Step 1 – Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to participate in the Room Selection, you must complete all requirements:

  1. Clear all holds with Student Accounts!
    • Students are considered ‘cleared’ if there are no holds on their Student Account. All holds need to be addressed no later than Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at 4 PM.
    • If you have any questions about your account, please contact Student Accounts directly at or 508-213-2288.
    • Students who clear their account after the deadline (Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at 4 PM) will be considered LATE, and will make their entire group late.
  2. Students must be registered for a full academic course load (minimum 12 credits)!
    • Students must be registered with a full academic course load (12+ credits) for the Fall 2021 semester by Thursday, June 1st, 2021 at 4 PM.
    • If a student is not registered for classes, they will be removed from their housing assignment, with no guarantee that their original chosen assignment will be available once they are registered for Fall 2021 classes.


Current Commuters and Remote Learners

Any Commuter student interested in living on campus for the 2021-2022 Academic Year will need to contact Residence Life (508-213-2480) to complete Change of Status paperwork no later than Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 4 PM. Current Commuters must follow all steps and meet all deadlines to be eligible to participate in Room Selection.

Commuter Lottery Points – Suspended for 2021-2022

Important note – commuter points have been suspended due to COVID for the 2021-2022 Room Selection Process.

If you are a current commuter or remote student requesting housing for 2021-2022, 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).

Commuter points are scheduled to resume for the 2022-2023 Room Selection Process. 

Refer to Step 5 – Lottery Numbers for more information. ​

3+1 | 4+1 | Graduate Students

3+1 and 4+1 Students will be included with the Class of 2021.

Graduate Students who are interested in housing for 2021-2022, please email Residence Life no later than Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 4 PM. We have limited spaces reserved for Graduate students for 2021-2022.

If a graduate student is a Nichols College graduate assistant, they are unable to live in the same living space as our current undergraduate students. We have VERY LIMITED graduate assistant housing available. If a graduate student is interested in living on campus, please have the student email


Continue to Step 2: Choosing a Roommate ⇒