Room Selection

Room selection, an annual process, allows returning residents to select their rooms and choose roommates for the following academic year. Room selection for the 2015-2016 academic year will begin on March 26. The process is online.

Information below provides an overview of the room selection process. If you have additional questions, please contact your Residence Director or Stacy Oliver-Sikorski, Associate Director of Residence Life.

Room Availability (Last Update: 3/31/2015 at 8:21 a.m.)

The following room types are no longer available:

 

  • Singles in Blackstone Hall, Harlan Hall, Deerpath Hall, and Nollen Hall
  • Super Suites in Moore Hall 
  • Super Doubles in McClure or Roberts Hall

 

 
Room Types & Theme Housing

Returning students will have the option of selecting rooms in the following buildings:

  • Deerpath
  • McClure
  • Moore 
  • Roberts

Returning students will also be able to select from singles available in all of our residence halls.

In addition to our regular room types of singles, doubles, triples, and quads, we will have a limited number of super doubles. These are doubles housed in a former quad room in Roberts or McClure.

Students interested in living in Cleveland-Young International Community, a theme community focused on International learning, must submit an application. The application will be available on February 23, 2015.

Selection & Residency Requirement

All students who currently live on campus are issued a selection time to participate in the process. Selection times are determined by credit hours with ties broken by cumulative grade point average. For example, all students with 12 credit hours put into a group and then sorted by cumulative GPA, highest to lowest. Credit hours are based on the number of hours successfully completed. Credit hours in progress are not considered; however, credit hours that are transferred in do count toward the total. 

Current commuter students who want to request a selection time can do so by clicking here to e-mail the Office of Residence Life.

In 2014, the College implemented a three-year residency requirement. All first, second, and third year students are required to live on campus unless they meet the stated exemption requirements:

  • Live at home with parent/guardian within 30 road miles of the College;
  • Age 23 or older;
  • Have dependent children;
  • Are married;
  • Active members of the armed forces; or
  • Have completed 24 credits or more (not including AP or IB credits).

The residency requirement applies to current first and second year students, including those currently living off campus.

If you wish to apply for exemption from the residency requirement, please contact Stacy Oliver-Sikorski for details of the appeal process. The deadline for exemption appeals is Friday, March 6, 2015.

Roommates

Students are permitted to pull other students into a room with them (see information below specific to suites and apartments). The
group should plan to use the best selection time in the group (the earliest selection time is the best). Because room selection can be unpredictable in terms of what will fill up first, you are encouraged to make several plans before your selection time. This includes how a roommate group will divide if a particular space is not available. Information about selecting roommate groups online will be emailed on February 23, 2015.

Students who want gender neutral housing must meet with a Residence Director to complete the gender neutral housing agreement.  

Special Needs Accommodation Process

Students requesting a special need accommodation must complete a Special Needs Request on my.lakeforest.  Submission of this form does not guarantee the accommodation will be provided. Additional documentation may be required and a follow-up meeting with a member of the Accommodations Committee may be required. Students whose accommodation recommendations are granted will be assigned in advance of room selection and will not need to participate in the event.

The deadline for submitting a special needs request is Friday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m. CST.

Winter Break Housing

The College provides a limited amount of housing during Winter Break for students with extenuating circumstances that prevent them from traveling. Returning students who believe they need this option should self-select into rooms on South Campus if possible. Students who need break housing are not provided priority in room selection. 

Suites and Apartments

A limited number of suites and apartments are available on campus in Deerpath Hall and Moore Hall. Students are permitted to choose individual rooms within a suite or apartment without filling the entire suite. Students are able to fill an entire suite or apartment with a roommate group.

Differential Pricing

Lake Forest College uses differential pricing for housing costs. This means that your cost of living will more accurately reflect the room type in which you live. Click here to see room costs for 2015-2016.

Room Changes

We know that room selection is unpredictable and potentially stressful. We now offer students the opportunity to submit a room change form after the process to be considered over the summer as spaces become available on campus. Online room change requests will be available from July 13 through July 31. Information about that process will be shared at the close of room selection.

 

>>Click here for room selection Frequently Asked Questions

 

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