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Housing Draw leaves 114 unassigned

Number of unassigned students decreases from last year due to smaller applicant pool

JULIA INGRAM/The Stanford Daily

A total of 114 undergraduates — 27 fewer than last year — did not receive housing assignments in the 2019-20 draw, according to Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE). R&DE attributes the decrease to a smaller applicant pool, though the percentage of those unassigned, roughly 2.39 percent, is slightly lower than the proportion of students who did not receive assignments last year.

The cut-off numbers to receive a housing assignment in this year’s draw were 2,996 for men and 2,867 for women, both Tier 3 draw numbers.

The assignments, released Wednesday evening, placed 2,361 men and 2,289 women in residences next year, including those who preassigned or were selected as residence staff members. The remaining 48 men and 66 women can join the Autumn Quarter waiting list by July 7 to receive a housing assignment by September.

R&DE spokesperson Jocelyn Breeland told The Daily that all students with years of guaranteed housing remaining who join the waiting list will be assigned housing over the summer if they are willing to accept any assignment. Stanford guarantees each undergraduate housing for four years.

According to Breeland, the University anticipates that 550 Lasuen, formerly the Sigma Chi fraternity house, will be filled during the waiting list round. However, 550 Lasuen will be assigned to a Greek organization in the 2020-21 academic year.

Students who selected “Assign me only to the residences I have listed” on the draw application will be assigned housing once all guaranteed students have been assigned. Breeland also wrote that R&DE hopes to assign “many, if not all” students who do not have years of guaranteed housing left to a residence. Students who remain unassigned after the Autumn Quarter waiting list round may participate in the continuous assignments round, in which housing is assigned bi-weekly through August and daily in September through the fifth week of Autumn quarter.

Last year’s 141 unassigned students were divided almost equally between men (71 unassigned) and women (70 unassigned), while this year’s gender breakdown was slightly more disproportionate. This is the first year in the last 10 years that more women were unassigned than men.

Contact Alex Tsai at aotsai ‘at’ stanford.edu.

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