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Housing Selection for Returning Students

The Housing Selection process for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently underway! Housing Selection is a process that happens every spring semester. In this process, current PMC students select their on-campus housing for the following academic year. It is meant to be an exciting time and an opportunity for students to intentionally shape their academic and social interactions for next year.

Why you should choose to live on campus!

  • Make it easy to do well in school. Research indicates that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grade point averages, and are more likely to graduate.
  • Enjoy the convenience and easy access to campus resources. Living on campus provides convenient access to libraries, dining services, recreational facilities, labs, and all the other campus resources.
  • Avoid the hassles of off-campus living. Consider ALL the costs (furniture, first and last months rent, deposits, water, electricity, gas, Internet service, grocery shopping, meal preparation, clean up, and time spent traveling to and from campus, etc.) and you'll find that living off-campus can be very expensive.

Returning Student Housing Application

What are my housing options?

Double Rooms

Double rooms are designed for two people. Selection of double rooms will be done in lottery number order. Students selecting a double room must come to room selection with their roommate or a proxy form and request their room. Two students requesting a double room will choose at the lower of the two lottery numbers. Students wishing to live in a double room who do not have a roommate should refer to the instructions in the No Roommate section.

Single Rooms

Single rooms are designed for one person and are available in limited numbers. Requests for single rooms will be done in lottery number order. If there are no singles available, students will need to select a double room at the time of Room Selection and/or request to be placed on the single room waiting list. ***Please note that the cost of a single room is higher than a double room. Students must have a zero balance on their PMC account in order to select a single room and be approved by the Bursar.

Nine Month Housing Option

We will be offering a 9-month housing option for students in South 4 & South 5. This means that students would be allowed to stay on campus for all breaks (Thanksgiving, Winter, & Spring)

24-Hour Quiet Building

Residents of the 24-Hour Quiet Building accept a living standard that supports strictly enforced quiet hours 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Gender Inclusive Building

This housing option allows students to have a roommate of any gender.

No Roommate - Students who wants to live in a double room

Any student who wishes to live in a double room but does not have a roommate may participate in housing selection based on their lottery number. There are two possible outcomes for students without a roommate:

  1. You will be placed in a double room with another student, or
  2. You will be placed in an empty double room and either a returning student or a new transfer student will be assigned to the other bed in your room.

New Housing Option for Fall 2019 - Global Living Learning Community

Are you looking for an intercultural living and learning experience? PMC’s new Global Living Learning Community (Global LLC) will be a residence for domestic and international students who share a passion for intercultural communication and exploration. It will be a place where multiculturalism and different perspectives are valued, shared, and celebrated. Residents will further promote global awareness across campus through various activities for students, faculty, and staff.

Whether or not you have studied, traveled, or lived abroad—if you are interested in cross-cultural living and learning, this could be a great new home for you! Students interested in foreign languages, intercultural studies, overseas travel and study, and international business may find the new Global LLC an ideal place to gain experience in living and working with people from other cultures.

If you are interested in applying to the Global Living Learning Community please follow the link provided below.

Global Living Learning Community Application

Housing Selection Process

The housing selection process allows current students the opportunity to request their room and roommate for the upcoming academic year. All students must qualify to participate in the housing

  • Register for classes with your Academic Advisor. Registration begins on Tuesday, April 17, 2019

  • Confirm your financial eligibility. You must have filed your FAFSA and confirm that your PMC account balance is below $1,000 (zero balance required for single room).

  • Complete your Housing Selection Application online by Friday, April 12, 2019. Returning Student Housing Application

  • Confirm that all of your immunizations have been submitted to Alexandra Caine, Assistant Director for Admissions.

  • Confirm that your Housing Selection Application has been submitted. The list of submitted applications will be posted outside of Room 208, 2nd floor - Student Center on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 3:00pm.

  • All students who complete the required steps for Room Selection Process will be assigned a Lottery Number. Lottery numbers will be posted outside of Office 208, 2nd Floor - Student Center on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Noon. It is your responsibility to check this list and know your lottery number and Room Selection participation time.

  • Participate in the Housing Selection Day! - Thursday, April 25, 2019. Make sure you come with a few housing options if your first preference is not available.

  • If you do not complete these steps by the deadlines listed you will NOT be assigned a lottery number. Students who are not assigned lottery numbers but are qualified to be entered into housing will be given the opportunity to select a room during the Open Selection block. There will be a sign-up sheet for participating in Open Selection next to the podium on the day of Housing Selection. In order to be fair to all students Open Selection will go in order based on this sign-up sheet. 

Proxy Form

If you are unable to attend Housing Selection and you need someone to select your room for you, please be sure to submit a proxy form. Proxy Forms can be submitted to Tyrone Newsome, Director of Residential Life - 2nd Floor, Student Center. If you are using a proxy please note that it is your responsibility to sign a Housing Contract with Tyrone Newsome by Wednesday, May 1, 2019 no later than 5pm. IF YOU DO NOT SIGN A HOUSING CONTRACT, YOUR HOUSING REQUEST WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. A non-refundable deposit of $250 will be charged to your PMC account to hold your Housing Assignment for the 2019-2020 academic year. Your $250 PMC Housing Deposit will be applied toward your housing charges for Fall 2019 but will not be refunded if you decide not to live on campus.

Medical Housing Accommodation Requests

Any student who feels that they need special medical housing accommodations should complete a Housing Accommodation Request Form. This form must be completed by a physician/medical practitioner and returned to Tyrone Newsome, Director of Residential Life, in Room 208 in the Student Center by Monday, April 15.

Housing Selection Forms

Housing Selection Timeline

Friday, April 12, 2019

Housing Applications must be submitted by this date.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Confirm that your Housing Selection Application has been submitted. The list of submitted applications will be posted outside of Room 208, 2nd floor - Campus Center by 3pm

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Students requesting Housing Accommodations must submit their Housing Accommodation Request Form to Tyrone Newsome, Director or Residential Life by this date.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fall 2019 Registration 
All students must be registered for Fall 2019 classes in order to participate in the housing selection process.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Lottery Numbers will be posted outside of Room 208, 2nd floor - Campus Center at Noon. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Proxy Forms are due on this date.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Rising Seniors Lottery Selection - 1:00 - 2:00pm
Rising Juniors Lottery Selection - 2:00 - 3:00pm
Rising Sophomores Lottery Selection - 3:00 - 4:00pm
Open Selection for those without Lottery Numbers 4:00 - 5:00pm

You must agree to and sign the Pine Manor College Housing License and Meal Plan Agreement on the day of Housing Selection.