2013 Returning Student Housing Selection
On these upcoming selection nights students will be picking their roommate(s) and residence hall for the 2013-2014 academic year. Housing Selection will be kicking off with a variety of campus events to give you more information about the selection process so keep checking this website for updates!
Returner housing selection occurs ever spring. If you're interested in living on campus, you'll want to review this site, check the 2013 timeline, process, and application, and contact the Office of Residence Life if you have any questions.
Housing Deposit for Current Resident StudentsIf you are a current or returning resident and are planning to live on campus for 2013-2014, you DO NOT have to send in another housing deposit. The $250 that you deposited when you started to live on campus rolls over from year to year. However, if once you move out of your room, we find that there are damages, that amount will be subtracted from your housing deposit. In this case, you will need to replenish your deposit back to the standard $250 before the upcoming school year. You will be notified via email when you are charged for the damage and also sent another email stating that your housing deposit is below $250.
Guide to Room Selection
Review the Timeline, Application, and Process
Check out the hall descriptions, photos, and room floor plans
With nine dorms on the residence campus, over 350 rooms, and a variety of theme floors, there's a lot to choose from! You can check out the hall descriptions, facilities, photos, and room layouts, read more about theme and special interest communities, and tour the halls by clicking this link to our blog (to view online videos).
Grad students, Dix Scholar students, theme communities, special interest housing, and special needs accommodations are limited to certain floors and halls, so be sure to learn about all your options.
You can also drop by the Office of Residence Life on the second floor of the Health Center (94 Pilgrim Road) to view the full floor plans.
Find a Roommate (or two! or three!)
Those participating in room selection events without a roommate will choose a room only after paired occupants have already selected their spaces. This means it is to your advantage to come into room selection night with a roommate already chosen!
If you are looking for roommates, you can go to the Campus Life Facebook and join the Simmons College Roommate Matching group, or you can attend the Pair Fair. If you still don't have a roommate on room selection night, go to the "Meet and Greet" area for students still wanting to find roommates.
Due to the high level of interest for suite style living, we offer a roommate matching program focused on upperclass students who are interested in finding other roommate pairs to fill an entire suite in Evans or Smith. Remember, it is to your benefit to fill an entire suite because those participating in room selection events without filling an entire suite will choose a room after full groups have already selected their spaces. Check the timeline for suite matching events »
Attend a Housing Selection Event
Residence Life arranges several housing events in the spring to help you navigate housing selections, find a roommate or suite-mate, and view the halls and rooms.
Fill out your application and submit it by the deadline
Housing applications for 2013-2014 are due on March 27th for a priority lottery number. HOUSING APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW. You will receive your lottery card in your campus mailbox the first week of April.
Attend Housing Selection
There are several housing selection times and dates. Your time and date will depend on the number of credits you will have by the end of the spring semester. The class statuses for room selection are:
- Status 1 87 or more credits Rising Seniors
- Status 2 57-86 credits Rising Juniors
- Status 3 27-56 credits Rising Sophomores
- Status 4 26 or fewer credits 2nd Semester 1st Years
- Status 5 All levels Graduate & Dix Scholars
Statuses are based solely on credits, not on whether you are graduating, or how many years you have been at Simmons or GPA. Transfer Credits are included, however AP credits are not. Your credits/status will reflect current classes taken spring 2013.
Lottery Card Statuses:
We find that it is helpful for students to determine where they stand within their class status by listing the number of cards in each status. Below are the approximate number of cards for each status for the 2013-2014 academic year.
- Rising Senior: ~145
- Rising Junior: ~160
- Rising Sophomore: ~300
- 2nd Sem. 1st year: ~10
- Grad/Dix: ~20
Curious about what happens on Selection Night?
Check out the Selection Night page to see a breakdown of the process »