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Question about room draw

desi072007desi072007 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
edited January 2009 in Amherst College
For upperclassmen at Amherst, how likely would you say it is for a sophomore to be able to live in a single room through room draw, if he really (and I mean, really, really) wants to? I ask because I'm a freshman and I'm currently worried about housing next year. I have a great roommate this year, but I'm afraid that, for my sophomore year, I'll end up with someone who drinks/smokes/does drugs, and I have no interest in living in such an arrangement. Thanks.
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Replies to: Question about room draw

  • ModadunnModadunn Registered User Posts: 6,263 Senior Member
    Doesn't Amherst have sober housing (or whatever they call it) where you sign a pledge to not imbibe in such things? Is there a chance you might find a suitable roomate and enter into room draw together? My sophomore year I ended up rooming with a senior who had access to the best rooms on campus by virtue of her senior status. Once in that room, it was mine to either keep or trade (and you bet I was kept it) for my next two years. Since we didn't really have much of a off campus option, it worked out great.

    I understand the desire to have a single, I do. I had always had my own room growing up and if truth be told, if I didn't have my own office in my house, I'd be crazy sharing a room with even my husband! Everyone likes their own space. Still, there is something to be said for the things ones get out of having a room mate.
  • CatfishCatfish Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    For room draw you create a group of up to 8 people, and then your group enters room draw together and picks room together. So if you like living with your roommate this year (or you have someone else in mind) you can live with them next year. You won't have a new roommate randomly chosen for you like freshman year.

    But if you still really want a single, your best bets are the hill (Tyler, Plimpton, Marsh) or the mods (Plaza and Waldorf). Marsh is the arts theme house, but the rest are generally all sophomores. You could also get a single in a suite in the socials but that is a) unlikely unless you are high in the room draw and b) probably not a good fit given your preferences.
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