Applications for AY 2019-2020 are only available on Sakai. Unfortunately, the 5-C Housing Exchange is no longer being offered at the Claremont Colleges. Pomona students, please join the Sakai site “Oldenborg Room Draw” and follow the instructions. Here’s what to do:

  1. Go to and login.
  2. In “My Workspace,” click on “Membership” and then click on “Joinable Sites.”
  3. Search for “Oldenborg Room Draw” and join the site.
  4. You’ll find all the information under “Home.”

Oldenborg Friendship Suites

Oldenborg quads can be filled prior to Room Draw via an Oldenborg Friendship Suite Application (OFSA). Friendship suites require 4 students. Each student should submit a standard language hall application on Sakai plus the group as a whole should submit one OFSA coversheet. Submit the completed OFSA form to

OFSAs will be reviewed separately. Students will receive confirmation of their OFSA status the week of Monday March 26, before Oldenborg Room Draw numbers come out.


  • Open to rising Pomona sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • Target language proficiency equivalent to two semesters of introductory college-level coursework.
  • Endorsement from a relevant language faculty member.
  • Essay demonstrating interest in the section of choice: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Other language(s) may be possible; check application instructions on Sakai.

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, February 19: Oldenborg Room Draw applications ONLINE on SAKAI
  • Monday, February 24: Oldenborg Room Draw Info Session, 12:15PM-1:15PM, Oldenborg Dining Hall
  • Week of Monday, March 25: Oldenborg Friendship Suite application status confirmed
  • Wednesday, April 2(late afternoon): Oldenborg Room Draw Numbers available
  • Friday, April 5: Oldenborg Room Draw, 3:30PM, Glass Room, Oldenborg Center

Faculty Recommendation Forms are available to students here and on Sakai.