Housing Selection 2014

It’s that time of the year! The Office of Residence Life is gearing up for the 2014-2015 Housing Selection Process. Current Becker students (residents and commuters) are all invited to participate in housing selection. The process allows students to select their residential community, room or apartment, and roommates for the upcoming academic year.

If you participate in room selection and sign up for a room, you are financially responsible for the associated charges for the full academic year.  In order to participate in housing selection the following must be completed:

  1. Students must pay a NON-REFUNDABLE Housing Deposit of $400 by Monday, March 31, 2014. The $400 deposit will be credited to the fall 2014 room bill. Student may bring the deposit to the student accounts office on either campus.  Payment can also be made by calling the student accounts office at (508) 373-9437 (Worcester Campus) or (774) 354-0440 (Leicester Campus).
  2. Students must be pre-registered for 12 or more credits for the Fall 2014 semester
  3. Students must have no current financial or other holds on their account.

Housing Selection Dates
Monday, April 14
Worcester Multi-purpose Room – Boutin Student Center 1:30-6:00 p.m.
Room Selection Day for students who wish to fill a room/suite/apartment on the Worcester Campus

Tuesday, April 15
Daniels Hall – Borger Academic Center 1:30-6:00 p.m.
Room Selection Day for students who wish to fill a room or suite on the Leicester Campus

Wednesday, April 16
Worcester Multi-purpose Room – Boutin Student Center 1:30-6:00 p.m.
Room Selection Day for any student who has not signed up for a room on either campus

Housing Selection 2014 Numbers Information

What is a Housing Selection Number and how is it determined?
Housing Selection numbers are used to create the order by which eligible students will choose available rooms.  The housing selection numbers are randomly assigned by a computer logarithm. Rising seniors select before rising juniors who select before rising sophomores. The number a student receives is also associated with the time and day when the room selection will take place. Housing Selection Numbers and time slots will be available on Thursday, April 3 at 5:00pm and posted in the residence halls and student affairs offices on both campuses.

Rising Seniors: 75+ credits towards your degree by the end of the Fall 2013 semester
Rising Juniors: 45+ credits towards your degree by the end of the Fall 2013 semester
Rising Sophomores: 44 credits or less towards your degree by the end of the Fall 2013 semester

What if I cannot attend Housing Selection during the designated time?
Students who cannot be present during the designated time slot may complete a proxy form and send another student to act as his/her representative in the student’s absence. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that the student who is serving as your proxy is aware of your preferences, and we recommend that you have a detailed conversation with the person who is serving as a proxy.

You are bound by your proxy’s selection or lack of a selection. NO written notes will be accepted.  Proxy forms are available on this webpage and in the Student Affairs Office located in the Student Center on both campuses. If a student cannot secure another student to serve as a proxy, please speak with Tyrone Newsome in the Office of Residence Life.

Will I be able to “pull-in” friends who have a lower number than me?
If you and a friend or friends would like to be roommates/suitemates, the person with lowest housing selection number can “pull in” the other members of the group to select a room/suite at the same time. You must fill an entire suite, apartment or an entire room (in a house) to take advantage of this option. For example: if you are a group of 3 students you could select a triple, but you may not select a double and half of another double in a suite.

What if I do not have a preference on who I live with?
If you are looking for a roommate, there will be a number of opportunities for you to connect with others who are looking at the same house/campus that you are. We encourage students to attend our annual “Find a Roommate Night” in Worcester on March 31 in the Boutin Center multi-purpose room and in Leicester on April 1, in Daniel’s Hall and Both events will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. For additional information on “Find a Roommate Night” please contact Lisa Lydon lisa.lydon@becker.edu, or Katie Ribeiro katie.ribeiro@becker.edu.

What if I require specific accommodations?
Students who believe they require special housing accommodations must submit a Returning Student Request for Housing Accommodations form. Students are required to complete and submit a two-part form. The first part is to be completed by the student. The second form is for the non-parental treatment provider (i.e. counselor, therapist, physician, etc.) to complete. The student is encouraged to submit this form to their treatment provider as soon as possible.

What do I need to bring with me to the Housing Selection?
All students participating in Housing Selection must bring their Becker College ID and a proxy form for each student in the group if all parties cannot attend with them.  It is also strongly recommended that students have a list of 3-4 room/building options in case the first and second choice spaces are not available.





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