Room Selection

All students are eligible to participate in room selection for the 2017 - 18 academic year. Prior to room selection, in order to participate, all students must:

  1. Pay a $100 room deposit ***
  2. Be in satisfactory conduct and academic standing
  3. Fill out the online housing contract (If you do not complete your housing contract, you will forfeit your room on campus)

*** Room deposits are different from your bill and paid separately. Deposits are due at the Financial and Registration Services Office (Woodruff Hall - bottom floor) before Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4 pm. Deposits are accepted only if your bill is paid in full. If you pay your deposit late, you will be eligible to participate, 1) only on the last night of selection, 2) only if space is available, and 3) only after those with a priority number have selected a room. If no space is available, you will be placed on a housing waiting list.

Priority List

Information Session Schedule

Room Selection Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

Single and Triple Room Information

Downtown Rutland Apartments

Special and Theme Housing 2017 - 2018

Priority List

A priority list will be used to determine the order in which students can choose rooms. It will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the student life office (located on the top floor of the Campus Center) on Friday, April 7 by 4 pm.

  • First Priority - Residential students who have completed the tasks listed above will be ranked by number of credits completed through the Fall 2016 semester. Students who have completed the greatest number of credits will have the highest priority for room selection.
  • Second Priority - Non-residential students who are considered in good academic and conduct standing will be ranked by number of credits completed through the Fall 2016 semester.
  • Third Priority - Residential students who have paid their deposit late, and/or are in poor academic or conduct standing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to “squat your room”? 

Squatting your room means to continue to live in your current room the following year. If you have a roommate and they do not choose to squat the room, you may pull in a new roommate (a current or new student) who is eligible and has completed all of the necessary steps to participate in room selection. 

I am unable to attend room selection, what can I do? 

You can fill out a Proxy Form and have another student attend room selection in your absence. You can obtain a proxy form from the office of Student Life located on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center.

I want a new student to be my roommate, what should I do? 

When you fill out your Housing Contract, make sure you request that new student on your contract. Then, at room section, be sure to add the person’s name to the room you select. The new student MUST list you as their requested roommate on their Housing Contract and submit it by July 1, 2017.

I need housing accommodations, where do I go? 

If you have or need a housing accommodation, please contact Kathy Perzanowski in the Academic Support Center (Babcock Hall).

What happens if I am put on the waitlist? 

If the demand for rooms exceeds 60% occupancy of returning students, a wait-list will be started. The wait-list is prioritized first, by the housing selection priority list (above) and then ranked by the number of credits completed through the Fall Semester 2016 (the greater number of credits has the higher priority for room selection). 

Do you still have questions?

Attend an Information Session or contact us.

Information Session Schedule

On Campus Housing Information

  • April 13: 1 pm / Campus Center / Formal Lounge
  • April 16: 9 pm / Adams Hall / First Floor Lounge

Room Selection Schedule

Selection Night 1 – On Campus Housing

Monday, April 17, 2017 / 9 – 11 pm / Campus Center - 1787 Room


  • Theme Housing (Wellness, Honors, Service)
  • Remaining Singles – Available in Ellis Hall, Foley Hall, and Gryphon Apartments only
  • Room Squatting *To guarantee a space within your current building, you must squat your room.
  • Move Within Your Hall

Only those students who have squatted their room will be able to move throughout the building. You can choose a different room than the one you currently squatted, based on your priority number depending on what spaces are available. You may pull in a new roommate (a current student or new student) who is eligible for room selection as long as the hall population has not exceeded 60% occupancy. If you do not have a roommate to move with, you will first be required to fill half-full rooms.  

Selection Night 2 - On Campus Housing

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 / 9 – 11 pm / Campus Center - 1787 Room


  • Open Room Selection

*If you participated in Night 1 of selection, you are NOT eligible to participate tonight.  Once you squat your room, you are locked into that Hall.

If you did not participate in the first night of room selection, all remaining open rooms will be available by priority number. Priority numbers will be called in order. When your number is called, you may pull in a new roommate (who may be a current student or new student) eligible for room selection as long as the hall population has not exceeded 60% occupancy. If you do not have a roommate to sign up with, you will first be required to fill half-full rooms. Those in remaining half-full spaces will be assigned a roommate. 

Single and Triple Room Information

  • Single Rooms - Next Fall, single rooms are limited and will only be available in Ellis, Foley, and Gryphon Halls. If you currently live in a designated single room in Ellis or Foley, you may squat that room, then priority numbers will be used for students to select the remaining singles. A waiting list for single rooms will be generated that night if needed.
  • Triple Rooms - If you currently live in a triple (Babcock Hall or Hoff Hall) and plan on squatting the space, you must have three people to be eligible to squat that room. If you do not have three people, you can squat another room in that building at the end of squatting at 10 pm on the first night of Housing Selection. You will select this room after all other students have selected their rooms. You may then move throughout the building after all rooms have been squatted on the first night of room selection. 

Downtown Rutland Apartments

  • Foley Hall Apartments - This housing option is located in downtown Rutland at the corner of West Street and Merchants Row on the second and third floors above the Chamber of Commerce. Each furnished unit offers single person bedrooms with one to four persons per apartment and includes a kitchen/living area and one bathroom. 
  • Gryphon Hall Apartments - (New housing for Fall 2017) Located across the street from Foley Hall in downtown Rutland on the second floor of the Gryphon Building. These apartments offer single and double bedroom options.  

Special and Theme Housing 2017 - 2018

  • Service House: North HouseThe primary goal of the Service Housing is to bring students closer to an understanding of why it’s important to be a good citizen and give back to others and their community both locally and globally. Students who live in Service House will complete 20 hours of community service per semester and execute one house-wide service learning project per academic year.
  • Honors House: Audet HouseHonors Housing provides a common ground for living and learning with one another in an academically focused setting. It promotes academic excellence and intellectual exploration to students who participate in the Honors Program at Castleton University.
  • Wellness House: South HouseThe primary goal of Wellness Housing is to provide students who are committed to pursuing a healthy, well-balanced, and substance free lifestyle in an environment that is conducive to a holistic view of wellness. All students who reside in the Wellness House must sign a Wellness Housing Agreement.

*Current members of Specialty Housing (Apartment, Service, Honors, and Wellness) will have squatter’s rights. All other students who wish to reside in Specialty Housing will select a room based on priority number.

  • Gender Inclusive Rooms: We recognize that same-sex room assignments are not ideal for all students. At Castleton University, we offer gender inclusive double rooms on campus in Babcock, Ellis, and Hoff Hall and off campus in Foley and Gryphon Halls. Students have the option to live with a roommate of their choice, regardless of their gender identity or their roommate’s. 

*Gender Inclusive Rooms are new this year and available to any student who is eligible to live on campus.