By Nicholas Grainger Residence Director Although it is only the 6th week of school many sophomore students are already thinking about their junior year. And they major question many are actively engaged in is: Where am I going to live? It might seem a little strange and a little early to be focused
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Room assignments for new students who are subject to the on-campus residency requirement  are made using a computer algorithm. This algorithm factors in the housing style and roommate preferences, as well as, the responses to the profile questions. The applications are processed according to the date the housing agreement terms and conditions were accepted.
The 2012-13 housing selection process for returning residents began in January with submittal of an application through the “on-line” ZagLiving portal. Returning students who will have met the residency requirement by Fall 2012 selected their rooms in February. Returning students, who will still be subject to the residency requirement by fall 2012, will make their
By: Matt Lamsma A few years ago I had a conversation with a parent who was concerned that the Resident Assistant staff was “targeting” his son and waiting outside his apartment for him so that they could catch him drinking. I assured the parent that I didn’t think that was the case and asked what
As you may well know, Gonzaga requires all freshmen and sophomores to find a home away from home on campus. But maybe you’re unsure of the many reasons for this requirement. National statistics show that students who live on campus do better academically than those who live off campus; at Gonzaga, it is no different.
By Jae Webb and Jill Yashinsky-Wortman, Student Life Case Managers Students at Gonzaga are required to live on campus for the first two years of their Gonzaga experience. This is part of what lends to our great sense of community amongst our student body. The act of being in community is something that is a
By: Matthew Lamsma “I hate my roommate!” As a 15 year veteran of working in College Student Housing, I am honestly surprised that this call home doesn’t happen more frequently than it actually does. After all, most college students have never lived in the same room with a brother or sister, much less a total
For the 2011-12 housing selection process for returning residents, students are assigned a category based on their status with respect to the residency requirement. Students who will be 21 years of age by August 1, 2011 or will have 4 terms of on-campus living experience  are assigned to the “Upper Division Returner” category .
The Residence Life program offers students a variety of living options and residence hall choices. There are a very limited number of triple rooms, single rooms, and premium single rooms (double rooms which are set aside for single occupancy) available to students, with the majority of rooms designated as doubles. Research indicates that first-year students
Bins are the centerpiece to an effective packing strategy for college. I prefer the clear plastic type, so you can see what is inside.