COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Open Draw

At the close of the annual spring term room selection processes in preparation for the fall, there is typically a small group of students yet to be housed. These students will participate in an Open Draw process during the summer based on availability of space.

Students participating in an Open Draw process will receive an email with more information about housing options and instructions on how to select a room.

Typically, housing assignments during the Open Draw process will be completed by the middle of August. When the process is completed, students will receive an email notification from Residential Life with their housing assignment.

It is advantageous to wait as late in the summer as possible to make those assignments so that there will be a larger selection of options closer to the start of the fall term as some currently housed students change their plans about going abroad or not returning for other reasons.

If you were originally not planning to be on campus and are now hoping to return, you may be waitlisted for housing. There is no guarantee you will be able to return, but efforts will be made to accommodate students' housing needs. You may be asked to complete a Housing Questionnaire so that your input can be taken into consideration if circumstances allow.

Open Draw Basics

  • Although there is no guarantee, an attempt is made to give priority to seniors, then juniors. Sophomores will be housed within their sophomore community.

  • It is advisable to list potential roommates on your housing form, as there is always more demand than availability for singles and some students will receive roommates.

  • Consider rooming with an exchange or transfer student. This is a great way to meet someone new and match with someone who has similar living habits and interests.

  • Students cannot make private arrangements to deed their room to another student. The only exception is when a bed within a suite/house or double becomes available. In those cases the remaining students are asked to find someone to fill the space.