At the close of the annual Spring Term room selection processes in preparation for the Fall Term, there is typically a small group of students yet to be housed. These students will participate in what is termed the "Summer Housing" process or "Summer Draw."
If you find yourself in this situation an email will be sent to your Middlebury College email account sometime in June-July informing you that the Summer Housing Questionnaire has been posted which you should complete and submit. The information you provide on your questionnaire will offer insight into your housing hopes and needs.
Housing assignments will not be completed until the beginning to middle part of August; please do not inquire about your assignment until after that time. When the process is completed you will receive another email message informing you to visit your Banner personal page to see details about your fall term 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 and hopefully more varied pool of rooms available as some currently housed students change their plans about going abroad or not returning for other reasons for the Fall Term.
Summer Draw Basics:
- Although there is no guarantee, an attempt is made to give priority to seniors, then juniors. Sophomores will be housed within their own Common's 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 student. This is a great way to meet someone from another country and culture and assist them in learning how to navigate not only the Middlebury College scene but your own culture and perhaps the United States. Sharing a room with a new Transfer student is also sometimes an option. You benefit by having an opportunity to develop an new, exciting and perhaps unique friendship.
- Students can not 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.
- Although the Residential Systems Coordinator attempts to work with students in accommodating housing request, there is no guarantee a particular type of room or room location will or can be awarded. Individual student requests and needs need to be balanced with the goals and initiatives of the College as well as considering the needs of the entire student community.