Waiting List and Continuous Assignment Rounds

Undergraduate Assignment Rounds

Autumn Quarter

Upperclass students who need housing for autumn quarter should apply for housing during The Draw, which takes place annually in April and early May. 

Students who are unassigned after The Draw and students who miss the Draw deadline can still apply for autumn quarter housing and participate in the second assignment round (Autumn Quarter Waiting List Round). To participate in the waiting list round, students must apply before the waiting list deadline in early July. Students with guarantee years remaining must apply by the waiting list deadline and indicate a willingness to live in any housing for which they are eligible in order to be guaranteed a spot in housing for autumn quarter.

Students who are unassigned after the waiting list round and students who missed the waiting list deadline can apply for the third assignment round (Continuous Assignments). The Continuous Assignments Round occurs bi-weekly through August, then occurs daily in early September and continues through the fifth week of autumn quarter. If a student cannot be assigned by the end of the fifth week, that student will need to transfer their application to Winter Quarter.

Winter Quarter

The first assignment round for winter quarter is the Winter Quarter Waiting List round. To participate in the waiting list round students must apply before the waiting list deadline in late October. Students with guarantee years remaining must apply by the waiting list deadline and indicate a willingness to live in any housing for which they are eligible in order to be guaranteed a spot in housing for winter quarter.

Students who are unassigned after the waiting list round and students who missed the waiting list deadline can apply for the second assignment round (Continuous Assignments). The Continuous Assignments Round continues bi-weekly through December, then daily from the beginning of January through the fifth week of winter quarter. If a student cannot be assigned by the end of the fifth week, that student will need to transfer their application to spring quarter.

Spring Quarter

The first assignment round for spring quarter is the Spring Quarter Waiting List round. To participate in the waiting list round students must apply before the waiting list deadline in early February. Students with guarantee years remaining must apply by the waiting list deadline and indicate a willingness to live in any housing for which they are eligible in order to be guaranteed a spot in housing for spring quarter.

Students who are unassigned after the waiting list round and students who missed the waiting list deadline can apply for the second assignment round (Continuous Assignments). The Continuous Assignments Round occurs daily from mid-March and continues through the fifth week of spring quarter. If a student cannot be assigned by the end of the fifth week, that student will not be able to be accommodated in housing.

How to apply

To submit a housing application:

• Log into Axess
• Go to the Student drop-down menu and select Housing and Dining
• Select Apply for Housing
• Follow the instructions to file your application 

Tiers and Application Numbers

Students who apply during the Draw, Winter Quarter Waiting List Round, or Spring Quarter Waiting List Round can pick a tier level on their application if they have a housing guarantee year remaining. The tier level dictates the range of numbers from which a student's random application number will be chosen. Applications are considered in application number order so the lower the application number, the sooner a student's application is considered. Tier 1 encompasses application numbers 1-1000, Tier 2 1001-2000, Tier 3 2001-3000. Students can only use Tier 1 once and must use Tier 3 at least once during their Stanford career. Rising sophomores are not eligible to use Tier 1.

Students who apply outside of The Draw, Winter Quarter Waiting List Round, and Spring Quarter Waiting List Round are assigned a sequential number over 3500 depending on the date their application is submitted.