Room Draw Process for 2018-2019

Room Draw information and processes for housing assignments for the 2019-2020 academic year will be coming soon! 

What can you expect/what do you do?:

  • Most of Room Draw happens in April, but the Room Draw timeline will be updated with important reminders and dates.
  • Pay your $500 fall registration deposit – allowing you to participate in Room Draw and register for fall 2019 classes – by March 29, 2019 (Note: This is NOT a housing fee. This is the course registration deposit you pay each spring that indicates your intention to return to Gustavus in the fall).
  • Check out floor/room/apartment designation lists for identifying males and identifying females. These lists are subject to subtle changes as we get closer to Room Draw. You must be logged into your Gustavus account to view. (Have questions related to housing and gender identity? Please don't hesitate to contact Residential Life to discuss options). 
  • Specific info about halls and housing rates are located here
  • Get familiar with the housing selection portal - submit your Housing Contract (required), complete roommate matching, and submit any necessary applications.
  • Receive your room draw lottery number - in the housing portal. This number is assigned to you in the system and cannot be exchanged or traded. 
  • Follow us with #GACRL for updates
 

Housing Options

Other Important Stuff



 

Room Draw - Housing/Room Types


Apartments, Suites & Quads

    • College View, Arbor View and Southwest Hall Apartments and Chapel View Townhomes
      Apartment floor plans can be found HERE.

      Apartments: Groups attempting to draw an apartment MUST have four students of the same gender. College View apartments, Arbor View apartments and Southwest apartments are designed four-person units consisting of two double bedrooms. Chapel View Townhomes will consist of four single bedrooms per unit. PRIORITY FOR ALL APARTMENT/SUITE/QUAD SPACES WILL BE GIVEN TO SENIORS AND JUNIORS. All groups consisting entirely of seniors and/or juniors will receive priority over any group that includes sophomores. Groups drawing for apartments will draw in order of seniority - the more seniors in the group, the closer to the front of the line you'll be. Draw numbers and the number of seniors in the group will influence placement in the draw order. Example: Groups of four seniors have priority over a group of three seniors/one junior, etc.

      Southwest Suites: The Southwest Suites require four students of the same gender. Each suite consists of four single rooms around a common living space. At the time a Southwest Suite is selected, the individual room assignment of each student must be indicated (i.e. 217A, 217B, 217C, 217D). Rooms designated as suites will be indicated on the Room Designation Charts. The beds in Southwest Suites must stay in the designated rooms – single rooms must stay single rooms! 

      Uhler Quads: There are a limited number of quads available. Students MUST have a group of four to be eligible to select a quad in Uhler. PRIORITY FOR ALL APARTMENT/SUITE/QUAD SPACES WILL BE GIVEN TO SENIORS AND JUNIORS. All groups consisting entirely of seniors and/or juniors will receive priority over any group that includes sophomores.

    • Note: FULL GROUPS are required for suites. If a vacancy occurs in an apartment, suite or quad after Room Draw, remaining roommates will be made aware of the options for filling the space and reserves the right to fill a vacancy as needed.

Triples & Singles

Triples - Uhler and Rundstrom

Triples (in Uhler and Rundstrom)  require three students of the same gender. Full groups (linked up in your housing portal) are required to be able to select a triple.

If a vacancy occurs after Room Draw, remaining roommates will be made aware of the options for filling the space and reserves the right to fill a vacancy as needed.

Single rooms

A limited number of single rooms are available in Southwest Hall and Gibbs Hall. The Southwest singles are in suite-style spaces (consisting of 4-6 single rooms) with shared bathrooms but will NOT be selected as suites. Gibbs Hall will also offer at least 9 male singles and up to 19 female single rooms.

Doubles

Double Rooms

Double rooms are available to all Gustavus students. Combinations of roommates will be lined up according to class standing. Senior/Senior pairs will line up before Senior/Junior pairs; Senior/Sophomore pairs next; Junior/Junior pairs next; etc. Your roommate pairing must be confirmed in your housing portal before you will be able to select a room. If you have questions about matching with a new roommate - please reach out to the Residential Life office.


Off-Campus Housing

Though Gustavus is a fully residential institution, a very small number of students are granted permission to live off-campus because of automatic qualifiers in our residency policy.

Applications for off-campus residency are available online in January at the Off-Campus Housing Process link. 

Off-Campus Applications will be accepted through March 8, 2019.


Studying Abroad, Student Teaching or Internship away from campus

  • Those who will be studying abroad or on off-campus college programs (including student teaching or having an internship away from St.Peter) for fall semester of 2019 must submit a request for Interim and/or spring semester housing. You will fill out a preference card to indicate where (and with whom) you would like to live when you return to campus.

    Those students who wish to apply to live off-campus upon their return to Gustavus for January Interim or Spring Semester must participate in the off-campus application process described previously.


All-Gender Housing

All-gender housing is available in a designated number of apartments in Arbor View, Southwest, College View, and Chapel View, with any 4-6 person roommate groups regardless of gender/gender identity occupying single bedrooms within each apartment and two shared bathrooms. The two Chapel View apartments available are for all-senior groups only. The apartments in Arbor View and College View are available for any group of seniors, juniors/seniors, or juniors.

This option will be in apartment spaces on campus, therefore only those in the class of 2020 and 2021 will be eligible.

Room Draw guidelines apply (seniority is followed using the Room Draw average for each group).

Those who identify as transgender or non-binary who wish to discuss housing options can contact the Residential Life office any time - we will find the most reasonable and comfortable housing situation for the individual, regardless of the identifying gender of potential roommates


Intentional Learning and Service Housing Options

  • Crossroads Program Selection Process
    • Crossroads/International Center has a separate housing application process. The will be available soon and is due by March 8, 2019.
  • CHOICE - Substance Free Housing Selection
    • CHOICE housing is available in Prairie View. The application is your statement of intent and will allow you to participate in a special CHOICE Room Draw process (April 12th). Applications are due March 8, 2019.
  • ILS Core Value Houses
    • ILS Core Value Houses have a separate housing application process. Applications will be available soon 2018 and are due by March 8, 2019.
  • Swedish House
    • The Swedish House is an ILS program that can house 10 residents in a "house" connected to the Carlson International Center. Applications are due on March 8, 2019 (tentative) and information about the house can be obtained by contacting Dr. Glenn Kranking at kranking@gustavus.edu.

International Student Roommates

This application process applies only to students who choose to live with international students who are new to the campus for fall semester 2019. These students are not incoming first-year students but rather international exchange students. Roommates choosing to live with returning international students follow regular room draw procedure. Applications are due on March 28, 2019.

International Student Roommate Application will be available online soon.

Students selected as International Student Roommates will receive special room draw slips. International Student Roommates will draw for their rooms during regular room draw. International Student Roommate's drawing for a double room will be treated as a complete pair, etc.


Transfer Student Roommates

A student interested in rooming with an incoming transfer student must complete the Transfer Roommate Application. You can apply to live with a student you already know who is transferring here for Fall 2018 or just to live with a transfer student that we'll help assign to live with you! Applications are due on March 28, 2019.

Transfer Student Roommate application is posted will be available online soon.

This application process applies only to students who choose to live with transfer students who are new to the campus for fall semester 2019.

Students selected as Transfer Student Roommates will receive special room draw slips. Transfer Student Roommates drawing for a double room will be treated as a complete pair, etc.