Returning Student Housing Selection Tutorial:WATCH HERE! -OR- DOWNLOAD HERE!
Disclaimer: You may see old dates in the video or PowerPoint, however, the information still applies to 2023-2024.
STUDENTS WITH ACCOUNT HOLDS: Students with Student Account holds will be able to apply for housing but they may not be able to participate in selecting a room. If a hold is lifted after housing selection week, the student will be placed in a housing assignment that best matches their building preference.
Priority Points & Priority Numbers
Priority Numbers are administered to each individual student participating in Returning Student Housing Selection Process. These numbers are used to determine the order in which students can select their housing for the next year. Priority numbers run between "1" and "615"; the closer a student is to "1", the sooner their pick time will be.
"Priority Numbers" are based on the number of "Priority Points" a student earns. The more "points" a student earns, the closer to "1" their "Priority Number" will be.
Students earn points as they progress through their class standings as follows:
Students who successfully participate in the IMPACT Interest Housing in the fall and spring terms will earn points for the tier in which they've participated in as follows:
How Your Priority Points Changes When Matched With Roommates:When students match with roommates, their Priority Points are averaged together to form a new Priority Number. Students or groups of students with a number closer to "1" will have an earlier pick time.
The AIC Housing Agreement works much like a lease agreement for an apartment, or a service contract. Before applying for housing, students will need to review and understand the terms, policies, and procedures in the 2023-2024 AIC Housing Agreement. When you apply for housing, you are agreeing to the agreement period (a full academic year that includes the fall AND spring semesters), the terms, policies, and procedures outlined in the 2023-2024 AIC Housing Agreement which includes but is not limited to:
After you apply for housing, a copy of the 2023-2024 AIC Housing Agreement will be sent to the student's AIC email address.
It's always best to go into the Housing Selection Process knowing what your options for housing are. Maybe you're seeking a certain amenity a hall could offer, or you need to plan financially what hall would best fit your needs.
Our Residence Halls:To view details about each residence hall, including photos and/or floor plans, please visit the Our Residence Halls page.
Housing and Meal Plan Rates:To view rates for housing and meal plans, please visit our 2023-2024 Housing and Meal Plan Rates page. It's also best to coordinate with Financial Aid on how living on campus, or how living in a certain area of campus could affect the financial aid you are receiving. To schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office, please call: 413-205-3259 or visit their website.
Priority Numbers:To best establish a fair order in which students can select their housing, each student earns a priority number. Priority numbers are a culmination of the student's: grade point average, credits earned, class standing, age, and when a student applies for housing. The closer a student's priority number is to "1", the earlier their pick time will be. When a student matches with another student, their priority numbers will be averaged together to create a joint pick time.
Make a Back-Up Plan:While you'll be able to list your residence hall preference in your housing application, that does not guarantee that you will be able to select a room in that area. It's possible that a residence hall fills before you're able to select a room there. If this is the case, you will still be able to select from other available rooms, and the Office of Residence Life will gladly add you to the waitlist for the area you prefer.
Coordinate With Your Roommate(s):Before selecting your room, it's best to communicate with your future roommate(s) to:Make sure you are both in agreement on where you'd like to live next year. You may have different needs from your residence hall be it in amenities, room types, or rates. Have the conversation early to make sure you are both in agreement on where you'd like to live.
Returning Student Housing Selection Is Here!Housing selection can seem like a big task, however we’ve broken it down into three easy steps for you:
1.) Apply for housing (click here for information and instructions)
2.) Match with roommates (click here for information and instructions)
3.) Choose your room for next year (click here for information and instructions)
Please read the following carefully, and explore the information provided. You’ll find simple directions on how to apply for housing, match with roommates, and choose your room for next year.
The AIC Residency Requirement Is In Effect for the 2023-2024 Academic Year
Many of our students say that living on our campus is one of the best parts of their college experience. We work hard to make each residence hall feel like its own community, and to make sure you feel like family. This is much more than where you sleep. It’s a place to hang out with friends. To finish your term paper, grab a tasty meal or throw on sweats and watch a movie. It’s a place to feel comfortable and safe.
This is home. Living on campus is a great way to get to know the college and other students. That’s why all of our full-time undergrads live on campus during freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
We do allow for some exceptions. If you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior (by credit as of the first day of classes in the fall), you may live off-campus if you meet one of these requirements and complete the Off-Campus Residency Application:
If you need to request a Residency Requirement Waiver, please complete the form and the Waivers and Accommodations Committee will connect with you.
All current AIC students, commuters, and residents are eligible to live on campus and participate in the Returning Student Housing Selection Process. A student may still apply for housing, choose their roommates, and select their room even if they have a hold on their account (except for Bill Hold: High Balance hold), or if they aren’t yet registered for Fall 2023 courses.
For students to retain their 2023-2024 housing assignment, they must be registered for courses no later than July 1, 2023.
If you require special accommodations, you will be able to dictate those in your housing application. The Office of Residence Life is committed to ensuring that accommodations are met in a fair, equitable, and reasonable manner while working with the Center for Accessibility Services and Academic Accommodations. We encourage students with accommodation needs for housing to work with the Center for Accessibility Services and Academic Accommodations to have their requests reviewed and possibly approved. It’s suggested that students begin this process no later than April 1, 2023, to best secure accommodation housing for the following year. To begin an accommodation request process you will need to complete this application.