Eligibility and Ethics

Eligibility

The Room Selection Processes and Lottery are the ways current students (i.e. enrolled for the entire spring semester) are assigned housing for the following academic year.

If you are currently on a leave of absence (not enrolled), you are not eligible to participate in room selection/lottery.  You will be assigned housing over the summer after the currently enrolled students have been assigned.

Fall Abroad

If you will be studying abroad in the Fall, you should not reserve a room through the room selection/lottery process.  You will be able to submit your spring housing requests before you depart.  You will be contacted via e-mail by the Office of Residence Life in December regarding  your Spring room assignment.  If you anticipate having limited or no e-mail access during your time abroad, please contact the Director of Residence Life before you begin your semester abroad.

Students whose roommates withdraw from housing after the lottery because of acceptance into a study abroad program will be assigned a new roommate or may be relocated to a different room by the Office of Residence Life.

Spring Abroad

If you plan to go abroad for the Spring semester next year, you should participate in the lottery and room selection process.

Leave of Absence or Transferring

If you know you will be taking a leave from the College for the Fall semester or transferring to another institution, you should not reserve a room through the room selection/lottery process.

Students whose roommates withdraw from housing after the lottery will be assigned a new roommate or may be relocated to a different room by the Office of Residence Life.

Ethics

To maintain the integrity of the room selection & Lottery processes, the Office of Residence Life expects that you will select housing in good faith and with full intention of residing in the selected location and with all designated roommates. Once the room selection and lottery processes are completed, room changes will not be approved to facilitate the unification of upper-level students who have split up for the purpose or effect of providing an advantage to students with less desirable lottery start times or that splits up intact roommate groups.

In order to facilitate a smooth room selection/Lottery process, you should research your options before you select and set reasonable expectations regarding the availability of spaces.

Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life manages a variety of living environments in which learning is supported and extended beyond the classroom.

For more information visit the Residence Life home page

Contact Us

Office of Residence Life
132 Farinon Center
Easton, PA 18042
610-330-5335
610-330-5703 (fax)
reslife@lafayette.edu

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:45am - 5:00pm

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:15am- 4:30pm (closed noon - 1:00pm)