If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact either the Registrar or the Business Office.
A bed loft lottery will be held after the housing lotteries are complete. An email will be sent out to all students announcing sign-ups for the loft lottery. Students who sign-up for the loft lottery will be chosen at random until all of the lofts are gone. Please be aware that there is typically a much higher demand for the lofts than lofts available. Students will be notified via email about the results of the loft lottery.
The members of the Office of Residential Life have designated specific rooms throughout the campus in anticipation of the incoming class of 2017. These rooms will be indicated on the floor plans at each housing lottery (first year rooms are highlighted in yellow). The first year spaces for next year will be in Dunham, Keehn, Major, Minor, McIntosh, North, Root, South, and Wertimer.
The Housing Agreement will be found in your Student Handbook. Each student is expected to be aware of and abide by the guidelines expressed in the Housing Agreement. Anyone who chooses to live in specialty housing will be required to abide by the rules and regulations outlined for that area in the Residential Life Policies and Procedures section of the Student Handbook.
Any attempts to manipulate the housing lottery process and/or change room assignments during or after the housing lottery is a severe policy violation. The consequences for making an unapproved room change at any point will include one or more of the following: moving back to your original assigned room, being penalized in a future housing lottery (with +150 added to your lottery number), revocation of your ability to be pulled, and being subject to judicial action.
If someone pulls another student (or students) with the knowledge or intention to go on leave in the fall (study abroad, transfer, etc.), the case will be reviewed and your status in future housing lotteries may be jeopardized. WHEN YOU SELECT A ROOM IN THE LOTTERY PROCESS, YOU HAVE COMMITTED TO THAT ROOM FOR 2013-14.
If you select a room in a housing lottery and then decide at some point during the summer to go on leave for the following year, the space you selected will be given to another student without housing. In many cases we are unable to notify the other occupants of the room or suite before the room assignment is made.
As always, after the housing lottery process, there will be a small number of individuals unable to select a room as all rooms will have been taken already and/or male/female ratio requirements will have eliminated remaining choices. Those students will work closely with the Office of Residential Life and will be assigned during the summer as rooms become available. (Examples: when someone declares a late leave of absence, transfers, is given an academic suspension, etc.). These late assignments often take place in the early part of the summer but sometimes may happen in July. This is not a summer lottery. There is no summer lottery. This is a placement process. Despite common belief, this is not something to be nervous about since you will get housing. However, you MUST select a room if given any choice during the housing lottery process.
**Those students who have a high (potentially perceived as “bad”) number must still show up to the lottery. Those who choose not to come to the lottery will go to the bottom of the summer placement list regardless of original lottery number. You will be far better off if you show up.