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Housing Selection

All Housing Selection registration needs to be completed online in your WesPortal between February 8 and April 9, 2019.  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 Housing Selection emails.  To participate in the Housing Selection 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 or Psi Upsilon you must still agree to the terms of the Housing Contract.

The housing selection timeline can be found here.

Point values are assigned to a student based upon the number of semesters completed at Wesleyan, including the current one*. Point values are as follows:
0 - 1 semester: .5 of a point
2 semesters: 1 point

3 semesters: 1.5 points
4 semesters: 2 points
5 or more semesters: 3 points 

Points for transfer students are based on their class year, rather than the chart above.  Transfer students receive 3 points if they have two or less semesters before the graduate, 2.5 if three, 2 if four, etc*.
* Please see the Room Selection Nights page for detailed information.

If all apartment spaces were filled before you selected housing as a rising junior or all rooms were filled before you selected 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 Housing Selection process the following year, unless you have been excluded from participating in that Housing Selection 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) at Wesleyan.

Key Definitions:

  • Browsing: the period before group ranks are established, when you can peruse the room selection site and available housing options.

  • Bookmarkingthe 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.
  • Rank Number: Number given to a student/group/team who are registered for Room Selection Nights. The number will appear on April 10, 2019 after we run ranks and designates which selection night you should attend and when you will select that night.
  • Proxy: Student who is authorized to select housing for the student that cannot attend their housing selection appointment. The ResLife office may also be asked to serve as proxy.
  • Waitlist: Comprised of rising sophomores who did not receiving housing during their selection night, students returning from leave and students that did not register for housing selection nights. These students will be assigned over the summer.

Key points to understand about the Housing Selection Process:

  • If you will be a student at Wesleyan University in the fall of 2019, you MUST participate in the Housing Selection process.
  • If you currently have off campus status, you must still participate in Housing Selection to request off campus status for the 2019-2020 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 Housing Selection information after February 8, 2019, enter your student portfolio and click on “Housing & Staff Selection” under “Residential Life”.


Housing Selection Progress Notes

Friday, February 8th
Housing Selection site opens at noon (12 p.m.) EST
Applications for Off-Campus, Copenhagens, and Program Housing/Community Based Living are available in the selection site.

Tuesday, February 12th
First Year Focus: Program Housing/Community Based Living & Copenhagens Selection Information Session, 5-6 p.m,. & 6-7 p.m., Location TBD

Wednesday, February 13th
Transfer Housing Information Session, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Location TBD

Sunday, February 17th
Program House Hopping Day, 1-4 p.m. Click here to find out more information 

Friday, February 22nd
Off-Campus Housing Applications due at noon (12 p.m.) EST
19/20 Housing Accommodation Requests due to Accessibility Services

Wednesday, February 27th

Off-campus decisions release at noon (12 p.m.) EST


Thursday, February 28th
Copenhagens and Program Housing/Community Based Living Applications due at noon (12 p.m.) EST

Tuesday, March 5th
Copenhagen decisions released at noon (12 p.m.) EST
Program Housing and Community Based Living decisions released at noon (12 p.m.) EST

Thursday, March 8th
Waitlist Period for Program Housing and Community Based Living begins at 2 p.m. EST

Friday, March 29th
Waitlist Period for Program Housing and Community Based Living ends at noon (12 p.m.) EST

Monday, April 1st

Housing Selection and Moodle opens at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, April 2nd
First Year Focus: Room Selection Nights Information Session 6-7 p.m. & 7-8 p.m., location TBD

Wednesday, April 3rd
Room Selection Nights Information Session: Rising Juniors, 6-7 p.m., location TBD

Thursday, April 4th
Room Selection Nights Information Session: Rising Seniors, 6-7 p.m., location TBD

Tuesday, April 9th
Group Registration and Moodle closes at noon (12 p.m.) EST


Wednesday, April 10th 

Ranks Released at noon (12 p.m.) EST

Friday, April 12th

Mix, Mingle and Merge at 2:30 p.m. at Zelnick Pavilion