Undergraduate Room Draw Guide
Rising Junior and Senior Draw Options
Rising Juniors and Seniors have several options and may submit an application to more than one draw but may only submit one application per draw. Although students may enter more than one draw they may contract for one room only. Each draw is described below.
- Upperclass Residential College Draws (4-Year Residential Colleges Only)
A limited number of spaces have been set aside for upperclass students in the 4-year residential colleges. All residents of Residential Colleges are required to sign a dining contract. Each draw is separate and must be entered individually. If you are interested in living in a 4-year residential college it is to your benefit to enter all draws since there are a limited number of spaces available. To insure an opportunity for room selection during Room Draw, it is also to your advantage to enter the Regular Upperclass Draw. Please note, the Housing Office will submit an application to the Regular Upperclass Draw for any student who has not done so on their own.
- Butler College Draw
- Mathey College Draw
- Whitman College Draw
- Independent Options
An independent student is defined by the University as a student without a meal contract either with Dining Services or an off campus eating club or an eating co-op. Independent students prepare their own meals on a regular basis. Therefore appropriate cooking facility proximity is a factor in selecting a room. There are two draw options for independent students. Each draw is separate and must be entered independently. The Undergraduate Living Policies Guide provides details about kitchen policies and locations and their use by Independent students. Independent students must declare their independence on their application. In addition, by signing their contracts independent students certify their independent status for the entire academic year and are acknowledging adherence to the Independent Pledge. Students may not select a room as an independent during one of these draws and then decide to join a club or purchase a University meal plan.
- Spelman Draw
This residence is comprised of four person suites with a full kitchen in each suite. Independent students living in Spelman may not be a member of a food co-op, eating club, or hold a University meal plan. Suites may be comprised of any combination of genders. (i.e. two males, two females, one male, three females, etc.)
- Independent Draw
Specific rooms located near dormitory kitchens have been set aside in each of the upperclass dormitories. Students may not be members of a co-op. In addition, any rooms not selected in the Spelman draw will become a part of and may be selected in the Independent Draw.
- Spelman Draw
- Regular Upperclass Draw
The regular upperclass draw includes all rooms within the upperclass dormitories with the exception of those chosen during the Independent draws and pre-draw assignments for special need students and dormitory assistants. It will also include any four year residential college rooms if upperclass limits have not been met (college rules apply).
- Married Student Draw
A small number of units have been put aside in Spelman to house upperclass married students. These units , 31, 33, 42, 62, and 72, are three room suites with 1 bedroom, a living room, private bathroom and a kitchen. There is no undergraduate housing available for families with children.