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Read Smith’s plans for the spring 2021 semester.
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Room Draw & Lottery

Room draw is an online process in which current Smith students can select their rooms for the next academic year. Depending on a student’s assigned house, room draw takes place over two days in early April (special interest lottery the first day, all houses the second) from 5 to 10 p.m. each day. Students are assigned a start time on the day for their house, at which time their online access becomes active. In late March, students receive an email with their lottery times (and new house assignments, if they requested to change houses).

Room Draw 2020

The online room draw process for the 2020–21 academic year will begin for special interest lottery participants in late January 2020 and conclude in early February. The forms for regular room draw will be available in late February 2020 and close in early March. Room draw will take place in early April for special interest lottery participants; regular room draw participants will draw a day later. Forms can be found in Residence Life Self Service.


Remain in House & Change of House Forms

All students (unless they were accepted into special interest housing, are an Ada Comsock Scholar, or have a housing accommodation and did not select the "join room draw" option on the Housing Accommodation Form) are required to fill out either the Remain in House or the Change of House form. These forms are available from late February to early March.

Guides, Instructions, Cheat Sheets

Special-Interest Housing

In addition to offering traditional houses, Smith has a variety of special-interest housing options, including food co-ops and apartments. Most are available only to sophomores, juniors and seniors; students from all classes may apply for a substance-free community in Chase House.