Housing Selection for Returning Residential Students

Welcome Returning Students! The Office of Residential Education is excited to have you coming back for another great academic year at Wagner! We in ResEd have been working to create a streamlined, smooth and exciting housing selection process for all students! Please review the information below!

Housing Selection Communications March & April 2021

Please ensure that you have reviewed the housing contract prior to submitting your application. In addition, please ensure you have reviewed anticipated room and board fees here.  Be advised that students who are looking to cancel their housing for next year should review their Residency Requirement here.

Email any questions you may have to housingselection@wagner.edu.  We look forward to seeing you for housing selection!

  • Housing Selection will feature a virtual selection via Zoom this year!
  • During the week of April 26, students will be able to select their housing. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, students will select their housing by logging onto a Zoom meeting to meet with a ResEd staff member to select their room.
  • All students should apply for housing by filling out the “Returner Student Application” at housing.wagner.edu.
    • Students can use their Wagner all access and password to access the site!
    • Students can input their preferred roommates, but it is not required at this stage of the process.
  • Students will be broken into groups based on class years and receive a lottery number!

 

Please review the following dates. If you have absolutely any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to ResEd by emailing housingselection@wagner.edu!

DATE What is happening? What do I need to do?
March 31, 2021 Housing Application is live! Go to housing.wagner.edu and apply as a Returning Residential Student!
April 5, 2021 Application for Students interested in theme communities is due. Students needing medical accommodations- priority deadline! Make sure you fill out your housing application and check off which community you want to be in! Don’t forget to fill out the question that follows.

For medical accommodations, make sure you work with Disability Services to have your paperwork in!

April 9, 2021  Resident to Non-Resident form due. Students seeking to be removed from housing per the Residency Requirement should submit their form to Residential Education.
TBD Theme Housing Selection Students accepted into theme housing will select their rooms with the Residential Student Services Manager.
April 14, 2021 Greek Housing Application is due. Students who want to live in Greek Housing will submit housing applications.
April 14, 2021-April 21, 2021 Greek Housing Selection Greek housing placement meetings to select their rooms with the Residential Student Services Manager.
April 9, 2021 Priority Housing Application Deadline Students who get in their housing will have a chance to participate in the lottery!
April 10, 2021 Lottery Raffle Due & Winners Chosen Students will have 1 week to submit their chance at one of our guaranteed housing accommodations!
April 14, 2021 Housing Application Deadline This is the final call for students to get in their housing applications!
April 23, 2021 Lottery Numbers sent out! Students will receive an email with their lottery number. Lottery numbers are based on class years.
April 26, 2021 Rising Seniors & Grads Selection Night Students with rising senior lottery numbers  can select housing this night.
April 27, 2021 Rising Seniors/Grads & Rising Junior Mixed Night Students with rising senior lottery numbers who would like to live with rising juniors can select this night.
April 28, 2021 Rising Juniors Night Students with rising junior lottery numbers can select housing this night.
April 29, 2021 Rising Senior/Juniors & Rising Sophomore Mixed Night AND Rising Sophomore Mixed Night Students with rising senior or junior lottery numbers who would like to like with rising sophomores can select housing this night.

Students will rising sophomore lottery numbers can select housing this night.

TBD Last Chance Lotto Selection! Students who did not get to pick housing during selection week can stop by ResEd to get their room assignment!

 

Once you apply for housing, students will be broken into categories. Graduate Student and Rising Seniors, Rising Juniors, and Rising Sophomores. Based on the specific criterion below, students will receive a lottery number in their class range.

Student class year is a calculation of completed units PLUS current Spring units.

Be advised, if you have a question on your class year. Please contact the Registrar’s office ASAP. You can find their information here.

Student Group Name Description Lottery Numbers
Graduate Students Current graduate students who are full time in a matriculated graduate program. 001-300.
Rising Seniors Any current, matriculated full-time student who is expected to have 26 completed as of the Fall semester. 001-300.
Rising Juniors Any current, matriculated full-time student who is expected to have between 17-25.5 completed units as of the Fall semester. 301-700.
Rising Sophomores Any current, matriculated full-time student who is expected to have between 8-16.5 units as of the Fall semester. 701-1000.

