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

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 being part of a residential college is living on campus with other students and exploring new experiences together.

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 our 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 multitude of housing options. Additional information regarding each of the 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 other gender(s) in any co-ed residential location.

Housing Selection Drop-In Hours, FAQ Sessions, & Other Learning Opportunities

Drop-In Hours: Opportunities to ask quick questions, ensure processes are followed, and verify roommate groups are fully matched.

Theme House 101: Learn what it means to be a House Manager (HM) and gain tips and tricks for submitting a Call for Themes Application.

Theme House Meet & Greet: Interact with each HM, learn about the mission and programming goals of each house, and plan out which applications you will submit for the selection process.

General Housing Info Session: Great opportunity for students who have never gone through selection before. Learn the ins and outs of the types of housing available and what selection day will look like.



Date & Time

SIH Drop-In

Creedon Room

Feb. 14 and Feb. 15  (4 – 5 p.m.)

Odell’s Drop-In Hours

Creedon Room

Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 (4 – 5 p.m.)

Emerson Drop-In Hours

Creedon Room

Mar. 27 and Mar. 28 (4 – 5 p.m.)

Theme House 101

Coxe 007

Feb. 7 (12 p.m.) and Feb. 13 (8 p.m.)

Theme House Meet & Greet

1st Fl Scandling Lounge

Feb. 28 (8 p.m.)

General Housing
Info Session

Coxe 007

Feb. 28 (12 p.m.) and Feb. 29 (8 p.m.)


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 12

Applications go live at 9 a.m.

February 16

Applications/roommate group selections are due by noon

February 19

Houses offered to groups with lowest priority number(s)

February 21

Applications must be accepted by 5 p.m.

*Additional information to be shared via email*

Theme House Selection

Theme 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 2

Call for Themes applications available at 9 a.m.

February 16

Call for Themes applications due by 11:59 p.m.

February 21

Themes offered

February 23

Themes accepted

February 26

Residential applications go live at 9 a.m.

March 6

Residential applications due by 11:59 a.m.

March 7-12

Residential applications are reviewed

March 13

Residential offers are made (via email)

March 15

Residential offers need to be accepted by 5 p.m.

April 3

Theme House room selection night

Odell's Village 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 19

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

February 23

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

February 26

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

February 27

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

Emerson Suite 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. All roommate groups must have 6 students in total.

March 25

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

March 29

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

April 1

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

April 2

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

Find YourS.E.L.F. – Sophomore Only Housing

Find YourS.E.L.F. is a sophomore only living experience. Housed in Bartlett Hall, sophomores who select to reside here will receive personalized attention, resources and programming. All members of Find YourS.E.L.F. will participate in Personal Empowerment – a half credit course focused on self exploration and peer relationship development.

March 4

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

March 12

Social Meet & Greet – 8 p.m. – Cellar Pub

March 15

Find YourSELF Applications/roommate group selections are due by 11:59 a.m.

March 25

Offers to join Find YourSELF are made

March 27

Offers accepted to participate in Find YourSELF

April 3

Find YourSELF Drop-in hour to create roommate groups from 4 – 5 p.m.

April 3

Room selection at 9 p.m.

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 2- and 4-person suites.

April 8

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

April 9

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