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Selection Process

21 Tues

Lottery Information Sent Out

Housing Accommodation Renewal Forms Sent Out

27 Mon Lottery Info Session in Hubbell at 4pm
14 Fri Accessibility renewal requests submitted to and reviewed by the Student Accessibility Services
17 Mon Roommate Social in Kresge Hall at 7pm.  Students who need to find another roommate for the upcoming year should attend this event.
21 Fri Kresge Singles, and 2 or 3 Person Apartment Applications Due
24 Mon Roommate Social in Kresge Hall at 7pm.  Students who need to find another roommate for the upcoming year should attend this event.
25 Tues Kresge Singles, and 2 or 3 Person Apartment Selection


7 Fri

Buxton, Picken, & 4-Person Apartment Applications Due at 4pm

12 Wed Buxton, Picken, & 4-Person Apartment Selection in Hubbell.  



Housing Application for Buxton, Picken, Kresge singles, and Apartments (this will download as a fillable form)

Theme House Application

Room Selection Process

  1. Read about the details.  If you have questions or are unfamiliar with the process after reviewing material, ask your CA!  They can help answer questions about the options and process.
  2. Check out your lottery number.  They will be posted in Student Development on Tuesday, January 21, 2025. and emailed out to all students.
  3. Decide who you’d like to live with and turn in a housing application.  For deadlines and application, see above. You can turn in a housing application by dropping it off at the front desk of Student Development or sending through campus mail addressed to “Housing.”  If all parties are off-campus for Spring 2025, an application can be submitted via email to heather.emery@simpson.edu.  Please just include all parties on the email.
  4. Theme Housing interviews occur in early March for those applicants, if more than one group applies for the same house.
  5. Students with housing accommodations will take place around February 19th. 
  6. For Kresge Singles and 2/3 Person apartments, make sure at least one person per room attends housing selection on Tuesday, February 25th from 2 to 4pm in Hubbell.
    • Students who are not able to attend on selection days will be placed based upon their listed preferences.
  7. For all other applications, make sure at least one person per room attends housing selection on Wednesday, March 12th, 2025. 
    • 4-person apartment selection will be from 1 to 2:30pm in Hubbell Hall.
    • Buxton and Picken selection will be from 3 to 4:30pm in Hubbell Hall.

Applications Due:

Kresge Singles and 2/3 person due February 21st and apartment/room applications (Detroit, Weinman, Clinton, Colonial, Station Square, Washington) due March 7th.

There are up to 17 rooms available in Kresge that have been designated as for returning students to apply for. 

There are 33 2-person apartments on campus and 2 3-person apartments.  Please know that while rising juniors are able to apply for the 2-person, 2 bedroom apartments, the likelihood of ranking high enough to place into one of the spaces is very minimal.  The average lottery number of students who were able to select this style of housing was a lottery average of 150 or less. Several seniors who were not ranked high enough to get 2-person, 2 bedroom apartments for the 2024-2025 year.

To apply for these rooms/apartments, turn in a Room Application by February 21st, by 4pm, to Student Development.  This selection will be done on Tuesday, February 25th from 2 to 4pm in Hubbell Hall.  If your application is unsuccessful, you will have to turn in another application by March 7th.

Groups of 2 people can apply for Weinman or Detroit 2-bedroom apartments, and there are up to 23 of those apartments available (11 in Detroit, 2 in Colonial, and up to 10 in Weinman).  There is a premium of $550/semester for this due to the single bedroom options.  Please use the options at the top of the room application to indicate this preference.  

Participation in Room Selection is only for students registered full-time for Fall 2025 – students must be registered full-time by April 1, 2025, for the application to still be valid. Participation can be denied for those not registered full-time for the upcoming semester by the April 1st deadline, having outstanding accounts at the Business Office, having an incomplete, invalid or fraudulent application, having successfully petitioned, or having already been housed in a Theme House, or Greek House. Each person may only be on one application. Fraudulent applications include signing up for a space knowing that someone on your application intends to live off-campus or withdraw. Students going abroad Fall Semester cannot be on any application. Students not registered full-time at the end of Spring Semester may have their housing assignment revoked at any time.

