Benefits-eligible faculty (half-time or greater) in the professorial ranks (Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor or Lecturer),  or appointed as Instructors in Science Laboratory, are eligible for faculty housing and have renewal privileges. 

Other benefis-eligible members of the teaching staff may be eligible for housing on a space-available basis.  Certain administrative positions, as determined by the Office of Finance and Administration, are eligible for faculty housing with renewal privileges.

Eligible applicants who wish to enter faculty housing or move from one faculty residence to another will be offered available housing according to these assigned priority levels:

Level 1:  Tenure-track faculty; tenured faculty who are in their first six years at the College.

Level 2:  Tenured faculty after their first six years at the College.

Level 3:  Faculty on term appointments, Instructors in Science Laboratory and PERA faculty.

Level 4:  Visiting Fellows and others.

Levels 1-3 have renewal privileges.  For those individuals at the same priority level, priority will be determined first by the number of dependents and then by the number of years of continuous service at  Wellesley College, where individuals with more dependents and more years have higher priority .  Dependents are ordinarily defined as children through age 23 (or older if disabled) and dependent parents living full time with a faculty member.  Priority among those individuals at the same priority level with the same number of dependents and years of continuous service will determined by drawing lots.

In extraordinary circumstances, the Faculty Benefits Committee will consider requests for exceptions regarding priorities.  Such requests should come from the President, the Provost, the Dean of Students and the Vice President for Finance and Administration on behalf of individuals who report to them.

Houses are intended for faculty members with dependents. They may be offered to those without dependents only if there is no eligible person on the waiting list with dependents.

A faculty member who owns a house in the general vicinity of the College is not eligible for faculty housing, although exceptions are made for transitional situations.