Singles

Single rooms are available to students via the lottery selection process. They are selected by the lowest lottery number.

If you wish to have a single room but do not obtain one through housing selection, you may put your name and preferences on a waiting list at the Campus Life Office, or fill out the form online. Students who desire a single room must register with the Housing Coordinator prior to departing the campus for the summer break. Seniority on the single room wait list is determined by lottery number until the end of the academic year. After that date, seniority is still by class, but new names are added to the bottom of each class year's list in order by date. Incoming freshmen cannot be added to the single room wait list. Individuals who do not have lottery numbers will also be added to the bottom of each class year list in order of sign up with the Housing Office.

Doubles

If you plan to live in a double room, assume that you will have a roommate throughout the academic year.  This is true even if your roommate takes a leave of absence, participates in an off-campus study program, or withdraws.  Should you end up in a double room alone, you are encouraged to find a roommate of your own choice. You cannot sign up for a double room for all three terms unless you have a roommate for all three terms. Double rooms are selected by the lowest lottery number of the roommate pair.

If you do not have a roommate for the coming year, you may attend the "Meet Your Future Roommate" activity. You may also contact the Housing Office for a listing of others who are looking for roommates.

Take time to meet with your prospective roommate(s) before making a final decision. Even if you are planning to room with a close friend, it is worth your time to discuss lifestyle preferences and concerns. If you need assistance with the process of selecting a roommate, please contact your Residence Hall Director.

There is a double room wait list for pairs of students who did not get a double in the hall of their choice.  Seniority on the double room wait list is determined by the lowest lottery number of the roommate pair until the end of the academic year. After that date, seniority is still by class, but new names are added to the bottom of each class year's list in order by date. Individuals who do not have lottery numbers will also be added to the bottom of each class year list in order of sign up with the Housing Office.

Suites/quads/triples

Suites, quads and triples are selected on the basis of the average of all lottery numbers for all three terms. One representative for each group must be at the Suite, Quad & Triple selection at the appropriate time with signed Housing Contracts of all the potential occupants. No suite, quad or triple will be assigned to fewer than four occupants (three for triples) for all three terms. All of the housing needs for ALL parties involved MUST be fulfilled through any type of combination.

Squatting

Students wishing to stay in the same room next year will have the option to do so, with the following restrictions:

  • A student in a double must retain the same roommate.
  • No student will be allowed to remain in a double room alone.
  • Students wishing to stay in the same room must be on campus all three terms in order to squat.
  • Students may not squat in Hiett Hall or any small residence (including 300 S. Meade, 813 E. John or Draheim), suite, quad, or a triple.
  • Squatting room assignments are determined by the student's assigned housing in Voyager as of noon Friday, May 15th, 2015. To verify your correct assignment, please log onto Voyager, click on "Personal Information" and click on "View Address(es) and Phone(s)."
  • FAQ: If I'm squatting, can I leave my belongings in my room over the summer? No, you must still move out and check out of your room at the end of spring term. Many rooms are accessed over the summer for a variety of reasons, and all rooms need to be empty so they can be cleaned and so proper maintenance procedures can be accomplished during the summer months.

Off-campus

Students taking a leave of absence will be guaranteed housing when they return. These students must contact the Housing Coordinator to arrange for a new housing assignment.

I am going to be off campus for a term, or I have selected a housing assignment in a group house and need additional housing in addition to this selection. How does this affect my housing situation?

If you anticipate that you will be away from the Appleton campus for one or more terms during the next academic year, or you have signed up to live in a formal group or theme house for a portion of that year, you can choose housing at the END of single or double room selection. If you fulfill the Combination Rule, you may pick in the general lottery according to your lottery number.

Click here to see the Combination Rule.

Combination List - students who need housing for 1 or 2 terms

Click here for more detailed information for students planning to study off campus or live in a formal group/theme house for one or two terms next year.

Freshmen/transfer students

Incoming first-year students (freshmen and transfers) for the upcoming academic year do not follow this process but will be notified of their housing assignment via their Voyager account in late July. For additional information for new students, please click here!

Gender Neutral Housing

In order to provide a range of housing options to our students, gender neutral housing is available to continuing students and is part of the regular housing selection process.  Gender neutral housing can be found in all of Hiett Hall, Brokaw Hall, and Big and Small Exec.  Some formal group and theme houses also have gender neutral housing, which is determined by the residents of the house.  Gender neutral suites are selected during the suite/quad/triple selection process, held May 19, 2015.  Gender neutral double rooms are selected at double room selection on May 28, 2015.

Substance-free housing

Kohler Hall, the substance-free hall, is part of the regular single and double room selection process. Students wishing to live in substance-free housing should go to the Kohler Hall table during the appropriate selection sessions once their lottery number is called. Only those students who agree to abide by the substance-free policy will be housed in Kohler Hall. Please do not participate in this room selection if you are not willing to abide by the rules of a substance-free hall. Use of tobacco products, alcohol, or other controlled substances is prohibited in all areas of the hall, both public and private, including student rooms.

Rooming with a Japanese student through Waseda

Our Waseda program will continue this year. Students interested in having a Japenese student roommate should attend the information session on May 14, 2015 or contact the Campus Life Office. Information on the program details, requirements, and roles will be shared, as well as insights from current domestic roommates of Waseda students. Please think about this exciting opportunity to enrich your Lawrence residential experience!

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