Winter 2020 Rental Housing Lottery Timeline and Specifics

Please note:  the timeline for the Winter 2020 Lottery is subject to change.  Changes in the start date of the lottery will be communicated as soon as decisions are made.

We hope you are all well and staying safe at this time.  The Winter 2020 Rental Housing Lottery sign-up period begins Monday, October 26 and ends Friday, November 6.  Lottery selection will begin on Monday, November 9.  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 Winter 2020 Rental Housing Lottery or have any questions, please contact Bobbi Senecal 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. 

Commuter Housing Lottery 

There is one Commuter Housing unit available.  If you are interested in joining the Winter 2020 Commuter House Lottery, contact Bobbi no later than Friday, November 6.

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 posted on the Real Estate web site:  https://real-estate.williams.edu/rental-properties.  If there are two 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.

Subletting

If you are planning to take a sabbatical or leave of absence during for the Spring 2021 semester and wish to make arrangements to sublet your rental unit through the College, please contact Bobbi no later than Monday, November 2.

For those who are planning to go on sabbatical or leave and intend to sublet their unit directly to another faculty or staff member at the College, please contact Bobbi no later than November 2.

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.

Vacating College Rental Housing

For those who will be vacating their College rental unit, move out is no later than December 15, 2020.  We require a 30-day notice.  Contact Bobbi with your move out date.  At this time, we are not scheduling in person move out inspections.  The move out inspection will take place once you have moved out. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Rental Real Estate Program, Commuter Housing Lottery, or the Winter 2020 Rental Housing Lottery, please do not hesitate to contact Matt Sheehy at [email protected].