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Lottery Numbers

Lottery Numbers 

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:

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11:30a-1p

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 11:30a-1p

Thursday, Feb. 20, 10a-2p

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 random number will start within these ranges:
1-500 for rising seniors
1500-2000 for rising juniors
3000-3500 for rising sophomores.

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, not credits completed (adjustments will be made for transfer students). Students who filled out the Residence Life Experience Survey or the Climate Survey will have 100 points deducted as well for each, and new students who failed to complete the on-line Safe Colleges Title IX training in the fall semester will have 200 points added.  This new number becomes the Housing Lottery number used for housing purposes. Final lottery numbers are posted in Student Development on Monday, Feb. 24.  If you are a commuter or part-time student you will not have a lottery number posted, but to request one, please email reslife@simpson.edu. 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.

Lottery numbers are not using for Theme Houses, Greek houses, or Picken Floor Draw.

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.