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Learn about the four major processes

Hello, Student,

The Housing Selection Process has begun for the 2024-2025 Academic Year!  

There are four major processes in the overall Housing Selection Process:

  1. Theme Language, and Intentional Living Community Housing - Application Opened: 12/11/23 Closed: 2/12/24

*Waitlist applications continue to be accepted until 8/1/23

  1. Suites & Triples Process - The application becomes available Thursday, February 29th, 2024 and the application closes Sunday, March 17, 2024
  2. General Housing Selection Process
    1. Rising Senior HSP - Tuesday, April 16, 2024 
    2. Rising Junior HSP - Wednesday, April 17, 2024 
    3. Rising Sophomore HSP - Thursday, April 18, 2024 
  3. Waitlist Housing Process - All Amherst College students should anticipate on-campus housing for the academic year, however, every year there will be a group of students who are not able to secure specific housing assignments until the summer.

For more information about the HSP, visit our Frequently Asked Questions, and check your email often!

Thank you for your patience, and without further ado:

Your Housing Selection Number (HSP#) is: XXX

All eligible students have been randomly assigned a Housing Selection Number according to their class year on file with the Registrars Office. 

  • Rising Seniors: 1-600 
  • Rising Juniors: 601-1101
  • Rising Sophomores: 1102-1620 

Each HSP subprocess makes use of Selection Numbers

  • Theme & Language Housing - varies by community, however most assign from lowest number to highest number.  
  • Suites & Triples Process - averages all group members individual Selection Numbers, which then determines the group’s Selection Time 
  • General HSPs:
    • HSP# determines the Selection Time for individuals
    • Both roommate pairs are assigned a selection time. It is advantageous to use the lower HSP#, or earlier Selection Time when selecting a double room
  • Waitlist Housing Process: up to 125 students may be on the waitlist to be housed over the summer.  More information will be provided as each HSP subprocess is completed.

Other Important Dates & Information:

What Else?

  • March 18 - March 22: Spring Break
  • May 18 - Move Out by noon for all non-graduating students  
  • May 26 - Commencement & Graduating students move-out by 5PM  
  • June 10 - Summer Housing Move-In  
  • August 2 - Summer Housing Move-Out 
  • August 30 - Returning Student Move-In