FAQs for Current 1st Year Students

As a current first year student can an eligible upperclassmen with a lottery number pull me into their apartment?
Yes, if you have a friend with a lottery number that is participating in the on-line selection process, all they need is your roommate reg-code and password to pull you into a vacancy within their apartment.

What is the deadline to guarantee that I receive a lottery number?
You must apply for housing by noon on January 15, 2014.  Students who fail to apply by January 15, 2014 will be given the highest available lottery numbers. 

How do I apply and deposit for Summer Housing?
Step 1: Accept the terms and conditions of the 2014-2015 License Agreement.
Step 2: Complete the 2014-2015 Summer Housing Application.
Step 3: Be sure to confirm all information.  Please note that your application will not be completed until a housing deposit is submitted.

How much is the housing deposit(s)?

The housing deposits are:  $200 for Summer I and $200 for Summer II.  Students must deposit for each semester in which they wish to live on campus during the 2014-2015 academic year. 
For example:        Summer I ($200) + Summer II ($200) = $400

Please note that if you contract with an outside vendor to pay University bills (i.e., AMS Payment Plan), this payment plan WILL NOT cover housing deposits, so you will be responsible for paying these deposits for the semesters you request.  
How do I know which semesters to apply for if I do not know my co-op plans for next year?
Regardless of which semester(s) you hope to live on campus during the 2014-2015 academic year, you must apply. If you are unsure of your co-op plans for next year, please deposit for all semesters you might require housing.  Should you need to cancel housing for a semester due to a co-op appointment outside the Boston area (beyond Route 128), your deposit will be transferred to your tuition account providing you cancel in writing and submit documentation from your co-op advisor.

What if I am currently financially blocked?
Students who currently have a financial block, and/or are not in good standing with the University, will not be permitted to apply/deposit for housing and participate in the Room Selection Process.  Stop by Student Accounts in 120 Hayden Hall to clear any blocks so that you may apply for housing by January 15th.  If you are unable to clear your block by the deposit deadline, please contact Housing & Residential Life for assistance. 

What if I am in need of a special housing accommodation?
Visit our Housing Accommodation Request.

How are lottery numbers assigned?
Lottery numbers are randomly computer generated based on year of attendance.  Randomly selected current 4th+ year students will receive the "best" lottery numbers, followed by current 3rd year, current 2nd year and then all guaranteed 1st year students.

When will I find out my lottery number?
Lottery numbers will be sent to your Husky e-mail accounts in early February.  At this time, you will also receive detailed information about the room selection process, forming roommate sets, and on the various options for upperclass housing.

Can I live on campus while on co-op?
Yes! As long as you apply and deposit on time, you are able to live on campus while you are on co-op.