All rising sophomore, junior and senior resident students who want to participate in the Housing Lottery for the Fall 2023 semester must pay a non-refundable $300 housing deposit by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023 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 check your e-mail regularly 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. Also, regardless of your lottery 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
Housing Lottery takes place during the Spring Semester.
Note: The non-refundable $300 housing deposit is due by February 17, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
Payment methods for housing deposits must be paid with an e-check from checking or savings accounts or credit card. Electronic credit card payments will result in an additional 2.75% service fee for processing, while there is no service fee associated with using e-checks.
Please click or copy and paste the below link to make your housing deposit.
More information can be found on the Student Portal, and through your Saint Anselm College e-mail.
Contact the Office of Residential Life and Education at (603) 222-4006 with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students often have questions about the lottery process. Below are the most common questions students have and the corresponding answers.
Incoming first-year students do not participate in the Housing Lottery; they are housed over the summer in the first year areas. The students who participate in Lottery are current residents who have submitted their deposit on time. This year's participants are any deposited students from the graduating classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026.
Your group or roommate(s) will be able to choose from all available spaces at the time your lottery number is called. You may participate on the day associated with the number of students in your group.
There will be buildings and spaces that you will not be allowed to select. Some spaces will be marked for first year students, others specifically marked for males or females. Joan of Arc, Alumni Streets, and Dominic Hall will be exclusively for first year residents.
All students planning to live on campus are required to pay a non-refundable $300 room reservation deposit for the next academic year by February 17, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. This deposit functions as a RESERVATION for a room on campus. It does not guarantee where but that you have reserved on-campus housing.
Each student that has paid their $300 housing deposit will receive their own lottery number. All lottery numbers will be randomly assigned within each class and generated by the Office of Information Technology. Your year of graduation (i.e. 2024, 2025, 2026) determines your Lottery number/grouping.
All students who pay their $300 deposit on time will receive their personal Lottery number via the college portal. Students that receive a lottery number will either select or be placed in housing between mid-March and mid-April. Those who have not applied for alternative housing options will select their room on one of the selection dates in March or April.
Substance Free Living requires the residents to refrain from any and all use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs at all times. Substance Free Housing will be available in some pods of Holy Cross Hall. The number of rooms and pods of Substance Free Living are determined by the need seen by the number of applications for this type of housing.
Substance Free Living has an application process with applications are due electronically to the Office of Residential Life and Education prior to Room Selection.
Applications will be reviewed and room placements will be assigned through e-mail if applicable.
Note: Substance Free Living has a contract and occupants will be required to sign as to their understanding and intent in abiding by the rules/regulations for the area.
Only students who have paid the Room Reservation Deposit on time will be allowed to participate in Room Selection and given a Lottery number. If your name does not appear on the list, your deposit was not received by the Office of Residential Life and Education by the deadline of February 17, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Students putting in late deposits will receive lottery numbers on a space-available basis.
The Office of Residential Life and Education anticipates about sixty singles in Holy Cross Hall and approximately thirty singles scattered across campus in other residence halls. Some singles will be occupied by students requiring special accommodations and some reserved for RA staffing. The selection night for single rooms is held during Room Selection (Late March/April). Numbers will be called from the lowest to the highest until all singles are filled. After that, anyone wanting to live in a single, but was unable to select one, may be placed on a single room waitlist for their gender.
Students requesting special consideration or a medical accommodation should fill out the appropriate paperwork available in the Office of Residential Life and Education for the Alternate Housing Process. These forms must be submitted during Housing Lottery to our office for consideration before Room Selection time. A student with a special request is required to provide documentation to support his/her request (i.e. doctor’s note as appropriate, etc.) and should do so each year.
Medical and special accommodation requests that are approved (as well as those approved for Substance Free Living), will be assigned by the Office of Residential Life and Education BEFORE Room Selection. Housing assignment notifications will go out the week after applications are due and will have your housing assignment in it.
Unless you contact us, your assignment is presumed complete, and you will be assigned that room in our Housing system. You will not be permitted to participate in any more Room Selection applications or attend more Room Selection nights. If you choose to NOT accept the assignment and contact us appropriately, you will need to continue to participate in the Lottery/Room Selection process.
No, you may not hold a space in a room while you are not residing there. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your room request when you return in the Spring semester. You should contact the Office of Residential Life and Education during the Fall semester to make arrangements for your return to housing.
Students interested in a room change may submit a room change request to the Office of Residential Life and Education at email@example.com after the completion of the Room Selection process. Room changes will be accommodated on a space-available basis.
Housing Options can change from year to year based on the needs of our campus. For the most up-to-date comprehensive list of housing options you should refer to Housing Lottery and Room Selection marketing materials in your Saint Anselm email, and on the portal.
For more information we encourage you to attend one of the information sessions scheduled throughout the Housing Lottery and Room Selection process (specific dates shared your Saint Anselm email and the student portal). You may also contact your Resident Director/Area Coordinator or the Office of the Residential Life and Education in the lower level of Davison Hall. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 603-222-4006 to schedule an appointment.