Housing Sign-Ups for Next Year Flex-Triples & Designated Triples
What's the difference between a flex and designated triple?
A flex-triple is a double room that is being expanded by request, for either or both semesters next year, to make it a triple configuration. Any double room in Armington, Clark, Emerson, and GLC can be requested as a flex-triple. Page rooms can be requested as flex-triples by returning students, but most elect these rooms as doubles and request them as such on the double application. IMPORTANT: flex-triples are limited in number and cannot be guaranteed.
The only designated triples for returning students in the coming year are in Van Kampen. VK rooms are not changeable to double-occupancy rooms.
When and how are triples requested?
Triple requests precede Double requests on the calendar, so Triple requests are considered prior to Doubles.
- For GLC rooms, use the GLC request to submit a flex-triple request.
- For all other rooms, use the Triple request to create a flex-triple or to request a VK room. Do NOT use the Double request.
- After you add the third person for your Group of 3, you will see the ability to "de-select" the term which you may adjust for your flex-triple (except VK, which must be a triple for both semesters). You will need to have three in the group request for at least one of the semesters in order to submit it.
What are the advantages of triple requests?
A flex-triple gives flexibility for students going to and returning from off-campus programs. For example, a pair of students could enjoy a double during the Fall or Spring while simultaneously reserving a triple with a friend who will join them in the semester before or after that friend's study away-abroad.
Since triples are considered prior to doubles, qualifed triple groups would select their rooms prior to double groups. However, triples do not increase the points in a group (as points are averaged).