Current, full-time students (including those studying abroad this semester) who live on campus and have paid the $500 confirmation deposit can participate in room selection. All students must pay their deposit before going through number draw. (Please note that the Confirmation Deposit reserves your space as a student at Saint Michael's - it is NOT a housing deposit.)
Information about each year's room selection process will appear online in January or February.
What if I can't attend my scheduled Room Selection date and time?
If you can't be present, you can have a Proxy select a room for you. Choose your proxy carefully: you are entrusting this individual to decide on your behalf where you will live the following fall. You must complete a Proxy Authorization Form and give it to your proxy with your clearance e-mail, lottery number and completed residential contract attached. If the Proxy does not have ALL these forms, your Proxy will not, under any circumstances, be allowed to serve in your absence. Blank Proxy Forms are available in the Student Life Office.
What if I arrive late for my scheduled Room Selection date and time?
Try to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Once the process has begun, you may or may not be allowed to proceed until the completion of the evening, depending on the situation/circumstance.
Do I have to pay my confirmation deposit if I am living at home or currently approved to live off campus?
Yes. All students must pay the deposit to confirm that they will be returning to Saint Michael's College in the fall semester or studying abroad through Saint Michael's College. The deposit can be paid through the Student Financial Services Office with cash, a check, or if you happen to currently have a credit on your student account. The confirmation deposit is not a housing deposit.
What if I pay my confirmation deposit after the deadline?
Students paying after the deadline will receive a clearance e-mail but not a lottery number. Students in these cases, who have been cleared by the Student Financial Services Office, will be able to choose a bed based on the number of their prospective roommate. If the student does not have a potential roommate for next year, he/she will go through selection at the end of the Double Room lottery process after those who have a lottery number. If there are no open beds, then the student will be placed on a housing waitlist.
What if I pay my confirmation deposit but then decide to take a leave or withdraw from Saint Michael's College?
If a student withdraws prior to June 30, 50% of the deposit is refundable. After June 30, the entire deposit is forfeited.
Can I remain in a first-year residence hall?
No. All first year residence halls are reserved for the incoming class. Those residence halls include Ryan Hall, Lyons Hall and Joyce Hall.
Who can apply to be in the Townhouses/Apartment-style housing?
Members of the rising senior class can apply for the 6, 5, and 4 Person townhouses in a lottery card process.
What do you mean by class priority or the priority breakdown?
Student or group status is assigned according to class year. Seniors have top priority, then then rising Juniors, then Sophomores. For group living options, all-senior groups are Priority One. Each junior added to the group lowers the Priority by one. The same applies groups of juniors applying with sophomores. Groups of all three class years are prioritized after sophomores. Gender distribution of housing is always considered.
How do I know my class year standing?
Class year is defined by the Registrar's Office. Your year is based on the number of credits you have completed.
Can AP credits affect my class year?
Yes. If the AP credits are applied to your transcript, they may increase the number of "completed" credits that could bring you to the next class year.
Where and when will the Room Selection Process be held?
With the exception of the mandatory meetings, all Room Selection Processes will take place in Alliot Student Center.
How will I know what day to be present for Room Selection?
The date and time that you should be present for Room Selection will be indicated in the Room Selection booklet. You will need your confirmation e-mail/lottery number and completed residential contract in order to attend. You must also bring your Knightcard.
Where and when do I receive my lottery number?
ALL current residential students who plan on returning to Saint Michael's College in the Fall and have been cleared by the Student Financial Services Office will be issued an electronic number via e-mail as well as campus mail in their Saint Michael's College post office box. This number is your lottery number for the duration of room selection.
How do I apply for a triple?
Triples will not be part of the room selection process. Students may "wish" for a triple at the time of the wishlist process. Students must apply for the triples as a group of three. Individuals cannot single into a triple room.
Can I pull in someone who is currently on leave from the college?
No. You cannot pull in anyone who is not currently enrolled at Saint Michael's College during the spring semester. Students on a leave or withdrawn from the college must contact the Student Life Office, after which they will be placed on a housing waitlist. They will be placed into an available room in late July/early August.
Can I submit a lottery card with fewer people than what the apartment/suite houses?
No. The number of students must match the size of the space you are seeking (e.g., eight students for the eight-person group suite; four students for the four-person Townhouse; two students for a double, etc.). Incomplete cards will be voided.
What if I am unhappy with what I selected for housing?
A few weeks after the completion of the Room Lottery Process, the Student Life Office will begin to accept wishlist requests. Students submit a wishlist form, requesting a change in their fall housing. When completing this form, students should be broad on their "wishes" to increase their chances of a possible change. Submitting a wish does not guarantee a change (Wishlist: pg. 6).
What do I do if I plan to be a commuter?
If a student plans to be a commuter from home, they must contact the Student Life Office and complete a housing release form. They cannot participate in any of the room selection processes.
If I do not plan to return or will withdraw from Saint Michael’s College, what steps do I take?
Contact Joan Wry, Associate Academic Dean or John Sheehey at the Registrar's Office, both located in Founders Hall.
Who do I contact with other questions?
The RA or RD of your building, or the AD of your area.