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Housing Selection

idudeidude Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
Does anyone know if Wash U assigns rooms on a first come first served basis or randomly? In other words, since it's already the end of April and I haven't yet sent in my deposit, should I even bother asking for a traditional room or will they all be assigned by now?

Also, has anyone had a triple room that can comment on it? I've never talked to anyone with one before.
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  • mrkaymrkay Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    I asked them about it.
    I sent them an email, but didn't receive a reply for a couple of days, and decided to give them a call to ask some questions, including the above.
    The answer to the aforementioned question was "no."
    However, I got a reply later on saying that the order which they receive the housing forms will affect the decision!
    In other words, I'm not sure. (sorry for being so unhelpful)

    But I think it's more probable that when would matter.
  • oncampusoncampus Registered User Posts: 335 Member
    It always varies on whether traditional or new rooms are in higher demand, so pick what you truly want, and hope it works out.
  • jtslick89jtslick89 Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    just got home from visiting campus, they said, "we dont assign anyone to rooms until we get all applications." (in other words not until may 1)
  • jtslick89jtslick89 Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    also 90% of students request modern dorms and only about 50% get them (just thought id add that in)
  • JeffwunJeffwun Registered User Posts: 400 Member
    i will be so ****ed if i don't get a modern dorm
  • jtslick89jtslick89 Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    i put mine as

    1) Modern 2
    2) Modern 3


    i hope I get 1 of those 2
  • idudeidude Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Are you sure? When I visited a few weeks ago my tour guide said that since there were only 2 or 3 traditional dorms left and a lot of people want them, that it's MUCH easier to get into the modern dorms. I believe she even said that if you express a preference for a modern dorm you are almost guaranteed of getting it. So one of our sources is wrong.
  • JeffwunJeffwun Registered User Posts: 400 Member
    well i know any freshman who requests a single is going to get a traditional dorm because those are the only ones that they allow freshman to have singles in (gotta wait until sophomore yr for those suite style modern singles). I know my first choice was a modern double and I think the second was a modern triple...not sure though, anyhoo...im hoping a lot of people wanted singles so I can get that modern double or triple, i already know who my roommates are going to be (mutual requestS)
  • jtslick89jtslick89 Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    i spoke directly in person with a representative from the housing directory on the South 40 and she said only about 50% of those who request modern dorms will get them.
  • JeffwunJeffwun Registered User Posts: 400 Member
    i wonder how they decide who gets what, do they randomly pull apps or what?
  • idudeidude Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I find it almost impossible to believe that only 50% of people get new dorms. There are only a few old dorms which I'm guessing hold a few hundred people. That means the large majority of kids get thrown in one of the dozen new dorms. What the rep told you doesn't make any sense.
  • kolliparapkolliparap Registered User Posts: 181 Junior Member
    What you have to take into account is that there's a good 3000-4000 other students living on campus (the rest of the student body)...and it's a good bet that the majority of them take up modern dorm space. So that leaves only a small proportion of the modern residential colleges open to freshmen. Maybe that explains it, I don't know.
  • JeffwunJeffwun Registered User Posts: 400 Member
    ^i do see what you are saying; however, i do believe that pretty much all junior and seniors and a good number of sophomores live in the villiage and not the south 40, thus i think there are a good number of modern dorms on the 40 available to freshman
  • laurezerlaurezer Registered User Posts: 294 Junior Member
    the freshmen and upperclassmen aren't able to live in the same dorms anyway, so where the upperclassmen live is irrelevant. (But I definitely wouldn't say that most of jrs and seniors live in the village... most live in Milbrook, if they're still on campus, with a few in the village, and a few on the 40)
  • johnnydr87johnnydr87 Registered User Posts: 627 Member
    Haha. I requested traditional...
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