Bookmarking is a process that allows you to explore housing options online and highlight those in which you have an interest.
To ensure a successful room selection experience, it is imperative that you take the time to look at and consider the range of options that will be available. You will find helpful information about each residential area/location on the room selection website. Use the days prior to the Room Selection Nights process to make a realistic assessment of what is likely to be available when it is time to make a choice. You will want to bookmark as many potential spaces as possible before you arrive on selection night.
Decide who you want to live with and form a group. Should that size housing unit not be available at the time of your selection, you can split your group to select smaller units or merge groups to select larger housing units. If you are a member of a group and there are no smaller units available, you have to select a unit that fits your group size. Residential Life staff will be present during the Room Selection process to help your group split, merge, or you can come to the Office of Residential Life during the day, before you select, and request this change. You will receive information via email during this period that will assist you in making the best decisions.
You should start bookmarking potential locations a few days before your selection night and review them the evening before. That way, you can see which spots have been chosen and change bookmarks appropriately. There is no penalty for having too many bookmarks, however you may run into problems and additional stress if you have too few bookmarks.
If you cannot be present when your group is called, make sure at least one person from your group (or a proxy) will be present. Not every group member needs to be present to make a selection. Students should not miss an academic class to participate in Room Selection Nights. If you are an individual (group of one) and cannot be present, you must assign a proxy to represent you. If you would like to register a proxy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include in the email your name and WesID, as well as the name, WesID, and e-mail address of the person you want to be your proxy or for whom you will be a proxy. If you do not have a proxy, the Office of Residential Life can serve as your proxy, please indicate this in your notification email.
On your assigned Room Selection night,
you should report to Usdan 108 at your designated selection time. Since GRS is in Usdan this year, we will not have the space to accomodate many groups waiting outside Usdan 108 since it is a high traffic area. While waiting to be called up to make a selection
you will be able to view which rooms have been selected and which rooms are
If you or anyone in your group owns a laptop with a wireless connection, it would be very beneficial to bring it to your room selection night. There will be a limited number of laptops available to use immediately prior to making your selection, but with your own laptop you can check on the room selection progress and add bookmarks at any point prior to making your selection. Please only bring one laptop per group since the network gets very slow with so many people accessing the GRS website on selection nights.
Groups and individuals will be able look at print copies of floor plans for many locations. Most floor plans are also available on the ResLife website.
After reviewing the housing that remains available, each group/individual has three options:
To choose a unit that fits the size of the group, if one is still available.
into sub-groups and choose smaller size units
If a group splits into multiple groups, all sub-groups will retain the original rank, and the group will collectively decide who picks first.
merge your group with another group(s) in order to fill a unit
If a group merges with another group, the new group will be assigned the worst group rank number between them, and will choose a unit when that number is called.
When each group number is called, you must be ready to make a selection. Please prioritize your alternatives and be flexible in making selections.
After the Room Selection process has been completed and all units have been assigned, residents in apartments or houses with more than one room will be required to make room assignments within that particular unit. Each group will need to decide room assignments through individual student portfolios by Monday, April 22, 2013 or the Office of Residential Life will automatically make the room assignments. These room assignments cannot be changed until August.