Returning students choose their rooms for the upcoming coming academic year through Room Selection. This process typically takes place in the Spring semester.

Wheaton offers an array of housing options that have specific social and academic focuses. Depending on what you are looking for, rooms are selected through either application (Theme Houses and Beard) or lottery (General Room Selection, Suites, etc.).

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Housing Options

  1. Theme Houses: Groups of students connected by a common passion apply to live in select on-campus houses.
  2. Gebbie & Keefe:  Groups must register for a special lottery to obtain a suite or apartment.
  3. Common Interest Communities
    • Substance Free — Larcom Hall, Meadows East 4th, and Meadows West 4th
    • Female to Nonbinary — Kilham Hall, Meadows 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
    • Male to Nonbinary — McIntire 3rd
    • Quiet Housing — Stanton 3rd and 4th, Clark 4th
    • LGBTQ+ & Ally — Pine Garden, McIntire 1st, and Everett Heights
  4. Living Learning Communities
    • May Fellows: This integrated community provides dynamic opportunities for faculty, students, staff, and community members to interact through co-curricular programming.
    • Wheaton Wellness Program: This community explores how the different dimensions (Academic/Professional, Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, Physical, Social, and Spiritual) of a student’s well-being contributes to their quality of life.
    • First Generation: Brave, Bold & First is an intentional floor for first-generation students, those who are first in their family or within their community to attend college.
    • Service Learning: Student members will engage critically with what it means to be a community, and ultimately hot to put those ideas into real-life practice.
  5. General Room Selection: (Excluding Theme Houses, Gebbie, and Keefe) All buildings on upper as well as select rooms on lower campus are available through lottery. All eligible students who have not selected rooms through earlier processes are automatically included in the General Room Selection lottery. **REMINDER: Students will be able to pick Common Interest Community rooms during the general room selection lottery.
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