PLEASE NOTE: Because plans for the 2020-2021 academic year are still being formed, the housing selection process described below may change. Check back often for updates, and watch for emails from the Office of Residential Education & Housing in the weeks ahead.


All information & processes outlined here for the 2020-2021 housing selection process are proposed for this year only and are not permanent changes to the process or LUCC legislation. The following information and changes apply to Housing Selection for 2020-2021, so please read this information in its entirety to familiarize yourself with this altered process. Furthermore, the altered process will rely on student honesty and strong communication skills with roommates for the 20-21 year.  Please rise to this challenge as a Lawrentian and help make this process work for all.

Housing Selection Using Zoom. Housing Selection will utilize the Zoom platform, allowing students to “enter” the Housing Selection Zoom Room one at a time in lottery number order according to a designated time frame depending on the room type that you are selecting.  See the Timeline below for information on when selection will occur for each room type.

Details with Zoom links will be sent at a later date with information regarding a more narrow 15-minute time period to select based on your lottery number. 

Lottery Number Order. We will be selecting in lottery number order and allowing ONE student with the best lottery number of each roommate pair or triple/quad group to select (see below “Doubles, Suites/Quads/Triples” for details).  As students “enter” one at a time, they will select a room for themself (single) or a room for themself and a roommate or quadmates (Doubles/Suites/Quads/Triples). As we engage in this altered process that allows one student to make a housing selection for not only themselves but for a roommate or quadmates as well, we ask that everyone communicate with all identified room/quadmates in advance of selection and only make selections that all in the pair/group have agreed to.

Please be aware if you attempt to enter the Zoom room and one or more roommates have not signed the Housing Contract and have not preregistered for classes, you will not be allowed to enter the Zoom room to select housing.

Select For All Three Terms. Students selecting housing for themselves or roommates/quadmates should expect to fill the room being chosen with the same student(s) for all 3 terms.  In an effort to simplify things this year we will not be using the combination rule that would have accounted for the need to list different students as occupying a bed space for individual terms.  What this means is that we are housing people in the same room for all 3 terms of the 20-21 school year in order to guarantee housing for the entire school year.  Of course, when opportunities arise for off campus study your on campus housing charges and room assignment will be adjusted accordingly.  Please note, this applies to all students, even those who plan to participate in off-campus study for a term.

Housing Selection Steps

In order to select housing, you MUST complete ALL the steps below:

Step 1: Advance register on-line in Voyager for your 2020-2021 classes.

Step 2: Sign your housing contract via the online voyager form. Voyager Login  Surveys  Housing Contract 2020-2021

Step 3: Begin to discuss with others what you hope for your LU housing 20-21.  As mentioned above, be certain all parties involved are on board and have given their own personal thumbs up to the plan.

Changes - New for This Year

Lottery Number on Voyager. To obtain your computer generated Lottery Number, please complete all steps above and your lottery number will be available to view on Voyager after May 4 (start of early registration) once all steps have been completed. Log in to Voyager and go to Student Services - Housing Lottery Number & Deposit Information.

Squatting. Students will not be allowed to squat this year, so there is no ability for you to stay in the same room that you lived in this year. If you are interested in living in the same room or with the same roommate, you will need to engage in the regular double selection process and try to select that room, but there is no guarantee that it will be available to you if it has already been selected or reserved for first-year housing.

Unavailable for Zoom Selection. What if you cannot attend Zoom housing selection? If you are unavailable or in a time zone that makes it difficult for you to attend during your designated housing selection timeframe, you must complete a Proxy Form at least 24-hrs in advance of the start of housing selection.  This Proxy Form can be found here and will require you to identify a student that you are allowing to select housing for you.  When it is time for your lottery number to select housing, we will be looking for your Proxy to make a selection for you.  If you will need a Proxy but are unable to find a student Designee, contact the Residential Education & Housing Office to discuss staff Proxy options.

Selecting Doubles, Suite/Quads/Triples. We will be letting students into Zoom to select housing one at a time in lottery number order (lowest to highest). This means that for doubles, suites, quads, and triples only one student will be allowed to “enter” and they should be prepared to act as the representative for the pair or group and make a selection for all students at that time. The student selecting a Quad should be prepared to identify roommate pairs for “A” and “B” sides of the quad at the time of selection. For Doubles, Suites/Quads, and Triples we will not be averaging any lottery numbers this year and instead will allow the lowest lottery number of the four students to select using their lottery number. Since we are going in lottery number order, if the person logging in to Zoom to select a room for your roommate pair or group is not the student with the best lottery number of the group, then the student whose lottery number you would like to use will need to fill out a Proxy Form (see details above) designating someone else in the roommate pair or quad/triple group to select housing “for them” using their lottery number. This will allow you to select using the best lottery number of the roommate pair or triple/quad group. This Proxy Form will be due 24-hrs in advance of your housing selection night and may need to be completed multiple times if you do not get your first-choice room type.

