Rising Juniors and Seniors
Remember, when selecting rooms for the coming school year, the Residence Life Office uses your high school graduation date (not your class standing) to determine which options are available to you. Therefore, information provided here under Rising Juniors and Seniors will apply to all current second or third-year students (or beyond) who are selecting spaces for the coming fall.
Where Can I Live?
Third and Fourth-Year students are eligible to live in any college-owned housing location, with the exception of our first-year student residence halls, Bergsaker and Solberg. Visit Housing Options for more information about each of our residential communities.
How Do I Choose My Next Room?
There are a number of processes by which students can select spaces for the coming year. Please read through each process below carefully to ensure that you understand how it works.
For specific dates for each process, please visit the Room Selection Calendar.
Theme House selection is based on an application process in which students are asked to submit a proposal detailing service projects that center on a common theme. Applications are typically due to the Housing Office prior to the week before Spring Break. Once turned in, applications will be stripped of anything that could identify the applicants and will then be reviewed and scored by an objective group of staff and faculty.
Apartments will be selected through the use of a random drawing by way of a lottery. To be included, follow these steps:
Step 1: Opt-in by completing the Apartment Drawing Opt-In Form.
Step 2: Once the drawing has been completed, you will receive notification that you are either (a) awarded an apartment or (b) have been placed on a waiting list. That notification will happen a couple of days before Room Selection Day to allow you to adjust your plans accordingly.
- If awarded an apartment, you will not need to attend Room Selection Day and we will cancel any space you have homesteaded. If you are placed on the waiting list, you will still need to attend Room Selection Day to select a space in a residence hall.
- You will need to complete your housing contract online in order to confirm your selected space. The contract is accessible through your student portal (my.augie.edu).
Residence Hall Rooms
Residence hall spaces are chosen on Room Selection Day. When you and your roommate arrive to sign up for a space at your predetermined time, you will be able to choose from spaces in any of the four residence halls available to you (East Hall, Granskou Hall, Stavig Hall, or Tuve Hall).
Essentially, the process will progress as follows:
Step 1: You will receive an e-mail from the Residence Life Office that tells you (a) what your Room Selection Number is and (b) when you will be able to go through the process on Room Selection Day. You will likely receive this information several weeks in advance of Room Selection Day.
Step 2: On Room Selection Day, you will arrive about 10-15 minutes before your designated time, check-in, and wait to be allowed in.
Step 3: Once you are allowed in, you will be able to visit any of the tables that correspond to halls in which you are interested.
Step 4: After leaving Room Selection Day, you will need to complete your housing contract online, accessible through your student portal (my.augie.edu). Please note that your room selection will not be valid until you have submitted a housing contract.
What About Single Rooms?
Single rooms are designated throughout the four upperclassmen residence halls. They are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis during Room Selection Day. If a single room is available when you are permitted to select a space on Room Selection Day, you may do so. If no single rooms are available, you will be expected to select a space in a double room, but can be placed on a single room waiting list. If a single room becomes available, we will let you know.
How Do I Keep My Current Room?
The process of keeping your space for another year is called Homesteading. Homesteading occurs a little differently for each of our three main housing options. For more specific information about Homesteading dates for each process, please visit the Room Selection Calendar.
For Theme Houses, there is a re-application process that requires each house to complete a self-evaluation, a new and improved project proposal for the upcoming year, as well as undergo a thorough evaluation of their performance throughout the current year. Additionally, to be eligible, each house must have a majority of house members returning the following year.
For apartments, the Homesteading process is fairly simple. Students need only to inform the Residence Life Office by the specified deadline that they would like to keep the apartment for the coming year and it will be granted. The only stipulation placed upon Homesteading an apartment is that a majority of the apartment residents return for the coming year and that students identify anyone who will be taking the place of another who is not returning.
- Apartment Homesteading will be allowed for the 2014-2015 academic year for the last time. Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, apartments will no longer be eligible for Homesteading and students interested in living in an apartment for a subsequent year will be required to enter the drawing for the coming year.
In Residence Halls, students simply need to inform the Housing Office, at the specified time, that they would like to keep their room for the coming year. Visit the Room Selection Calendar to view the schedule for Residence Hall Homesteading.