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 student is assigned a priority number which is valid for the entire year. Students will select dorms and rooms according to class year and priority number. You will participate in one of the housing draws to select a dorm, then again in room selection to select a room in that dorm. In all draws, those who will be seniors draw first according to their priority numbers, then rising juniors, and finally rising sophomores. Please note, single rooms are not guaranteed.
Rising sophomores are strongly encouraged to consider possible roommates in case you receive a priority number in the lower half of your class. Please plan carefully as the room you draw is your housing assignment for the entire academic year.
Class quotas are used to determine the number of spaces in each dorm to be offered to members of each class. The purpose of the class quota system is to assure an equitable distribution of classes within each dorm to avoid “senior” dorms. The class quotas for each dorm are determined by Residential Life. Rooms that are drawn as part of Hall Group Draw and Multiple Occupancy Draw are not subject to class quotas.