Room Selection Process Begins This Week!

Kathy Crow Commons
 Room Selection Process | Spring 2015

The Kathy Crow Commons Council has designed the room selection process for the 2015- 2016 school year. The Commons Council discussed in detail many important factors for room selection that would help Kathy Crow Commons be a strong community.

In order to build a strong community, the Commons Council determined the following factors as the most important factors:

  • Intermixing 1st year students with upperclassmen on each floor
  • Rewarding Service– Outgoing Commons 
Council Members

Based on those factors, Room Selection will be done in the following matter:

  • Thursday, March 26 at 9:15PM, Kathy Crow Classroom

o Students that fall into the following categories can come select their rooms.

  • Class of 2018
  • Out-going Commons Council Members
  • Incoming Commons Council for the 2015-2016 school year

o When students in those categories arrive, they will receive a ticket that will determine their order. Students may start arriving no earlier than 8:45pm to reserve their place in line.

  • Sunday, March 29 at 8:00PM, Kathy Crow Classroom

  • Class of 2017
  • Any students that were eligible for the first room selection that missed that night

o When students in those categories arrive, they will receive a ticket that will determine their order. Students may start arriving no earlier than 7:30pm to reserve their place in line.

IMPORTANT NOTES | FAQs

Do I have to attend or can I send someone in my place to pick my room?

o You MUST be present to select your room. No “proxies” allowed.

If my roommate and I picked the same room again and we are staying roommates, do we need to come?

o Yes.

If my roommate and I picked the same room again but we are NOT staying roommates, who gets the room?

o Which ever roommate submitted their housing request form first will get the room.

  • How do I get a single?
  •     o There are about 10 singles reserved for upperclassmen. It will be first come, first
  • I have a sorority event on the night of my room selection. How do I pick my room?

o Dates and times for room selection nights were based solely on academic conflicts.   You will have to make a choice of which is more important to you – picking your room for next year or attending an extracurricular function.

  • Do both me and my roommate need to be present to pick our room?
    • o
  • I am eligible to pick my room on the first room selection night, but my roommate is eligible for the second night. What do we do?

o Your roommate gets lucky and gets to come with you on the first room selection night!

How will floors be intermixed by classes?

o As rooms are filled in, other rooms will be blacked out in order to keep floors intermixed by years and to not have large clumps/clusters of upperclassmen or first                        years per floor. The RCD and Commons Council President will block off rooms as the process progresses in order to maintain a proper balance on each floor.

o Note – because of the structure of the 5th floor, the 5th floor will be primarily reserved for upperclassmen.

Can I get the same room that I have now for next year?

o Only if someone has not already chosen your room when it becomes your turn to pick.

I am currently in an ADA Accessible room. Will I be allowed to pick that room again?

o Yes, all rooms not blocked off are up for grabs. HOWEVER, should a student with an ADA requirement come along during the summer, you could be bumped without notice and reassigned to an open space somewhere else in the building.

What if I miss both room selection nights?


o Any student that misses both nights will be placed in a random room by the RCD and Commons Council President based on available space.

Any further questions? Please email Abby Argo at: aargo@smu.edu