Room Selection Changes 2020-2021

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Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

With the deadline to submit housing applications and room deposits to participate in room selection on March 6, returning students will soon pick their dorms for next year.

According to the MyCharger room selection page, Dunham is now an available housing option for rising sophomores, and is no longer an upperclassmen dorm.

Savin Court is now only available to rising juniors and seniors. According to last year’s room selection page, it was a housing option for rising sophomores.

Park View is the university’s newest apartment-style residence hall that will open in the fall and is available for rising juniors and seniors. According to the university’s website, Park View “is the second building in the University Commons development that is reshaping the Allingtown section of West Haven.” Like Atwood, Park View will include retail establishments at the ground level. There is a live video stream of the building’s construction on the webpage.

Only students who completed the 2020-2021 housing application, submitted the $500 room deposit, and resolved any balances with the university’s OneStop office by March 6 are eligible to participate in the room selection process. According to the university’s room selection guide, submitting the $500 deposit “does not guarantee that a space will be available in a student’s preferred hall or with a student’s preferred roommate(s).”

According to the room selection guide, at 12 p.m. on March 10, students who are eligible to participate in room selection will be able to select their roommates. Based on room selection numbers, the suite selection process will take place March 27-28. Bedroom selection will be on March 29 and individual bed selection on March 30.

Students are encouraged to reach out to the office of residential life if they have questions about the room selection process. Nicole McGrath, associate dean of residential life and housing, said in an online statement, “We are committed to ensuring the living experience is the best it can be, and we encourage you to make use of the Office of Residential Life to ask any questions.”