There is NO housing deposit required to participate in the housing selection process. However, be sure you intend to reside in College housing next fall. Please note that the deadline by which you can cancel your housing assignment for any reason is June 1. Cancellations after that date will incur a $125 cancellation fee.
Smoking is not permitted in any of the residence halls.
General Drawing Information
It is to your advantage to have a roommate(s) already selected for next year. Partially filled rooms will not be permitted at room drawing.
Room drawing will be conducted by seniority. Class level is determined by the registrar's office. Each class level will participate in the lottery at their assigned time. Only one roommate can draw for a room. The roommate in the highest class level will draw (ex. if a current junior and sophomore want to live together, the junior will draw for them).
As you go through the housing selection process, it is important to keep your housing preference in mind. The room drawing process involves 1,176 students, and your first choice of housing can go quickly. Please have other housing options in mind as you make your room selection.
It is each student's responsibility to understand the housing selection process. If you have questions, please seek out residence life staff.
In an effort to maintain and improve the quality of life in the residence halls, the Office of Student Affairs reserves the right to deny permission for a student to live in a hall/floor or with a particular roommate if he/she is under disciplinary sanction, or if the past conduct raises a question about the advisability of such a housing assignment.
Abroad Fall Semester
Students who are going to be abroad during the fall semester are NOT eligible to participate during the housing selection process during the spring semester.
Given the large number of students choosing to study abroad during the fall, we are unable to hold a specific housing assignment for you upon your return. Towards the end of the fall semester, the Student Affairs Office will contact you with housing information. At that time, you will be able to make housing requests for the spring semester. If you know of any vacancies that you want to be assigned to, please let the Student Affairs Office know.
Abroad Spring Semester
Students who are going to be abroad for the spring semester are eligible to participate in the housing selection process.
Students planning to be abroad during the spring housing selection process should fill out a proxy card prior to their departure from campus. The proxy card and detailed housing preference should be left with a trusted friend who is then responsible for making housing selection decisions on your behalf. It is the responsibility of the student going abroad during the spring semester to make arrangements concerning housing selection for the following fall. Contact the Student Affairs Office with any questions while you are away from campus.
Other Housing Concerns
Ordinarily, residence hall rooms are assigned with the understanding that they will be occupied for the entire academic year. All full-time undergraduate students are required to live in a College residence hall. See Related Links for additional housing arrangments for Westminster students. Please read over the information presented carefully. Students must secure permission from the Student Affairs Office to live somewhere other than College residence halls.
If you cannot be present to participate in the housing selection session of your choice, you can still participate in the housing selection process with a proxy card. By filling out a PROXY CARD, you can allow someone else to make your housing selection decisions for you. Students should NEVER miss class to participate in room drawings.