Combination Rule

The combination rule occurs when a student who doesn’t need housing all three terms combines with others to choose a room during housing selection. The LUCC Residence Life Committee has modified the way the combination rule works in an effort to open up the option to a greater number of students. 

Please stop by an open house session in the Residential Education and Housing Office during weeks five and six to find out more about the combination rule. For more information about the open house sessions, please check out the housing timeline.

Please note: All combinations will now need to be approved by Residential Education and Housing before housing selection.

I am going to be away from campus for a term, or I have selected a housing assignment in a group house and need additional housing in addition to this selection. How does this affect my housing situation?

If you anticipate that you will be away from the Appleton campus for one or more terms during the next academic year, or you have signed up to live in a group or small house for a portion of that year, you can choose housing at the END of single or double room selection (see below). If you fulfill the combination rule, you may select housing through the general lottery according to your lottery number.

(in this order by lottery number at the end of single and double room selection times):
Students who will be on campus terms I & II only
Students who will be on campus term I only or terms I & III only
Students who will be on campus term II only or terms II & III only
Students who will be on campus term III only


How do I find students who are looking to use the combination rule?

Please click here to find students looking to combine for the housing lottery. Please note that you will need to log in to the page with your Lawrence username and password. Click "Login" in the upper right-hand corner of the page.