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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. Room draw takes place over one evening in early-mid April from 5 to 10 p.m. Students are assigned a start time on room draw day, at which time their online access becomes active. In late March, students receive an email with their room draw lottery time (and new house assignment, if they requested to change houses).

Room Draw 2023

The online room draw process for the 2023–24 academic year will take place from February 2-May 4, beginning with special interest lottery participants on February 2. Applications for all special interest lotteries will be available on February 2 and close on February 10. The forms for regular room draw will be available on February 24 and close on March 10. Room draw will take place on April 12 for both special interest lottery and regular room draw participants. Forms can be found in Residence Life Self Service.


Room Draw House Request Form

All students (unless they were accepted into special interest housing, are an Ada Comstock 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 the Room Draw House Request Form. This form is available from late February to early March.

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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.