General Room Selection
The rising senior lottery will begin with lottery number 1 and continue through the end of the class. To pick a double, triple, or quad, a group must have the correct number of students to fill that room in order to make the selection. The student with the best lottery number will pick the room on behalf of the group and only his or her lottery number will be considered; additional residents for that room may be from any class.
Lottery numbers for the rising junior class will begin with lottery number 2001. We will call #2001-2100 to select their rooms starting at 7:00 p.m.; #2101-the end of the class will be called around 7:30 p.m. If you plan to have a roommate or roommates, please be sure that they attend the lottery with you. Only the lottery number of the student making the selection will be considered.
If you are going abroad for the fall semester you will not be eligible to select a room during the March Room Selection Process. If you will be returning to campus for the winter semester, you will need to take part in Winter Semester Room Selection. You will receive more information about this process from us in the fall. You may not have a friend keep an open space in a double room for the first semester in anticipation of your return to campus for winter semester.
If you are unsure of your plans for fall semester (but not scheduled to study abroad), please try to select a single room. If you choose a room with a roommate and subsequently decide to be away from campus in the fall, then your roommate may have to move to another room (either a single or a double with another student) if your lottery number was used to select the room. If the room was selected with your roommate’s lottery number, then they will likely be assigned a new roommate.
Lottery numbers for the rising sophomore class will begin with lottery numbers 4001. We will call #4001-4100 to select rooms at 7:00 p.m.; #4101-the end of the class will be called at approximately 7:30 p.m. Students will be able to select from the rooms that remain until rooms are no longer available. If you plan to have a roommate or roommates, please bring them in with you at the time of your selection. Only the lottery number of the student making the selection will be considered.
Since the rising sophomore class is the last class to choose rooms and we must hold a number of rooms for the incoming first-year class, there is a possibility that we will not have rooms available for every member of the rising sophomore class to select on this night. If you are unable to select a room during the lottery, you must fill out a Summer Placement form on the Garnet Gateway. More information on this issue: FAQ, Summer Placement.