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Room Draw

Overview

The Three Steps

Step 1 – Complete Housing Contract (March)

  • 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 2022-2023. 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 2023-2023 indicates your interest in living on campus. It does not commit you to selecting a space or 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.
  • All applications are due at noon on April 4, 2022.
  • Rising sophomores are required to live on campus, accept the Housing and Dining Agreement, and pay the associated room and board costs.

Step 2 – Roommate Matching (March)

  • Go to 1600grand.macalester.edu > My Housing and Dining > Housing and Dining Self Service. Select Room Selection and click Select Roommates.
  • Juniors and seniors can select roommates 24 hours after they submit an application.
  • 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. You will only see spaces that align with the number of people you are matched with.
  • Contact residential-life@macalester.edu at least one business day before the draw if you need help in completing your matches.

Step 3 – Select a Room (One Person Per Group) (April)

  • Designate ONE person from your group should select the space and assign individuals to the rooms within a suite.
  • 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.
  • 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 selected a space in 30 Mac.
  • Mixed gender doubles, triples, quads, and suites are permitted.

Room Draw Schedule

All draws are first-come-first-served. For the best options, you must complete 1 and 2 before the draw begins.

  • Draw Type: Rising Juniors & Rising Seniors: Summit House Draw
    1. Apply By: Monday, April 4, at 12 p.m.
    2. Match By: Matching open March 7, 12:00 PM to April 7, 1:00 PM
    3. Select ON: Thursday, April 7 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Additional Information: For Students studying away, Spring 2023 only
  • Draw Type: Rising Juniors & Rising Seniors: New Spaces Draw
    1. Apply By: Monday, April 4 at 12 p.m.
    2. Match By: Matching open March 7, 12:00 PM to Tuesday, April 12, 1:00 PM
    3. Select ON: Tuesday, April 12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Additional Information: Possible rooms included in draw: GDD suites, GCA Apartments, Kirk Hall triples, doubles and singles
  • Draw Type: Rising Sophomores: Singles, Doubles, and Group Draw
    1. Apply By: Monday, April 4 at 12:00 PM
    2. Match By: Matching open March 7, 12:00 PM through Thursday, April 14, 1:00 PM
    3. Select ON: Thursday, April 14 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Additional Information: 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

Students requesting housing accommodations should contact Disability Services by March 15.

Language and Specialty Houses

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

Spring 2023 Housing

Students who are planning to study away during Fall 2022 or returning from leave during Spring 2023 are not eligible for room draw to select a space for the fall semester. If you are interested in living on campus for Spring 2023, please complete the Spring 2023 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 in late fall regarding your request and space availability.

Resources

Hall Pages

All of our Residence Halls have a dedicated webpage where you can learn more about the hall, view blueprints, and see who the Residence Hall Director is.

Room Tours

There are no in-person room tours available. Please watch our Virtual Room Tour Video to see a variety of rooms available and further details about each.

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 Mac Daily.

Contact Residential Life at residential-life@macalester.edu if you have any further questions.