About Fall Housing

** Information about fall housing during the COVID-19 pandemic (currently the 2020-2021 academic year) will be sent to eligible students once those details are determined. **

There are multiple processes for returning students go through to choose their fall term housing.

Fall Housing Requirements

All students participating in Fall Room Selection must register by the registration deadline for the process they are participating in for fall term.

All students who register must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled for fall term.
  • Not already housed for the fall.

If you are registered but don't meet the criteria, you will be notified that you are not eligible.

The Fall housing processes use the DartHub, Housing StarPortal. Registration and selection are all part of the same application, but sections become available based on date. 

House Communities

Students who want to live in their House communities will indicate this preference on their housing application. For details on room types and designations please visit your House community page.

Living Learning Communities

All Living Learning Communities (LLCs) with the exception of stand-alone LLC Houses and the Max Kade German Center and the Hillel LLC, are located in McLaughlin. Please see the Living Learning website for details about each community and its residency expectations. If you would like to prepare your application answers before filling out the housing registration, you can find the application prompts on the website as well.

LLC room assignments for fall term will be made by hand, rather than through online selection. Assignments will be made taking into consideration your LLC preference order, advisor feedback on applications, space available in each community, as well as your roommate group (if you are part of one) and housing priority number.

If accepted to an LLC, you are committed to live in that LLC and are not eligible for other fall housing options.

Housing for Medical/Disability Related Needs

If you have medical and/or disability related need that you believe may impact what room type you need, be sure you have submitted your Fall housing registration by TBD.  If you have not applied before, or if your documentation has expired, be sure your medical care provider submits the Documentation for Accommodation form to the Housing Office by TBD  For a link to the form and more information visit: http://students.dartmouth.edu/residential-life/sites/students_residential_life.prod/files/office_residential_life/wysiwyg/accommodationneeds.pdf. Students approved for Housing for a Medical and/or Disability Related Need are assigned appropriate housing by the Housing Office and will be notified of their assignment by TBD.

Substance Free Housing

Each House Community has a floor or floors designated as substance-free. If substance-free housing is a priority for you, please answer the appropriate question in the Room Draw registration and complete your registration by TBD. Students who answer "yes" to sub-free are committing to an assignment on the floor, should space be available. If you are part of a roommate group, please be sure all members of the group have said "yes" to substance-free and are part of your House Community. We will make the assignments, match up students where necessary, and notify students of their assignments on TBD. We cannot guarantee sub-free housing, but will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Senior Apartments

Apartments for four students (one apartment houses 3 students) are available on the west side of campus in Maxwell and Channing Cox, and the east side of campus in the Ledyard Apartments and the North Park Apartments (10 & 16 North Park Street). The cost of living in an on-campus apartment is the same as living in other on-campus residences. In addition, students in the on-campus undergraduate apartments in these specific locations will be eligible for a on-campus apartment-only dining plan, which will be the least expensive plan available for students living on campus. 

Seniors in roommate groups for the apartments can belong to different House Communities.

Greek Housing

Students must work with their Greek house to confirm their space on the house roster. The final roster is due into the Housing Office on TBD. Students on the roster must sign their contract riders on DartHub, Housing StarPortal by TBD. Each Greek house must be at their required minimum occupancy by then. If they are not, all members of that organization will be prevented from participating in other fall housing processes until the minimum occupancy has been met.

Residential Policies

College residence policies and terms become legally binding when either you receive your room assignment notification or you are notified verbally of your assignment by a Residential Life official, unless you cancel the assignment in writing.