Housing Selection Information
Specialty and Themed Housing Applications
Opens February 15 and closes February 19 at 2:00 pm. Scroll down for more information about each option.
|Date||Housing Selection Timeline||Location|
|15-Feb||Rising seniors & juniors receive notification of approval to live in an apartment or quad|
|15-Feb||Specialty housing apps (singles, triples) available on the Res Life website for students who entered in 2017 and 2018|
|15-Feb||Themed housing applications available on the Res Life website for students who entered in 2016, 2017, and 2018|
|15-Feb||Zone housing applications available on the Res Life website for students who entered in 2016, 2017, and 2018|
|19-Feb||All specialty, themed and zone housing requests due by 2:00pm|
|22-Feb||Hackman/Quads apartment draw (ILU-eligible juniors and seniors), 7-9pm||KAV|
|25-Feb||Applicants for specialty, themed, and zone housing are notified about whether they have been selected for placement|
|26-Feb||Block + room draw (ILU-eligible rising juniors and seniors), 7-8pm||KAV|
Traditional residence hall room draw (2016 and 2017 entrance years), 7-9pm
Successful applicants (2016 and 2017 entrance years) for specialty, themed, and zone housing will also participate in room draw at this time.
|M&M Mars room|
Traditional residence hall room draw (2018 entrance year) 7-9pm
Successful applicants (2018 entrance year) for specialty, themed, and zone housing will also participate in room draw at this time.
Students need a lottery number to participate in the housing selection process. The computer-generated number is based solely on the number of credits a student has achieved. Students included are those who are current residential students with the entrance years of 2016, 2017, and 2018, as well as 4th year OT students, and students currently studying abroad. Those who are not included in the process are: graduating seniors (entrance year of 2015), graduating 5th year OT students, off-campus and commuter students, as well as SCPS and dual enrollment students. If you are one of these students who were not included and you know you will be on campus in the fall, please contact Residence Life so we can add you into the selection process. Lottery numbers are assigned as even numbers only - this is intentional as occasionally there are students who need to have their numbers adjusted due to transfer credits through study abroad or those who may be staying for a 5th year.
Lottery numbers were generated in ITS on January 16th. Members of Student Senate, along with representatives from Residence Life were present and witnessed the process.
The lottery number, along with the distributive logic survey that all rising juniors and seniors will receive on January 22, will be used to determine off-campus housing releases, along with offers to select the apartments or quads. All students will select housing during room draw in lottery number order with the lowest number choosing first.
**For housing selection a students status is determined by entrance year to the college:Rising Seniors are entrance year 2016
Rising Juniors are entrance year of 2017
Rising Sophomores are entrance year 2018
How to find your lottery number:
1. Sign into Jayweb using your Etown log-in information.
2. Click on the "student" tab at the top of the screen to see the housing selection page. If the page does not show automatically then click on the "housing selection" link on the left-hand navigation pane.
3. Click to register, then your lottery number and proxy code will appear on the next screen.
4. Do NOT select a roommate. This will be done at a later time.
Lottery number range:
The numbers are generated as the lowest number being the first-to-choose lottery number. This year the range is from 994 - 3030. The students who are within the 994-1000 range are 5th year students intending to remain on campus.
As a frame of reference, the following lottery numbers belong to the following entrance year cohorts:
Housing Surveys (entrance year cohort of 2016 and 2017)
Housing preference surveys utilizing distributive logic will be emailed to all rising seniors and juniors on Tuesday, January 22. Watch your emails and be sure to have it completed by Friday, January 25 at 2:00pm. This will be one of the three criteria we will use to determine off-campus housing releases and also apartment and quad offers.
Apartment/Quad Selection (entrance year cohort of 2016 and 2017)
Students who will be offered housing in the apartments, quads, or Brinser suites (ILUs) will receive an email on Friday, February 15 with instructions on how accept the offer. Please make sure you read the instructions carefully, as it requires action on your part to accept the offer.
Block+ Housing (entrance year cohort of 2016 and 2017)
Block+ housing is an option for rising juniors and seniors who were offered housing in Hackman, Shreiber, or Brinser suites (ILUs), but did not form a group of 4 eligible students. These students may block with up to 3 of their friends in the residence halls. The three friends do not need to be a rising junior or senior - they may be from any entrance year. Block+ housing allows for blocking up to 4 people with a 2 room maximum.
Students who are offered an ILU will be sent an email on Friday, February 15. Please make sure you read the instructions carefully, as it requires action on your part to accept the offer.
Premium Doubles (entrance year cohort of 2016 only)
Premium double rooms are available to rising seniors (2016 entrance year) only. No application is required. You will select your room on housing draw night for rising seniors and juniors on February 27 in the M&M Mars room from 7:00 - 9:00pm.
Specialty housing opportunities for 2019-2020 include triple rooms and the single room wait list. Applications to apply for a triple room or to be placed on the wait list for a single room will be available on the Residence Life website beginning Friday, February 15.
Preference for single rooms is given to students with medical documentation filed with Disability Services. Please refer to the Housing Accommodations website for information and documentation procedures. Single room requests without medical documentation will be placed on the wait list and will be notified over the summer if a room becomes available. These rooms will be distributed in lottery number order. Please plan to select housing during your assigned housing draw night if you do not have medical documentation. Single rooms are very limited.
Triple rooms are available to students who entered the college in 2017 and 2018. Each person applying to live in a triple room must complete an application. Triple room requests will be considered by lottery number and will be based on the best number in your group. Please consider alternate housing options as triple rooms are limited.
By choosing a themed housing option, you have the opportunity to live in a residential community where you can easily connect with neighbors who have shared interests, experiences, or academic pursuits. Themed housing options may be available as a section of a floor, a full floor, or multiple floors, and typically include theme-specific activities and discussions.
Please take a look at our Themed Housing website for more information on the options available. Applications to apply for themed housing will be available on the Residence Life website beginning Friday, February 15.
By choosing a zone housing option, you have the opportunity to live in a residential environment with students who prioritize similar goals or housing arrangements. Zone housing is typically available by floor and generally does not include zone-specific programming.
Please take a look at our Zone Housing website for more information on the options available. Applications to apply for zone housing will be available on the Residence Life website beginning Friday, February 15.
Housing selection will take place in person this year! See the calendar above for your selection night, time, and place. More information on selection night is coming. Check back soon!
If you cannot be to housing draw you may ask a friend to select your housing for you. Your proxy code will act as a PIN and let Residence Life staff know that your friend has your permission to choose in your place. You may find your proxy on Jayweb on the same page as your lottery number. This number does not need to be printed - your friend just needs to have it, whether it be written down, saved on their phone, or committed to memory. If you have an extenuating circumstance where you will not be on campus during your assigned night and you cannot find anyone to select for you, please contact the Office of Residence Life and we will work with you on an individual basis.