On-Campus Room Draw

Room Draw 2017

Room Draw 2017

The annual Room Draw process is an equitable means by which students choose their room based on class level. First-Year and Sophomore students are required to live on campus. Housing is guaranteed for those students who have not yet moderated. 

2017 Changes

There have been a few updates and clarifications to Room Draw this year. If this does not answer all of your questions, please come to an information session or contact reslife@bard.edu.
  • Room Draw numbers will be accessed by logging into BIP. Your Room Draw information will not be available until you are financially cleared. Please check with Student Accounts to verify that you are financially cleared.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Friday, March 3, 2017: Applications for Special Interest Communities Available. Suites, Select Senior housing and Neighborhoods available on website.
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017: Supplemental application for Feitler, Interfaith and Wellness(Sands) Neighborhoods are due by 3:00pm.
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017: Last day for students to clarify any discrepancies with the Registrar’s Office in regard to class level and/or earned credits.
  • Friday, April 7, 2017:
    • Room Draw numbers can be accessed by logging in to BIP. Students must be financially cleared to view their Room Draw number.
    • All applications for Special Interest Communities including: Suites, Select Senior Housing, Neighborhoods are due by 3:00pm.
    • Last day for students requesting "special circumstances" due to medical, physical, and/or psychological issues to notify the Office of Residence Life & Housing of their desire to be considered for special housing.
  • Wednesday, April 12 – Friday, April 14, 2017: Students who presently reside in a room designated for single occupancy and meet the criteria may request to SQUAT their room at the Office of Residence Life & Housing. No room in the Resnick Commons suites will be available for squatting.
  • Friday, April 14, 2017: Last day for students to request the Office of Residence Life & Housing to act as their proxy during the Room Draw process.
  • May 31, 2017 by 5:00pm: Student must inform Office of Residence Life & Housing if they are canceling the room assignment they chose during Room Draw. There is a $1,000 cancelation fee assessed to student’s account. After May 31, student is responsible for the full cost of housing contract for the academic year as indicated on the Facility Use Agreement.

Info Sessions

Attend any one of these sessions to get all your questions answered about the room selection process.                                               
  • Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm—Tewksbury Lounge
  • Wednesday, March 15, 6:30pm—George Ball Lounge, CC
  • Tuesday, March 28, 6:30pm—Faculty Dining Room, Kline
  • Thursday, March 30, 6:30pm—Shea House, ResLife & Housing
  • Monday, April 3, 6:30pm—Faculty Dining Room, Kline
  • Tuesday, April 4, 6:30pm—Brown Hall Lounge
Roommate Connection Meet & Greet
If you are a current first year student and still need to find a roommate for room selection come to this event to connect with others
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00pm—ResLife, Shea House

Room Draw Nights

Monday, April 17, 2017: Room Draw
Night One, Olin Hall

First years must come with your intended roommate for next year. You will use the better Room Draw number between the two of you and together you will select a room.
*  5:30pm - 6:45pm—First Years
   (0-27 credits) numbers 1- 200
*  7:15pm - 8:30pm—First Years           
   (0-27 credits) numbers 200 - end #

Wednesday, April 19, 2017: Room Draw Night Two, Shea House
*  5:00pm - 5:30pm—Senior Select
*  5:30pm - 6:30pm—Resnick Commons Suites
For Suites only one representative of the group need attend to select a suite (Groups must have applied in advance by application)
 
Thursday, April 20, 2017: Room Draw
Night Three, 
Olin Hall
*  5:00pm - 5:30pm—Seniors            
    (92+ credits)
*  5:30pm - 6:30pm—Juniors               
    (60-91 credits) numbers 1-end #
*  6:30pm - 7:30pm—Sophomores     
    (28 - 59 credits) numbers 1 - 240
*  8:00pm - 9:00pm—Sophomores      
    (28 - 59 credits) numbers 241 - end #

Forms and Applications

More detailed descriptions of special interest housing can be found below in Information & Special Interest Housing Applications

FAQs about Room Draw

Click the FAQs below to view the answers.

  • What are Room Draw numbers and how do I find mine? Expand for What are Room Draw numbers and how do I find mine?
  • What if I intend to take a leave of absence or study abroad in Fall 2017? Expand for What if I intend to take a leave of absence or study abroad in Fall 2017?
  • What if I'm returning from a leave of absence? Expand for What if I'm returning from a leave of absence?
  • How can I find out what my class level is and how is it determined? Expand for How can I find out what my class level is and how is it determined?
  • Class Level Determination Chart: Expand for Class Level Determination Chart:
  • When do I get to pick my room? Expand for When do I get to pick my room?
  • What do I need to bring to Room Draw? Expand for What do I need to bring to Room Draw?
  • What if I can not attend Room Draw? Expand for What if I can not attend Room Draw?
  • Can I keep the room I already have? Expand for Can I keep the room I already have?
  • Are there any special interest housing communities on-campus? Expand for Are there any special interest housing communities on-campus?
  • How can I apply to live in a suite? Expand for How can I apply to live in a suite?
  • If I  have a sophomore or junior class level can I select into a double or triple occupancy room?  Expand for If I  have a sophomore or junior class level can I select into a double or triple occupancy room? 
 

Information & Special Interest Housing Applications:

+ Neighborhood Suites

+ Feitler Cooperative Living Neighborhood

+ Sands House/Wellness Neighborhood

+ Senior Select Housing

+ Squatting Your Room

+ Special Circumstance Accommodations

+ Suites and Triples

+ Brook Interfaith House

+ Room Draw Proxy Form

Contact Us


Office of Residence Life & Housing

Location: Shea House
1438 Annandale Road
Phone: 845-758-7455
Email: reslife@bard.edu