Hundreds of freshmen students attended sophomore housing meetings in Hart auditorium on Tuesday and Wednesday to learn how to register for residence halls next school year.
Sophomore residence halls plan held open houses Thursday and will have another next Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Freshmen women will be able to live in Morris, Barret and Sikes Halls, while rising sophomore men must live in Edwards or Barret Hall. Smith and Adams Halls will remain open as an Honors College dorm, and Honors students will be able to bring a non-Honors roommate to the res halls.
All rising sophomores must pre-register at the McGlothlin Campus Center during April 19-20 or 23-24, at the Residence Life table to receive a wristband to be used as lottery numbers to determine order of res hall selection.
“If I can live with the people I want, I will be very excited for the next upcoming year,” said Wes King, freshman youth and family ministry major from Argyle. “Hopefully I’ll get a good lottery number.”
Students who do not show up to pre-register or do not have a roommate will go potluck to be paired with a roommate. Sophomores studying abroad this fall will not have to participate in the registration process.
Housing registration will be on April 24 in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Students must have their ACU I.D., lottery wristband and a printed schedule of their classes for next year. Rising sophomores can petition to not have to go through the lottery process by writing a letter to the Resident Directors Committee.
“We added some new things that are really exciting, like the intentional learning community program, that works to put together people who would not normally live together to give them a purpose to interact with the ACU community,” said Byron Martin, Barret Hall resident director.