The majority of rising sophomores (students with less than 3 semesters completed by the end of the Fall term) will select housing during the summer into traditional doubles and remaining single rooms. Sophomores will have the ability to keep (squat) their room during summer selection, if it is still available prior to summer sophomore housing selection. Rising sophomores have the opportunity to apply for Residential Learning Communities during the Spring semester. Rising sophomores will also be able to apply for block housing (a process by which 4-6 individuals can apply to live in rooms in a cluster near each other). Applications for block housing selection will be granted on a space available basis over the summer, prior to sophomore housing selection.
Rising sophomores will also have a limited ability to participate in apartment and suite selection if they are part of a junior or senior application (for more information see juniors/seniors section). In the event rising juniors and seniors do not fill all available apartments there will be a second apartment selection process in the Spring where sophomores will have the opportunity to fill an entirely open apartment.
If you have a special need for housing you can go to /reslife/guide/room_selection_programs/special_accommodations/ to read about the process and download the request form.
Rising Sophomores interested in living in a block of 4-6 people can submit an application to the Office of Residential Life (see Important Dates) by date indicated on the timeline requesting a block of rooms. Awards will be prioritized by semesters completed and best housing priority number. Over the summer, awards will be completed and communicated via email before traditional sophomore selection begins. Anyone submitting an application who is awarded a Block will be housed manually by the Office of Residential Life based upon preferences provided at the time of application. All assignments will be final until the Fall wait list becomes available in late August.
Circle and Garden Apartments
If all apartments are not selected by the end of the February apartment selection process for rising junior/seniors, a second selection may be offered, which will be available for all current students, including sophomores. During the second selection process, sophomores can make up 100 percent of the group.
Specialty Area Selection
Any returning student, including sophomores, can submit an application on HomerConnect to live in a Residential Learning Community. Awards for each community will be published on HomerConnect. Students can select into other specialty areas based on space availability. Substance Free and Quiet Study require that residents sign an agreement. Please see Important Dates for application due dates and selection.
Sophomores will be eligible to squat their double room as long as the space is available over the summer (see Important Dates) prior to the start of sophomore housing selection into traditional doubles.
Following sophomore squatting, students will log onto HomerConnect to secure a double or triple room in upper years housing (see Important Dates). If singles are available over the summer, sophomores will be able to secure these spaces.
Singles will not be available to rising sophomores through the traditional housing selection process during the Spring semester. If you believe you have a special need for a single, please go to /reslife/guide/room_selection_programs/special_accommodations/ to read about the process and download the request form.