Housing Selection Process

Step 1: Sign Up for Housing Selection

Sign up for a housing lottery number on StarRez, between December 18th - January 23th. 

  • Login to the StarRez Portal
  • On the top of the page click on "Student Housing Application" 
  • Select Academic year 2015-2016
  • Complete sections 1-6 on the application.  

Completing this process will get you signed up to participate in Housing Selection. There is no cost to sign up to participate. You are only charged if you or your group leader selects housing.

See the Step 1 video tutorial.

Step 2: Learn More About Housing Selection

Attend a housing info session, table, or tour. There are several opportunities for you to learn all about housing selection.  see the full schedule.

Step 3: Sign Up for a Group

Groups signups will take place between January 26th - February 6. 

  • Login to the StarRez Portal
  • On the top of the page click on "Student Housing Application"
  • Select Academic year 2015-2016. 
  • From here you will now see the option to Create and Manage a Group available to you. 
  • With your group determine who will be your Group Leader, this person is the one that will select housing for the entire group during housing selection.
  • Group leaders should request members of the group to join them. 
  • Group members need to log in to the system and accept the invite from their group leader.
  • When group is fully formed with all group members accepting, the group leader needs to log into the system and click "verify group". 

Everyone must form a group to participate, even if you are trying for a stand alone single room.   Group sizes range from 8 students down to 1 student.  If you are trying to get into a location that has apartments or suites for a group of students, you must have a full group to sign up for these locations.  When forming a group you should be knowledgeable about the types of spaces that are available for each group size.

Throughout the process we will have opportunities to meet potential group members, see the schedule.  You may also join the 2015-2016 Roommate Search Facebook group to look for other students.

Step 4: Receive your Housing Selection Day and Time

You will receive your Housing Selection number on February 9th, and your group should make a plan. Talk to friends and decide what options you may want to pursue during selection, see our upperclass options.  Make sure to create backup plans that you will be comfortable with. 

In order to help you plan if your group may need to consider other size options, we will be communicating with groups during this week should there be too many groups of a certain size or type.  

Step 5: Select Housing

How you actually choose your room, and how we establish priorities has changed this year as well.  We are moving the process online over a full week.  Our goal in making these changes are to make the process more fair for all students while still allowing students to have preference based on class standing.  Housing selection will be progress by room occupancy size and time slots within each section will be determined by an average of the WPI earned and currently attempted credits within the group as recorded in Bannerweb. 

The timeslots will be determined based on the number of groups that sign up for each group size and then allowing a new set of groups into the system every 15 minutes within a timeblock.  The amount of groups allowed in, as well as the times, will be published on February 9th.

  • February 16th Morning, 8 person suites/apartments, Founders Hall
  • February 16th Afternoon, 7 person suites/apartments, Ellworth/Fuller Apartments
  • February 17th Morning, 6 person suites/apartments, Founders Hall
  • February 17th Afternoon, 5 person suites/apartments, Ellsworth/Fuller Apartments
  • February 18th All Day, 4 person suites/apartments, Founders Hall, East Hall, Faraday Hall
  • February 19th Morning, 3 person rooms/suites/apartments, Fuller Apartments, 26 Hackfeld, Salisbury Estates (Tentative)
  • February 19th Afternoon, 1 & 2 person rooms/studios, East Hall, Fuller Apartments, Faraday Hall, Founders Hall,16 Elbridge, 22 Schussler, 25 Trowbridge, 26 Hackfeld

Step 6: Confirm Housing/Meal Plan

If you are not the leader of your group, once your group leader has selected housing you must go into the system to confirm your Meal Plan selection and confirm your housing assignment.  If you do not confirm your housing assignment, but your group leader selected housing for you on your behalf, you are still bound to your housing contract. 

 
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