Fall 2022 Room Draw FAQs

Commonly asked Q&As

Q: When will I get my time to choose a room?  

A: House Room Draw dates and timeslots will be sent by email on Friday, April 22nd. These are the times you will use to try and select your fall room during your House Community Room Draw during the week of April 25th.

Q: Where do I go on-line to choose my room?  

A: Go to DartHub, Housing: StarPortal and select the Housing Intention & Application. Open up the Fall Application and go to On-Line Selection. You will be able to select a building from a list on the side.

Q: Where do I find a list of open rooms?  

A: The day of your Room Draw an automatically updating list will be available on your DartHub.

Q: When does Room Draw start? 

A: Senior Apartment Room Draw is on Monday, April 11th. East Wheelock and West House Room Draws are on April 26th, Allen and School Houses are on April 27th, and North Park and South Houses are on April 28th.

Q: My first choice is a Senior Apartment, and my second choice is an LLC, what do I do?  

A: You can apply to the LLC and go through Senior Apartment Selection on April 11th. If you get an apartment, your LLC application will be withdrawn.  

Q: I'm interested in a senior apartment, but only if it's in a certain building. Do I have to choose an apartment if I sign up for apartment room draw?  

A: No, you don't have to select an apartment. If they apartment type or location is not available when it's your turn to choose, you can log out and you will then be eligible for your House Community Room Draw (or an LLC, if you applied to one of those programs).

Q: How do I choose a room if I am approved for a housing accommodation or adjustment? 

A: Students who apply and are approved for a housing accommodation or adjustment will be assigned by the Housing Office and sent their assignment details by April 22nd. New or updated Applications for Accommodation and Adjustments are due April 11th, along with the Fall Housing Application, and we will follow up with you to let you know whether or not you are approved typically within 2 business days of receipt of the documentation.

Q: If I applied for an LLC, Senior Apartment and/or a Housing Accommodation/Adjustment and didn't put down House Community as a housing choice on my application, can I still go through my House Room Draw?

A: Yes, if you have not secured housing through an earlier process, you will automatically receive a room selection time-slot for your House Room Draw. 

Q: What if I have another obligation during my timeslot? 

A: If you are not able to get on-line to select your room during your timeslot, you can email the Housing Office one business day before your selection night and ask us to select a room on your behalf. Please use "PROXY" as your subject and provide as extensive a list of your preferred rooms as possible.

Q: If I don't have a roommate and all the singles are gone, can I choose a double or triple and have the Housing Office assign me a roommate?  

A: No, you must have enough people in a roommate group to fill the beds in a room in order to select it. If you are not able to choose a room you can submit a Fall Waitlist application on DartHub, Housing: StarPortal.

Q: What kind of confirmation will I get that I got a room?  

A: At the end of each night we send out an email that confirms your assignment. Your assignment will not be visible on-line.

Q: Is my assignment binding? Can I cancel and try for a different room?  

A: Your assignment is binding - if you cancel your housing you cannot try for a different room during room during Room Draw.   

Q: What happens if I don't get a room?  

A: Rising sophomores that submit the Fall Waitlist by June 10th and remain an "R" for the fall (registered for classes here in Hanover) are guaranteed housing. The Waitlist will be available on BannerStudent, Housing Application: StarPortal on April 29th and is due June 10th. We can't guarantee what type of room you will get, but you will get housing over the summer for fall term. Rising Juniors & Seniors can also submit waitlist applications if they do not select housing at Room Draw. Those applications will be processed once we know we have space for all rising sophomores.

If you have questions not covered here, stop by the Housing Office in the basement of North Mass or give us a call at 603-646-3093.  We are open Monday – Friday, 8am to noon and 1pm to 4:30pm.