today

CMCReturns - Learn more about our Fall return to campus

Senior Selection Information

All enrolled students are required to be vaccinated unless they qualify for a medical or religion exemption through the Office of Civil Rights (ngray@cmc.edu). If exempted from vaccination, students may still go through room draw but must select a single. If no singles are available, the exempted student will be permitted to live off campus, and will still be packaged with their expected financial aid for room and board. Exempted students are welcome to participate in all campus activities, but will be subject to daily, self-reported health screenings and twice weekly COVID-19 testing throughout the semester.

Below are instructions for the Senior Selection process. Senior Selection was formerly known as Apartment Selection. Be sure to note all deadlines and requirements, including paying damage charges, requesting to be off the meal plan, and applying for a studio apartment.

Important Dates

(all times Pacific)
ADA Housing Accommodation Request Deadline: Monday, May 17, 12 p.m.
Request to Live Off Campus Deadline: Friday, May 28, 12 p.m.
Housing Applications Due: Friday, May 28, 12 p.m.
Senior Selection Times Available in Residence: Tuesday, June 15
Senior Selection Online: Friday, June 18, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Housing Applications

All CMC students are eligible to apply for residence in the Student Apartments and the Alexan Kendry Apartments regardless of class standing; however, priority goes to seniors. All students intending to live in college housing, regardless of location, must submit their housing application by Friday, May 28 at 12 p.m.

A variety of single and double rooms and apartments will be available during Senior Selection. In the on-campus Student Apartments there are 31 four-person apartments that come with four single rooms, two private bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen. Additionally, there are three double studios. The common room furniture provided includes a couch, a loveseat, a coffee table, a kitchen table, and kitchen chairs. The appliances provided include a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, and a dishwasher. The apartments do not receive custodial services. Laundry is available and residents may setup cable television service. Parking at the Student Apartments is available for apartment residents only. At the Alexan Kendry (AK) apartments there are 18 two-bedroom units that will house 4 students and 27 one-bedroom units that will house 2 students. The AK apartments are fully furnished as described above; however; each unit has its own washer and dryer. One parking space or garage is provided per apartment, not per resident. Additional parking is not available at AK. If needed, students can register their cars with Campus Safety and park in designated campus parking locations. There will be a free shuttle that runs from AK to campus at regular intervals.

Note: North Quad suites will NOT be available during Senior Selection. They will only be available during Room Draw. This is consistent with the Room Draw processes of prior years. Additionally, any apartment not selected during Senior Selection will become available in Room Draw to all students. Seniors who wish to live with juniors or sophomores will select during Room Draw, not during Senior Selection. Seniors participating in Room Draw will still have earlier selection times than non-seniors.

Selection Times

Selection times will be randomly assigned by the Residence software. Only seniors anticipated to graduate in FA21, SP22, and FA22 will be eligible to participate in Senior Selection. All currently enrolled students who submitted a housing application, including seniors who did not select during Senior Selection, will participate in Room Draw. Please see the Room Draw page for additional information. Times are assigned based on class standing, then randomly within each class group. For example, students anticipated to graduate in SP22 will have an earlier selection time than those graduating in FA22. If you form a group, the earliest selection time of the group members will be used.

Senior Selection is a Privilege

Falsifying documents, harassing, threatening, or coercing another student into either leaving their chosen apartment or altering their Senior Selection will result in disciplinary action, loss of right to campus housing, and/or loss of the privilege to participate in the Senior Selection process. In such a case, and if permitted to live on campus, the offending student’s housing will be assigned by Residential Life.

Selection Process

Students will select one at a time on Friday, June 18, online via Residence. If you are part of a group, the group leader (recommended to be the person who is available at your designated time) will be the one to select the room/apartment. Housing availability is updated in real time. As students select, rooms/apartments will be removed from the queue, including while you may be in the system making a selection. You are strongly encouraged to have a few options written down (or highlighted as favorites in the system), so that if the room/apartment you wanted is taken, you can select another quickly. Each individual or group will have 2 minutes in the system before the next group is able to choose. If you do not select during your specific time, there will be others in the system selecting as well. This can impact your options.

Gender Designations

Apartments

There are no predetermined gender designations for any of the apartments.

Residence Halls

Most CMC residence halls have single-gender rooms, but some buildings have mixed-gender floors:

  • The second and third floors of Stark Hall are mixed-gender with single-gender bathrooms. Floors 4-7 in Stark are single-gender.
  • The second floor (female) and third floor (male) of Marks Hall are single-gender.
  • Crown Hall will have no predetermined gender designation although each room will be a single gender.
    • Each floor will have both male- and female-designated bathrooms.
  • Phillips, Auen, and Fawcett Halls will have single-gender floors.
Gender-Inclusive Housing

Beckett, Berger, Claremont, and Benson Halls will be gender-inclusive residence halls for the 2021-2022 academic year. The first floor of Marks Hall is gender-inclusive. Students of any gender identity and gender expression may choose to live as roommates in the double or triple rooms. The bathrooms are all gender-inclusive and have floor-to-ceiling stall doors for the toilets and showers.

ADA Housing Accommodation

Students in need of a housing accommodation for medical reasons should have provided documentation to the Dean of Students Office by Monday, May 17 at 12:00 p.m. by email to Kari Rood (accessibilityservices@cmc.edu), the Assistant Dean of Students for Accessibility Services & Academic Success. Documentation must provide the medical rationale as to why it is a medical necessity for a student to have a certain room type, be on signed letterhead from an appropriate and ongoing treating provider, and cannot be from a relative (see Documentation Guidelines). Students must renew their housing accommodation with updated documentation every spring in advance of Room Draw. After documentation has been reviewed, if approved, students must meet with the Residential Life staff to discuss housing options. For more information about accommodations and documentation, please refer to the Accessibility Services website.

Meal Plans

Students living at the Student Apartments or the Alexan Kendry Apartments have the option of selecting a meal plan, but are not required to have a meal plan. Students living in all other campus rooms are required to be on a meal plan. The meal plan options are: 16 meals per week ($200 board plus), 14 meals per week ($140 board plus), 12 meals per week ($120 board plus), or 8 meals per week ($80 board plus).

Off-Campus Living Option

To request permission to live off-campus, you must indicate it on your housing application and include the rationale for the request. It must be submitted by Friday, May 28 at 12 p.m. If you are currently living off-campus, you must request to do so again. It is not an automatic renewal. DO NOT sign a lease until you have been notified that you are approved to live off campus. If granted permission, you will not participate in Room Draw. There is a $100 campus use fee per semester for students living off campus. This fee will be applied to your student account.

Married students and students with dependent children are automatically granted off-campus status and do not need to participate in Room Draw. Students who are denied permission to live off-campus may be granted permission at a later date under the following conditions: 1) a student on the off-campus list wishes to move into the space to be vacated on campus, and/or 2) the move is approved by the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life. Students who move off campus without permission may be charged the full 2021-2022 room rate and face disciplinary action.

Questions?

We cannot answer questions about the odds of obtaining a certain apartment or room because this is a process that involves human behavior and there are upwards of 350 humans participating in Senior Selection. Historically, there have been approximately 40 all-senior groups applying for 31 available apartments. We cannot guarantee that this number of all-senior applicant groups will remain constant this year. Please let us know if you have any other questions.