2015-2016 Student Housing Selection Process
Student Housing Selection Timeline
March 10: Log into MyWellesley to view your Lottery Number.
March 10-16: Log into MyWellesley to complete and submit your Residence Hall Preference Form.
April 6: Log into MyWellesley to view your residence hall assignment for the 2015-2016 academic year.
April 22: Attend rooming night in your 2015-2016 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:
Seniors (2016): 51-624, midpoint is 337
Juniors (2017): 675-1249, midpoint is 962
Sophomores (2018): 1300-1888, midpoint is 1594
Residence Hall Assignments will be determined according to lottery numbers and to information 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.
Students may list no more than three potential roommates (allowing for a total of four roommates in the case a quad is preferred).
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 best lottery number in the block. Rooms within this block of four or less students will also be selected according to this lottery number on Rooming Night.
Students required to or choosing to have a roommate/s will select a room on Rooming Night according to the best lottery number within the roommate pair/group.
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).
All halling and rooming assignments are final until the room freeze is lifted in mid-september.
Student Housing Selection Process FAQ
What does being halled mean?
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.
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 residence hall preferences. Blocks will be assigned to residence halls according to the best lottery number in the block. 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 best lottery number in the block.
How do I select a single room?
Only rising Juniors and Seniors (2016, 2017) 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.
What if my friends and I want a suite?
There will be no separate suite lottery. Rooms/apartments previously classified as suites will now 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. These housing placements will be selected on rooming night according to the best lottery number among the roommates or block.
I plan to be a student leader who is prehalled, 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.
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 Selection Process. 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 10-16, everyone can access the Residence Hall Preference Form via MyWellesley. If you are absolutely unable to access this form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.