Winter Semester Room Placement

For students returning to campus after being away for Fall Semester:

Students who are not on campus for the fall but will require on-campus housing for the Winter Semester must enter the Winter Housing Application process to ensure their placement. Please observe the following guidelines in submitting your housing application.

This year we are launching our new housing portal, HouseCat. In HouseCat, you will fill out your Winter Housing Application by selecting either a Pre-Arranged or Non Pre-Arranged Track. More instructions can be found HERE.

Winter semester housing is assigned via a lottery process. You will be assigned a lottery number when all requests are received and we will do our best to place you in accordance with your preferences. We will begin accepting housing applications in early November each year.

You must submit your housing preferences by a deadline on or about December 9th. Transfer students or those new to Bates for Winter Semester must submit their preferences on or about December 14th.

If you do not have a roommate in mind you may request a single, but if no singles are available you should expect to be matched with a roommate and to be placed in a double or triple. You should also provide us with the name of a potential roommate even if you are requesting a single room, in case we are not able to offer you one.

Any rooms or suites that will be entirely vacated for winter semester will be available to returning students through the winter lottery process; therefore, it is not possible for students who are vacating rooms for the winter to transfer those rooms to returning students outside of the lottery process.

We will work to accommodate your preferences; not all students will receive their first choice. We appreciate your understanding as we work to fulfill the housing needs of all of our students.

You will be notified by email of your assignment in mid-December. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life & Health Education at 207-786-6215 or housing@bates.edu.

 Please note- Students returning from a semester away may pick up their keys beginning Saturday, January 6th at noon.

 

HouseCat

HouseCat Portal Instructions– Winter Housing Process