Wheaton, like many other selective colleges and universities, is experiencing an increase in the number of qualified applicants and accordingly we have a large incoming class. While this is exciting for us on many levels, it does present some challenges: namely the need to add temporary beds to some rooms.
An expanded double is a room that normally would house two students, but is set up to accommodate three. All rooms provide the necessary beds, desks, clothes storage, and computer connections for each resident. Students are assigned to these rooms at random.
I've been assigned to an Expanded Double. . .
It is important to know that this space is your room unless you request to move out of it. It is understandable that you might not be excited about being in an expanded double, but our experience has been that many students actually choose to stay in their triple rooms rather than leave their roommates. Most of the time, people requesting to move cite reasons similar to any other moving request, not because they are in an “expanded” rooming situation.
However if you do want to move, we will work with you to find you a new space as they become available. This past year we were able to move everyone who wanted to move by the beginning of the Spring semester.
How do you choose who is in an Expanded Double?
There are no qualifiers in an individual’s placement into an expanded double. Placement in this space is random.
How/When will I be able to move?
This may be unexpected, but a college’s population fluxes throughout the entire year. Those changes created vacancies we can use to move people. It is difficult to predict each year, but last year everyone who wanted to was able moved by the beginning of the Spring semester. We are hopeful that we can do the same this year.
In the summer, your best resource for questions calling (508-286-8214) or e-mailing us. Our summer hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Friday from 8:30am to 1:00pm. Once the year begins your Area Coordinator (whom you will meet at move-in) will be able to help you.