Room Selection FAQs

When will Room Selection Times  be available?

Room Selection times will be released to students on Monday, April 9, 2018.

What do I do to select a room?

Students will log into the Room Selection domain via their Residence Housing Portal during their draw date and time. Draw date and time are determined by the process a student is applying for and student’s academic class standing (Rising Senior; Rising Junior; Rising Sophomore).

For traditional on-campus housing: Rising Seniors will select on Wednesday, April 11; Rising Juniors will select Thursday, April 12; Rising Sophomores will select Friday, April 13.  Selection times are randomly generated by a computer and are designated between 8am-5pm, PST. Students may log in and choose a room starting at their designated date and time and will continue to have access to view open and active rooms until they’ve selected a room, or until rooms are no longer available. Note: We strongly encourage you to selection your room during the designated times (8:00am – 5:00pm) to ensure you have support from the Residential Life staff should you have challenges selecting a room.  Selecting after 5:00pm is permissible, but know that staff may not be available to assist until the next business day. 

How will I know what rooms are open?

Only open rooms will be displayed in the Room Selection domain.

How will I live with another student?

Students will be allowed to select roommates/suite mates based on a group leader system. Students planning to live with another student will have the student with the earliest date and time act as group leader and create a roommate group. Students who are pulled into a roommate group will have the opportunity to select the room they were pulled into once they have been indicated in a group.

What If I can’t find a roommate?

We recommend that you attend the Roommate Matching event, Game, Set, Match to find a roommate, scheduled for Monday, April 2 at 6:00pm in Vita Nova 100. You could also post on the Scripps College current student Facebook page to find a potential roommate. Any students left to select a room for multiple people without a roommate will select into a partially filled space with other students.

Can I select a room for multiple people on my own?

No. Students who are selecting rooms designated for more than one person must be a part of a group.

I am a student with a housing accommodation. What should I do?

Contact Academic Resources and Services for information regarding Accommodations and information about Housing Accommodations. Students who have existing housing accommodations will receive information on updating their accommodations requests. New Housing Accommodations requests were due March 16, 2018. For further information, please reach out to

I am going to be a sophomore next year and want a single room. What’s the likelihood of me getting a single room?

There is a low possibility to receive a single room as a sophomore as priority for selection is given to rising seniors and juniors.  We encourage suite style housing, which is popular with our sophomores. Living Learning Communities is also a great option for rising sophomores to consider.  And more importantly, we encourage all students to live with people they want to live with!

What are my housing options?

Our room styles vary from building to building.  We offer singles, doubles, triples, quads and suites. Floorplans and full housing options will be available April 2.

I’m going to be abroad in the fall. How do I select my room/do I participate in room selection?

You will not need to select a room or participate in room selection, as only students who are going to be here in the fall/full academic year will select a room. Residential Life will place students who are coming back from abroad in the spring.

When is the Room Selection Application due? And why do I need to complete this application?

Room Selection applications are due by Friday, April 6th at 11:59pm. Students will need to complete this to opt in to Room Selection. Students will receive a room selection day and time if opting into process on Monday, April 9.

I am exploring the possibility of Living off Campus? Is there anything special I need to do?

Great question! Complete the your Room Selection Application and indicate that you would like to live off-campus (LOC). There are many great options to live off-campus independently, which can be found HERE. You must also email Brenda Ice to petition to LOC.


I would like Summer Housing. How does that work?

We will release information for Summer 2018 housing soon after room selection concludes.