Special-Interest Housing Lottery
In addition to offering traditional houses, Smith has a variety of special-interest housing.
The only special-interest housing option available for first-year students is substance-free housing. The other housing options are available to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
For information about these special-interest houses, please visit Special-Interest Housing.
Chase Substance-Free Housing
Students currently living on the substance-free floor in Chase House will need to reapply and be accepted to remain on the floor. If you wish to remain in the house (and live on another floor), you will need to go to the house decision form and click on "remain in house." You (or your proxy) will then pick your room during room draw in April. New students applying for the substance-free floor must apply and be accepted. All students accepted for the substance-free floor will pick their room during the special Chase substance-free lottery.
The application to live on the substance-free floor is available on the Forms & Applications page.
If you are interested in moving houses and want to enter the lottery for either co-op, please follow all steps below:
- Read the co-op expectations (PDF) and the house contracts for Tenney and Hopkins before you make any decision on living in a co-op.
- During house choice form dates, select your five house choices, including one or both co-ops of your choice.
When you have been accepted by lottery into either co-op, you will also get a contract attached to the e-mail. This contract needs to be brought to room draw, signed by you. Wait for your name to be called to pick your room and leave the signed contract with the person working the co-op table.
Both co-ops will still have waiting lists (comprising students who tried to get into either co-op, but didn't), and we will fill spaces, replacing the vacating class year students with those from the same class year, in addition to honoring room change forms during the academic year. Those students on the waiting list will be contacted in September to verify that they're still interested in living in a co-op.
Friedman has 12 apartments: 11 four-person apartments and one six-person apartment (for a total capacity of 50). Only juniors and seniors are eligible to enter the Friedman lottery, and priority will be given to groups with more seniority.
Each group will have one member draw a lottery number for the group. The group with the lowest number will select an apartment first.
Only groups of four or six students may participate in the Friedman lottery. Although only one member of the group needs to be present at the lottery, in order to participate, she must have in her possession the names of everyone in the group to verify class years. For groups that include students away from campus, a staff member on site will have information to verify class years.
The application to live in the Friedman Apartments is available on the Forms & Applications page.
French House (Dawes)
Dawes House is filled through a process separate from the regular Housing Lottery.
Students interested in Dawes House must contact the Dawes House coordinator to schedule an interview to determine their French proficiency.
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