EcoHouse and Writers House Selection

 

Note:  This web page -- and all other Housing Selection 2014 web pages -- are designed for students who are already taking classes at SUNY Geneseo.  If you are an incoming student looking for information about residence hall housing, kindly refer to the written correspondence which you received from the Admissions Office.

 


 

EventDeadline
EH and WH applicationsFriday, February 21, 2014 (extended to 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 26)

 

The process of choosing a space in EcoHouse/Putnam Hall or Writers House/Seneca Hall is different from our general Housing Selection process.  If you wish to live in either of these Residential College House communities for 2014 - 2015, this information should help you to navigate the process with as little stress as possible.

 

Would I be able to apply for EcoHouse or Writers House residency even if I live in a different residence hall now?

Yes!  We welcome EcoHouse and Writers House applications from all who are interested.  After you complete your Residential License Agreement Form (RLAF), you should notice that supplemental applications for EcoHouse and Writers House are available from your Symplicity Residence home screen.  The deadline for EcoHouse and Writers House applications is Friday, February 21, 2014.

 

If I live in EcoHouse or Writers House now, could I return for 2014 - 2015?

Yes, but your space is not guaranteed.  You will need to reapply for EcoHouse or Writers House residency by the deadline of Friday, February 21, 2014.  After you complete your Residential License Agreement Form (RLAF), you should notice that supplemental applications for EcoHouse and Writers House are available from your Symplicity Residence home screen.  

We apologize for any inconvenience that this expectation causes -- we just want to be sure that the students who are invited to live in EcoHouse and Writers House are committed to the community and the values of the community in some way.  If you are a current EcoHouse or Writers House resident, you will be prompted to provide the name of an R.A. who can attest to your involvement in the community.  As long as you have contributed positively to your community this year and express a willingness to continue these contributions through your application, you should feel confident that you will be invited back for 2014 - 2015.

 

Could I live with some friends in EcoHouse or Writers House?

It will be possible for you to live with up to 3 friends in an EcoHouse or Writers House suite, but only if each of your friends apply and are accepted to the community.  If any of the friends with whom you planned to live are not accepted, they will not be able to join your group in EcoHouse or Writers House.

 

How can I access an EcoHouse or Writers House application?

Normally, you would be granted access to your general housing application (i.e., your Residential License Agreement Form) after you pay your housing deposit.  Then, within 2 business days after you submit, you could access supplemental housing applications from your Symplicity Residence home screens, such as the EcoHouse and Writers House applications.

Since EcoHouse and Writers House applications are due before the housing deposit deadline of Friday, March 28, however, you can use this Supplemental Application Request Form to ask for access to EcoHouse and Writers House applications prior to Friday, February 21.  This will be helpful if you plan to wait until after Friday, February 21 to pay your housing deposit.