Room Draw

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Each spring we have a room draw in order to place returning students in rooms prior to placing incoming first-year students.

1. Fall Housing Verification

  • Details: All current residence hall residents must complete the Fall Housing verification form. This form indicates your housing plans for the next school year. Even if you are leaving Calvin you MUST complete this form.
  • Link: Fall 2014 housing verification form
  • Date: Form due April 4

2. Specific Hall Room Draw

  • Details: Attend this if you are returning to the same hall where you currently live, OR if you're planning to live with a roommate from another hall in either of your current halls.
  • Location: Women's side of the basement in your hall
  • Date: April 22, 2014

3. All-Hall Room Draw

  • Details: Attend this if you're planning to move to another hall and living with someone who is also not in that residence hall.
  • Location:Meeter Center
  • Date: April 24, 2014 at 9:30pm

4. KE Apartment Selection

  • Details: Attend this if you are a group of 3 or more living in KE next year. For application or more info, stop by the Housing office in the Spoelhof Center. - Due March 3.
  • Location: Commons Lecture Hall
  • Date: Tuesday, March 18

 

Misc. details

Sophomores in KE

  • Details: Due to space and demand concerns, Sophomores will not be permitted to live in the KE apartments next year, except for extenuating circumstances. Please contact Jay Wise, Assistant Dean of Residence Life for more information.

Junior and Seniors Wanting to Live in the Residence Halls

  • Note: Due to space and demand concerns, Juniors and Seniors are unable to live in the residence halls for 2014-2015, except for extenuating circumstances. Please contact Jay Wise, Assistant Dean of Residence Life for more information.

Van Reken Living-Learning

  • Details: Please wait until you have been notified of your acceptance before filling out your housing preference form so we have your most accurate information.
  • Date: Applications due March 3
  • Link: Apply

 

How we prioritize requests

The Room Draw process is designed to give preference to students who wish to return to their current residence hall, and even to their current floor. In addition, there will be a limited number of spaces in each hall for students who want to move from one building to another, depending on demand and the college's policy of balancing numbers of new and returning students in buildings and on floors. The order of priority for rooms, floors, and buildings is determined as listed:

  1. Current residents of a room who remain as roommates have first priority to that room.
  2. Current residents of the same floor (different rooms) who become roommates for next fall will have second priority to open rooms on that floor.
  3. Current residents of the same building (on different floors) who become roommates for next fall will have third priority to specific rooms on either of their two floors where they currently live.
  4. Current residents of the same floor who become roommates but want to move to a different floor will have fourth priority to open rooms on the other floors, behind current residents on that floor.
  5. A resident of one building who wishes to room with someone from a different hall will have fifth priority to open rooms in either of their two floors. Other floors in either of their buildings may be necessary.
  6. Students wishing to room with a specific transfer student or incoming first-year student in the current student’s building will have sixth priority to their current floor. Other floors in the building may be necessary, or other buildings altogether. See RD for special circumstances.
  7. Two residents who become roommates and wish to move to an entirely different building will have last priority to open rooms in that building (if any are available). These students take part in the "All-Hall Room Draw" as outlined above.

Students will always have the opportunity to return to the same building next year depending on roommate choice and as long as they follow the process outlined. For van Reken hall, you must reapply and be accepted to return to your floor. Students who want to guarantee that they will be able to return to their current building should select a roommate from their current building. Students who want to guarantee that they will be able to return to their current floor should select a roommate from their current floor.