Example: Students 1-4 are sending Student 4 to select a quad for the group, so Student 1 fills out a Proxy Form listing Student 4 as their designee.  By the time Student 4 is granted entrance to quad selection in Zoom, all of the quads have already been selected.  As a result, students 1 & 3 decide to be roommates and select a double, and students 2 & 4 do the same and select a double as well (during the next night of housing selection).  Now Student 1 will either “attend” doubles selection and select for 1 & 3, or Student 1 will submit a new Proxy Form listing Student 3 as their Designee for doubles selection.  Student 2 will also either “attend” to select for 2 & 4 or submit a Proxy Form listing Student 4 as their Designee for doubles selection.  This will allow Students 1-4 to select the room of their choice based on the highest lottery number of the quadmate or subsequent roommate pairs

Proxy Form. How and why would you use a Proxy Form? Students should complete a proxy form 24-hrs before the first night of housing selection for the following reasons:

  • Selection occurs at a time that you will be unable to access Zoom to select housing for yourself
  • You have the best lottery number of your roommate pair or triple/quadmates, but you will not be the student selecting housing for the group, so you as the student with the best lottery number will complete a proxy form to designate a different student in the group to use your lottery number to select a room

Gender-Inclusive Housing. Gender-inclusive housing, which allows students of any gender to live together or in rooms located next to each other, is available in Hiett Hall, Brokaw Hall, Ormsby Hall*, the 2nd and 3rd floors of Sage Hall, the 1st* and 2nd* floor of Plantz Hall, 1st floor of Kohler Hall, and in Big and Small Execs. *Italics indicates spaces that were newly-designated as Gender Inclusive this year.

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 Waitlist. There will be a double room wait list of roommate pairs who desired a double room in a specific residence but did not obtain a room in that location during the lottery. There is also a single room wait list for students who desired a single but did not obtain one. Students can register for either wait list after each selection via the online form.
 

Special Arrangements. Students who have documented disabilities requiring special housing accommodations must make necessary housing arrangements with the Dean of Students Office no later than Wednesday, May 20th (which is prior to housing selection). There is no guarantee that accommodations can be met after rooms have been selected through the housing lottery.

For additional information, please visit our housing accommodations webpage: http://go.lawrence.edu/9659.

Questions? If you have any additional questions, please refer to the housing website http://go.lawrence.edu/601.

2020-2021 Housing Selection Timeline

 

DATE

TIME

DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION OF EVENT

Weeks 4 & 5

Beginning Mon, April 27

 

Sign Your Housing Contract, online via Voyager
You cannot select housing without first signing your Housing Contract & will not receive your lottery number until this is complete.

Beginning Mon,
May 4

 

Advance Registration for 2020-2021 Classes.
You must advance register for next year’s classes in order to sign your Housing Contract & select housing.

Week 6

Sun, May 10

10 am

Group Housing Rosters Due, Email to bonny.a.sucherman@lawrence.edu

Fri, May 15

 

Group Housing Finalized

Week 8

Tues, May 26

7-10 pm

Suite/Quad and Triple Selection, Zoom
Students will pick in order based on lottery number.  Lottery number used is the best of the three or four.

Thurs, May 28

6 -10 pm

Singles Selection, Zoom
Students will pick in order based on lottery number.

Fri, May 29

8 pm

Find Your Future Roommate, Zoom
Meet other students searching for a roommate.

Week 9

Sun, May 31

6 -10 pm

Doubles Selection, Zoom
Students will pick in order based on lottery number. Lottery number used is the better of the two.

Steps for Housing Selection

In order to select housing, you MUST complete ALL the steps below:

Step 1: Advance register on-line in Voyager for your 2020-2021 classes.

Step 2: Sign your housing contract via the online voyager form. Voyager Login  Surveys  Housing Contract 2020-2021

Step 3: Begin to discuss with others what you hope for your LU housing 20-21. View residence floor plans. As mentioned above, be certain all parties involved are on board and have given their own personal thumbs up to the plan.

Housing Deposit Update

To our current students: There will be no Housing Deposit required for the 2020-2021 housing selection process. If you have already paid the deposit, it will be applied to your current balance. If you have a credit (a negative amount), it can be refunded to you or left on your account. Contact student_accounts@lawrence.edu if you have questions.

Plans are being made for the 2020-2021 housing selection process. Read more here.

Lottery Number Ranges

Rising seniors: 2001-2500
Rising juniors: 3001-3500
Rising sophomores: 4001-4500

More About Proxies

Here's an example (PDF) of using a proxy form if you have the best lottery number of your roommate(s), but you won't be the one joining zoom to select for you and your roommate(s).