Although Carleton is a residential college, a limited number of seniors are allowed to live in private apartments through the Northfield Option process. The total number of Northfield Option spaces is determined by the overall College occupancy and varies each year. 

If you’re offered Northfield Option and accept, you assume full responsibility for your housing arrangements.

2020 Dates

  • January 28
    Housing Selection Lottery Numbers for Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are posted.
  • February 10
    All Northfield Option applications due to the Office of Residential Life.
  • February 11
    All seniors who submit the Northfield Option application will be notified via email if they are awarded Northfield Option.
  • Feb 25 by 5:00pm
    Signed agreements and rental leases with the signatures of all students due to the Office of Residential Life. Only one copy of the lease is needed per group. Each group member must complete an agreement.
  • Offers will continue to be made in lottery order to seniors who submit the application before the deadline until our designated goal has been met. Any additional offers will be made by request date. If you do not receive an offer by mid March, it is unlikely you will be offered Northfield Option.