Room Selection

Sophomore Room Selection

Sophomores are required to live on campus and housing is guaranteed. Rising sophomores will be required to register for housing selection, with a deadline of April 10, 2015. Information sessions regarding sophomore room selection will begin in late March and continue throughout April.

Sophomore room selection takes place in late April. During room selection, students choose their housing for their sophomore year, including roommates. Room selection times are distributed completely at random, giving equal access to space for all students.

Sophomore Pell Scholar Room Selection

Rising sophomores who are Pell Scholars are invited to apply for Pell housing. Living in Pell housing is not required, but serves as an option for Pell Scholars who are interested in and committed to a living learning community. Applications will be available Feb. 11-24, 2015. Room selection for sophomore Pell housing will be held in mid-March.

Pell sophomores who do not apply for Pell housing will participate in the sophomore room selection in late April. Information sessions and open houses will be held throughout the month of April.

Living Learning Communities

Rising sophomores are invited to apply to live in two additional themed living learning communities: the Fulbright language house and the multicultural house.

The language house is accepting applications for Spanish and French speaking students to live in residence with a Fulbright Scholar who is a native speaker. This is an excellent opportunity for students to hone their language skills and learn about other cultures and themselves. Residents will participate in weekly lunches, movie screenings, volunteering and other cultural activities. Applications will be available on the website, with a deadline of March 1. Email Emily Colbert-Cairns at emily.colbertcairns@salve.edu for more information.

The multicultural house provides a unique opportunity for students to live in an inclusive community dedicated to promoting the understanding of difference, celebrating diversity and purposefully sharing unique experiences with the rest of the campus community. Residents will participate in structured, educational discussions and enjoy exclusive programming specifically designed to engage their individual interests. By connecting educational and residential environments, students will interact with faculty, staff and other students in a practical learning environment outside of the traditional classroom context. Applications are available in the Office of Multicultural Programs, with a deadline of March 1, 2015. Email Sami Nassim at sami.nassim@salve.edu for more information.

Junior/Senior Room Selection

On-campus housing options for upperclassmen include apartments and ranch houses. However, housing for juniors and seniors is not required, and therefore not guaranteed.

Junior/senior room selection will be held in late February. Students who wish to participate must submit a housing registration form, which will be located in My Salve. Students with questions about junior/senior housing should contact their area coordinator, resident advisor or the Office of Campus Life at campuslife@salve.edu.

Room Draw FAQ

What buildings can I choose to live in?

Floor charts will be posted in My Salve and outside the Office of Campus Life. Open houses will be held before the scheduled room selection date.

How is my time to select a room determined?

A computer-generated program randomly assigns selection times to all registered students participating in room selection.

How do I know what selection time I have been assigned?

Your room selection time will be sent to your Salve Regina e-mail address.

What if I have a conflict and cannot attend my room selection time?

You may elect to find a person to select your room for you or a member of the Campus Life staff will choose for you if you cannot send anyone in your place.

What do I need to bring with me to room selection?

Your current Salve Regina student ID.

What is the process once I get to room selection?

You will be required to check in and the Resident Advisors or a professional Campus Life staff member will direct you through the process.

How do I make sure my intended roommate gets to choose the same room as I do?

Once you decide who you want to live with next year, you should compare selection times. The person with the best time will act as the lead person during the process and they will "pull in" the rest of the roommates. You should show up with the person who has the best time.

What happens next?

When your name/time is called, you and your roommate(s) will enter the selection room and choose your room. Make sure you have a few options, as your first choice may not be available. You will choose a meal plan, sign your housing contract and then you're finished.

If my first choice is a single room and there are none left when my time is called, what happens?

All students should come to room selection with a few options in mind. If at the time of room selection there are no available singles you can request to be put on a waiting list. Campus Life will contact you by e-mail if a space becomes available. Please keep in mind a space may not become available until the summer.

I am transferring and will not be using my room selection time. Can I give my time to another student?

Room selection times are not transferrable. If you are not participating in the room selection process we will skip your time and move on to the next student.

Can my roommate and I choose a triple room as a double?

Your group must be equal to the number of beds available in the room you are selecting. If for some reason there are only triples left at the time of your selection, we will offer you the option to choose a third roommate or a third roommate will be assigned.