Applications for March 7 Deadline:

Buxton Hall

If you are planning to live in Buxton, you can apply as a group of 4.  Each group will be in one room in Buxton, and you can join your application with another application of friends to form a suite. Suites will have their applications ranked higher than rooms which do not combine with another application. This is because each room in a suite has access the other room in it through a bathroom, so we prioritize the joining of applications. You can affiliate your application with another one on the Room Application – use the field at the top.

Picken Doubles

2-person Picken applications can join with other Picken room applications into groups of 2, 3, or 4 rooms if desired.  Use the field at the top of the application to indicate which applications you would like to be joined with, if any. The advantage to this is that you may choose your rooms at the same time, but larger groups are not given priority over one-room applications. The lottery numbers of all students on joined applications will be averages to determine priority.  

4-Person Apartments

While we have some 2- and 3-person apartments, the majority of our apartments are 4-person spaces.  Please see below for more information about housing locations.


More specific details of each building are located on our Housing Options page.

Barker and Kresge
Barker and Kresge will house only first-year students and Residence Life staff.

Kresge - 3rd floor
Offered for the first time, part of Kresge 3rd floor will have single rooms spaces available for rising sophomores and above.  There will be a premium fee of $550 per semester added for those who select these spaces.  This floor will remain alcohol-free.

Picken will continue to be co-ed by suite and alcohol-free and will be for upper-division students (sophomores, juniors, or seniors). Picken Hall has 36 doubles and 2 triple rooms with suite-style accommodations, except for the lower level which shares a community restroom. Picken Hall also has a large basement lounge area as well as study area and a computer lab on the first floor. (Lottery numbers are not used when applying for the basement floor draw, but will be used when assigning the rest of Picken Hall.) 

Buxton will continue to be co-ed by suite and alcohol-free. Buxton houses up to 134 upper-division students in suite-style accommodations. Each unit features a large living room and a smaller, separate sleeping room. The units share the restroom with an adjoining room. Priority will be given to groups who sign up as suites. Suites will select their rooms first, followed by rooms not attached to another application.

In all, the seven apartment buildings (Clinton, Colonial, Washington, Station Square, Hamilton, Detroit, and Weinman) are primarily 4-person apartments, but several 2-person apartments do exist. (2-person apartment applications are due earlier than other applications, see above.) Station Square will both be a 24-hour quiet hour building and alcohol-free. Students who are found responsible for violating the alcohol-free or 24-hour quiet hours may be required to relocate for the community standards violation. There is no GPA requirement for living in any apartments on campus. 

Planning to live off-campus?
All full-time unmarried students are required to live on campus until or unless they petition to live off-campus and are approved. Petitions are automatically granted to those living at home with parents or guardians, those living with a dependent child, veterans, or those who are 24 or older.  Permission to live off-campus for other unique circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Dean of Students. Petitions are available at Student Development in paper form or electronically through your SC Connect under the “My Forms” tab. Living off-campus does lessen your “need” for financial aid reasons and could affect your financial aid. Please check with the Financial Assistance office about how living off-campus will affect you. Those who appear to “lend” their lottery number to an application knowing they intend to live off campus will be fined a minimum of $100.

How Many Apartments Are There and Where Are They?
For 2024-2025:

Clinton Apartments: 21 4-person apartments, 6 2-person apartments

Colonial Apartments: 8 4-person apartments, 4 2-person apartments that have 1 bedroom, 2 2-person apartments that have 2 bedrooms*

Detroit Apartments: 12 2-person apartments*

Hamilton Apartments: 11 4-person apartments

Station Square Apartments: 22 4-person apartments, 1 2-person apartment

Washington Apartments: 10 4-person apartments 

Weinman Apartments: 11 apartments that are 2-person apartments*, 2-person apartment with 1 bedroom

Any questions can be directed to your Residence Life student or professional staff member!

College-owned Greek Houses include Alpha Tau Omega (ATO), Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG), Kappa Theta Psi (KTP), Lambda Chi Alpha (LXA), and Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE). All Greek chapters generally expect members to live in their chapter house (college-owned or not).