South Campus Continuing Occupancy

THE APPLICATION

(AVAILABLE ON THE HOUSING PORTAL)
South Campus Housing Selection Night takes place on Wednesday February 17th between 6-9pm. This is where you will select your housing and sign your binding housing contract for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Specific times and locations will depend on the community you are applying for and your lottery number placement (to be provided later). You should plan to block the 6-9pm period right now until official times are released for the building you are interested in.

WHAT IS THE CONTINUED OCCUPANCY PROCESS?

The South Campus community dedicates a certain amount of space in each building for students wishing to stay in the same building they are currently in for the following academic year

This is a randomized lottery process. After you apply by the Tuesday, February 9th 11:59pm deadline, your application will be randomly paired with a lottery number dictating preference order. It does not take factors like class year or years in a building into consideration.

By Friday, February 12th 4:59pm, you will receive an email from Housing & Residential Life and/or the Area Coordinator Vernon Miller:
-An email with a lottery number and an invitation to our South Campus Housing Selection Night or
-An email signifying you are on a waitlist for housing in your specific building pending availability after South Campus selection night

CAN I APPLY BY MYSELF?

If you are interested in applying for continued occupancy by yourself, you will:

Fill out the application with yourself as a Block Leader and leave the other member spaces blank

Receive a randomized lottery number by Feb 12th.

Attend the South Campus Housing Selection Night during your lottery time to sign your binding 2021-2022 housing contract on the housing portal.

CAN I BLOCK ROOMS WITH OTHERS?

If you are interested in blocking with others, you will:

Fill out one application together (up to one other current resident of the same building), designating one of you as a Block Leader

Receive one randomized lottery number as a group by Feb 12th

Attend the South Campus Housing Selection Night representing your group during your shared lottery time to sign your binding 2021-2022 housing contract on the housing portal.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BLOCKING…

With the exception of our South Council Community Council and 112 Edgemoor Lane residents, up to 2 current building residents can block adjacent rooms on a corridor

Allowed: 2 current Cascadilla Hall residents can block together in Cascadilla

NOT allowed: 2 current Cascadilla residents and a Sheldon Court resident CANNOT block together in Cascadilla

If 2 students block together in a corridor, they MUST fill at least one double room

Blocking cannot span across multiple floors, a single or a double are the only options)

If you are unable to attend selection night in person, you are able to designate a proxy (a trusted friend of your choosing) to attend in your place (please contact the Area Coordinator if you are in this situation)

A proxy form will be sent out with lottery numbers. Your proxy will also need to complete the form to make sure both parties are aware of this

You will be asked to provide a legitimate reason why you cannot attend yourself. Remember that this is selecting your housing for next year – it is very important and should be made a priority for you to attend!

If you are not able to attend Room Selection and a proxy selects a room for you, you will receive an email from the Housing office with instructions on signing your contract. If you do not sign your contract within 24 hours, you will forfeit your room.

DO I NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THE GENERAL HOUSING LOTTERY?

To participate in the C/O process, you must complete the Housing Application on the Housing Portal before the South Campus Housing Selection Night.

Housing is not guaranteed to all students in the South Campus C/O process. Having a lottery number in the General Room Selection process is a good back-up in the event that you do not find a space in the South Campus community.

You will receive a lottery number and timeslot for the General Housing Lottery. You may ignore this timeslot unless you do not receive a space in the South Campus C/O process.

If you successfully find a room in South Campus during the C/O process, you will automatically be removed from the general lottery process.

CAN I LOOK AT FLOOR PLANS FOR MY BUILDING?

Floor plans will be available for viewing prior to Selection Night at the Cascadilla Service Center, however digital copies do not exist for safety reasons

If you are looking for a particular room….. walk around! You can only apply for your own community, so you have full access to the building

BEFORE SIGNING THE FORM…

Completing this form is NOT the same as signing a housing contract

You can change your mind about where you would like to live until you sign your housing contract during the South Campus Housing Selection Night or whatever housing process you go through

I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?!

Check out the Undergraduate Housing website for frequently asked questions

If you have any additional questions, first reread the text above to make sure you didn’t miss something! Any questions can be emailed to Vernon Miller, the Area Coordinator, at vjm39@cornell.edu.