Time Blocks

Your room selection window.

Your room selection is completed online in the W&M Housing system during your assigned time block. Time blocks run over about a week (March 25-29) to limit interference with classes and to ease the load on the system. New time blocks begin every 30 minutes from 9:00am - 4:00pm each week day during the process. In each time block a maximum of 40 students will enter the process.

Who goes first?

Time blocks are assigned based on social classes with rising seniors getting the first time blocks followed by rising juniors then rising sophomores. Fifth year seniors are not assigned separate time blocks but are assigned with all other rising seniors. Spring admit transfer students are encouraged to verify their social classification with the Registrar's Office by Friday, March 1, 2019. 

In order to assign time blocks, there will be no changes to your social classification after March 1, 2019.

Prepare, prepare, prepare!

Once you have been assigned a time block, there are several steps you can complete ahead of time. Review the online selection process carefully to learn what you can do ahead of time to ensure your best possible outcome during your time block. We also employ several rooming options that you can pursue ahead of your time block. Be sure to review: Flexible Housing, Same Room Selection, and Block Housing.

Don't have a roommate?

If you would prefer to be assigned with a random roommate instead of being a part of a roommate group, at the end of your time slot day beginning at 5:00pm through 8:00am the following day you will be able to self-assign to a room without a roommate group (excluding fully vacant apartments). Know that you will be assigned a roommate at random and that roommate questionnaire would not be considered at time of assignment. 


If you do not assign to a room by Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11:59pm, Residence Life will assign you to a space the following week.