Residence Hall Room Selection for 2018-2019

The Residence Hall Room Selection process allows students to select housing within one of our 9 on-campus Residence Halls.

This process requires that you take a number of factors into consideration in order to have a successful process. Please refer to the information provided to you from the Office of Residential Life including this page, information found on the Room Selection page of the Office of Residential Life website, and emails from the Office of Residential Life for information on this process.



The Residence Hall Room Selection process will take place On-Line via the Skidmore College Housing Management System between Monday, April 23rd and Friday, April 27th from 8:00am to 3:30pm daily.

Every student eligible for Residence Hall Room Selection will receive a selection time for this process. A student's selection time will designate the earliest time that they will be able to access the system to select. Students will be able to access the system to select any time after their selection time.

The selection start times for 2017-2018 selection process will fall into the follow clusters:



The Residence Hall Room Selection process contains the following steps.



To be eligible for selection students must complete the following requirements:



Building Floor Plans

We have provided floor plans of all Residence Halls to assist you in your selection. Click on the building below to see the floor plans for that building.

Room Types

As part of the Residence Hall Room Selection process there are 2 basic room types available; Singles and Doubles. Triple rooms are not available as part of the Residence Hall Room Selection process.

Within each of the two available types students will find 2 sub-types in the housing system

Special Interest Housing

There a number of Special Interest Housing options in the residence halls. For the 2018-2019 academic year these include:

For more information on these types please refer to the Special Interest Housing Selection page of this website.



Proxy Information

Residence Hall Room Selection is a fully online process. As a result, as long as a student has access to the Internet most students should be able to complete this process themselves regardless of their physical location. If during your selection time you are...

... you should assign a proxy.

The proxy process for Residence Hall Room Selection is fully online. Two documents have been provided below to help you with this process:

Missing class to participate in Housing Selection is not an excusable absence. Instead, assign a proxy!

What Options Do I Have?

Know that some of these options are more likely than others. The housing system is determined by two factors: Class and Lottery number, with class being of greatest importance (See Understanding Your Class Year and Lottery Number for 2018‐2019 for more information). Students of higher class standing and with better lottery numbers will select housing first, meaning that the availability of options will become more limited as the process progresses.

To help you understand this we have ordered the options available to you below, starting with what is most likely so that you know what you should be considering first for housing.

Single Room

Double Room

Every student returning to Skidmore in the fall is guaranteed housing. All students will at least be provided a space in a double room.

Words to live by:



I heard South Quad was only for First-Years or Juniors and Seniors are not permitted in the Residence Halls. Is this correct?

No. These are merely rumors. There is no truth to these statements.

If you have questions about this process we recommend you refer primarily to information on this website and emails from our office. If you find you questions not answered in those places please contact the Office of Residential Life directly.

What if I want to live in a double, but do not have a roommate?

To find a roommate, you may consider talking to friends, classmates, or advertising on Facebook. There is a Roommate Finder option on the Skidmore College Housing Management System. This may be able to assist you with finding a roommate.

A guide to the Roommate Finder is also available at the following link: Roommate Finder Guide.

Overall remember that you will not be able to pick a double without a roommate.

My lottery number is practically last! How did this happen?

Lottery numbers are randomly assigned via our housing software program. More information on this can be found on the Office of Residential Life's Room Selection Web page under "Understanding Your Class Year and Lottery Number."

What if I miss my selection time?

You should login to the Housing Management System website and select as soon as you realize you missed your time. Once your access time passes you will have access to the system anytime during its access hours (8:00 am – 3:30 pm daily). If access to the Residence Hall Room Selection portion of this website has already shut off for the day be sure to login as soon as it starts again the next day.

However know that the process will not stop if you do not select at your assigned time, meaning people with lower lottery numbers may be able to select before you do if you miss your time.

If you do not believe you will be able to access the system during your assigned time please designate a proxy to select for you.

Can I live in a double room with a student of a different class year?

Yes. You would select at the time of the upper-class person's drawing time and lottery number.

I lived in a single this year. Does this guarantee I'll live in a single next year?

No. Whether or not you live in a single next year depends on what is available at the time you are scheduled to select. If there is a single room, great! If not, please have a roommate who is interested in living with you. Sophomores live in single and double rooms.

My friends and I are interested in living in a triple together.

No. Triples are open only to incoming First Year students.