Room Selection & Lottery

Room selection for returning students occurs during the Spring semester. All accounts must be reconciled with Student Financial Services in order to participate in the Room Selection process. All students will receive information regarding room selection processes and procedures during the spring semester.

Room Occupancy Policies

  • Only students who are enrolled full-time at the college may occupy a room.
  • A student who is no longer enrolled full-time at the college or found not attending classes must remove all personal effects from the residence halls and return residence hall keys within 24 hours.
  • Rooms shall not be occupied by fewer or more than the number of students stipulated by the college.
  • If a student is living in a room that is not completely filled (i.e. has vacant beds), the Residence Life Office may fill this vacancy at any time. Students with vacancies in their rooms are expected to work with Residence Life staff to fill the vacancy as quickly as possible.
  • There will be no refund of room charges to a student who withdraws, is suspended, or is dismissed from college during a term or to a student who remains in college but changes from resident to commuter status.
  • Students agree to refrain from using or permitting the use of any portion of the premises for any purpose other than as an orderly study and living area, to keep the premises in a clean and sanitary condition, and to comply with all College policies, police regulations, laws and health procedures with respect to the premises.
  • The college reserves the right to change or cancel room assignments of students in the interest of health, security, discipline, improvement of the educational environment, or the general welfare of students.
  • The college reserves the right to impose certain restrictions including but not limited to restrictions on where or with whom students live, in the interest of health, security, discipline, improvement of the educational environment, or the general welfare of students.

Room Assignments & Room Changes

Room changes may not occur during the first and last two weeks of each semester. Additional room change restrictions may occur during the Room Selection period. Any student requesting a room change must first discuss the need for a change with the RA. The RA will attempt to resolve conflicts occurring between roommates. If a need persists, the Residence Life professional staff will address the concerns. Any room change made without permission and written confirmation from the Residence Life Office will be considered an unauthorized room change. Disciplinary action may result from unauthorized room changes or violations of the Room Selection and Room Occupancy policies.

Residence Hall Keys

All students are required to pick up their residence hall keys and to keep them on their person at all times. The college strongly encourages every student to keep room and suite doors locked. An exterior building key, MSC (Mail Stop Code) key, and individual room key will be issued to residents of each hall as appropriate. If you lose a key, report the loss to Facilities Services immediately. Facilities Services will issue the student a replacement key and give the student 72 hours to find and return their lost key. If a student finds and returns the key within that time frame, they will only be charged the $15 replacement cost. If a student does not return the key within 72 hours, they will be charged a $275 replacement key fee and the locks will be changed on that door. At the end of the academic year, students must return room and exterior building keys, but keep MSC keys. Only graduating seniors, students changing their residency status to commuter or off campus, and students permanently leaving the college return MSC keys at the end of the year. Students will be charged $275 if they do not turn in their mail key. If room and exterior building keys are not returned at the end of the year, the student will be charged key replacement fees as appropriate.