You’ve Got Mail: GRS Ranks Now Available, Selection Imminent

Your rank’s up, but ePortfolio won’t load. Freak out anyway.

If you’re like me twenty minutes ago, you might have been wondering why Olin was abuzz with juniors shoving laptops in each others’ faces and texting all of their friends/future housemates. ResLife sent out an email at approximately 5:45 PM alerting students that general room selection (GRS) ranks are available on our Student Portfolios (through Room Selection). The email proceeds to explain that each GRP group is to select its housing according to its rank; the first wave of students, GRS ranks 1 – 136, is to come to Science Center 150 on Monday, April 16. The room selection process starts at 6:00 PM, and you are advised to show up a few minutes early to secure your place:

Click past the jump for the complete email. Jump for joy if you got a good rank.  (On a related note, the author of this post has no sympathy for any of you. I got a GRS number that I didn’t even know existed. #ResDeath)

Hello from ResLife!

The specific nights for GRS ranks have been posted on the on-line room selection site.  They are as follows:

Monday, April 16, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ranks 1 – 136

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ranks 137 – 237

Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ranks 238 – 350

Monday, April 23, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ranks 351 – 460

Monday, April 23, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ranks 461 – 557

Please check-in by going to Science Center 150.  You can begin arriving around 5:45 p.m. Room selection will start at 6:00 p.m.

If you are curious about what a GRS selection night is like or the experience of other students, please take a look at the videos filmed at GRS last year, which explain the process and give advice:
This video is what a typical selection night is like
This video is advice from students who participated last year

It is important that you and your group come prepared to your selection night. Part of the preparation process should be creating plans and making ranked lists of what you have bookmarked.  We have created a preference sheet to help students organize themselves for GRS Selection Nights and you can access the sheet here.

You will have chances to bookmark units and ask questions before making your selection. Please make sure you bookmark as much possible so you and our staff have ample options for you to choose from at your appointment.

This year we have created an “Updates” section on the student portfolio GRS webpage. We will be placing information about changes to the housing stock and access to the GRS Preference Sheet when you visit this page. We just posted calculations regarding the chances groups may have for different housing units. By using this information, you can determine if you need to change your group size.

If you do need to change your group size, you should attend Mix, Mingle, and Merge. Mix, Mingle which will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 5 – 6 p.m. in Daniel Family Commons (note we shortened the time to make it less of a demand on your schedule). It is an event to help connect students with each other in case they need to reconfigure their groups prior to selection to increase their chances of receiving class appropriate housing.

If you cannot be present when your group is called, make sure at least one person from your group is present.  Contact Residential Life if you need to designate a Proxy to select for you. Students should NOT miss an academic class to participate in room selection.

Please contact ResLife if you have any questions at reslife(at)wesleyan(dot)eduor 860-685-3550.

Good luck in the process!

More information about GRS and housing here.

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