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For Spring Semester 2024

Hello, student!

As a student returning to campus from leave or study away, you are eligible to participate in the Housing Selection Process Spring 2023. Please read the following message in its entirety, as we address several key components of your return to campus.

The Spring Housing Selection Process will run between 1 pm and 4 pm EST on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The only students who are eligible to participate in this process are students returning from leave or study away.

Housing Portal

How it Works

  • Your Selection Number is xxx. This number was assigned to you last spring for this academic year or was randomly assigned to you following your return from leave.
  • This Selection Number dictates your Selection Order and Selection Time. Your Selection Time is sometime on 12/5/2023 between 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
  • You can begin pairing with a roommate who is also returning from leave. You may disband, and reform roommate pairs up until you select and confirm an assignment. 
  • The list of available rooms will be released shortly before the selection process. Single- and double-occupancy rooms will be available. Some double rooms will have a pre-existing occupant, and others will be fully available.
  • Given that students are participating from all around the world, if you will not have access to the Housing Portal, will be sleeping, or be in class during the HSP, you may ask Housing & Operations to serve as your proxy. Please email osaops@amherst.edu with your ranked top 20 buildings before 9 am on December 4, 2023. 
  • You will gain access to the room selection function in the housing portal at your Selection Time. If you miss your time slot, you will continue to be able to select until the end of the process. Students who miss the selection event entirely will be randomly assigned to an available room after the close of the process.

Housing & Operations will be reachable by text during HSP.  We will send a text to all participants about 30 minutes before the start of the process. We will be better able to respond to your ‘in-the-moment’ questions about HSP via text, not email. Please review the November 9, 2023 “Spring Housing Selection Overview” email for more information about: 

  • Selecting a Room & Roommate
  • Housing Accommodations (please note, with the HSP being only days away, newly approved housing accommodations will be reviewed in January) 
  • Theme & Language Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing

Returning to Campus
Returning students are not eligible for housing during the December Closure, or January Recess periods. Please note that as a student returning from leave, if you wish to participate in any on-campus sponsored January Recess commitments, we cannot prepare your room and key until after January 15, 2024. When returning to campus in January, please take note that our office has moved and is now located at 38 Woodside Ave. and is open from 9 am to 4 pm. 

Sincerely,

Housing & Operations Team

Upcoming Dates:
  • 12/5/23 1:00-4:00 PM EST: Spring-only Housing Selection Process
  • 12/23/23- 1/1/24: College Closed
  • 1/26/24: Move-in for students returning from leave 
  • 1/27-28: Regular move-in for spring students
  • 1/29/24: Spring Classes Begin
  • 5/16/24: Move-out by noon for non-graduating students (Corrected date: 5/18/24)
  • 5/26/24: Move-out by 5pm for graduating students