Students selected their halls and dorms for the fall 2015 semester during the annual room draw at the DC Tuesday, April 14. After experiencing technical difficulties with the online system in 2012 – which allowed students to pick their rooms online – the university returned to the paper system currently in practice.
“It is still an efficient system for room selection,” said Jesse Brown, director of residence life and student programs. “When we finished, everyone who came to the selection was housed, knew who their RA/CMC was and who other students on the floor were.”
Sophomore Kelly Williams transferred in fall 2014, making this her first room draw experience.
“It wasn’t that long of a wait,” she said. “We had to come in at 9:45 [p.m.], and then I probably picked my room around 10:30 [p.m.].”
Though Williams and her roommate were able to get onto the floor they wanted, their first choice of room was chosen before they were able to make their selection.
“It got taken once, but then we had two picked out and we got the one that we wanted,” she said.
According to Williams, the students at the DC during the sophomore time seemed to be getting placed where they wanted.
“I think a lot of people got their floors,” she said. “I didn’t really hear of anybody who didn’t get what they wanted.”
Brown estimated about 350 students selected their future residence via room draw.
“Forester Village, RAs, CMCs [and their roommates] and incoming first year students don’t go to room draw,” he said, “so this leaves about 350 to select a room.”