Pre-assignment numbers rise by over 10 percent

Over 950 students submitted pre-assignment applications for the 2014-15 academic year, according to Residential Education (ResEd) Assistant Director Zac Sargeant.

SAM GIRVIN/The Stanford Daily

SAM GIRVIN/The Stanford Daily

This year’s number marks an increase of more than 10 percent over last year’s figure of 876, which Sargeant framed as a positive indication of the experience students are having across Stanford’s 23 themed residences.

On Tuesday, however, ResEd encountered an email communication challenge in informing students of their pre-assignment results. Some applicants reported receiving up to three emails pertaining to their results, often with conflicting information.

“Of course we were concerned when we began to hear that there were errors with that mail merge that resulted in students receiving erroneous information about their pre-assignment,” Sargeant said. “As soon as we recognized the error, we corrected it via email.”

“At this time, all applicants have received the correct information from our pre-assignment team,” Sargeant said.

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Catherine Zaw is the Managing Editor of News at The Stanford Daily. She is a junior from Miami, FL, double majoring in biology and linguistics. To contact her, please email czaw13@stanford.edu.