A Quick Summary

If you plan to live on campus during the next academic year, you have the opportunity to select your room and dining option through room draw early in the second semester of your current year.

During room draw you will:

  • Submit an online application at Princeton One Stop Housing (POSH) to participate in room selection.
  • Receive a date and time for your room selection.
  • Select your room online in POSH during your assigned date and time.
  • Select your meal plan in POSH.
  • Electronically sign your housing and dining contract.

Princeton One Stop Housing (POSH)


Room Draw Schedule

February 12th

  • Deadline to apply for special needs housing

*Deadline has passed. All other students must apply for regular room draw at this time.

February 22nd

  • Room Draw application will go live

March 22nd

  • All Applications due

Week of April 4th 

  • Draw times posted
  • Available Rooms List posted
  • Draw Statistics Posted

April 6th  - April 22nd

  • Room selection

May 1

  • Deadline to apply for the wait list and room improvement

Readmitted and Students Returning from Study Abroad

Readmitted and students returning from study abroad may participate in room draw if the Dean of the College provides verification of your return by the room draw application deadline. You will choose a room and one of three dining options: a meal plan contract through Dining Services, membership in an eating club or co-op, or to cook on your own as an Independent.


Who Is Not Allowed to Participate in Room Draw

  • Rising juniors and seniors who will live off campus.
  • Rising juniors and seniors who will live in eating clubs. Please e-mail your club name and phone number to the Undergraduate Student Housing Office at ughsg@princeton.edu.
  • Students who will study abroad during the fall semester.
  • Students who will be on a leave of absence for the fall semester.
  • Students with approved special needs who fulfill requirements specified by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.

Advanced Academic Standing

Rising sophomores with advanced academic standing have two draw options:

Residential College Draw
Enter the draw for the Residential College where you were assigned as a freshman.

  • Your application will be weighted using your original class year, without regard to your advanced standing.
  • You may not use your advanced standing for any of the four-year Residential College draws.

Regular Upperclass, Spelman Hall and Independent Room Draws

  • Your application will be weighted using your advanced standing status.

  • Students who choose this option are required to e-mail the Undergraduate Student Housing Office no later than the application deadline.