Room Selection Dates

Room Selection for 2020-2021 has been postponed. All students will be emailed an updated selection timeline after March 27, 2020.

Room Selection Timeline for 2020-2021 

The following is the timeline for selecting housing for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors that will be taking classes on campus should fill in a HouseCat application and participate in one or more of the following processes.

If you are studying abroad or will not be at Bates in the fall, you should not fill out an application and read about the Winter Placement Process.

Entering first-year and transfer students will be emailed information on their housing placement applications in the summer.

Off-Campus Lottery  (Rising Seniors Only)

Monday, December 2, 2019 Lottery Applications open, Off-Campus Lottery begins
Friday, January 17, 2020 Off-Campus Lottery applications are due at 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Off-Campus Lottery results sent out via email; waitlist begins for students not granted permission

 

Theme House Proposals

Monday, February 3, 2020 All On-Campus Housing Applications open via HouseCat. All students must fill this out for fall housing.

Proposal information available at the Office of Residence Life and Health Education and online

Friday, February 14, 2020 Proposals are due at 4:00 p.m.
Week of February 17, 2020 Proposal acceptances sent via email to coordinators
Friday, February 28, 2020 Resident assignments and contracts due from coordinators at 9:00 a.m. Coordinators must make sure every individual on roster has filled out HouseCat application

Groups of 8 Process

Monday, February 3, 2020 All On-Campus Housing Applications open via HouseCat
Friday, February  28, 2020 Applications close at 4:00 p.m
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Groups of 8 selection start times released by 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 8 Person Blocks Room Selection
Selection Times Begin: 5:00 p.m.
Room Selection Closes: 7:00 p.m.

Groups of 6 Process

Monday, February 3, 2020 All On-Campus Housing Applications open via HouseCat
Friday, March 6, 2020 Applications close at 4:00 p.m
Monday, March 9, 2020 Groups of 6 selection start times released by 5:00 p.m
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6 Person Suites Room Selection
Selection Times Begin: 5:00 p.m.
Room Selection Closes: 7:00 p.m.

Groups of 3 or 4 Process

Monday, February 3, 2020 All On-Campus Housing Applications open via HouseCat
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Applications close at 4:00 p.m
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Groups of 3 or 4 selection start times released by 5:00 p.m
Saturday, March 14, 2020 4 Person Suites, 4 Person Blocks, 3 Person Suites, and Triples Room Selection
Selection Times Begin: 9:00 a.m. for all and run-concurrently
Room Selection Closes: 4:00 p.m.

Singles & Doubles Process

Monday, February 3, 2020 All On-Campus Housing Applications open via HouseCat
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Applications close at 4:00 p.m
Thursday, March 19, 2020 Singles and Doubles selection start times released by 5:00 p.m
Saturday, March 21, 2020 Singles & Doubles Room Selection
Selection Times Begin: 8:00 a.m. for both and run-concurrently
Room Selection Closes: 4:00 p.m.

Remaining Room Selection

Monday, March 23, 2020 Remaining Rooms Available emailed to all students with an application, but without a housing assignment. Students can group themselves in any size group.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Remaining Rooms Available emailed to all students with an application, but without a housing assignment. Students can group themselves in any size group. Must be verified by 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Selection start times released by 5:00 p.m
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Remaining Room Selection
Selection Times Begin: 5:00 p.m.
Room Selection Closes: 8:00 p.m.

Summer Placement 

Monday, May 25, 2020 Summer Placement Application opens for those without a housing assignment
Friday, July 31, 2020 Summer Placement Applications close
Week of August 12, 2020 Summer Placement Assignments released