Special Interest Housing Selection for 2017-2018

The Special Interest Housing Selection process allows students to select housing in Special Interest Housing options within our nine on-campus Residence Halls. Special Interest Housing includes eight housing options that are outside of the standard Residence Hall Room Selection process.

Any Students that are interested in this process are encouraged to apply.

Please know that many parts of this process overlap with the Residence Hall Room Selection process so students are encouraged to read both pages for all pertinent information.



Special Interest Housing Selection for the 2017-2018 academic year will occur on April 19th and 20th.



Special Interest Housing Selection contains the following steps:



Substance Free Floor

The purpose of the Substance Free Community is to support all students in their decision to not allow alcohol or other drugs to negatively affect the community in which they live. Further, the Substance Free Community exists in order to provide students with a comfortable, safe, living environment free from the pressures associated with alcohol and other drugs. This community is closely-knit as students share this common bond. Students who are in substance abuse recovery programs are encouraged to apply.

For the 2017-2018 academic year the Substance Free Community will make up the entirety of Howe and Rounds Halls.

Students living within this community agree to three conditions:

If student who live in this community are found to violate any of these conditions they may be asked to move out of the community.

Substance Free – Quiet Floor

The Substance Free - Quiet Floor is located on the 3rd floor of Howe Hall within the Substance Free Community and will observe 24-hour quiet hours in addition to the other conditions to substance free living.

Global Community

The Global Community is a new Special Interest option for the 2017-2018 academic year. This community has been designed for students who value learning about other countries. This community is open to all students (domestic, international, study abroad alums, etc.) who wish to learn more about the global influences on students

The Global Community will be located on the 11th floor of Jonsson Tower for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Multicultural Community

The Multicultural Community is a new Special Interest option for the 2017-2018 academic year.  This community will provide opportunities for students to learn about and appreciate the diverse backgrounds of their peers. This community is open to students of all racial and ethnic identities.

The Multicultural Community will be located on the 10th floor of Jonsson Tower for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Gender Neutral Housing

Gender Neutral Housing is an option provided within our Residence Halls to allow students to live outside of the standard confines of housing by legal sex. Students choosing this option will be housed in either a section of Wiecking Hall where the bathroom is not gendered or in a suite in one of our 8 other Residence Halls where the bathroom is not gendered.

Quiet Floor

The Quiet Floor is a community that is designed to provide a quieter atmosphere than most Residence Halls in hope of providing an environment that meets the needs of students that need a quiet environment for their studies.

This floor will observe 24-hour quiet hours year round. Student who live in this area that violate quiet hours may be asked to move out of the community.

For the 2017-2018 academic year the Quiet Floor will be located on the 5th floor of Jonsson Tower.

Women's Housing

Keeping with our roots of initially being founded as a women's college, Skidmore College currently offers women's floors within our residence halls. These floors provide our female students with an opportunity to live in a floor community consisting exclusively of other women.

For 2017-2018 there are two floor with this option. These are located on the 3rd floor of McClellan Hall and the other on the 3rd floor of Wilmarth Hall.

The women's floors are open only to students whose legal sex is female.

Honor's Forum Housing

Housing option available only to students in the Honor's Forum. Students applying for this option will not need to complete the "2017-2018 Special Interest Housing Application".  They instead should connect with the Honor's Forum staff to indicate their interest.  The Office of Residential Life in conjunction with Honor's Forum will then set up students with access to the actual selection process.



Roommate Selection

Students looking to live with a roommate in a Special Interest Housing option will need to do two things:

If both of these are complete you will just need to choose to include your roommate when selecting a room.

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:



Can I sign up for more than one option?

Yes. You may sign up for as many options as you wish. There is no penalty for signing up for more options. You will pick what option you want at selection.

I submitted an application but I have now changed my mind? Can I still select in the regular selection process?

Yes. If you change your mind and do not wish to select to live in Special Interest Housing after submitting an application you just need to not pick as part of this process. You will then participate in Residence Hall Room Selection between April 24th – 28th.