Housing Selection Facts
#1 - 10 Faraday, our brand-new residence hall, will be opening in Fall 2013 and will be available for selection at housing lottery by Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores. This hall will be similar-style to East Hall, with suites that include kitchens, common rooms, and bathrooms.
#2 - The meal plan you are eligible for in Founders Hall allows you to eat any of your dinners in the Goats Head Pub and get breakfast/lunch from Outtakes store located in the Founders lobby. It also works in all other on-campus dining locations.
#3 - You are not required to be on a meal plan if you live in Ellsworth, Fuller, East, or 10 Faraday, but it is encouraged to choose a residential or commuter meal plan while living in these areas.
#4 - Theme Housing Available – you can bypass lottery by creating a theme living area and applying to live in a house with a group of your friends. Once accepted you will be given a floor plan to assign yourselves (single and double rooms). Some examples of theme housing:
- Based on academic majors (Robotics, Engineering…)
- Social issues/Community Service (Amnesty International, Big Brother/Big Sister, Habitat for Humanity)
- Fun stuff (Medieval, Foodie, Intramural Sports, Film Critics, Pep Band)
#5 -Internet service (speed and reliability) on campus is something that is regularly cited as a huge perk from students that choose to move off campus.
#6 - If you live in WPI housing you never have to worry about paying your roommates rent if they bail on you.
#7 Lottery numbers will be assigned by class year, meaning that Seniors have first preference, however don’t worry Sophomores, with 258 additional spaces and no class restrictions on upperclass buildings we have plenty of space to fit everyone!
#8 - Student satisfaction surveys have shown that students feel much safer living on campus, where card access is required to get into buildings or apartments.
#9 - Res-Services is creating “flex-spaces” for lottery! Although it is still preferable to have a group of people to “pull” into a space, we will have “flex suites/apartments” that you can select at Lottery Night as an individual. Flex spaces will be designated as male or female and you will be able to select a space without having a group.
#10 - Class year restictions are being removed from housing such as 10 Faraday and East Hall, so if the space is available when it comes up in lottery, you can select it, regardless of class year.
#11 - We will be having one night for housing lottery this year on February 21st, all housing is up, and all students in the lottery will be able to choose their housing.
#12 - With the addition of 10 Faraday we will have close to 1000 upperclass spaces available on campus, which means if you want housing, there is a very good chance an accomodation you desire will be available to you through the lottery.
#13 – Founders residents will enjoy brand new kitchenettes in their suites which are being installed this summer. They will feature a microwave, refrigerator, counter space, and cabinets.
#14: To participate in housing selection you must sign up on bannerweb between January 15th-February 7th, click on “surveys” and fill out the housing survey. This will ensure you get a lottery number for housing selection.
#15: You have 3 chances to tour available housing options.
- January 30th, 7pm
- February 2nd, 11am
- February 5th, 8pm
#16: Housing Info Sessions are offered in the Campus Center and East Hall:
- January 24th, 4pm (East)
- January 29th, 12pm (Hagglund)
- January 30th, 5pm (Hagglund)
#17: We will have a cost freeze on Founders Hall this year. Other housing on campus will be increasing by no more than 3.4%.
#18: There is no risk to sign up for housing selection. You are only billed if you select housing on Lottery Night.
#19: Founders Hall will feature newly renovated Tech Suites in each of the 4 lounges in the building.
#20: Upperclass Residents will once again enjoy residential parking lots close to their buildings. 10 Faraday residents have a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building.