What is Room Selection?
Room selection is a process to allow current resident students to choose residence hall rooms for the 2013-2014 academic year. The intent is to make rooms available to students in the fairest manner possible.
Who can participate in Room Selection?
Any current residence hall student who paid a housing deposit by 4pm on March 8, 2013 is eligible to participate in room selection.
What do I need to do to select a room?
If you are planning to live in the same room or are planning to be pulled in by another student who is selecting to live in the same room, you need to participate in the Same Room Sign-up Process. If you are planning to live in a different room or hall you need to participate in the Web Lottery Process. If you are interested in living in Mixed Gender Housing, 9 Month Housing, the Upper-class Honors Residential Learning Community, the Global Village, the Social Justice Residential Learning Community or Theme Housing you will need to apply.
What if I have trouble logging into the application?
Help is available in the Office of Residence Life and Housing via phone 508.531.1277 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Who is eligible to participate in Same Room Sign-up?
Current Residents students who….
What spaces are exempt from Same Room Sign-up?
When will Same Room Sign-up take place?
April 16th and 17th
Can I reserve only my space in the room and leave the other space(s) empty?
No, in order to participate in Same Room Sign-up you must fill the spaces as follows:
If I want to sign up for my same room, can I pull in a friend with me?
Yes, if your room or suite will not be full you must pull in other eligible students to fill the room or suite. You must select your desired roommate(s) during the roommate selection period. The student(s) you are pulling in must be current residents who have paid housing deposits by the deadline and have completed their residence hall license agreement. You must have a fully matched roommate group at the time you login to complete the same room sign up. You cannot go back to pull others in after you have finalized your selection.
Can I sign up for the same suite but in a different room?
During the same room sign-up period, one of your group members who currently lives in the suite must login to the system to select the suite and assign each student in your roommate group to a room within the suite.
Who is eligible to participate in the Web Lottery?
Current Residents students who….
How are the lottery numbers assigned?
All eligible students are randomly assigned a lottery number by class year and gender. Current juniors and seniors will select on April 22nd, current sophomores will select on April 23rd and current freshmen will select on April 24th.
When do I find out my number?
Beginning at 9 AM on March 25, 2013 you may login to the room selection web site to digitally sign your Residence Hall License Agreement and then view your lottery number.
When is the Web Lottery?
You may log on to the application anytime after 9 AM on March 25, 2013. You may go on to browse as many times as you like. Current senior and junior numbers will be activated to select on Monday, April 22, 2013. Current sophomore numbers will be activated to select on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Current freshmen numbers will be activated to select on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
When will I find out the date and time my lottery number will be
On April 19th you will receive an email with the date and time your number will be activated. It will also appear in MyHousing on that date.
When my number is activated, how long will I have to select?
You may take as long as you like, but be aware that the next numbers will also be activated at regular intervals.
I forgot to pay my deposit but my friend has a number. Can my friend pull me in?
No, if you did not pay your deposit by the deadline you are not eligible to participate in room selection. The only way to return to on campus housing is through the wait list process.
Can I participate in Same Room Sign-up and give my lottery number to a friend?
No, if you select a space through the Same Room Sign-up process, your room selection is completed. Your lottery number is cancelled.
What if I still want to live in Shea/Durgin or Woodward? Do I have to go through Lottery?
You cannot keep the same room if you live in Shea/Durgin or Woodward. These three buildings are reserved for new students.
Can I request to live with a student who is now a commuter?
No, commuter students cannot participate in Web Lottery. Only current resident students who have paid a room deposit before March 8, 2013 are eligible for the selection process.
Can I get a single?
There will be a limited number of single rooms available through the room selection process. If there are none open at your selection time you can fill out an online preference form after you have chosen your room.
If I select through the Same Room Sign-up process can I change my mind
and go in with a friend who has a good lottery number?
No, you cannot be pulled in if you have already made a room selection. You may fill out an online preference form after April 24, 2013.
What if I am not available to select at my selection time?
You may select at anytime after your selection time.
May I pull in friends to fill an entire suite/apartment in Crimson,
DiNardo, East Miles or the Student Apartments?
Yes. in the Web Lottery process you may fill the entire suite although you do not have to. To pull friends in you must set up a roommate group where everyone requests each other. You cannot go back in to the system to pull someone in after you have finalized your selection.
I'm a returning senior. Do I get any special consideration?
No. You choose as a senior.
If I pay my room deposit early, will I get a better lottery number?
It will not make a difference in your lottery number. However if you did not pay the deposit by the deadline you will not receive a lottery number.
Last Modified: February 21, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013 at 9 AM: Lottery Numbers Available on MyHousing
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 5:30pm: RHA Info Session
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 5 PM: Deadline to submit license agreements
Tuesday, April 16 & Wednesday, April 17: Same Room Sign-up (8 AM - 8 PM)
Friday, April 19: Special Lottery Room Selection (9 AM- 5 PM)
Monday, April 22 - Wednesday, April 24: Web Lottery Selection (8 AM - 8 PM)