Housing Selection Overview

New students who have not participated in our room selection process should pay special attention to this information concerning housing selections for the next academic year. Students choose rooms according to Housing Selection Guidelines and their cumulative hours and gpa earned at the end of their previous Fall semester at H-SC. Therefore, the better your academic performance, the better choice you will have for housing. Any questions may be directed to the Office of Student Affairs at (434) 223.6317. Please note that ALL housing is contingent on a student registering for Fall courses during his registration period.

ESTIMATED Room Rates and actual figures are listed at Tuition and Fees. Double and single room rental rates are the same in residence halls and apartments.

Housing Selection Process: 2017-18 Housing Selection Calendar

Mid-January: Off Campus - paper applications (32 available slots) will be sent to campus boxes of qualifed rising seniors (see the guidelines for selection criteria or the above calendar for due dates). Students should not sign a lease with a third-party landlord until they secure one of these individual slots. Students may not "pull" anyone to live with them off-campus.  ONLY students who secure one of the 32 slots may reside off campus.

Late JanuaryHousing Policy Exemption forms due in Blake A prior to February 1 include:

    • 5th year seniors (transcript required),
    • Non-traditional students (age 24 or older)
    • Students commuting from their parent or guardian's home
    • Qualified students requesting to "squat"* their current room.  (Forms available in Blake A only)
    • Married students who live off campus with their spouses or seek on-campus housing must make arrangements through the Office of Student Affairs. Incoming students should indicate this request on the New Student Housing Questionnaire by June 1. Generally, married students live in the Blake Apartments, when available, or off campus.  

No forms will be accepted after February 1. STUDENTS MUST RE-APPLY EACH YEAR FOR ANY EXEMPTION.

February: housing applications and housing assignment rosters are due in the Office of Student Affairs

These include:

    • Fraternity housing rosters submitted to the Office of Student Affairs by house managers are accepted as final housing assignments and cannot be changed.
    • Sophomore or Junior paper applications and awards
    • Theme Housing paper applications and new Theme Housing awards. Changes in the Theme Housing process include mandatory attendance at the annual Housing Information Meeting by groups interested in applying for a Theme house. Theme applications and room rosters are only available from the Dean at the meeting.
    • Returning or second year rosters for Theme Housing.  Names of the newly elected Chairman of the Student Court and Student Body President and their roommates. All submissions received by the Office of Student Affairs are accepted as final housing assignments and cannot be changed.


March: following Spring Break

  • Specialty Housing: in 2017 paper applications will be made available for specific College-owned cottages and apartments. (32 Traditional Off Campus slots are no longer part of this process.  This application process takes place in January after the semester begins)   Completed applications for each cottage or apartment must be submitted to Dean Ramsay by 2PM the day it is due.  Awards are based on the student in the group with the highest cumulative hours and gpa earned at the end of the previous Fall semester at H-SC.
  • Regular Housing: Selections take place after Spring Break when Specialty Housing selections have concluded according to the brackets found in the Guidelines. These include housing in Regular Residence Halls (Venable Hall, B Dorm, Johnson Hall, Hampden-House Units, Carpenter Z, and Carpenter Y ground floor.) Students remaining unhoused after these selections end will automatically be placed on a TBA (to be assigned) waitlist. Each student will get an e-mail concerning his housing options and meal plan selection. Transfer students, who enter in January, may select during their hours bracket at the All Men's Average of 2.84.
  • After July 1, assigned students may view their room and or roommate assignment on the TigerWeb Student Life portal. If you are still unassigned, please keep checking the website. Unhoused students will be assigned as soon as possible according to availability.