Housing Lottery

Accessing the Housing Portal

  1. Log into SIS.
  2. Click on “About Me,” then click on “Housing.”
  3. Once you have reached the Home Page, click on “Application” on the top left of the screen.

General Tips for the Lottery

  • When signing up as a group, make sure the group leader is available to make the final selections for others in the group. If the group leader is not available, re-form your group by the deadline with another group leader or contact Residential Life to change your group leader.
  • Have up to five options in mind for your housing preferences.
  • Review all of the options for room/suite/apartment sizes available to you. Your group size may change during the process – so have a backup plan in mind before you begin.
  • Attend a Lottery Information Session. See upcoming and recorded webinars below.
  • If you have questions - please ask! We are partners with you in helping navigate the housing process. We welcome all questions, so please stop by, call or email us.

Understanding Lottery Numbers vs Waitlist Numbers

  • Students who are given a lottery number are guaranteed a housing assignment for 2024-2025. 
  • Lottery Numbers: All eligible rising Sophomores are given a lottery number. Rising Juniors/Seniors need to apply for housing to be eligible to receive a lottery number. The junior/senior housing supply determines how many lottery numbers are assigned to applicants. Students are only allowed to utilize the lottery number assigned to them by the Office of Residential Life and Learning.
  • Waitlist Numbers: Rising Juniors/Seniors that apply for housing and do not receive a lottery number will receive a waitlist number. Being on the waitlist means you are not guaranteed housing, however in previous years over we have been able to offer to house a large number of students on the waitlist between April - July. If you are given a waitlist number, you will be updated regularly regarding your status/likelihood of receiving on-campus housing.
  • Lottery Number Ranges: In all of the ranges noted, the lowest number selects the earliest in the process within each class year's group. Rising seniors (including fifth-year seniors) have been assigned lottery numbers between 1 and 400. Rising juniors have been assigned lottery numbers between 500 and 900. Rising sophomores have been assigned lottery numbers between 1000 and 3000.  

Housing Lottery and Selection Webinar

Aimed specifically at rising sophomore students and their families, this housing lottery and selection webinar will explain in detail the process in order to be successful during the group formation and housing selection periods. 

Watch Housing Lottery and Selection Webinar

Rising Juniors and Seniors

Watch Housing Process for Rising Juniors and Seniors

View On and Off Campus Housing Powerpoint Slides