This page is intended to give you a brief overview of the Room Selection. Detailed information for internal audiences is available on our Intranet Site. Students can log on using their network username (with ad\) and password. Important dates and information related to Room Selection will also be sent out to students via campus mail and email. If you have any questions about our website or the Room Selection processes, please don't hesitate to contact our office.
What is Room Selection and how does it work?
Room Selection is the process through which returning students select housing for the next academic year. There are many parts to room selection including Pre-Selection, Senior Majority and regular Room Selection. Students can also apply for Intentional Living Community and special conditions.
Students are issued selection numbers that are assigned to individuals randomly within their cohort group ( the group of women that began college in the same year).
To select housing at your best selection time you must have a full group for fall semester- if you want to select a double you need two people, if you want a four person apartment you need to have four for fall, etc.
If you do not have a complete group, you would select housing at the end of the night, after all full groups have gone. If you need to find a roommate check the public folders to find others also looking for roommates.
Please read info about each process below and be sure to click on the PDF to the right with the newsletter for your cohort group for full details about room selection!
All Students Living On Campus in 2013-2014 must complete a CSB Selection Participation Form
The 2013 Room Selection Participation Form is required from all campus residents. In order to participate in room selection you must complete a participation form. Those who will be abroad in the fall will be contacted later in spring term to complete the participation form and give us information about your preference for housing in the spring of 2014. Seniors living off campus and the juniors approved to live off campus will not need to complete the participation form. Selection numbers will be released early March to those who complete the form by the deadline at 4:00 pm on February 28th. You will not be able to pick your housing without a completed participation form.
Pre-selection is a process for certain living options on campus including all suites, campus owned houses, 6 person apartments and one person apartments. It works just like room selection in that it is based on cohort group using the selection number you will receive for room selection. If you don't obtain housing in pre-selection you will be notified that you did not get the housing you requested so that you can participate in the regular room selection process. Students visit the CSB Intranet Site for more information!
Students who are part of the rising senior cohort (the coming academic year will be their fourth year in college) will be able to select housing through Senior Majority, before regular Room Selection starts. Senior Majority Selection will take place on February 28th (for two person apartments and single rooms) and March 12th (for four person apartments). Living Groups with the majority of residents in the rising senior cohort will need to sign up for Senior Majority. Groups are assigned a single selection time based on the best selection number in their living group - preregistration is required to participate in the process. Again, pre-registation is required to participate in the process. Groups with all members in the rising senior cohort have priority over groups with 3 members in the rising senior cohort and 1 in the rising junior cohort. Students can find full details and links to registration forms at the CSB intranet site!
Intentional Living Community
This process allows living groups to form to serve a specific reason and purpose beyond just being roommates. In the past communities have formed around themes such as sustainable living, language, and health and wellness. Proposals for Intentional Living Communities must be turned in to Residential Life Office. If the proposals are not accepted, the students will be automatically put back in to the regular Room Selection process. Intentional living communities are mainly offered the on campus houses; however, groups may request assignment to other areas, except College Avenue Apartments, the New Centennial Commons Complex and Lottie Suites due to the limited number and high demand of these housing options.
Single Room Selection Process
Rising Sophomore Students who wish to select a single residence hall room must pre-register to participate in this process by March 14. The Single Room Selection Process will take place on March 19th. This process was formed based on feed back from past room selections. Any student not able to pick a single will have approximately two weeks to formulate a new plan for housing. We will also offer a waiting list for those not able to select a single room. Note: Juniors/Seniors who wish to select a single room may do so on the General Room Selection Night for Juniors/Seniors on March 14th.
If a student has a special medical condition or other special needs, she must complete a Request for Accommodation (available from the Residential Life Website) and obtain requested letters of support no later than Wednesday, February 20th . The Request and supporting materials should clearly demonstrate the correlation of the request with the need for accommodation though pre-assignment or special housing that cannot be secured through the Room Selection process. You will also need a letter of support from a board certified medical/mental health professional that clearly supports your need for the specific housing assignment. Consideration for accommodation or special assignment will be based on demonstrated needs, not wants - we will review what accommodation is needed and make an offer for assignment based on the demonstrated need. Requests must be received by February 20th to receive an accommodation.
What if I'm studying abroad?
Congratulations for this great achievement! You will have a chance to indicate that in your CSB Housing Survey. If you are studying abroad during...
- Fall of 2013
You will not go through the Room Selection processes. Our office will contact you before the end of this academic year with information regarding your housing when you come back from abroad.
- Spring of 2014
You will go through the Room Selection processes as usual. Our office will contact you about cancelling your housing for the spring semester in October 2013.
What are the housing options available to students?
Please check out Living Options for more information, including room layouts and amenities.