Residential and Eating Enterprises (R&DE) is piloting a neighborhood reassignment program for the 2023-2024 college 12 months, in keeping with an e-mail despatched to college students earlier right this moment. The choice comes two years after the preliminary neighborhood system was launched. The pilot program goals to “stability between neighborhood cohesion and scholar alternative,” in keeping with the e-mail despatched to college students on Wednesday afternoon by Vice Provost for Pupil Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole and Senior Affiliate Vice Provost for Residential & Eating Enterprises Shirley J. Everett.
Earlier than the introduction of the pilot program, underneath the present neighborhood system, college students who selected to reassign to a special neighborhood didn’t have a alternative by which neighborhood they most popular to hitch and acquired final precedence in home and room choice. College students may additionally apply to reassign with teams of as much as 4 college students.
Underneath the pilot program, college students will have the ability to rank all eight neighborhoods on the appliance. Though college students can select to rank as many or few neighborhoods as they want, rating fewer will lower possibilities of being assigned to a brand new neighborhood. College students is not going to be thought-about for any neighborhoods that they don’t rank.
Zadie Schaffer ’25, who at the moment lives in Neighborhood A, mentioned that she initially utilized to preassign within the Ng Humanities Home to room together with her shut buddy who lives in a special neighborhood. Nonetheless, with the brand new choice of rating neighborhoods, she is now planning to withdraw her utility to reassign elsewhere.
“All I actually had was preassignment. If I didn’t get into Ng, which is fairly doubtless as a result of I’m not a humanities main and there wasn’t house within the Row homes, I must relegate again to Stern or go to EVGR, which I desperately don’t wish to do,” she mentioned.
Along with the rating choice, college students who apply for reassignment is not going to obtain any penalty for housing and room picks. College students may apply with teams of as much as eight college students, as an alternative of 4. Functions might be thought-about in school 12 months order and teams with combined 12 months college students might be thought-about with the bottom 12 months scholar within the group.
Nonetheless, not all college students who apply might be assured a neighborhood reassignment. Pupil teams will solely be reassigned if the whole group will be moved to the neighborhood.
The e-mail additionally introduced adjustments to the housing timeline. Neighborhood reassignment purposes will open on April 14 and shut on April 21. The College Theme housing utility deadline has subsequently been prolonged to Could 2, with outcomes being introduced on June 19.
“I used to be initially upset on the timeline being shifted to later dates. I completed the preassignment utility so I may get it in on time after which I bought an e-mail a couple of hours later saying that it was due on Could 2nd,” mentioned Diego Calderon ‘26.
Though Calderon plans to maintain his preassignment utility, he’s now contemplating reassigning to a neighborhood with higher upperclassmen dorms. He at the moment lives in Neighborhood F the place the upperclassmen residence choices are Kimball, EVGR-A, Mirrilees or Row homes.
“Upon studying the adjustments, I used to be actually shocked in a great way. Now with the opportunity of being reassigned to a brand new neighborhood, I’m extra excited to consider housing for the following 12 months,” he mentioned.
Housing and room choice purposes will open on Could 2 and gate occasions might be despatched on June 23. The housing and room choice course of might be from July 10 to July 14. The e-mail suggested college students to watch their Stanford e-mail all through the summer time.
For extra questions, R&DE Pupil Housing Assignments might be internet hosting a Q&A webinar on April 18.