Housing Selection

The Office of Residential Life staff has spent a great deal of time discussing various issues pertaining to the housing selection including locations for pull-ins, first-year rooms and specialty areas. You may contact us with any housing selection questions you may have and we would be happy to help you throughout the process.

Housing Selections


In order to participate in the housing selection process, you must register for classes for the upcoming fall semester AND your financial accounts must be clear. If either of these conditions is not met, you will not be able to select a room through the housing selection process. If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact either the Registrar or the Business Office. If you do not clear your Business Office account by the time you return in August, you will not be issued a room key.

Specialty Options

Specialty houses give students the ability to live in more unique housing options on campus. Specialty options can be chosen through the process designated for each option.  Any rooms remaining unassigned by April 28 will be offered through the General Housing Selection.

Housing Selection Information

  • Any attempt to manipulate the housing selection process and/or change room assignments during or after the housing selection is a severe policy violation.
  • In an effort to enable large groups of students (up to 6) to live together, an option to pull-in friends is available in certain areas of campus.
  • All areas on campus are gender inclusive except Kirkland 2nd floor (women only) and Kirkland 1st floor (men only).
  • First-year spaces include Keehn, Major, Dunham (basement, 1st and 2nd floors and part of the 3rd floor), North, South (3rd and 4th floors), Wallace Johnson and Wertimer.

  • Students planning to study off campus for the fall semester should not participate in the housing selection. If you select a room in the housing selection and then later decide to take a leave of absence, the space you selected will be given to another student through the fall housing wait list process.

  • Rising sophomores who have a high number must still show up at the housing selection. Students that do not attend the housing selection will be placed on the bottom of the fall Housing Wait List regardless of original housing selection number. Those who attend the housing selection and check in when their numbers are called will be placed at the top of the wait list.

  • When you select a room in the housing process, you have committed to that room for the entire academic year.

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Contact Information

Residential Life

Elihu Root House, 2nd Floor
315-859-4023 reslife@hamilton.edu
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