Lottery Numbers

Lottery Numbers 

*New for Fall 2018: Students will be able to draw their own lottery number by coming to one of the times available.  Stop by Kent Atrium during these times to draw your number:

Tues, Feb. 20, 11a-2p

Wed, Feb. 21, 12p-3p

Thurs, Feb. 22, 1p-4p

If you’re not able to draw your own number, we’ll generate one for you using an Excel random number generator.  There is no disadvantage to this if your schedule doesn’t allow for you to draw your own.

Each residential student will be issued or draw a random number by Residence Life based on their class standing by years spent at the institution (adjustments will be made for transfer students). Also, students who filled out the Residence Life Experience Survey or the NSSE will have 100 points deducted as well for each.  This new number becomes the Housing Lottery number used for housing purposes. Housing numbers are posted in Student Development on Monday, February 26th. (Note: Lottery numbers are NOT used in the selection of Picken Floor Draw or Theme Houses.) If you are a commuter or part-time student you will not have a lottery number posted, but to request one, please email Commuter and part-time students wishing to participate in the Room Selection process have 500 points added to their lottery number. Lottery numbers are non-transferable and if drawn, cannot be drawn by someone other than yourself.

Room applications (all regular room applications are the same) are available at Student Development and online when lottery numbers get posted. Once you decide who you want to live with, fill out a Room Application and return it to Student Development or mail it to ‘Housing’ through the Simpson Mailroom. The Room Application allows you to choose a meal plan for the following year. All residential students are required to have a meal plan.

All Room Applications have the lottery numbers on it averaged, and then each application is ranked according to this average. After applications are due, all the rankings will be posted in Student Development.