Students who were not assigned a time slot for the first round of housing selection through Washington University’s Office of Residential Life will now go through a second round to be placed in housing March 19.
Changes to the WUSTL housing system include a new portal website, a time slot-based system and alterations to the group formation process.
Residential Life changed the housing application and room selection process from a lottery-based system to a time slot system for the upcoming 2018-2019 application, which opens Jan. 29.
Washington University’s Office of Residential Life will unveil a new software system to be used during the housing assignment process during the next academic year.
The Office of Residential Life announced that three off-campus apartments previously offered by Washington University for student housing would not be available in the coming academic year via email on Friday.
An online glitch on the housing selection website left students frustrated during the final round of housing on Friday when the webpage used to create petitions crashed.
Last Friday, Residential College directors across campus announced resident adviser selections for the 2016-2017 academic year, throwing a proverbial wrench into the housing selection process. Groups of rising upperclassmen, that include RA candidates, now have to deal with the potential fallout of one of their own suddenly being plucked for a higher purpose.
Residential Life has elected to eliminate Round 3 of housing petitions effective immediately and will instead accept both apartment and suite petitions during Round 2.
Residential Life is seeking to relieve some of the financial strain involved in the housing selection process by considering a standard housing rate to remove the difference between traditional and modern dorms.
In hope of maintaining transparency with the student body, members of the Office of Residential Life staff spoke at Ursa’s on Thursday evening to answer the many questions about housing that students had submitted via a Congress of the South 40 survey two weeks prior.