Housing Selection Overview for Returning Students

Each spring returning students are assigned a lottery number based on class status as defined by the Registrar’s Office. Students who are currently seniors (class status 4) will have the lowest lottery numbers and those who are first year students (class status 1) will have the highest lottery numbers. Only one roommate can draw for a room, meaning the roommate with the lowest lottery number will select the room for both students.

The lottery number pertains to when it is a students’ turn to be eligible to select their on-campus housing assignment for the next academic year. Students will have the opportunity to select from any of the open on-campus spaces and room types provided. Residence Life staff will be present during the selection process to help answer questions and finalize room selections.

Suggestion and Tips for Housing Selection:

  • Priority is given to students who have roommates identified. Students without roommates will participate in a housing selection process after Room Selection. Partially filled rooms will not be permitted at room drawing.
  • As you go through the housing selection process, it is important to keep your housing preference in mind. The room selection process involves over 1,000 students, and your first choice of housing may go quickly. Please have other housing options in mind as you make your room selection.
  • You can find floor plans of the Residence Halls here.
  • Reach out to your Resident Assistant or Area Coordinator if you need help or have questions. It is each student's responsibility to understand the housing selection process.