Housing Lottery

Keep your current room, dependent on placement and availability or look for a new one.

The Housing Lottery is held every spring semester and is the method by which students can keep or change what rooms they have between academic years. The system is made to be fair and equitable, allowing you to choose a room closest to your preferences from those that are available.

General Process

  1. Each student will receive a lottery number based on how many units they have.
  2. Students who want to keep their current room will be dependent on placement of building and availability, there is no guarantee.
  3. Students with accommodations documented before the lottery have first choice of rooms not already being kept.
  4. Over the course of a few days, ranges of numbers will be called in order.  The student with #1 will pick their room, then #2 will pick theirs, etc.

Dates & Times

Drawing Lottery Numbers

  • Lottery numbers will be emailed to you during the week of April 1st-5th.

Special Accommodations

  • Time: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
  • Location: Office of Residence Life, Porter Hall
  • Days: April 3rd, 4th and 5th

New Room Selection

  • Time: 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
  • Location: The Stack in the Powerhouse and Weissberg Auditorium
  • Days: April 15th and 16th in the Stack and the 17th in the Weissberg Auditorium
  • Details for 2024-2025
  • All-Female Hall will be Bushnell Hall.
  • Gender-Inclusive Hall will be Whitney Hall.
  • Alcohol/Substance Free Spaces will be 609 and the A Tower of Wood. (SPIEL)

More Information

Drawing Lottery Numbers

 Details for Specific Housing Options


If you are unable to choose your room due to other commitments such as class or a sort, etc., you may ask another student to do so for you. They should let us know ahead of time that they will be doing so and they must have an email saying the person gives them consent.

Waiting List

If you are dissatisfied with the room you chose in Lottery, you may elect to participate in the waiting list procedure. If you participate, you will then choose up to two (2) other residence halls in which you would rather live. As vacancies develop, and after transfer/exchange students are placed, individuals on the list will be assigned rooms. Ranking on the list is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you sign the waiting list, you agree to be moved to any open space that matches your request. You will be notified of any such change over the summer.

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