Housing Selection and Room Changes
Spring Hill College values the residential campus experience and believes that on-campus living helps students to engage in their living-learning setting while also promoting personal and social growth. With a four year residency requirement, students are guaranteed campus housing and are given the opportunity to participate in the Housing Selection Process to select their residential community.
New Student Housing Selection
Entering First Year Students will receive information on the Housing Selection Process along with their college acceptances.
After being admitted as a full-time student, entering first year students should complete the online New Student Housing Application. This application will allow students to indicate interest in participating in Living Learning Communities, building preferences, as well as completing a roommate matching profile.
Roommate and placement information will be finalized in July and each student will receive an email to their Spring Hill College email indicating their roommate information and building and room assignment.
Entering First Year students will be living in double occupancy rooms. Roommate selection for first year students is facilitated through a program that matches students based on compatibility. This system uses the information provided on each student’s roommate matching profile to determine roommate pairs that are compatible. It is strongly recommended that entering students fill out the roommate matching profile alone and answer questions honestly and realistically.
Some entering first year students will already know other entering students and wish to be roommates together.
Entering First Year students will be notified of their housing placement in mid-July. Students should check their Spring Hill College email as all communication regarding housing and roommate placement will be sent via email.
Current Student Housing Selection
Each spring currently enrolled students are given the opportunity to participate in the Housing Lottery in order to select his/her desired living option. In order to assure fairness during this process the Housing Lottery is randomized and students will receive a randomized lottery number which will determine their selection time and spot in the process.
Students looking to live in the Fairways Apartments or Portier Place will need to participate in the Apartment Lottery. This process will occur immediately prior to General Housing Lottery and will be made available to students who will have achieved senior standing by the end of the spring semester. Please note that senior standing is determined as having completed 94 credit hours.
In order to participate in the Apartment Lottery, students must form same-gender roommate groups that match the available spaces in each apartment. For example, students wishing to live in the Fairway Apartments must be in groups of 4, those wishing to live in Portier Place must form groups of either 2, 3, or 4 students depending on the desired apartment. Students will only be able to select an apartment if their roommate group size matches the occupancy of the apartment. During Apartment Lottery, only groups of students who all hold senior status will be allowed to participate.
A limited amount of pods in Skip’s Place will be made available for students who wish to live in a group of 5 or 7. This process will open following the Apartment Lottery and will be based of of an application system. If approved, the students on the application will be placed in the designated pods and will not need to participate in the General Housing Lottery.
General Housing Lottery
Following the Apartment and Pod Lotteries, General Housing Lottery will commence. At this point any remaining apartments and all other rooms available to non-first year students will be made available. The General Housing Lottery is prioritized by entrance year and then randomized within this student pool.
During General Housing Lottery students will be able to select rooms based on available spaces and form roommate groups accordingly. Please note that students will need to form roommate groups that match the occupancy of available spaces. For example, students will need to form groups of 4 in order to select a New Hall double suite, groups of 2 for a New Hall single suite, and groups of 2 for double occupancy rooms in O’Leary Hall, Mobile Hall, and Skips Place.
Students will be emailed their randomized lottery number and selection time prior to General Housing Lottery beginning. If a student is in a roommate group, the best lottery number and selection time amongst the group will be the time that group may select a room. Students will be able to view available spaces throughout the General Housing Lottery process.
The Office of Residence Life strongly encourages all students to have several housing and roommate options in mind. Depending on each student’s lottery number, his/her preferred option may no longer be available. Should a student not select a room during the General Housing Lottery, for whatever reason, they will be placed by the Office of Residence Life in remaining available spaces following the close of the General Housing Lottery.