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Senior Cottage Housing Process

NOTE:  The selection for Senior Cottages has already taken place for Fall 2017 – Spring 2018; that process was based on first-come, first-served.  As of Fall 2018, we will move to a lottery-based system.

Senior Cottages, ranging from studio apartments up to 6-person houses, are designed to provide an educational off-campus experience that combines some of the best aspects of living on-campus, with the responsibilities that come with off-campus life. Residents sign leases and are allowed to have pets (with a $300 nonrefundable deposit), the convenience of a full-time professional staff, 24-hour maintenance, and close proximity to campus. To learn about the process to live in a Senior Cottage, please read the 2018-2019 Senior Cottage Selection Guide.

Senior Cottage Selection Overview

Step One: Notification of Eligibility

Students eligible to apply for Cottage Housing (6 semesters or more on campus) will be notified of their eligibility via CC email on September 26, 2017.

Step Two: Students will complete a Senior Cottage application for their desired configuration (5-bedroom house, 4-bedroom house, 2-bedroom apartment, 1-bedroom apartment, Studio apartment)

The Senior Cottage applications can be picked up from Housing and Conferences in Bemis Hall 139 or downloaded from the website.

Applications will be available on October 2, 2017.

Due Date: November 3, 2017 at 5:00pm

Step Three: Conduct will be verified for applicants.

If 50% or more of the applicants in a group have significant conduct history (College housing restriction or greater sanctions) or have been involved in multiple incidents together, the group application will be ineligible.  If you are uncertain whether or not your group qualifies to apply for an apartment together, we suggest that you email Matt Edwards at prior to the Nov. 3rd application due date.  We will check the conduct history of your group and advise you of your eligibility so that you have time to reconfigure your group if the current configuration isn’t eligible to apply together.

Step Four: Lottery numbers will be issued to applicant(s) via email.

Lottery numbers are randomly generated.

Date of Issuance: November 08, 2017

Step Five: Students will select a Senior Cottage.

Students will select a Cottage and sign the lease on selection day.  This is an in-person process.

Date: November 13, 2017

Location: TBD

Quick Checklist

  • Received email about eligibility for senior cottage housing - September 26th
  • Completed and submitted the desired cottage application(s) - Due Date: November 3rd at 5pm
  • Received your cottage group lottery number - November 8th
  • Know when and where the cottage selection is for your configuration - November 13th
  • Select cottage and sign lease for Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 academic year