Where Do I Start?
February 8–18, 2013
1. Fill out your House Decision Form.
If you have decided to stay in your house, jump to Step 4.
This form is to determine if you would like to leave your house or stay in your house.
House Decision Forms will be available to all students who are juniors, sophomores or first-years through BannerWeb. You will need to know your user ID and PIN to access your House Decision Form. If you do not know your user ID and PIN please contact User Support Services, Stoddard Hall 23, ext. 4487, to fill out an application for notification of your user ID and PIN.
On this form, you will have two choices:
- Remain in current house: If you wish to return to the house you currently live in, select this option. You will be added to the house roster and have nothing more to do until room draw in April.
- Enter the lottery: If you would like to live in another house other than the one you currently live in, select this option. You will be entered into the housing lottery and (later) assigned a lottery number. Then come back to BannerWeb during your access time to continue in the lottery process by completing your House Choice Form where you will also see the house quotas and receive your house lottery number (not room draw number).
Access to the Form
The Office of Residence Life is encouraging students to use the schedule below when entering their choice on BannerWeb to avoid delays and congestion on the server. Ada Comstock scholars can enter their house decisions at any time during these dates.
|February 8–18||Ada Comstock Scholars|
|February 8–11||Classes 14J and 14|
|February 12–15||Classes 15J and 15|
|February 16–18||Classes 16J and 16|
March 1–15, 2013
2. Fill out the House Choice Form if you are leaving your current house.
This form asks you to pick your top five houses on campus. If you have chosen to move out of your current house, you will need to go back to BannerWeb during the access schedule to access your House Choice Form. This form allows you to indicate five house preferences.
When you log on to BannerWeb and access your House Choice Form you will be notified of your house lottery number. The range of lottery numbers reflects the number of students in each class who have elected to enter the lottery to change houses. The approximate range of lottery numbers is from 1 to 650 or higher within each class. This is not your room draw number.
March 1–15, 2013
3. When choosing your top five houses, you want to pay close attention to the house quotas.
House quotas are the openings by class year per house. You will have the best chance of receiving an assignment in a house with a large number of openings for students in your class year. The combination of lottery number, available spaces and the number of students interested in a house will determine the likelihood of being assigned one of your house choices.
April 2, 2013
4. You will receive your lottery number via your Smith e-mail.
If you are not going into your current house and did not get into your first five choices, you will be placed in TBA Housing (see FAQs for more information). You do not have to attend room draw if you are placed in TBA. Over the summer we will assign you a room according to what you requested in your House Choice Form. A TBA form will also be mailed to you in the event that you want to add houses to your original choices.
April 9–11, 2013
5. Attend room draw in the Carroll Room.
Lottery information is available at special-interest housing.
If you can't attend room draw, please see information about sending a proxy.