Room draw can be stressful enough as it is, but this year Juniata students had to deal with a slightly modified system. Instead of being ordered by GPA, students were sorted into blocks that were randomized within a GPA range. Students give their thoughts on how room draw went this year:
I like the way they did the new process. It was much more streamlined, a lot less stressful. There were fewer people there. But I did not like the fact that people who had very high GPAs that they worked hard for were no longer getting priority due to the randomized nature of the new brackets. However, I got a pretty good number, even though I was probably at the bottom of my bracket, so I think that randomizing it is probably fairer for the lower brackets. I’m wondering if maybe having it strictly based on GPA for the higher brackets and randomized for the lower brackets would be better.
Ashley Greenawalt ’12, Fisher, Pa.:
I don’t understand how they even changed it, except that they randomly assigned numbers. I don’t think that was fair. When I went to the info session I was like, “How is this even different?”
Martha Carpenter ’14, Trumansburg, N.Y.:
I heard a lot of people were really frustrated, and I also heard that they ran out of rooms, which I think is really awful.
Lucas Lingenfelter ’13, Martinsburg, Pa.:
I thought that room draw was very short and easy for me.
Nathan Wright ’15, Lancaster, Pa.:
I think it was a little chaotic and unclear for the upcoming sophomores. If you don’t have enough rooms for all the sophomore males, honestly you need to tell somebody. That doesn’t work. The new dorms near the tennis court should be for males, equal to Lesher. There’s still a bunch of floating males around that don’t have any rooms.
~Laura Bitely ’14, Juniata Online Journalist