The Housing Lottery is the process by which our students who are currently living on campus can select their housing accommodations for the next academic year. If you are interested in residing in one of the John Neumaier apartments or one of the residence hall’s suites, super singles or single rooms for the 2017-2018 year, you will need to apply to participate in the Housing Lottery. Students who do not wish to have the opportunity to select an apartment, suite or single room do not need to participate.
After you have applied to participate in the Housing Lottery, our software uses computer-generated random numbers to determine cohorts. Students will be divided into cohorts based on credits: 90+ credits, 60-89 credits, 24-59 credits, and less than 24 credits. Each student will be given a cohort assignment via email, along with instructions.
For the John Neumaier Apartment Lottery each group of four residents wanting to claim an available apartment should pick a representative for the group. The group representative will arrive PROMPTLY at their designated cohort time to choose an apartment for their group. All group members do not need to be present for the representative to pick an apartment.
As the lottery priority is based on completed credits, it is in the best interest of the group to appoint the group representative with the highest number of completed credits, but if the groups earned credits are around the same, we encourage you all to apply for the lottery as within the cohort the priority numbers are randomly assigned. Groups containing less than four students are still eligible to sign up for an apartment during the lottery process; however, they are responsible for finding the remaining roommates by May 19th or responsible for covering the rest of the room rent. We encourage you to find a roommate prior to the lottery process.
Students wishing to be in a single room in a residence hall must be present in the Housing and Residential Life Office on the date designated. You will need to arrive PROMPTLY at your designated cohort time to choose your single room. If you are not able to participate in the lottery during your allotted span of time, you will need to assign a proxy in your place (see proxy information).
If you are unable to be present at a housing lottery, you will need to find a proxy. Your proxy will act on your behalf to handle all aspects of the housing lottery process (signing up, selecting your room, etc.). It is your responsibility to designate a proxy at least 3 days prior to any lottery process in which you may participate. Proxy designations after these deadlines will not be recognized. Please stop by the Housing and Residential Life Office to complete a Housing Proxy Form or you may print the Housing Proxy Form from our web page and turn it in to our office. Please complete this form with as much detail as possible to make the process of selecting a room easier for your proxy.
Note: It is important that you let your proxy know your exact preferences as rooms may not be available after your lottery date. Please indicate your housing proxy as well as any specific information about the type of room you would like on your form. If you do not designate a housing proxy and do not attend the housing lottery, you can request to be added to a Waitlist(s).
Housing Proxy Form
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