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About Room Draw

Room Draw Numbers

Students will be assigned a room draw number randomly by computer, based on their official class year based on your class year listed in Banner on the first day of classes for the spring semester. This number designates the order in which students select a room in their house. (HPs will be allowed to choose their rooms first in their class year.)

Lottery for Changing Houses

Students who entered the lottery to change houses will receive an e-mail informing them of the house into which they will draw a room, their assigned room draw number, and the date and time they should come to the Carroll Room. A range of houses will be assigned on arrival time each night. Students may not enter the room selection area before their names are called.

How to Prepare

Please show up with at least six room choices in your preferred house. Floor plans will be posted in the Carroll Room, and empty rooms will be posted online during room draw.

If you are a rising junior or sophomore and there is a chance you will not get a single for the fall semester, please also have in mind at least five other students in your house with whom you would want to live with in a double or triple room. Students will not be able to draw into a double or triple room by themselves.

What to Expect at Room Draw

When you enter the Carroll Room you will be given an index card with your Name, ID number, class year, house (you are drawing a room in) and room draw number. There will be space provided to indicate the room you have chosen, your confirming signature and the signature of a staff person.

When Your Name Is Called to Enter the Carroll Room

If You Can't Attend Room Draw

If you can't make it to your own room draw or special lottery, you may send someone in your place as a proxy. If your proxy does not arrive in time for your room draw, a member of residence life will pick a room for you.

Choose a Proxy

If you choose a proxy, you must send an e-mail to your proxy with all pertinent information, including an explicit statement that gives permission to this person to be your proxy. Your proxy must bring the e-mail to room draw, either printed or available to show on a smartphone or tablet device. Please DO NOT send an e-mail to the Office of Residence Life with this information. The proxy will choose a room for you just as if they were you.

Students on Leave

Students planning to go on leave participate in the existing housing lottery. Please follow the instructions above concerning choosing a proxy.