Online Room Draw & Campus Housing Eligibility

Room Draw is the way in which students pick their room for the following year. If you are interested in how Room Draw works, a series of training sessions are held each spring.

Room Draw 2014

Online Room Draw Training Sessions
All First Year Students are required to attend the online training sessions.

April 8 4 - 5 p.m.; IT Lab
April 9 4 - 5 p.m.; IT Lab
April 10 4 - 5 p.m.; IT Lab

Online Room Draw Dates
Access Room Draw via orientation.whittier.edu (click on "Online Room Draw" on the main page and use your regular My.Whittier credentials). Rooms are available in Turner, Ball, Wardman, and Wanberg Residence Halls. Please clear outstanding balances prior to Spring Break or early April before participating in Room Draw.  Students with any business holds will not be able to participate in Online Room Draw.

Online Room Draw is only available 8:00am - 5:00pm during the following dates:

April 15​ Seniors/Juniors
April 16 Sophomores
April 17 First-Year Students
April 18 Make Up Day
April 21 Res Life Room Draw Hold

 

Email Joseph Melendez (Jmelendez@whittier.edu) for a step by step instructions video on how to participate in Online Room Draw!

A student is ineligible to participate in Room Draw if he/she:

  • Is assigned special interest housing (i.e. Harris Special Interest Housing) or Arbor Ridge housing.
  • Has a business hold. The student must clear the hold and obtain a release from the Business Office.

If you have any questions about the online Room Draw process, please call Residential Life at 562.907.4223.


Arbor Ridge Housing Selection Process 2014

Arbor Ridge Apartments falls under Whittier College housing and is subject to all campus policies. Students interested in applying to live at Arbor Ridge should take note of the following application schedule:

February 17 Informational session @ Residential Life Office, 5:30 p.m.
Applications are available by clicking here.  Applications will only be accepted starting after the informational session. Please click here for the Arbor Ridge contract.
March 7 Deadline for applications
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All applicants must submit an application online.
March 10 –  14

Applicant interviews 
Interviews will be conducted only if the selection committee deems it necessary. Students invited to interview will be notified via email.

March 24 Decision emails sent to applicants
All applicants will be notified via email whether or not they have been accepted into Arbor Ridge housing. 
March 28 Confirmation of acceptance due by 5 p.m.

Harris Housing Selection Process 2014

Harris Residence Halls are made up of eight communities known as Special Interest Housing (SIH). The purpose of SIH is to make a positive difference in the lives of its residents by providing a supportive community as students build a safe living-learning environment, embrace cultures different than their own, and support academic success. With the support of a community sponsors and community norms, SIH promotes understanding, respect, leadership and education.

February 3

Online application open
Applications are available HERE.

February 28

Deadline for applications
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. A Community Member Excel Sheet must be emailed to tbogue@whittier.edu by 11:59 p.m.

March 10

Decision emails sent to community leaders
All community leaders will be notified via email whether or not their community has been accepted

March 31

Confirmation of acceptance due by 5 p.m. 
All community leaders must submit a floor plan of all community members to the Office of Residential Life.

Community Guidelines:

  • Communities will be required to have at least one community service event and one program per semester
  • Community members will be required to participate in SportsFest and provide captains
  • All communities must have a Whittier College faculty or staff sponsor that will work with the community to put on programs
  • Community members must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the College

Living Off Campus

Please see our policies for students who wish to live off campus

 

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