ROTATION

Rotation Rules
Prefrosh Weekend Rotation Rules
Report a Rotation Violation or Uncomfortable Situation

I. Introduction

Rotation is a two week period where you get to know all the undergraduate houses and are placed in a residence based on your personal preferences. This is a great time to get to know upperclassmen in different houses. Rotation begins Wenesday, September 25th and ends Friday October 4th. During rotation, students will stay in a temporary house assimnment and move into their pernmanent assignment once they rotate. Rotation rules will be in effect until 9AM on Friday, October 4th. At the end of rotation, students will recieve their house assignments Saturday, October 6th at 5PM on the olive walk.



II. Schedule


Date Wed.
9/25
Thu.
9/26
Fri.
9/27
Sat.
9/28
Sun.
9/29
Mon.
9/30
Tue.
10/1
Wed.
10/2
Thu.
10/3
Lunch




E




Dinner
A
B
C
D
F
Free Dinner
G
H
Free Dinner
Dessert
A
B
C
D
F


G




Avery
Blacker
Dabney
Fleming
Lloyd
Page
Ricketts
Ruddock
Wed 9/25 Dinner A 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:05pm
Thu 9/26 Dinner B 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:05pm
Fri 9/27 Dinner C 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:05pm
Sat 9/28 Dinner D 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:05pm
Sun 9/29 Linner E 1:00pm 1:05pm 1:10pm 1:15pm 1:00pm 1:10pm 1:00pm 1:05pm
Sun 9/29 Dinner F 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:05pm
Mon 9/30 Free Dinner 1 6:15pm 6:05pm 6:15pm 6:45pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:30pm 6:35pm
Tue 10/1 Dinner G 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:05pm
Wed 10/2 Dinner H 5:45pm 5:30pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:05pm
Thu 10/3 Free Dinner 2 6:15pm 6:05pm 6:15pm 6:15pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:30pm 6:35pm

Note: The times listed above indicate the start of the reception at each house. Food will be served 30 minutes after the times listed. For the free dinners on Monday and Thursday there will be no receptions, and dinner will begin at the times listed. Page will have a reception at 6:15 for free dinners (and will start dinner at 6:45). Desserts are at 10pm each night. Dabney desserts will take place at Millikan pond each night. For Free Dinners, the times listed for LLoyd and Page include a reception. All other houses' times are just the dinner time, no reception.


Date
Time
House
Event
Every Day
After Dinner
Blacker
Do Try This at Home
Every Day
After Dinner
Dabney
Dabney Event Initiative
Thursday, 9/26
10:30pm-12:30am
Page
Chill @ Page
Friday, 9/27
10:00pm-2:00am
Ricketts
Open Mic Night
Saturday, 9/28 8:00pm-10:00pm
Avery
Avery Tea bar
Saturday, 9/28 10:30 - 12:30 am
Fleming
Dirty Dodgeball
Saturday, 9/28
11:59pm(Sat)-2:00am Lloyd
Capture the Flag and Milkshakes
Sunday, 9/29 8:00pm-10:00pm
Ruddock
Cafe Ruddock
Saturday, 9/28 & Sunday 9/29 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bechtel
Drop in at Bechtel


III. House Dinners


Houses will have ten dinners at which current students can show incoming students what their cultures are like and what traditions they have. Before Rotation starts, prefrosh will be assigned a list of dinners for each night. Though Rotation is not mandatory, we ask that prefrosh respect their dinner assignments if participating, as it is unfair to the Houses and CDS dining staff if there are more or less students than expected showing up to dinner. Houses may have name tags set out for each prefrosh. If a prefrosh does not show up to dinner, the president of the house should report to the IHC at which point a member of the IHC will reach out to the prefrosh to determine whether they were opting out or were gone for another reason, unless the reasoning is already known. If the latter, the prefrosh should be made aware of any resources available to them as outlined in the ACRL Rotation report.

IV. Rotation Concerns


The Rotation Concerns Committee was charged by the VPSA with placing students who were concerns to one or multiple houses or had concerns about one or multiple houses during the Rotation process. The committee membership is not final, but will include the IHC Chair, the head of the Office of Residential Experience, and an Associate Dean. This year, the members will be Sarah Crucilla, Felicia Hunt, and Lesley Nye. The Committee may consult with the Counseling Center, the Caltech Center for Diversity, or any other relevant party. The Committee will be meeting throughout Rotation to handle any cases that need to be dealt with immediately.

If a current student or a prefrosh has a concern about prefrosh placement in one or multiple houses, they may reach out to an IHC member, an RA, and RLC, the Deans, or submit concerns via a non-anonymous survey. The IHC will then pass on cases deemed legitimate by the below criteria. The Rotation Concerns Committee will then determine how the student’ s placement will proceed. The Rotation Concerns Committee will review all cases, meeting daily and consulting with relevant offices if needed. If there is a concern regarding a prefrosh’s placement in any of the houses, they will be placed by the IHC Chair and Associate Dean. All cases given to the Rotation Concerns Committee from Houses will be anonymous, and students will not know how they have been placed. Prefrosh may know how they have been placed if they bring up concerns regarding their own living environment. The final decisions of the Rotation Concerns Committee will be approved by the Undergraduate Dean, Kevin Gilmartin

Who is considered a rotation concern?


Note: Prefrosh, as well as upperclassmen, may submit any concerns.
A feedback form will be sent to all of the prefrosh. They may fill it out if they have specific concerns that they would like to voice to the IHC and/or Cases of Concern committee.

The feedback will be made available only to the IHC and the Cases of Concern committee at the discresion of the IHC.


IV. Rotation Concerns


More information can be found in the rotation handbook. This can be viewed here