Applying for Housing and How Room Assignments Work
To sign up for a room, students should complete the housing application (available at the link to the left). The contract serves both as a lease and as a questionnaire that helps us match roommates. We take the time to carefully look at the answers to these questions to maximize the chance your first roommate is a good fit.
When completing the housing application, please make sure the student is the one answering the questions! It can be tempting for parents to complete the form to get things checked off the list. However, the person who will be living in the room is the best person to answer the questions.
Please be sure your answers are accurate and reflect your preferences and choices.
Please make note of the date June 15. Roommate requests after that date cannot be guaranteed, and single room requests made after that date may not be possible even with documentation.
Housing assignments are at the discretion of the housing office. We do try to honor requests when possible. We recommend completing the housing contract as soon as it is available after depositing, in order to make it more likely we can honor your request.
We do not currently allow first-year students to choose their building, but we will consider specific building requests. If we are not able to honor a request, it is because there was simply not enough space at the time that we did placements for that student. All of our residence halls are multi-age and each one has its advantages.
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:
Indicate “requesting a single room” on the housing application, and fill in details why.
Provide to the JSC Learning Specialist 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.