Fall 2016 Lottery Process

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Lottery Process Website!

Residence Life is excited to offer students the ability to search and select a room/apartment online. Since there have been a few changes to the policies and procedures for lottery, it is extremely important to review the lottery information and calendar below as you will not be eligible to participate in a process if not completed during the indicated time-frame.

Attention New Students!!

Lottery information is only for continuing Rutgers students and incoming Spring 2016 transfer students. New Fall 2016 incoming students do not apply for housing through this lottery process. Please wait for your online housing application, which will be delivered to you via e-mail.

In order to apply for a lottery number, please click here!
**PLEASE NOTE: The Deadline to apply for a lottery number has been extended to Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 11:59pm**

Important General Information and Policies

Please be sure to review the general lottery guidelines and policies to ensure proper completion of each step in the process.


Use the link above to review the seniority information for the 2016-2017 year

Rising Sophomore Preference

The sophomore housing guarantee will be phased in over the next few years to minimize the impact on any individual class year by gradually increasing the number of on-campus spaces reserved for sophomores. The goal by year three is to guarantee housing for all rising sophomores who apply for housing during the 2017-2018 lottery process.

Apply for Lottery (Step-by-Step)

To participate in the Fall 2016 lottery process, all students must apply for a lottery number beginning Monday, January 18th through Wednesday, January 27th. Residents may not participate in any sign up process (including Douglass Residential College , SAS Honors, and other special programs) without a lottery number.

Housing Options

Click on the Housing Options link above to review the various housing options available during the lottery. To apply, simply follow the detailed instructions for the housing process you choose, within the time-frames posted.

Lottery Calendar

Refer to the calendar for important dates, times and deadlines. You will not be able to participate in a process if you do not complete the necessary steps within the indicated timelines.

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