Office of Student Engagement
300 Pulteney St.
Scandling Center, 2nd Floor
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3880
Fax: (315) 781-3511

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On-Campus Housing Selection

At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, we believe that part of attending a residential college is living on-campus with other students and encountering new experiences.

First-Year Students: We house first-year students based on their selected First-Year Seminar course. Additionally, we strive to house first-year students with others of similar interests – helping their transition to college be as fruitful and comfortable as possible.

Upperclass Students: We believe that these students deserve to have a say in their housing. Every year, we provide a housing selection process for all returning students. Through an application process, students sign up to select a room from available spaces throughout our various housing options. Additional information regarding the various selection processes can be found below.

Housing Options: We recognize the importance of providing housing options that meet the needs of our diverse student population. Our residential facilities provide a variety of options including, single-gender and co-educational housing. We also provide a Gender Inclusive Housing process which allows students to live with other students of another gender(s) in any co-ed residential location.


Senior Interest Housing Selection

Senior Interest Houses provide Seniors with an opportunity for independent living with all of the amenities of living on-campus.

February 13

Applications go live at 9 a.m.

February 17

Applications/roommate group selections are due by noon

February 21

Houses offered to groups with lowest priority number(s)

February 23

Applications must be accepted by 5 p.m.

*Additional information to be shared via email*

Theme House Selection

Theme Houses offer an immersive opportunity to live and learn in the same place. Students live with others with similar interests whether academically or beyond. These close-knit communities have a high level of co-curricular involvement with events, programs, and dialogues.

January 18

Call for Themes applications available at 9 a.m.

February 1

Call for Themes applications due by 11:59 p.m.

February 8

Themes offered

February 10

Themes accepted

February 27

Applications go live at 9 a.m.

March 8

Applications due by 11:59 a.m.

March 9-14

Theme House applications are reviewed

March 15

Theme House offers are made (via email)

March 17

Theme House offers need to be accepted by 5 p.m.

April 5

Theme House room selection night

Odell's Selection

Odell's Village consists of 4-person and 5-person townhouses. It is available for Juniors and Seniors. Students must apply and create roommate groups that match the size of the unit they desire.

February 20

Odell's Applications are available/roommate group selections go live at 9 a.m.

February 24

Odell's Applications/roommate group selections are due by 11:59 a.m.

February 27

Time tickets for selection are available for students to access after 5 p.m.

February 28

Odell's selection occurs from 5-10 p.m. (via myHousing)

Emerson Selection

Emerson Hall consists of 6-person suites for upper-classmen students. Individuals looking to reside in Emerson must identify a group and complete the application following the timeline below.

March 27

Emerson Applications are available/roommate group selection go live at 9 a.m.

March 31

Emerson Applications/roommate group selections are due by 11:59 a.m.

April 3

Time tickets for selection are available for students to access after 5 p.m.

April 4

Emerson selection occurs between 5-10 p.m. (via myHousing)

Find YourS.E.L.F. – Sophomore Only Housing

Find YourS.E.L.F. is a sophomore only living experience. Housed in Bartlett Hall, sophomores who select to reside here will receive personalized attention, resources, and programming. All members of Find YourS.E.L.F. will participate in Personal Empowerment – a half credit course focused on self exploration and peer relationship development.

March 6

Find YourSELF Applications are available/roommate group selection go live at 9 a.m.

March 14

Social Meet & Greet – 7 p.m. – Cellar Pub

March 17

Find YourSELF Applications/roommate group selections are due by 11:59 a.m.

March 27

Offers to join the group are made

March 31

Offers accepted to participate in Find YourSELF

April 3

Find YourSELF Meet & Greet to make roommate pairings

April 5

Room selection at 8 p.m.

General Room Selection

General Room Selection encompasses all other residential spaces we have on-campus. Our traditional residence halls provide students with an array of options including singles, doubles, triples, quads, and suites.

April 9

General Room Selection time tickets are released, and available spaces are viewable on myHousing

April 10

Room selection starts – based on your time ticket (Selection will begin after 5 p.m.)