Application and Lottery Information

Below is full information about housing and options for living on campus as a returning student for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

For more information about housing selection, contact the Assistant Director for Housing Services.

Interested in learning more about Housing Selection?

Attend one of the following Information Sessions:

 

  • Monday, January 27, 4pm - 5pm - Curtis Hall MPR
  • Thursday, January 29th, 6pm - 7pm - Carmichael Hall Lounge
  • Saturday, February 8th, 2pm - 3pm - Curtis Hall MPR

Come to a Walk-In Session at 20 Professors Row:

  • Wednesday, February 19th - 2:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Thursday, February 20th - 11:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Friday, February 21st - 11:00AM to 12:00PM and 2:00PM to 3:00PM

 

*For information about Off-Campus Housing, attend our Information Session on Monday, February 10th from 5-6pm - Alumnae Lounge
*Off-Campus Housing information session for SMFA students will be held on Sunday, February 9th from 2pm - 3pm at 1047 Beacon St

General Information

Housing Application & Selection Process
  • All students interested in living on campus in 2020-2021 will apply for housing via the Housing Portal from October 17th at 12 p.m. to December 6th at 5 p.m.
    • Rising Juniors and Seniors must apply for housing to be eligible for a lottery number.
      • All applications submitted after 5 p.m. on December 6th will be automatically waitlisted.
    • Rising first semester Sophomores are required to live on-campus for their sophomore year. All eligible rising Sophomores are required to complete an application.
  • Rising Juniors and Seniors will have the opportunity to form a housing group during the application process. Students will not be bound to these students but forming a group by December 6th at 5 p.m. will ensure that all students in their group will either be issued a lottery number or a waitlist number.
    • Groups are not limited to a specific size.
    • Each student within a group must complete their own housing application by 5 p.m. on December 6th.
  • Lottery numbers and waitlist numbers will be issued by December 18th, 2019 and sent to students’ Tufts email accounts.
  • Students with lottery numbers will be able to form their group based on their desired room/suite/apartment size between February 24th and March 7th (based on their group formation day). See below for more details.
  • Selection dates will be based on the On-Campus Housing Selection Calendar.
  • Lottery numbers and waitlist numbers will be issued by December 18th, 2019 and sent to students’ Tufts email accounts.
  • Students with lottery numbers will be able to form their group based on their desired room/suite/apartment size between February 25th and March 7th  (based on their group formation day). See below for more details.
  • Selection dates will be based on the On-Campus Housing Selection Calendar.
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 5 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!
  • 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!
Lottery Numbers vs Waitlist Numbers
  • Students who are given a lottery number are guaranteed a housing assignment for 2020-2021. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 housing to a number of students on the waitlist between April - July. If you are given a waitlist number, you will be updated regularly to your status/likelihood of receiving on-campus housing.
  • Lottery Number Ranges: In all of the ranges noted, the lowest number selects earliest in the process within each class year's group. Rising seniors (including fifth year seniors) have been assigned lottery numbers between 1 and 350. Rising juniors have been assigned lottery numbers between 501 and 800. Rising sophomores have been assigned lottery numbers between 1001 and 2600.  
Two-Year Residency Requirement
  • First-Year students are required to live on for the equivalent of four semesters in University sponsored housing.
  • Transfer students coming in as the equivalent of a sophomore student are required and guaranteed to live on-campus for their full first year at Tufts.
  • In the case of a student who studies abroad through a Tufts approved program during their sophomore year, that semester counts as semester on-campus for the four-semester residence requirement
  • A student who would start their fall semester as a second semester sophomore may continue to be guaranteed housing for the entire academic year, however, as they would be a Junior in their second/spring semester of that academic year, they would participate in the housing selection process with the other Juniors who received lottery numbers.