Be advised, there will be an option for students to discuss their “Rising” classification. Approvals are contingent based on a joint understanding and approval by the Office of Residential Education and the Office of the Registrar.

Lottery numbers are not transferable.

  1. The student applies for housing at housing.wagner.edu.
  2. The student completes their Roommate Profile and Roommate Group on housing.wagner.edu.
  3. The student is randomly assigned a lottery number.
  4. The student comes to the appropriate housing selection date.
  5. The student with the lowest lottery number picks for the entire group (note- this only would occur is all students in the group are eligible to select).
  6. Students will attend a virtual housing selection via Zoom.
  7. Available rooms will be projected so students can track what’s going on and what rooms are available.
  8. Numbers will be called and they will meet with a ResEd staff member who will place the students.
  9. Once the students have picked, they are good for housing for next year!
  10. Students have 30 seconds to select the room when with the Residential Student Services Manager or Director of ResEd.
  11. Students who need more time, will step out of the room and let the next number go.

Brief Description of Housing Selection Nights:

  • Rising Senior Night- Monday, April 26, 2021
    • All students classified as ‘Rising Seniors’ or Graduate Students will be able to pick this night.  
  • Rising Senior & Rising Junior Mixed Night- Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    • Rising Seniors who wish to live with Rising Juniors will be able to pick this night.
  • Rising Junior Night- Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    • All students classified as ‘Rising Juniors’ will be able to pick this night.
  • Rising Senior, Rising Junior, and Rising Sophomore Mixed Night AND Rising Sophomore Night- Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • Rising Seniors/Grads and Rising Juniors who wish to live with Rising Sophomores will be able to pick this night.
    • All students classified as ‘Rising Sophomores’ will be able to pick this night.
  • Last Chance Lotto- TBD

This list is meant to provide all students with an opportunity to understand the housing selection nights. Please review carefully and make sure you come to the right day!

  • Students who are rising Seniors & Graduate Students and want to live with rising Seniors & Graduate students can pick on Night 1 of Housing Selection.
    • All have lottery numbers from 0001-0350.
  • Students who are rising Seniors/Graduate Students who want to live with at least one Rising Junior can pick on Night 2 of Housing Selection.
    • This would be students who have at least one Senior lottery number (0001-0350) and at least one Junior lottery number (0351-0750).
  • Students who are rising Juniors and want to live only with other rising Junior can pick on Night 3 of Housing selection.
    • All have lottery numbers from 0351-0750.
  • Students who are rising Seniors/Grad Students, and/or rising Juniors who want to live with a least one Rising Sophomore can pick on Night 4 of Housing Selection.
    • This would be at least one rising Senior/Grad (0001-0350) AND/OR one rising Junior (0351-0750) with at least one Rising Sophomore (0751-1300).
  • Students who are rising Sophomores will select on Night 4 of Housing Selection.
    • All have lottery numbers from 0751-1300.

A theme community is a group of individuals with a common interest who live together in a specific area.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the following communities are available:

    • Graduate Housing/Professional Studies: located 2nd floor of HVH 
      • Professional studies is a floor that aims to cultivate an academic support system and scholarly community for students. Graduate students and upperclass students in pre-professional programs (e.g. Juniors in the PA program) can be approved to live in this community.
    • Gender Inclusive: located Foundation Hall and HVH
      • Our mission is to cultivate a safe, respectful and inclusive residential community that supports and advocated for cultural experiences of the LGBTQAIPD community and their allies.
    • Women’s Leadership: located in Towers Hall
      • The Women’s Leadership community is designed for female students who want to invest in the exploration of their authentic self in relation to leadership development within a group of strong female leaders.
    • Cross-Culturalism and Social Justice: located in Towers Hall
      • This community was proposed by a Wagner College student! We want to create an environment that benefits the entire Wagner community by intentionally uplifting students that identify within marginalized identity groups. The goal of this community is to provide a safe space where students can collaborate, engage, and learn about diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity.
    • Academic Success: located in Towers Hall
      • Are you looking to sharpen your academic skills and be a better student? What better place to do so on the Academic Success floor! Academic Success is here for everyone personally and professionally.
  • Students interested in theme communities must fill out their housing application by April 9.
  • In the housing application, students can opt into the community of their choosing.
  • They should then submit a short essay about their desire to be in the theme community.
  • In the housing application, students must select their preferred roommates. Students should be able to fill the entire room/suite. Incomplete groups will not be considered.
  • Students will be notified mid to late April of their acceptance, or not, into the theme community.

 

  • Greek housing is provided for the following organizations in accordance with the Office of Student Engagement and Activities:
    • TKS, ADPi,  ASA, AOPi, TKE, TCHi, KSA
  • Organization presidents, or designee coordinating housing, must attend a meeting with SEA and ResEd in order to complete their housing roster.
  • Organizations must have 80% of the floor filled in order to receive all rooms.
    • Organizations under 80% will have limited access to all rooms on the floor.
  • Notes on Organization Numbers:
    • Members studying abroad in the Fall will count toward their occupancy number if they commit to living there in the Spring.  Students who do not follow through on the commitment will be deducted from the % of members.
    • Members who are offered opportunities as RAs or PEs will be counted in the occupancy numbers.  
  • All Greek members must apply for housing by April 14.

Students who apply by April 9 can enter to win one of the following: 

    • If you enter by April 9 you can enter to win:
      • The top lottery slot for each class year (one awarded to one senior/graduate student, one to a rising junior, one to a rising sophomore).   
        • Students will be notified after April 22 if they have won.  
  • There is a housing selection form that all groups should submit.
  • One person can select for the entire group and serve a proxy.
  • The proxy does not have to be a member of that group.
  • The proxy does not have to be the person with the lowest lottery number.
    • The proxy can be anyone at Wagner College who is a full time student.
    • Parents CANNOT come and select.
    • If you have an issue with finding a proxy, ResEd will help you out.
    • Room selections proxy make are final and cannot be changed.
  • Students Re-submitting Medical Accommodations
    • Students should submit the medical accommodation request form.
    • Dina Assante or Thomas Tressler-Gelok will contact the student if new doctor’s information is required via email.
  • New Medical Accommodations
    • Students should submit the medical accommodation request form.
    • Students should have a licensed medical professional complete the required documentation. Documentation must be in prior to review.
  • All forms should be submitted by the priority deadline of April 5.

 

As of the Fall 2017, the Office of Residential Education will be implementing a $750.00 study abroad housing reservation fee.  Students who are interested and are studying abroad for the Fall semester, can select housing for the entire academic year, and be guaranteed their housing assignment when they return from abroad.  For the semester they are abroad, they can pay a one time $750.00 reservation fee which will ensure that they will have their preferred room assignment when they return for the Spring semester.

 

The terms and conditions of this policy are as follows:

  • Students who wish to take part in this program, must notify the Director of Residential Education, in writing, by August 1.
  • Should the student not go abroad and re-enroll in classes at Wagner for the Fall semester, the fee would not be applied.
  • Should the student go abroad initially, but not complete the semester (e.g. financial plans have changed, withdrew from the program) and re-enroll during said semester, the fee would not be applied.
  • Should the Office of Residential Education experience an emergency situation, housing shortage, etc., they can choose to void this agreement.  The fee would be returned to the student in this case.
  • Should student select to return to campus housing, or not, for the Spring semester, and not live in the reserved room, the fee would not be waived.
  • The fee is non-transferable to another student(s).
  • Students who do not partake in the study abroad room reservation program may be subject to a $1,000 housing cancellation fee if they participate in the housing selection process and select a room.
 

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