Step 5 – Lottery Numbers

The Residence Life Office will assign a Random Lottery Number to each person. Random Lottery Numbers are assigned using the Housing Software Program based on your Year Of Graduation (YOG). We will post the results of the Random Lottery Number assignment on the Portal. The Random Lottery Number that is allocated to you is averaged with your roommate group to make your Group Lottery Number. The Group Lottery Number is the order that roommate groups choose their room.

  • Year of Graduation 2021 – Random Lottery Range will begin with 100
  • Year of Graduation 2022 – Random Lottery Range will begin with 1,000
  • Year of Graduation 2023 – Random Lottery Range will begin with 2,000

**Note** Please READ Below:

Commuter Lottery Points

If you are a Current Commuter requesting Housing for 2020-2021, the Commuter Lottery Points of 1,000 (one thousand) ​will be ADDED to your Random Lottery Number. (Example; Kermit D. Frog lived off campus in Fall 2018 and wants to live back on campus for Fall 2019. Kermit’s Random Lottery Number was 855, then the 1,000 Commuter Lottery Points are added to make his new Lottery Number 1,855)

Penalty Lottery Points

If you have received a Conduct Sanction that ADDs Penalty Lottery Points to your Random Lottery Number those will be reflected. (Example; Amanda damaged property in her room and was sanctioned an additional 1,000 Penalty Lottery Points. Amanda’s Random Lottery Number was 58, then the 1,000 Penalty Lottery Points are added to make her new Lottery Number 1,058) AND/OR

Late Group Members will have 250 additional points ADDED on to your Group Lottery Number per late person/instance (Example; Group Lottery Number is 212.25 and one group member registered after the deadline. The NEW Group Lottery Number with Penalty Lottery Points will be 462.25)

3+1 and 4+1 Students will be included with the Class of 2021. NOTE: If you will be a Graduate Assistant (working for Nichols College) in 2020-2021, you cannot be housed in the residence halls and will need to find alternate housing.

Graduate Students who are interested in housing for 2020-2021 please email reslife@nichols.edu no later than February 24, 2019 at 4pm. We have limited spaces reserved for Graduate students for 2020-2021. If you will be a Graduate Assistant (working for Nichols College) in 2020-2021, you cannot be housed in the residence halls and will need to find alternate housing.

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