On-Campus Housing Lottery Calendar 2020-21

Housing Applications Available
  • The housing application process has closed for all current students for the 2020-21 academic year. To inquire about being added to the housing waitlist, contact David Watts, Assistant Director for Housing Services. 
Special Theme Housing
  • Students wishing to reside in a special interest, theme, or identity-based house should apply through the housing portal by October 28, 2019. Students who are accepted will have their housing assignments finalized by November 18, 2019 and will have completed the housing lottery process. Students who apply but are not accepted will still be able to apply for the general housing lottery and form groups. For more information on special interest and theme housing, please visit that section of our website to review the options

Sophia Gordon Selection (Seniors Only)
  • March 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Group Formation Day (4-person groups).
  • March 2, 6 p.m.: Lottery Timeslots are emailed to students/groups.
  • March 9 (10am - 1pm): Sophia Gordon Selection Day.
Community Housing (CoHo)
  • March 3, 10 a.m. -  4 p.m.: Group Formation Day (group sizes vary).
  • March 3, 6 p.m.: Lottery Timeslots are emailed to students/groups.
  • March 10 (10am - 1pm): CoHo Selection Day.
Rising Junior/Senior Apartment Selection
  • March 4: Group Formation Day (6 person apartments). Lottery timeslots will be emailed to students/groups on the evening of each group formation day.

  • March 5: Group Formation Day (3 & 4 person apartments). Lottery timeslots will be emailed to students/groups on the evening of each group formation day. 

  • March 11: Upper-class Apartment Selection (6 person apartment groups). Students must completely FILL the apartment they are selecting.

  • March 12: Upper-class Apartment Selection (3 & 4 person apartment groups). Students must completely FULL the apartment they are selected. 

  • March 13: Upper-class General Selection Day. Students who are not in a group but have an assigned lottery number can select from any bed space available in the general selection period, even if this means partially filling a room. 

Rising Sophomore Selection
  • March 23 - 27: Group Formation Days for Rising Sophomore Selection.
  • March 23 - 27: Lottery Timeslots are emailed to students/groups.
  • March 30 (10am - 3pm): Rising Sophomore Suite/Apartment Selection (Group Day). Student will completely FILL the suite/apartment they are selecting (10 person groups).
  • March 31 (10am-3pm): Rising Sophomore Singles Selection.
  • April 1 (10am-4pm): Rising Sophomore 6 & 4 person room selection.
  • April 2 (10am-4pm): Rising Sophomore Triples and Doubles Selection.
  • April 3 (10am-4pm): Rising Sophomore General Selection. Sophomores remaining 

Group Formation Days

Sophia Gordon
  • March 2 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Rising Seniors interested in forming groups for Sophia Gordon can log into the Housing Portal and form their group.
  • Note: No preference is given to groups that verify first. Groups have the entire 6 hour window to form/verify.
Community Housing (CoHo)
  • March 3 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Rising Juniors and Seniors interested in forming groups for CoHo can log into the Housing Portal and form their group.
  • Note: No preference is given to groups that verify first. Groups have the entire 6 hour window to form/verify.
3, 4, & 6 Person Groups (Rising Juniors & Seniors)
  • March 4 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Rising Juniors and Seniors interested in forming 4 person groups for Latin Way or 6 person groups for Hillside Apartments can log into the Housing Portal and form their group.
  • March 5 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Rising Juniors and Seniors interested in forming 3 person groups for 9-11 Sunset and 10 Winthrop can log into the Housing Portal and form their group.
  • Note: No preference is given to groups that verify first. s have the entire 6 hour window to form/verify.
11, 10 & 8 Person Groups (Rising Sophomores)
  • March 23 (10 a.m. -  4 p.m.): Rising Sophomores interested in forming groups for Wren, Haskell, Latin Way or Hillsides 11-person, 10-person, and 8-person suites/apartments can log into the Housing Portal and form their group.

  • Note: No preference is given to groups that verify first. Groups have the entire 6 hour window to form/verify.

Sophomore Singles Lottery
  • March 24 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Rising Sophomores interested in applying for the single room lottery can log into the Housing Portal and form their group (of 1) to enter into the singles lottery.
  • Note: No preference is given to students that verify first. Students have the entire 6 hour window to form their group of 1 and verify the "group".
4 & 6 Person Groups (Rising Sophomores)
  • March 25 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Rising Sophomores interested in forming groups for four and six person rooms and apartments can log into the Housing Portal and form their group.

