Office of Student Engagement
300 Pulteney St.
Scandling Center, 2nd Floor
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3880
Fax: (315) 781-3511

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On-Campus Housing Selection

At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, we believe that part of attending a residential college is living on-campus with other students and encountering new experiences.

First-Year Students: We house first-year students based on their selected First-Year Seminar course. Additionally, we strive to house first-year students with others of similar interests – helping their transition to college be as fruitful and comfortable as possible.

Upperclass Students: We believe that these students deserve to have a say in their housing. Every year, we provide a housing selection process for all returning students. Through an application process, students sign up to select a room from available spaces throughout our various housing options. Additional information regarding the various selection processes can be found below.

Housing Options: We recognize the importance of providing housing options that meet the needs of our diverse student population. Our residential facilities provide a variety of options including, single-gender and co-educational housing. We also provide a Gender Inclusive Housing process which allows students to live with other students of another gender(s) in any co-ed residential location.


Senior Interest Housing Selection

Senior Interest Houses provide Seniors with an opportunity for independent living with all of the amenities of living on-campus.

February 14

Applications go live at 9 a.m.

February 18

Applications/roommate group selections are due by noon

February 22

Houses offered to groups with lowest priority number(s)

February 24

Applications must be accepted by 5 p.m.

*Additional information to be shared via email*

Link House Selection

Link Houses offer an immersive opportunity to live and learn in the same place. Students live with others with similar interests whether academically or beyond. These close-knit communities have a high level of co-curricular involvement with events, programs, and dialogues.

February 16

Applications go live at 9 a.m.

March 6

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m.

March 7-11

Link House applications are reviewed

March 15

Link House offers are made (via email)

March 17

Link House offers need to be accepted by 5 p.m.

March 30

Link House room selection night

Odell's Selection

Odell's Village consists of 4-person and 5-person townhouses. It is available for Juniors and Seniors. Students must apply and create roommate groups that match the size of the unit they desire.

February 21

Odell's Applications are available/roommate group selections go live at 9 a.m.

February 25

Odell's Applications/roommate group selections are due by 11:59 p.m.

February 28

Time tickets for selection are available for students to access after 5 p.m.

March 1

Odell's selection occurs from 5-10 p.m. (via myHousing)

Emerson Selection

Emerson Hall consists of 6-person suites for upper-classmen students. Individuals looking to reside in Emerson must identify a group and complete the application following the timeline below.

March 28

Emerson Applications are available/roommate group selection go live at 9 a.m.

April 3

Emerson Applications/roommate group selections are due by 11:59 p.m.

April 4

Time tickets for selection are available for students to access after 5 p.m.

April 5

Emerson selection occurs between 5-10 p.m. (via myHousing)

Theme/Link Selection

Themes/Links are on-campus housing locations where upper-class students live together for the purpose of embracing and promoting a common theme or interest. The themes/links could be academic or interest based. Themes/Links may be found across campus in small houses as well as in residence halls.

March 17-28

Call for Themes/Links application available

March 29-31

Applications reviewed and offered

April 1-6

Applications for residing in Themes/Links available

April 7-8

Applications reviewed

April 11-13

Theme/Link offers made/accepted by residents

April 14

Room Selection Night

General Room Selection

General Room Selection encompasses all other residential spaces we have on-campus. Our traditional residence halls provide students with an array of options including singles, doubles, triples, quads, and suites.

April 17

General Room Selection time tickets are released, and available spaces are viewable on myHousing

April 18

Room selection starts – based on your time ticket (Selection will begin after 5 p.m.)