Room Selection Terminology
Terms to Know
Admit Status: The class year you entered at Niagara, not the number of credit hours you may have. For example, current freshmen are considered the class of 2016. Current sophomores are considered the class of 2015 and current juniors are considered the class of 2014.
Rising: Refers to what your class status will be next year. For example, if you are currently a freshman, you will be considered a “rising” sophomore for purposes of room selection, because next year you will be considered a sophomore (or second-year student). If you are currently a sophomore, next year you’ll be a junior. For room selection, we will refer to you as a “rising” class to distinguish your lottery and selection priority.
Transfer Students: Those students who did not begin their education at NU, but who have since joined the university. For purposes of the lottery, we will use transfer student’s credit hour status to determine what class year they are/should be in. This will reflect the class year we would anticipate them to graduate. For example, if you are currently considered a junior based on your credit hours, it is likely that you will graduate in 2014. For room selection purposes, we would consider you a rising senior and you will be given a lottery number within that class year cohort.
Complete Group: A group of students who can fill a complete room or apartment. For example, four students in an apartment, two students in a double, three students in a triple or one student in a single. These are “complete” groups.
Incomplete Group: A group of students who cannot fill a complete room or apartment. For example, three students in a four-person apartment, or two students in a triple room.
Mixed Group: A group of students from different class cohorts. For example, a group of two rising seniors and two rising juniors.