Spring 2021 Rental Housing Lottery Timeline and Specifics

Below is important information regarding the Spring 2021 Rental Housing Lottery, Commuter Housing Lottery, and Subletting Guidelines.

Spring 2021 Housing Lottery Timeline and Specifics

The Spring 2021 Rental Housing Lottery sign-up period will begin Monday, March 1 and will end Monday, April 5.  Lottery selection will begin on Monday, April 12. At this time, we do not anticipate being able to offer in person tours of properties as part of the lottery process.

If you wish to be included in the Spring 2021 Rental Housing Lottery or have any questions, please contact Bobbi Senecal in the Real Estate Office at [email protected] or 413-597-2195.  She can provide specifics on properties that may be available as well as information on points and the lottery process.

Faculty and administrative staff may pool their points if they wish to occupy a single housing unit.

Spring 2021 Commuter Housing Lottery

The Spring 2021 Commuter Housing Lottery sign-up period will begin Monday, March 1 and lottery selection will begin on Monday, April 5.

If you wish to be included in the Spring 2021 Commuter Housing Lottery or have any questions, contact Bobbi.

There are two (2) commuter units available.  Phase One, Faculty and Administrative Staff who are new to the program, will be selecting a unit first.  The list of available units to select from will be completed by April 1 and posted on the Real Estate web site:  https://real-estate.williams.edu/rental-properties.  If there are three or more interested, names will be drawn randomly.  For details on the Commuter Housing Program, go to:  https://real-estate.williams.edu/commuter-housing-program.

If there are no Phase One applicants, commuters who have participated in the program, Phase Two, will have an opportunity to select.

As a reminder, changes were made in September 2018 to the Mortgage Program that benefits commuters.  For details, go to:  https://real-estate.williams.edu/mortgage-program 

Spring 2021 Subletting Guidelines 

If you are planning to take a sabbatical or leave of absence during the 2021-2022 academic year (either one semester or the entire year) and wish to make arrangements to sublet your rental unit through the College, contact Bobbi no later than April 1.

For those who are planning to go on sabbatical or leave and intend to sublet your unit directly to another faculty or staff member at the College, contact Bobbi no later than April 1.

We have published and clarified the existing subletting guidelines on the Real Estate web site:  https://real-estate.williams.edu/rental-housing-subletting-guidelines/.  We would encourage anyone contemplating a sublet to review the subletting options and guidelines for your housing unit while you are away on leave.  We have updated the subletting application and have added a subletter application as well.  Links for these new forms are included in the guidelines.

For full information on Subletting of College Rental Housing, refer to Section III-G of the Faculty Handbook:  https://faculty.williams.edu/faculty-handbook and the Administrative Staff Handbook:  https://handbooks.williams.edu/staff/benefits/benefits-other/rental-housing-program.

If you have any questions or concerns about our Rental Real Estate Program, Spring Lottery, Commuter Housing or the Subletting Guidelines, do not hesitate to contact Matt Sheehy at [email protected].