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Housing Lottery

All resident students who want to participate in the Housing Lottery for the Fall 2014 semester must pay a $300 housing deposit by Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4 p.m. to the Office of Residential Life and Education. Without an on-time deposit, a space is not guaranteed for the fall semester.

Room Selection Process


Room selection is an exciting time on campus as students begin to prepare for the next academic year. For those of you that have done this before, you can attest to the fact that it is essential that you understand the process in its entirety. Every year brings some changes; sometimes to the housing options, building designations or to availability of singles or apartments. Please read this booklet carefully as there is a lot of information that will affect how you choose your room for next year. Know that there could be some changes to room availability/options up until room selection. We will do our best to notify the campus of any significant changes.

As you begin to think about where you want to live next year, you should think carefully about the people with whom you will live. Your satisfaction depends largely on your roommate(s) and the ability for you to respect and have civility between you. This decision should be a thoughtful one.

It is important to remember that there are a limited number of singles, triples, quads and apartments and, regardless of your room selection number, you may not get your first choice. You should be prepared with a back-up plan in case you are not able to select your first choice and most desired location.

Housing Lottery Forms & Due Dates


All apartment and special housing applications are available here, as well as at the Office of Residential Life and Education in Alumni Hall. Please read the following deadlines carefully. In order for your application to be considered, you must submit a completed, on time application to the Office of Residential Life and Education.

If you cannot attend Room Selection day/night, you will need to fill out a Housing Proxy Form (PDF/20KB) IN ADVANCE to designate someone to select a space in your absence. This signed proxy form should be brought to the Residential Life and Education Office in Alumni Hall prior to the date of the appropriate room selection. Those who have completed the required Apartment Application are NOT required to have a proxy form. One individual can be a representative for an entire 3, 4, or 5 person apartment without a proxy form.

Anyone studying abroad or participating in an out-of-area credit-bearing internship should have filled out a Housing Proxy Form before leaving campus. If not, he/she should do so prior to Room Selection.

Contact the Office of Residential Life and Education at (603) 222-4006 with any questions.