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Important Things to Know About Housing

Eligibility Update for Room Draw

All undergraduate students who are in good standing with the College and have an "R" for their D-Plan for the term in which they are seeking housing are eligible for on campus housing.  On campus housing includes residence halls, affinity programs and college or privately-owned GLOS facilities.

Students taking a fifth year to complete a Thayer BE degree are not eligible for on-campus housing in their fifth year.

Students seeking readmission for the Fall 2014 term may apply for fall housing, but are not eligible to participate in Room Draw or have a room held on their behalf through the proxy process at Room Draw. For the fall term, students seeking readmission who want on-campus housing must submit the Readmit Housing Application by June 2, 2014 wait list deadline. Students seeking readmission who have medical and/or disability-related needs that should be considered for housing based on those needs should submit their application and documentation by April 21, 2014.  All on time readmit and wait list applications will be processed in priority number order, with first year and sophomore status students guaranteed housing if readmitted. Students seeking readmission who want to petition to participate in Room Draw should contact Rachael Class-Giguere, Director of Undergraduate Housing.

The deadline for students to change their D-Plan for the fall term 2014 is April 28, 2014.

Housing Assignments for Consecutive Terms

Barring exceptions approved by the Undergraduate Housing Office, your housing assignment in a residence hall for the fall or winter term automatically carries over for the next term if your D-plan for the following term is an "R" at the time of that term's housing application deadline. Housing assignments do not automatically carry over from spring to summer or summer to fall or for those living in LLC or GLOS housing.

Substance-Free Housing

4th Floor Gile, 4th floor North Mass and the Ledyard Apartments are substance-free housing options for upperclass students. If you are looking for a community where all residents agree that they and their guests will not use or possess alcohol, tobacco products, or illicit drugs in the building, the floors in Gile, North Mass or Ledyard Apartments may be for you!  These locations are subject to change for the 2014-2015 academic year depending on demand.

Gender Neutral Housing Options

Gender Neutral housing refers to rooms where the specific gender of the roommates is not taken into consideration when the room is selected through one of the Room Draw processes.  Rooms designated as gender neutral do not have to be selected by mixed-gender groups, but that option is available.  Maxwell/Channing Cox, Ledyard apartments, suites in Fahey/McLane, Lodge, Mid Massachusetts Hall, Hitchcock, the 2nd and 3rd floors of New Hampshire hall are also gender neutral.

Living and Learning Communities

All Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) including East Wheelock and affinities have a commitment requirement.  Any student who is accepted and confirms their space in an LLC by April 21st must go through the LLC Room Draw process.  They will not be able to opt out after April 21st to participate in another Room Draw process.

Roommates and D-Plans

When talking with your friends and determining with whom you want to live next year, we suggest that you talk about your D-plans. If you and your chosen roommate have different D-plans in the winter or spring, you may want to talk to other friends to arrange to pull someone into the vacancy. Another option is to choose a roommate who has the same D-plan pattern as you so that your room will be empty for new residents when you go on leave or an FSP. For more advice or suggestions on choosing a roommate, speak with your Community Director (CD), Undergraduate Advisor (UGA) or a member of the Undergraduate Housing Office staff.

Sophomore Guarantee

Members of the class of 2017 are guaranteed on-campus housing for their sophomore year provided they are enrolled in classes in Hanover (have a D-Plan of “R”) and participate in room draw/apply by the appropriate deadline. While all 17’s who participate in Room Draw may not receive an assignment at that event, those who submit a waitlist application by June 2, 2014 are still guaranteed housing for the fall term.

Last Updated: 3/24/14