Housing Selection 2018-2019

The housing selection process for the 2019-20 school year starts in the Spring Semester. If you have additional questions regarding any part of the housing selection process, please feel free to stop by the Campus Life Office.

New for 2019-2020

New Housing Software

We have implemented a new housing software that will allow students to fill out housing applications on line, design profiles for other students to view when looking for a roommate, choose housing assignments online, and much more.  The portal students will use is called Self-Service and there will be training sessions and tabling so that students will learn how to use it. Here is a step by step instruction for using Self-Service.

New Gender Inclusive Housing Policy

During the Fall Semester, members of the Residence Life Office worked with students, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the campus Title IX Coordinator, and the Vice President for Student Affairs to develop a Gender Inclusive Housing Policy. Learn more about the Gender Policy!

2019-2020 Housing Rates

Category 19-20 Rates Description
Single $6,870 Any Single Space
Multiple $5,940 Double & Triples
House $6,410 Any House Spaces
Suite $7,650 Gault Schoolhouse

Important Dates

Date Event Location Time
January 14th-February 1st ALL Student Sign into Self-Service to sign their Housing and Dining Agreement Self-Service  
Tuesday, January 22nd – Thursday, January 24th Tabling during lunch Lowry 11 am- 1 pm
Friday, January 25th Off-Campus Exemption (.pdf) and Housing Accommodation Applications Due Off Campus -Campus Life Office
Housing Accommodations-Learning Center/APEX
5:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29th & Thursday, January 31st Housing Information Session Lean Lecture Hall 2:30 pm
Monday, February 4th Students will receive their housing selection numbers Wooster email  
Monday, February 11th Housing Accommodation & Off-Campus Exemption decisions released Wooster email  
Wednesday, February 13th All Gender Community Housing Applications Due Self-Service  
Monday, February 18th Luce World Language & Culture Suites and All Program Housing Applications Due (WVN, Campus Houses, and Permanent Charter) Self-Service  
Wednesday, February 20th All Gender Community Housing Selection Self-Service  
Sunday, February 24th Program House Interviews Lowry Center 118 & 120 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Tuesday, February 26th Luce World Language & Culture Suites & Program House decisions released Wooster email  
Wednesday, February 27th Senior Specialized space availability released Wooster email  
Friday, March 1st First Generation Student Housing Option & Admissions Host Applications Due Self-Service 5:00 pm
Monday, March 4th Senior Specialized Applications Due Self-Service  
Wednesday, March 6th Senior Specialized Selection Self-Service 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Friday, March 8th Program House Rosters Due Campus Life Office 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26th Admissions Host Program decisions released Wooster email  5:00 pm
Friday, March 29th Greek Housing Applications Due Self-Service 5:00 pm
Monday, April 1st Single Room Applications Due Self-Service 5:00 pm
Monday, April 1st Greek Housing Placement Released Group President Wooster email  
Wednesday, April 3rd Single Room Selection Self-Service 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 4th - Friday, April 12th Roommate Selection Self-Service  
Friday April 5th Greek Housing Rosters Due Self-Service 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16th - Thursday, April 18th General Housing Selection Self-Service TBD

Conduct Checks During the Housing Selection Process

There are some living options that require students to be in good conduct standing to live in the space. These processes include Wooster Volunteer Network Program Houses, Campus Program Houses, Permanent Charter student housing, and Senior Specialized housing. When students sign a House Roster, Grade/Judicial Release, and Agreement form, they are agreeing to commit to the program if it is accepted. The agreement form also states that students understand that the Office of Residence Life will be checking their conduct record during the selection process. The conduct check will be performed by a Residence Life staff member and that information will be kept confidential.

If it is determined that a student does not meet the requirements to live in the housing option, the Residence Life Office will contact the individual directly to notify them. The student will have the opportunity to follow up with Residence Life to discuss the process. It will also be the student’s responsibility to notify the group that they can no longer be on the roster for the program.

Information obtained during the conduct check process will be evaluated annually. If a student is not able to participate in a house process one year, it does not mean that they are exempt from participating in a house roster in the future.


When does the housing selection process start?

It already has! Applications are available now. Students should begin the process of deciding what kind of housing they would like to apply for, as well as who they want to live with. We will also have Residence Life staff available at Information Sessions and Tabling in Lowry to answer questions (see timetable above).

What if I cannot see the application in Self-Service?

If you cannot see applications in Self-Service during the Housing Selection period, you likely need to complete your Housing and Dining Agreement. Once your Housing and Dining Agreement is complete, then it will open up the remaining Applications for the 2019-2020 Academic year. If you have completed your Housing and Dining Agreement and still do not see available applications, please contact the Residence Life Office.

What is a housing selection number?

Housing selection numbers are randomly assigned to each class cohort. Numbers truly are random; no priority is given based upon GPA, credits earned, or any other reason. Rising seniors do have priority in choice. Rising Seniors will have a number ranging from 1000-1999, rising Juniors 2000-2999, rising Sophomores 3000-3999. We recommend that transfer students confirm their class year with the registrar before selection begins. If you do not receive a postcard in the mail in early February with your room selection number, please contact the Residence Life Office.

What options do I have for housing?

Students have the option of the following types of housing: single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, program and Wooster Volunteer Network houses, suites in the Schoolhouse, Luce World Language and Culture suites, Senior Specialized, First Generation Housing Community, Admissions Hosts, All Gender Housing, and Greek Housing. There is a separate housing application for most housing options.

How do my friends and I get in a house?

Most students who live in houses have a commitment to a service agency. Houses are available to two different types of groups: Wooster Volunteer Network (WVN) and Campus Programs. WVN house will work with an agency outside of the College of Wooster along with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to do service in the community. Program Houses will provide programming to the College of Wooster campus community and work with the Residence Life Office. All students interested in living in a Campus Program or WVN House will need to complete the application online.

Senior students wishing to live in locations like the Fairlawn, Henderson, East End Apartments, as well as some other smaller houses (2-10 students), may also apply for Senior Specialized Housing. This option is open to Senior students only.

How do I get a single room?

Students can express interest in a single room by submitting an application. Applications are put in housing selection number order and students will be invited to the selection process based upon the available number of rooms.

Do I get to pick my roommate?

Absolutely! After your first year, you get to choose you who live with. You are able to search for roommates in the roommate selection section of Self-Service. You can also do an advanced search according to your living preferences and find other students with similar preferences. If you don't have a roommate preference, that is okay too- a roommate will be assigned to you.

What should I do if I have more questions?

Your Senior/Resident Assistant (S/RA) can be a great resource for you! Reach out to them and ask your questions! You can also feel free to stop by the Campus Life Office (Lowry ground floor) and talk with any Residence Life staff member.