Okay, so I know room selection seems like it’s AGES from now, but I figured I’d give a short update on some of the changes for the upcoming year. I think these were briefly discussed in the Argus last semester…I apologize if this is boring or redundant.
In the past, every class year (aside from new students) has been given the opportunity to form groups of 1-6 people to enter into the housing lottery. This year, things are different…
- Class of ’08 (rising seniors): May create housing groups of 1-6 people.
- Class of ’09 (rising juniors): May create groups of 1-4 people.
- Class of ’10 (rising sophomores): May create groups of 1-2 people.
This may seem strange at first glance, but the Undergraduate Residential Life Committee (URLC) came to this decision after analyzing the availability of class-appropriate housing for each class year. In reality, there is no housing unit that is made specifically for 6 sophomores. Therefore, it creates the unrealistic expectation that 6 people will definitely be living together. The hopes are that this will eliminate the great amount of frustration associated with the housing lottery.
The consequences are that all you ’10ers need to find one really good friend…OR YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN. GASP!
* This post will be of no aid to the class of ’07 in avoiding homelessness. Especially if you’re an art or philosophy major. Sorry.