Housing selection made easier for residents

Where will you choose?

by Jordan McCullough

A new online process for housing selection will become available to Fitchburg State University residents.  The new system will allow residents to choose their room and hall selection for the next academic year by logging onto Web4.  Students will be able go online, choose their hall, and simply click on the room they want.
“Just log in and pick your room, it’s that simple,” says Thomas Clark, the operations manager of Housing and Residential Services at FSU.
Residents who which to pick their same room for next semester can log in Monday, February 14 at 9 a.m. to Friday, February 18 at 5 p.m.
Aubuchon and Herlihy residents can choose rooms in their same halls by logging into Web4 on Tuesday, February 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Mara Village residents may do the same on Wednesday, February 23, from 9 a.m. 5 p.m., and Russell Towers selection is Thursday, February 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All residents must fill out the Housing Occupancy Application agreement in order to participate in room selection.
Residents who want to select a room in a hall they do not currently live in will have to participate in the old process of any-hall selection.  This process will be held in the Hammond Alumni rooms on Wednesday, March 2, from 6-8 p.m. The process is first come, first serve, and, in previous years, involved a substantial period of time waiting in line.
“With the old process, we had to wait in the line for hours and waste our day just to find out that we couldn’t get the room we wanted,” says FSU student Peter Volis.
“The process hasn’t changed; just now, pieces are online.  Everyone is in the line together…everyone is at the table at once,” says Clark.
The new online process allows residents not to be limited to the housing office hours to make a housing selection. It also allows the housing staff to be available to residents when questions arise.  Soon, they hope to add the any-hall and apartment selection to the online process.
“The sky is the limit,” said Clark.