First-year and Transfer Student Housing Assignments

First-year and transfer student housing assignments are assigned rooms and roommates for their initial year on the basis of space available and the date of receipt of their housing-request cards. Upperclass room assignments for the coming year are made during spring term of the current year, with options available for choosing roommates and rooming location on the basis of seniority. Residence in fraternity or sorority houses is determined by the organizations themselves. Fraternities and sororities are awarded houses by the Office of Student Affairs upon recommendation of an organizational review panel. Continued use of any fraternity or sorority house by the organization is dependent on full occupancy of the unit and the discretion of the College.

Eligibility
Residence at the College is available only to full-time students at the institution. The College does not have provisions for married couples or single parents with children within the residence system.

Room contracts are for the full academic year
Adjustments are not made between semesters unless a student withdraws, graduates, takes a leave for an academic program (e.g. Study Abroad, Washington semester) or is removed from residence by disciplinary action.

Board Plans
All students living in campus housing are required to participate in some form of the college board plan, with options based on their class status and housing unit available. Adjustments to the board plan policy are made only for extreme medical or schedule reasons and must be approved by the Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing & Operations.

Room Condition
Students assume responsibility for the condition of their residence when they take residence. When moving out of the residence for whatever reason, residents are expected to check out with their Resident Advisor via established protocol and leave the room in the condition as received. Individuals assigned to a room will be held responsible for all costs of returning a room to its original condition including the repair of damage, with the exception of normal wear. Changes or alterations to the structure of the room are allowed only if such changes comply with the policies outlined in the Student Handbook and are properly documented with the appropriate residence hall staff person.

Abuse of the residence may be grounds for removal from the residence, removal from campus housing or other disciplinary action.

Housing assignment policies are available for inspection in the Office of Student Affairs. First-year and transfer students are assigned rooms and roommates for their initial year on the basis of space available and the date of receipt of their housing-request cards. Upperclass room assignments for the coming year are made during spring term of the current year, with options available for choosing roommates and rooming location on a seniority basis. Residence in fraternity or sorority houses is determined by the organizations themselves. Fraternities and sororities are awarded houses by the Office of Student Affairs upon recommendation of an organizational review panel. Continued use of any fraternity or sorority house by the organization is dependent on full occupancy of the unit as well as the discretion of the College.

In light of uncertainties in projecting admissions patterns and other factors influencing space needs, the College reserves the right to change room assignments after the upperclass housing selection process.