In the event that there is not enough room in traditionally sophomore residence halls for all of the students signed up for housing on the last group selection day, Gonzaga Hall will be opened for rising sophomores, according to Greg Jones, director of Housing Operations.
“This plan has been in place for many years, but it has only been enacted once in 2012,” Jones said in an emailed statement. “If we do open up spaces in Gonzaga, we will work with any student selected there to move them to regular sophomore housing.”
The Class of 2021 is larger than the sophomore class by almost 100 students, and more rising juniors applied to live on campus than in previous years, contributing to the limited housing availability. The Class of 2021 consists of 2,412 students, while the Class of 2020 is made up of 2,319.
Jones said that given these factors it is unlikely, but not impossible, that Gonzaga will be opened to sophomores. The Office of Residential Life will be unable to assess the need for housing on Upper Campus until Thursday, the last day of group selection.
ResLife recently announced on its Twitter account that 8-person suite selection day is over, and that the process of choosing 4-person suites will begin Tuesday.
This article has been updated.
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