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All room/suite/house selections will be based on individual or group lottery points, depending on the Room Lottery Option you choose.

The higher number of lottery points you have, the better chance you have of selecting the room/suite/house you want.


The formula that our office utilizes to obtain individual student points for the Room Lottery process is:
  • Take the total number of cumulative credits student earned as of December 2020
    • Transfer students: All transferred credits will be added to the total number of credits earned
  • Multiply total number of credits by cumulative GPA as of December 2020

The table below illustrates a sample Group of Four.
Student Total Number of Credits Earned x Cumulative GradePoint Average = Points
1 100 x 2.0 = 200
2 75 x 3.0 = 225
3 125 x 2.25 = 281.25
4 50 x 4.0 = 200


Students who have not participated in the Room Lottery process or missed the application deadline will automatically be placed on the waiting list. Residence Life and Housing reserves the right to assign students to vacant spaces.
Students who cancel the room assignment AFTER receiving their room assignments will automatically be charged the $500.00 cancellation fee.

Contact Us

Residence Life and Housing

Ely Center 132

(202) 250-2988

(202) 651-5255

(202) 651-5757

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