

Double Occupancy (Request one another as roommates and request a double)

Triple Occupancy (Request one another as roommates and request a triple)

Quad Occupancy

(Request one another as roommates and request a quad)

CLA 024-025

CLA 001-002*

BEB 200

CLA 222*

TCE 221-223*

CLA 103-104

BEB 201

CLA 324

TCE 321-323*

CLA 203-204

CLA 107

Hemlock C Apt **

TCE 401-403

CLA 401-402

DAV 061

 

TCE 402-404

CLA 405-406

DAV 139

 

TCE 421-423*

Hemlock A**

DOW 202

Claflin G-Suite (for 5)

TCW 335-336*

Hemlock B**

MCA 502

CLA 002G* (single)

TCW 435-436*

SEV 132*

MUN 047

CLA 001G* (double)

TCW 453-455

SEV 232*

SEV 127

CLA 003G* (double)

 

SEV 332

SEV 212

 
 

MCA 101-103

SEV 214

 
 

MCA 102-104

SEV 312

 
 

MCA 201-203

SEV 314

 
 

MCA 202-204

SHA 200

 
 

MCA 301-303

SHA 201

 
 

MCA 302-304

STO 003

 
 

MCA 401-403

STO 118

 
 

MCA 402-404

TCE 320

 
   

TCE 420

 
   

TCE 508

 
   

TCE 525

 
   

TCW 334

 
   

TCW 434

 
   

TCW 531

 
   

TCW 553

 
   

TCW 625

 
   

TCW 631

 
   

CLA 022-023

 
   

CLA 105-106

 
   

DAV 062

 
   

ORC 100**

 
   

ORC 200**

 
   

STO 002

 
   

TCW 329-331*

 
   

TCE 325-327*

 
   

CAZ 331

 
   

CLA 231

 

* denotes a bathroom (student responsibility to clean); ** denotes a kitchen and bath (student responsibility to clean)