Process and Timeline

Please note: This information refers to last academic year's Housing Selection. This process is subject to change each year, but feel free to familiarize yourself with the information below. We will update this page for the upcoming academic year as soon as we have that information finalized.

Know The Process

In order to participate in the selection, you will need to have a $250 housing deposit on file in Student Financial Services. This deposit should already be on file if you currently live on campus; however it is used to pay for charges associated with lost, stolen or unreturned keys, or damages to your room. If this deposit falls below $250, repayment of the difference will be necessary to participate in the housing selection. Students returning from study abroad or a leave of absence (LOA) most likely have a deposit on file, however students that withdrew to live off-campus will most likely need to submit a new deposit. However, due to the fewer number of available spaces on campus for 2018-2019, commuter students who have been placed on the housing waitlist will not need to place a housing deposit unless they have been assigned and accepted a space on campus. Please contact SFS at 617-521-2001 if you are unsure of your deposit amount.

In the event that there are more students that want housing than available spaces, we will issue lottery cards based on class status and random lottery number generation. Students who did not receive a lottery number will be placed on a waitlist to be housed pending availability.

The class statuses for housing 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

Please note: Residents that are seeking to live in Theme Communities must complete the Theme Community Application by Friday, March 30th at 11:59pm. All applicants will be notified no later than April 7th of the status in the community. All selected members must attend Theme Community Housing Selection on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:00pm.

It is important to remember that statuses correspond to your Selection night. Statuses are based solely on credits and 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 2018. Once a student has been placed in a status level, all numbers within that status are assigned at random. Students who fill out the undergraduate housing application by March 23rd and students who moved into an expanded occupancy triple will be given priority lottery numbers.

Updates of open rooms will be posted online after each housing selection night. For example, all available rooms left after rising senior housing selection will be posted online the next day. Students who indicated in AARC that they would be graduating in May 2018, but will be returning for the Fall 2018 semester will not receive a lottery card through the mail. If this applies to you, please come to the Office of Residence Life to select a lottery half-number.

Housing Selection Timeline Deadlines

  • March 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm — Deadline for requesting an special accommodation for 2018-2019 year
  • March 23, 2018 at 11:59pm — Deadline to submit application in order to receive a priority lottery number for 2018-2019
  • March 23, 2018 at 11:59pm — Deadline for requesting withdrawal from housing for 2018-2019 year
  • March 30, 2018 at 11:59pm — Deadline to submit application in order to participate in Special Interest and Theme Community Selection Night: Wellness Community Application and Arts and Activism Application 

Please note: Students interested in Special Interest or Theme Communities must also complete the Returning Student Housing Selection application by March 23rd, 2018

Information Sessions for Students

Especially for students new to the process!

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Simmons Living Room/1st Floor Lounge, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — Morse 1st Floor Lounge, 6:00-7:00pm

Information & Floor Plan Tabling

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 — Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, April 2, 2018 — Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 — Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 — Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 — Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 — Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm

Pair & Suite Fair

Designed for second semester first-years and rising sophomores to find a roommate

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 — Simmons Hall Lounge, 7:00-8:00pm

Roommate matching group on Facebook

Housing Selection

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 — Alumnae Hall, 6:00-9:00pm

  • Special Interest & Theme Community - 6:00-7:00pm
  • Rising Seniors - 7:30-9:00pm

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 — Alumnae Hall, 6:00-9:00pm

  • Rising Juniors - 6:00-7:00pm
  • Rising Sophomores/2nd Semester First-Years - 7:30-9:00 pm

Check back in the spring for 2019-2020 Housing Selection dates!