About Fall Housing

Fall Housing Requirements

All students participating in Fall Room Draw must register by the application 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 apply but don't meet the criteria, you will be notified that you are not eligible by email. Rising sophomores, whose dplans are pending, and those with dplan change petitions pending, will be allowed to go through Room Draw, with their assignment confirmation dependent upon their dplan becoming an "R" for the fall.

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

Living Learning Communities

Please see the Living Learning website for details about each community and its residency expectations. 

LLC room assignments for fall term are made by hand, rather than through online selection. Assignments are 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.


The cost of living in an on-campus or Summit apartment is the same as living in other on-campus residences. Students in roommate groups for the apartments can belong to different House Communities.

  • Maxwell & Channing Cox - 4-person apartments (all private bedrooms) with 1 bathroom
  • Ledyard Apartments - 4-person apartments (1 double & 2 singles) with 1 bathroom, one 3-person apartment (double & single) with 1 bathroom
  • North Park Apartments (7 & 9 Ivy Lane, 10, 16, 18, 20, 22 & 24 North Park Street) - a few single apartments (studio style) with 1 bathroom, 4-person apartments (all private bedrooms) with 2 bathrooms
  • Summit on Juniper - single apartments (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom), one 3-person apartment (3 private bedrooms, 2 bathrooms), 2-person apartment (2 private bedrooms, 2 bathrooms), 4-person apartment (4 private bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)

To be eligible for an apartment, you must be part of a roommate group that can fill all the beds in the apartment. The student with the best housing priority number should create the group for the roommate(s) to join.  All members must have completed applications (a confirmation email is sent when an application is completed).  If you are going for one of the single apartments, you do not need to be part of a roommate group.  

Roommate groups can be deleted or changed at any point up until an apartment is selected.  Should you not select an apartment, you can (if applicable) delete the roommate group and start over for your House Community.

If you select an apartment through the Apartment Room Draw, the assignment is for fall term. When winter term housing information is released in late September, and spring term information in mid-January, you need to confirm if you plan to return to the apartment. 

If you enter the Apartment Room Draw but are not able to secure an apartment, you will receive a time slot to try and select a room in your House Community Room Draw.

Housing Accommodations/Adjustments

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 application by April 5, 2023.  If you have not applied before, or if your documentation has expired, be sure your medical care provider submits the Application for Housing Accommodations/Adjustments form to the Housing Office by April 5, 2023  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. Applications are reviewed by Student Accessibility Services. Students approved for a Housing Accommodation/Adjustment are assigned appropriate housing by the Housing Office and will be notified of their assignment by April 21, 2023.

We are revising the housing accommodations and adjustments for religious needs process.  The new practice will go into effect starting with the fall and summer, 2023 terms; additional details will be provided here and in the information emailed to students about fall and summer housing. The deadline for this process will be April 5, 2023.

Greek Housing

If you plan to live in your Greek organization's residential space, you must work with your Greek house to confirm your space on the house roster. The final roster is due into the Housing Office on April 13, 2023. If you are on the roster you must sign your contract rider on DartHub, Housing StarPortal by April 20, 2023. 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.

House Communities

If you who want to live in your House Community you will indicate this preference on your housing application. For details on room types and designations please visit your House Community page.

How Room Draw Works

Things to Remember!

  • You must have enough people in your roommate group to fill all the beds in the room. For example, to select a double you must have two people in your roommate group, to select a single you cannot be in a roommate group with one or more people.
  • Everyone in a roommate group must have a complete housing application and not already be assigned through an earlier process.
  • If you are going through your House Room Draw, all members of a roommate group must belong to your House Community.
  • Your assignment is for the fall term. You must confirm your housing plans for the winter and spring terms through the Housing Intent/Application for each relevant term.
  • If you need to create, change, or add to a roommate group you can do this at any time prior to and including your Room Draw timeslot. REMEMBER – the person with the best priority number/timeslot should be the "Group Leader" for any roommate group.  Only the group leader can select a room and they will assign anyone else in their group

Timeslots: Your time-slot is the date and time you will be able to access the room selection pages in the Housing Portal. Apartment time-slots will be sent on Monday, April 10th. House Community time-slots will be sent on Friday, April 21st. We start each room selection at 4pm and continue until all timeslots have completed for that process or all rooms have been selected. When your timeslot opens, to access Room Draw go to Dart Hub Housing-StarPortal link and select your Fall Application. You will have access to the Room Selection area starting at the beginning of your timeslot. When you get to the Online Room Selection page, click on "building" on the right-hand side to get started. Follow the instructions on the page to go through and select your room. Remember: everyone gets a timeslot, even if you are part of a roommate group. This way if roommate groups change, everyone still has a time they can access the portal. When your timeslot opens, you and others with the same timeslot gain access to the selection pages. If you do not select a room within that 10-minute timeslot, you retain access to the pages, however another group of students also gain access to select.

Vacancy List: The vacancy list will be available on DartHub under the Room Draw Vacancy Report (you can find this using the search function or by going to the Housing and Campus Services tiles).  You will receive an email the morning of your Room Draw, when it becomes available.

Cancellation Policy: Your assignment is binding – if you select a room, you cannot cancel your housing and try for a different room. Cancellations received after a room is selected until July 17th are subject to a $250 cancellation fee. After the 17th the fee increases to $500. The fee is automatically waived if you are accepted to an off-campus program or transfer/exchange term after Room Draw.

Housing Waitlist:  What happens if I don't get a room?  Don't panic!  If you are a member of the class of 2026 and apply to the Fall Waitlist by May 16th and remain an "R" for the fall (registered for classes here in Hanover) you are guaranteed housing. Rising Juniors and Seniors will be placed after rising sophomores and are not guaranteed housing. The Waitlist will be available on DartHub, Housing StarPortal on April 28th and is due May 16th.  

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.