What is the Housing Lottery?
Housing Lottery is the online event during the Spring semester when students who have not already received an assignment through one of the Room Selection processes will choose a room for the following year. Lottery is structured by seniority between class years and randomly assigned start times within each class year. If you do not secure an assignment through the Room Selection process (e.g. an application process or living group membership), you will receive a start time in MyHousing.
If you are looking to live with a roommate or group of people you will need to go through the roommate matching process for your lottery event. Only fully matched roommate groups will be able to choose as a group in any lottery event.
Lottery Start Times
Lottery start times are assigned randomly within each class year for each lottery event. Start times will be available the day before the lottery event by logging into MyHousing. Fully matched roommate groups will use the earliest start date/time of the group and any roommate can choose housing for the group.
The list of available spaces is based on the gender breakdown of the students who will select in the Lottery (those who are not already assigned). A preview of available spaces will be accessible in MyHousing the day before your lottery event. You will only be able to view the available spaces for your group size. For instance four person spaces will not show if your group is made up of three people.
There are three online lottery events 1) Priority College-owned Off-campus Lottery available to only pre-determined eligible rising seniors and their eligible roommates 2) Senior Only Lottery available to non-housed rising seniors who want to live with other rising seniors or in a single and 3) Class Year Lottery students may pick within their class year. Matched roommate groups of different class years may choose housing during this lottery.
On the day of your lottery start time you are able to login to view the available spaces once more. When your start time comes up you will be able to select the space you are interested in. Once your time starts you will have until that event is closed to finish your selection. Other roommate groups will continue to be added to the process at established intervals.
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Easton, PA 18042
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