General Room Selection
All General Room Selection (GRS) registration needs to be completed online in your eportfolio when GRS opens on February 8, 2013 at noon. You will see your class rank/point value on a table in your electronic portfolio that will look just like the one you will receive on the Room Selection emails. To participate in the GRS process, you must first agree to the terms of the Housing Contract and Lead Paint Disclosure. If you are applying to live in Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, Delta Kappa Epsilon or Beta Theta Pi you must still agree to the terms of the Housing Contract.
Point values are assigned to a student based upon the number of semesters they have lived on-campus*. Point values are as follows:
1 to 2 semesters: 1 point
3 semesters: 1.5 points
4 semesters: 2 points
5 or more semesters: 3 points
* Please see the GRS Information page for detailed information.
If you were not able to select into an apartment as a rising junior or did not have any rooms to select as a rising sophomore, you will receive a slight adjustment in point value. Any increase in points will be reflected on your electronic portfolio. Point adjustments must be used for the GRS process the following year, unless you have been excluded from participating in that GRS process because you have applied for fall study abroad.
The point values for all group members will be averaged for a
group point value. All groups with the same point value are randomly ordered by
a computer and assigned selection numbers that will determine the order in which
they will choose rooms on Room Selection Nights.
Note: if you studied abroad, the time abroad will be counted as semester(s) on-campus.
Browsing: the period before group ranks are established, when you can peruse the room selection site and available housing options.
- Bookmarking: the period after group ranks are determined, when you can "bookmark" specific places where you would like to live. You MUST bookmark a room in order to choose it during the room selection process.
- GRS Number: Number given to a student when they register with GRS and starts with the letters G-R-S. Even if a person is going through as an individual, they need to register and have a number.
- Proxy: Student or ResLife authorized to select housing for the student that cannot attend their appointment.
- Split/Merge: the method for groups to reconfigure the size of their group.
- Waitlist: Comprised of rising sophomores who did not receiving housing during GRS or returning from leave. They will be assigned over the summer.
Key points to understand about the General Room Selection Process:
- If you will be a student at Wesleyan University in the fall of 2013, you MUST participate in the GRS process.
- If you currently have off campus status, you must still participate in GRS to request off campus status for the 2013-2014 academic year.
- The process is complex and entails several steps. You must pay close attention to the timeline. You are responsible for meeting all deadlines. No exceptions will be made.
- E-mail updates will be sent periodically throughout the process. Please take a moment to review them when you receive them.
For more GRS information after February 8, 2013, enter your student portfolio and click on “Room Selection” under “Residence Life”.