What is Room Draw?
Room Draw is a housing lottery in which returning students select their dorm and room for the following year. The goal of the Room Draw process is to assign every student a room in a fair manner. Consequently, Room Draw outcomes are determined by:
- the availability of spaces
- the demand for each of the housing choices
- class sizes
- the assignment of a random, computer-generated priority number to each student
Room Draw Overview
Every returning student is assigned a randomly generated priority number within their class year. Students will select housing according to their class year and priority number. Housing is selected using a class year seniority systems with seniors selecting first, followed by juniors, then sophomores. Please note, single rooms are not guaranteed.
Rising sophomores are strongly encouraged to plan for having a roommate, especially if they receive a priority number in the lower half of their class year.
The Access Services and Residential Life offices collaborate to work with students who seek accommodations that are directly related to documented disabilities or medical conditions. While dorm preferences are taken into consideration, students are assigned housing that both meets the accommodation and also reflects the class year of the student. As a result, students may be assigned to lower ranked dorm choices. Some examples of housing accommodations might include: access to a room with air conditioning capabilities; a building with an elevator or assignment to a first floor room; or an emotional support animal or a service animal.
Returning students who are seeking housing accommodations should contact Access Services by the March 1 deadline.
More information regarding housing accommodations can be found on our Residential Life page.
Room Draw Dates and Deadlines
Spring 2023 Room Draw information will be available to students on a Room Draw Moodle site following spring break.