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Housing Selection Order

Townhouses and suites are awarded to groups according to seniority, which we define as number of academic credits earned. This number includes credits transferred from another college or university as well as Advanced Placement or other types of credits earned before college. Credits for which you and your group members are enrolled this semester are not counted in this total.

This page—and all other housing selection 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, please refer to the written correspondence you received from the Admissions Office.


Credit Calculation

To determine which groups are awarded townhouses and suites, we calculate the average of the group's academic credits and arrange them from highest to lowest, as shown in the example below.

In this scenario, we would be unable to award Group U a townhouse, since only 20 four-person townhouses will be available for selection. The table also illustrates how the credit averages are used to determine townhouse selection order. Since they have the highest credit average, Group A would choose their townhouse before any other group. They would be followed by Group B, Group C, Group D, and so on.

Group Credits (mem. 1) Credits (mem. 2) Credits (mem. 3) Credits (mem. 4) Credits (ave.) Sel. Order
A 65 72 78 120 83.75 1
B 65 72 78 117 83 2
C 65 72 78 112 81.75 3
D 65 72 78 111 81.5 4
E 65 72 78 98 78.25 5
F 65 72 78 89 76 6
G 65 72 78 88 75.75 7
H 65 72 78 87.5 75.625 8
I 65 72 78 86 75.25 9
J 65 72 78 80 73.75 10
K 65 72 78 72 71.75 11
L 65 72 78 71 71.5 12
M 65 72 78 68 70.75 13
N 65 72 78 65 70 14
O 65 72 78 62 69.25 15
P 65 72 78 50 66.25 16
Q 65 72 78 48.5 65.875 17
R 65 72 78 48 65.75 18
S 65 72 78 43 64.5 19
T 65 72 78 33 62 20
U 65 72 78 29 61 n/a

 

What if multiple townhouse or suite groups share the same credit average? How is selection order determined then?

In this event, we would calculate the total number of semesters living in Geneseo residence halls for all groups with the same credit average. The group with the highest total number of semesters would be awarded the townhouse or suite, if not enough are available for all groups with the same credit averageor choose their townhouse or suite before the remaining groups, if enough townhouses or suites are available for all of these groups.

Is this process any different for suites?

No. We use the same process to determine approved groups and selection order for four-person, five-person, six-person, and eight-person suites.

Is the process different for Living-Learning Communities such as Eco House and Writers House?

Yes. For specialty housing like Living-Learning Communities we require students to complete additional questions in the housing application. A committee from Student Life will review the questions and decide who resides in the housing based on an agreed-upon evaluation rubric.