Housing Selection

Housing Selection 2018-19

The Housing Selection Process for the 2018-19 school year is starting up in the Spring Semester. Below you will find all necessary information regarding dates and application processes for housing for next year. If you have additional questions regarding any part of the housing selection process, please feel free to stop by the Campus Life Office.

Important Dates

Below are some important dates for the 2018-2019 Housing Selection Process. Click on links throughout the timeline for more information on the process.

Date Event Location Time
Wednesday, January 17th Students will receive their housing selection numbers  College of Wooster e-mail  
 Monday, January 22rd – Wednesday, January 24th Tabling during lunch Lowry 11am-1pm
Friday, January 26th Off-Campus Exemption and Housing Accommodation Applications Due Campus Life Office 5:00 pm
Monday, February 5th Housing Accommodation and Off-Campus Exemption decisions released College of Wooster e-mail  
Monday, February 12th Greek Housing and All Program Housing Applications Due (WVN, Campus Houses, and Permanent Charter) Online & Campus Life Office 5:00 pm
Monday, February 19th Luce World Language and Culture Suites Applications Due Online 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 21st Greek Placement released College of Wooster e-mail  
Sunday, February 25th WVN Program House Interviews Lowry 9:00am-4:00 pm
Monday, February 26th Admissions Host Applications Due Online 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 28th Luce World Language, and Culture Suites & Program House decisions released College of Wooster e-mail  
Thursday, March 1st Senior Specialized space availability released College of Wooster e-mail  
Friday, March 2nd All Gender Housing and First Generation Housing Applications Due Online 5:00 pm
Monday, March 5th Gault Schoolhouse and Senior Specialized Applications Due Online 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 7th Information, and invitations mailed for Gault Schoolhouse and Senior Specialized housing College of Wooster e-mail  
Thursday, March 8th Gault Schoolhouse, Senior Specialized, All Gender Housing, and First-Generation Housing Selection Lowry Center TBA
Wednesday, March 28th Single and Triple Room Applications Due Online 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 4th Single, and Triple Room Selection Lowry TBA
Tuesday, April 10th General Housing Selection Night 1 Compton Hall TBA
Wednesday, April 11th General Housing Selection Night 2 Compton Hall TBA
Thursday, April 12th General Housing Selection Night 3 Compton Hall TBA

Proxy Forms

If you will be abroad or otherwise unable to participate in the housing selection process, you will need to fill out the Housing Proxy Form to designate someone to make housing decisions in your place.  All decisions made by your proxy during room selection are final.

FAQ's

Housing Selection is a process that happens every spring semester. In this process, students go through a process to choose their rooms for the following year. The following questions are ones that are frequently asked before the process begins.

WHEN DOES THE HOUSING SELECTION PROCESS START?

It already has! Applications are available now (see above). Students should begin the process of deciding what kind of housing they would like to apply for, as well as who they want to live with. More detailed information will be released at the beginning of Spring Semester. We will also have Residence Life staff available at Tabling in Lowry to answer questions (see timetable above).

WHAT IS A HOUSING SELECTION NUMBER?

Housing selection numbers are randomly assigned to each class cohort. Numbers truly are random; no priority is given based upon GPA, credits earned, or any other reason. Rising seniors do have priority in choice. Rising Seniors will have a number ranging from 1000-1999, rising Juniors 2000-2999, rising Sophomores 3000-3999. We recommend that transfer students confirm their class year with the registrar before selection begins.  If you do not receive a postcard in the mail in January with your room selection number, please contact the Residence Life Office.

WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE FOR HOUSING?

Students have the option of the following types of housing: single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, program and Wooster Volunteer Network houses, suites in the Schoolhouse, Luce World Language and Culture suites, All-Gender Housing, Senior Specialized, First Generation Housing Community, Admissions Hosts, and Greek Housing. There is a separate housing application and process for each type of housing option.

HOW DO MY FRIENDS AND I GET IN A HOUSE?

Most students who live in houses have a commitment to a service agency. Houses are available to two different types of groups: Wooster Volunteer Network (WVN) and Campus Programs. WVN house will work with an agency outside of the College of Wooster along with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to do service in the community. Program Houses will provide programming to the College of Wooster campus community and work with the Residence Life Office. All students interested in living in a Campus Program or WVN House will need to complete the application online.

Senior students wishing to live in locations like the Fairlawn, Henderson, East End Apartments, and Helms, as well as some other smaller houses (2-10 students), may also apply for Senior Specialized Housing. This option is open to Senior students only.

HOW DO I GET INTO A SINGLE/TRIPLE ROOM?

Students can express interest in a single or Triple room by submitting an application. Applications are put in housing selection number order and students will be invited to the selection process based upon the available number of rooms.

DO I GET TO PICK MY OWN ROOMMATE?

Absolutely! After your first year, you get to choose you who live with. If you don't have a roommate preference, that is okay too- a roommate will be assigned to you.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Your Senior/Resident Assistant (S/RA) can be a great resource for you! Reach out to them and ask your questions! You can also feel free to stop by the Campus Life Office (Lowry ground floor) and talk with any Residence Life staff member.