The housing process takes place in the spring. Below you’ll find a detailed list of the ins and outs, so you’ll be an expert when it’s time to pick a room.

The housing process functions as a lottery system in which every student receives a room draw number based on seniority. Colby uses a program called Symplicity to help organize housing and manage the lottery. When it comes time to choose your room, everything will be completed online through Symplicity.  As we get closer to the process, informational sessions will be held to provide an overview of the system and answer any lingering questions you might have. Below you’ll find links to housing applications, instructions, and floor plans.

AMS_4Room Draw step by step

Symplicity Online Room Draw

2015-2016 room draw floor plans 

Information on furniture, window dimensions, keys, and hall access


Special Interest Housing

Alfond Apartments

Monday, April 13, 2015 beginning at 9:00am

Wellness (Coburn)

Monday, April 13, 2015 beginning at 12:00pm

Sub-free (Mary Low, Goddard-Hodgkins, Williams)

Monday, April 13, 2015 beginning at 2:00pm

Quiet (Johnson)

Quiet room draw will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015 beginning at 9:00am


Monday, April 13, 2015 beginning at 9:00am.


This is the approved roster to live off campus


Traditional Housing

Class of 2016

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 beginning at 10am

Class of 2017

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 beginning at 12pm

Class of 2018

Thursday, April 16, 2015 beginning at 10am


**There were more people interested in the Co-op then we had rooms, so each of you also got traditional housing room draw numbers, so that you could participate in that room draw.


Room draw policies

*If you are pulled into a suite or triple by someone with a better number, and that person contacts Campus Life about pulling out to live in a different room, go abroard or withdraws over the summer, everyone in the suite will be removed from the suite and placed on the summer wait list at the room draw number they received for room draw.

*Students are unable to “give” their number to a friend, that number is assigned to you.  If you are not using your number, we will just skip over it.

*Students that are found to have completed an illegal room move at the start of the fall semester will have their room draw number for the following  year placed at the bottom of their class year.  You will also be required to move back to the room that you picked during room draw.