How it Works
At Stonehill, room selection is a highly ordered process. Students are first sorted according to class year. To reinforce this, each rising class year is given its own selection night. Within each class year, students are sorted according to the size of the group they'd like to live in. Within each group, students are sorted by the average total of merit points they have earned. Multiple groups randomly sorted to determine the final selection order.
Students will receive complete instructions about the room selection process in mid-February.
Each student begins the year with 10 merit points. Students calculate their merit point total up to a certain date, usually March 1st. Merit points are granted on an addition and reduction system. Students can gain up to 5 additional merit points, and they can lose as many points as negative behavior dictates. However, no one can go above a 15 merit point total.
In order to gain merit points, students may select from a variety of choices, including activities, programs, and academic honors. Students will lose merit points if they violate college policy, lose residency, break fire safety guidelines, cause damage, or fail to complete judicial sanctions.
Furthermore, students cannot "make up" merit points. Once a point is lost, it cannot be regained. For example, if a student loses 1 point for a violation, but then gains 5 points for positive activities, the maximum merit point total he or she will have is 14.