  • Note: No preference is given to groups that verify first. Groups have the entire 6 hour window to form/verify.

2 & 3 Person Groups (Rising Sophomores)
  • March 26 (10am - 4pm): Rising Sophomores interested in forming groups for triples or doubles can log into the Housing Portal and form their group.
  • Note: No preference is given to groups that verify first. Groups have the entire 6 hour window to form/verify.

Residence Hall Options by Class Year

Rising Sophomores 
  • Special Interest and Theme Houses
  • Wren Hall
    • 14 ten-person suites reserved for sophomores (2 singles and 4 doubles)
    • 3 eleven-person suites reserved for sophomores (3 singles and 4 doubles)
  • Haskell – total beds available for selection 117 – no elevator access
    • 1 single reserved for a sophomore (Haskell 104A)
    • 11 ten-person suites (4 doubles and 2 singles) reserved for sophomores
    • 1 Triple (3 beds total)
  • Hillside Apartments – total beds available for selection 182 – students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
    • 12 six-person suites (4 singles and 1 double) reserved for sophomores
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Eligible for reduced meal plan
    • 5 ten-person suites (6 singles and 2 doubles) reserved for sophomores
      • In-apartment bathroom(s),
      • Kitchen - Not eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Latin Way – total beds available for selection 190 – students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
    • 12 ten-person suites (6 singles and 2 doubles) reserved for sophomores
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Not eligible for reduced meal plan
    • 1 eight-person suite (4 singles and 2 doubles) reserved for sophomores
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Not eligible for reduced meal plan
    • 1 six-person suite (4 singles and 1 double) reserved for sophomores
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Stratton Hall – total beds available for selection 123
    • 2 singles reserved for sophomores
    • 13 triples (39 beds total) reserved for sophomores
    • 41 doubles (82 beds total) reserved for sophomores
  • West Hall - total beds available for selection 108
    • 16 doubles (32 beds total) reserved for sophomores
    • 12 quads (48 beds total) (two doubles with adjoining common space) reserved for sophomores
    • 1 single reserved for sophomores
    • 9 triples (27 total beds) reserved for sophomores
  • Lewis Hall – total beds available for selection 220 – no elevator access
    • 54 doubles (108 total beds) reserved for sophomores
    • 75 singles reserved for sophomores
    • 9 triples (27 total beds) reserved for sophomores
    • Two 3-person apartments (6 total beds) reserved for sophomores – students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
      • In-apartment bathroom
      • Kitchen
        • Eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Harleston – total beds available for selection 389, elevator access, single-use bathrooms (toilets and showers) throughout the residence hall
    • 1 triple (3 total beds) for sophomores
    • 8 singles for sophomores
    • 165 Doubles (330 total beds) for sophomores
Rising Juniors and Seniors
  • Special Interest and Theme Houses
  • Sophia Gordon Apartments (Seniors Only) – total beds available for selection 116, elevator access – students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
    • 23 four-person apartments reserved for seniors
      • In-apartment bathroom
      • Kitchen
        • Eligible for reduced meal plan
    • 4 six-person apartment reserved for seniors
      • In-apartment bathroom
      • Kitchen
        • Eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Hillside Apartments – total beds available for selection 60 – students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
    • 10 six-person apartments (4 singles and 1 double) reserved for juniors/seniors
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Latin Way – total beds available for selection 40 – students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
    • 12 four-person apartments (4 singles) reserved for juniors/seniors
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Harleston – total beds available for selection 48, elevator access, single-use bathrooms (toilets and showers) throughout the residence hall
    • 48 singles for juniors/seniors
  • 10 Winthrop (3-person apartments)
  • 9-11 Sunset (3-person apartments)
  • CoHo - Various configurations (please see CoHo page for more details)
    • 2 ten-person units
    • 2 nine-person units
    • 2 eight-person units
    • 3 seven-person units
    • 1 six-person units
    • 3 five-person units
    • 6 four-person units
    • 4 three-person units