Room Draw is the process by which students select their living space on campus for the following academic year.

Oxy has a three-year live on requirement, which means that all students must live in college-owned housing for their first three years.  Seniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing, and will need to apply if they are interested in living on-campus. 


Information about Room Draw for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

All rising sophomore, junior, and senior students planning to be at Oxy for Fall 2023 must participate in Room Draw in order to select their new room assignment. Detailed information about Room Draw will be emailed directly to all students, which will explain all the steps in the process, as Room Draw is done online via our eRezlife housing management system. Part of the process will be for students to complete their Room Draw Application in eRezlife, which is required for students to gain access to select their preferred room on their designated room draw day and time. 

  • March 6: Room Draw Application Opens
  • March 24: Room Draw Application Closes. Any students required to be in campus housing who do not complete the application by the deadline, or students who missed the deadline, will receive an automatic room assignment for the Fall 2023 semester at the conclusion of room draw. We are unable to add students who miss the deadline to the formal room draw processes. We anticipate housing students who miss room draw in May or June. 
  • March 28, April 5, and April 10: Room Draw Information Sessions
  • April 13: Triple Room Draw (reserved for students who are interested in living in a triple-occupancy room)
  • April 17: Rising Senior Room Draw 
  • April 18: Rising Junior Room Draw
  • April 20: Rising Sophomore Room Draw 

Please join us to answer any questions you may have regarding your Room Draw experience:

  • Tuesday, March 28, 12pm noon (Location: Choi Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, April 5, 6pm (Location: Mosher 1)
  • Monday, April 10, 2pm (Location: Mosher 1)

  • REHS will host two different opportunities for students to connect and identify a roommate for the next academic year. The Oxy Roommate Finder is a process where students will complete an application so students can share what they are looking for in an ideal roommate, and to reflect on their own living experiences. All students will receive an email on Monday, March 27 with information on participating in the Finder process.
  • We will also host an in-person Roommate Mixer for students to connect in person over delicious treats in the beginning of April. Students will be notified via email about this opportunity.

Please review this Roommate Group Infographic to learn how to create a roommate group in eRezlife.

Students interested in seeking a housing accommodation for the 2023-2024 year must visit the Disability Services Housing Accommodations Website. This website contains all information about the application process. Please note that Residential Education and Housing Services does not approve housing accommodations; only the Office of Disability Services makes such approvals. Any questions about housing accommodations should be directed to their team. If approved, Disability Services informs Residential Education and Housing Services, and a team member from REHS will contact you regarding what options may be available. If approved by the Office of Disability Services, a representative from REHS will be in touch with the student from March 23 - April 7 to select their room. 

If you are planning to study abroad or take a leave of absence for Fall 2023, you do not need to complete any housing processes. Once you have completed the process to return to campus for Spring 2024, you should be in contact with Residential Education and Housing Services in Fall regarding Spring semester housing. Should you change your plans to study abroad or a leave for Fall, you should notify REHS, and we will add you to a housing waitlist.  We review our housing waitlist in June of each year and provide housing as space becomes available.

All rising seniors must complete the Rising Senior Room Draw Request Form by Monday, February 27, 4pm PT if they are interested in living ON-CAMPUS for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Any rising seniors who do not complete the Rising Senior Room Draw Request Form will not participate in room draw, and we will assume that they will live off-campus for the 2023-2024 academic year. Completion of this form does not guarantee housing, and REHS will try to best honor as many requests as possible. If there are more requests than bed spaces for rising seniors, decisions will be determined by the date and time we receive a student's form submission. This means the sooner a student completes this form, the better their chance of living on-campus for next year. Information about this process was emailed to all rising seniors on February 7.

Each year, REHS allows a small number of rising juniors to live off-campus and be exempt from their required third year of living on-campus. Rising juniors interested in living off-campus for 2023-2024 must complete the Third Year Live Off Form by Monday, February 27, 4pm PT.  Please note that the completion of the Third Year Live Off Form does NOT guarantee your approval, and you must NOT sign a lease or enter any off-campus housing agreement until you receive written permission from Residential Education and Housing Services. Students who do not have written permission to reside off-campus are obligated to reside in, and pay for, room and board on campus in accordance with the College’s housing policies.  Information about this process was emailed to all rising juniors on February 7.

Housing selection for first-year and transfer students is completed over the Summer, and information about that process will be shared with students and families in June.This information will be emailed directly to students.

Contact Residential Education & Housing Services
Berkus Hall

Office hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.