Housing Assignment Procedures & Forms
Choosing a Residence Hall and Room Placement
Before completing a housing contract, there are a few things about housing selection you should know.
On our Living Options page, we have provided descriptions of each residence hall. Please take some time to look those over before requesting one.
We recommend submitting your housing contract as soon as you can after depositing. For the most part, we assign rooms to incoming students on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Single Rooms and Special Requests
For some students, a private room is necessary in order to live successfully on campus. Students wishing prioritization for a single room should do two things:
1. Indicate "requesting a single room" on the housing contract, and fill in details why.
2. Provide separate documentation of why there is a need. Generally, we recognize health (including mental health) and learning issues as possible reasons for prioritizing a single room. We strongly recommend students complete a disclosure form for any disabilities.
Students who have a disability will receive first priority if the appropriate office agrees it is necessary. If single rooms remain, they will be assigned first-come, first-serve.
We assign roommates to first-year students based on the questionnaire that is part of the housing contract. Any such system has limitations, but most of our students stay as roommates for at least the first year and many continue to room together for at least one additional year.
You may also request a roommate. Both must request each other, and both housing contracts must be in before June 15.
Roommates can become lasting friends with whom you stay in touch for the rest of your life. You and your roommate will get to know each other extremely well, and living together in a small space will give you important living skills.
Occasionally, it doesn't work out that way. If you and your roommate (or roommates) are struggling, talk to your Resident Assistant.
What to Do After Receiving Your Assignment
You will receive contact information for your roommate(s) in mid-July. It is a good idea to contact your roommate(s) to find out more about each other and what you are planning on bringing to campus with you. For example, we only allow one refrigerator and one microwave per room. It will be important to coordainte who will bring what.
We strongly encourage you to keep an open mind. Making a decision about whether you will like someone based on a social networking interaction or a superficial impression may prevent you from making a lifelong friend.
The JSC Housing Policy
In general, to the extent that campus housing is available, students taking at least nine credits a semester are required to live on campus. Exemptions are possible in some cases. Click here for details.
The Vermont State Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, veteran status. sexual orientation or disability in employment or the provision of services.