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Cottages housing will be done prior to the housing lottery process. In order to live in Cottages housing you will need to fill out an application, available by emailing Applications will be available February 8, 2021 to March 1, 2021. All materials need to be submitted by March 1, 2021 at 4:30 pm to

Pet Friendly housing will be available by application by emailing

Housing Lottery 2021:

All students have been divided into brackets by the number of earned credits completed by the end of the Fall 2020-2021 Term. Credits earned prior to attending Elmira College have been applied to the credit count. You may login to your MyEC account to view your unofficial transcript which will show your number of earned credits.
  • Bracket 1 (70+ Credits)
  • Bracket 2 (40-69 Credits)
  • Bracket 3 (0-39 Credits)
Housing selection will take place virtually.

If you cannot attend Housing Selection:

  • Complete a Housing Selection Proxy form by emailing for the form.
  • You will need to submit the Housing Selection Proxy form to before March 25, 2021.
  • If you do not have a trusted friend, please contact an RLC, they can serve as your designated proxy.
  • Your designated proxy must provide your schedule/proof of registration for the Fall 2021 Term in order to select your housing.

Selection Order:

The order in which you will have the opportunity to select your housing location is determined by a random number generator. Your number will be emailed to you on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

The College uses a True Seniority method for housing selection. As such, the selection order will be as follows:

  • Sunday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.: 1st Bracket selecting alone or pulling in other 1st Bracket students
  • Sunday, March 28, 7:45 p.m.: 1st Bracket pulling in 2nd Bracket students
  • Monday, March 29, 6:00 p.m.: 2nd Bracket selecting alone or pulling in other 2nd Bracket students
  • Monday, March 29, 7:45 p.m.: 1st Bracket pulling in 3rd Bracket students
  • Tuesday, March 30, 6:00 p.m.: 2nd Bracket pulling in 3rd Bracket students
  • Tuesday, March 30, 7:45 p.m.: 3rd Bracket selection alone or pulling in other 3rd Bracket students
The Senior Class Auction on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 will auction off the 1st and 2nd pick of each bracket. Any student of any class may bid on and win any of those picks. Bidding on and winning one of these picks is the only way to guarantee you have a high Housing Lottery Number. You may not share or transfer housing selection picks, whether they are won in the auction, or not. Only students who bid on and win an auction pick may pull-in any student from any class year.

Rules for selection will be as follows:

  • All members of a suite/apartment/room must be present at the time of selection, or a completed proxy form must be turned in at the time of selection for non-present students
  • You must have your Student ID card and a copy of your registration for classes for the Fall 2021 term with you when selecting your housing, or when your proxy selects your housing
  • If you are not registered for the Fall 2021 term, you will not be permitted to select housing
  • You may live with any student of any gender only on the Gender-Inclusive floor in Perry Hall
  • You may live with a student from any class year; however, students in bracket 1 pulling-in students from bracket 1 will have selection priority over students in bracket 1 pulling in students from bracket 2, and so on. Please see the schedule of selection picks for more information. Whomever in your group has the higher lottery number will be the time slot you want to use to select your housing
  • In Meier Hall, you will get to pick or pull-in students to the rooms that share a bathroom with your room
  • In all upperclassmen housing that has more than 1 room (Connected doubles or singles in Meier Hall, 4-person Cottages, suites in Towers, and Suites in Perry Hall, students can select to share the suite with members of the opposite Gender (Coed Housing). All members of a Coed housing arrangement must sign the Coed Housing Form acknowledging they understand they are living in a Coed Housing arrangement
  • In Meier Hall, Tower B, Perry Hall, the College Cottages, and Tompkins Hall you will be required to pull-in all roommates in suites/apartments
  • You must have a full room when you select housing. Partially-filled rooms will not be eligible to select housing
  • Only some rooms in Perry Hall and the Twin Tower B offer students the option to buy-out doubles as singles at the Premium Single room rate
  • Tower A is the only Pet-Friendly Residence Hall. Students selecting to live there must pay their pet housing deposit by July 1, 2020, or their spot in the building may be forfeited to other students desiring to live there with a pet. A waitlist will be kept and maintained for all interested students who are not able to select to live in the Pet-Friendly Housing Community
  • Meier Hall is a Pet-Free Hall. No animals of any kind are permitted in the building in order to protect students with allergies from undesired exposure to them

Housing options available include suites, apartments, single rooms, and double rooms in Meier Hall, Perry Hall, Tompkins Hall, Tower A and Tower B.

If you are not currently living on campus or will be a 5th-year senior and would like to be included in the housing selection process, please e-mail by Monday, March 1, 2021 with your intent to do so. If you require a specific housing accommodation, please contact to set-up an appointment to discuss it.