Prepare for Draws:

Language and Specialty Houses

Language and Specialty Houses information are available on our website. This information will aid in you knowing available options for next academic year.

Rising Sophomore Virtual Info Session and Room Tours

Informational Session– Rising Sophomores are able to watch this pre-recorded informational session for information about the room draw process.

Virtual Room tours – Rising Sophomores are able to see room options through this Virtual Room Tour.

Roommate Quest

Some students have reached out seeking support and assistance in finding a roommate for the upcoming year. We have designed the Roommate Quest as a supportive tool to assist students in seeking potential roommates for the upcoming year. Please fill out this Roommate Quest Form, if you are looking for a roommate. You will receive access to see everyone’s responses and can contact other students who are looking for a roommate. Additionally, Residential Life will be offering opportunities for those seeking roommates to connect virtually through the Roommate Quest Mixer (information including zoom links below). These opportunities will be updated here and posted via MacDaily.

– Wednesday, April 14 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST

– Friday, April 16 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST

– Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST

Room Draw Schedule – Room Selection for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Room Draw Updates:

Rising Sophomore draw is over at this time. If you are a rising sophomore and did not select a space during the draw, Residential Life will randomly be assigning you a room and roommate (if applicable).

You can reference this document during your draw, so you can see what space is available. Remember, during the draw you will see rooms that correspond to the number in your matched roommate group. This document will be updated as they are being selected.

Decide which Draw best fits your housing needs for 2021-2022. Follow the 3 steps and pay close attention to each step’s deadline. Use this step by step Room Draw guide to help!

1.  Apply for housing and dining;

2. Match with roommates (if you are trying for single you can skip this step- reminder majority of spaces available are double occupancy, it’s important to have multiple plans including finding a roommate);

3. Select a space.

ALL DRAWS ARE FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, FOR BEST OPTIONS BE MATCHED AND READY TO SELECT AT THE START OF THE DRAW.

2021-2022 room and roommate selection schedule (ALL TIMES ARE CST):
Draw Type 1. Apply By: 2. Match By: (See Additional information below) 3. Select ON:
Rising Juniors & Rising Seniors: Summit House Draw  Monday, April 19, 12:00 PM Matching open April 20, 12:00 PM to April 22, 1:00 PM

For Students studying away, Spring 2022

Thursday, April 22

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Rising Juniors & Rising Seniors: New Spaces Draw Monday, April 19, 12:00 PM Matching open April 23, 12:00 PM to Tuesday, April 27, 1:00 PM

Possible rooms included in draw:

GDD suites, GCA Apartments, Kirk Hall triples, doubles and singles

Tuesday, April 27

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Rising Sophomores: Singles, Doubles, and Group Draw

 

Monday, April 19, 12:00 PM Matching open Tuesday, April 27, 2:00pm through Thursday, April 29, 1:00pm

Possible rooms included in draw:

Singles in 30 Mac, Bigelow, Kirk, Dupre, and Wallace

Doubles in 30 Mac, Bigelow, Wallace, Dupre, and Kirk Hall double room suites

Groups in GDD suites; GCA apartments; triple suites in Kirk; triples in Wallace, 30 Mac, and Quads in Wallace; Cottages 53 & 57 Mac

Thursday, April 29

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Students requesting housing accommodations should contact Disability Services by 9 A.M. on April 12 at disabilityservices@macalester.edu

We have adjusted our room draw process for the next academic year 2021-2022 to take into account the challenges students, especially our students on leave may have experienced this year. In previous years, we had two rounds of room draw: round one for students who are currently enrolled, followed by round two for students who are on leave of absence (LOA) and registered for the upcoming fall semester. Given this unique year, we recognize what students have experienced is challenging and unprecedented, we will adjust our process and only have one round of room draw that allows for current and LOA students to participate at the same time. Any student who is currently on LOA and plans to return in fall 2021 will be able to participate from the start.

Matching for Groups and Roommates

Matching will stay open during the Draws. To select a space immediately at the start of the draw be sure your group is fully matched before the draw starts.  Contact residential-life@macalester.edu at least one business day before the draw if you need  help in completing your matches.

Click here for a comprehensive list of rooms for students in groups of 3 or more.

Room Draw Step-by-Step

1. Apply

  • Go to 1600grand.macalester.edu > My Housing and Dining > Housing and Dining Self Service. Select Applications from the side menu bar and then Housing and Dining Agreement 2021-2022.

    • Your application is not complete until you receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email, please revisit your application and complete all questions.
  • Rising juniors and rising seniors: Accepting the Housing and Dining Agreement 2021-2022 indicates your interest in living on campus. It does not commit you to selecting a space nor does it guarantee a space on campus. Selecting a space during the draw invokes the Housing and Dining Agreement and commits you to live on campus and pay the associated room and board costs.  Accepting a space in a language house or specialty living area also commits you to that space and to pay the associated room and board costs.
    • Completing this application will allow you to participate in room draw; however, it does not guarantee you a residential space.
  • All applications are due noon on April 19, 2021.
  • Rising sophomores are required to live on campus; to accept the Housing and Dining Agreement; and to pay the associated room and board costs.

2. Match

  • Go to 1600grand.macalester.edu > My Housing and Dining > Housing and Dining Self Service. Select Room Selection and click Select Roommates.
  • A matched roommate group is all members of the group accepting each other on their individual Self-Service page.
  • Students in the draw may match with any gender roommates and groups. Mixed gender apartments, suites, quads, triples and doubles are permitted except in Bigelow basement designated a male only floor; Bigelow first floor designated female only; and Kirk Hall section 1  designated female only.
  • Rising Junior and Rising Seniors may only match with juniors and seniors.
  • Matching will remain open throughout each Draw so students may match and remove matches to meet the required number of students for a particular room, suite, or apartment.

3. Select

  • At the start of the draw or anytime during the draw, go to 1600grand.macalester.edu > My Housing and Dining > Housing and Dining Self Service. Select Room Selection from the left side bar and then click Select a Room/Suite.
  • Only spaces that equal the number in your matched group will appear.
  • Suites, quads, and triples that match the number in your group will appear during the groups draw,  Double rooms will appear during the Doubles Draw for students with one roommate match.
  • For students with no roommate matches only single rooms will appear during the singles draw.
  • ONE person from your group should select the space and assign individuals to the rooms within a suite.
  • Language and specialty housing assignments are filled before Room Draw. Students interested in living in a Language or Specialty House, should apply directly to the sponsoring department during the month of April.
  • Want to live in 30 Mac? Residents agree to the Healthy Living Community Agreement. Finalize your space by completing the agreement after you have select a space in 30 Mac.
  • Mixed gender doubles, triples, quads, and suites are permitted.

Returning to Campus Spring 2022

Students who are planning to study away during Fall 2021 or returning from leave during Spring 2022 are not eligible for room draw to select a space for the fall semester. If you are interested in living on campus for Spring 2022, please complete the Spring 2022 Campus Housing Request form. Requesting for housing does not guarantee a space for Spring 2022, however, Residential Life will be in contact with students who complete this form late fall regarding your request and space availability.

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