Housing Lottery

Residence, the lottery and housing system is here:  Mount Holyoke Residence

In order to do administrative updates, access to the Room Selection processes will not be available from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of selection days, in which case the processes will be open between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Check out this video to help you figure out if you are eligible to participate in our Housing Lottery Process: Checking Your Clearance.

Check out this step by step guide to our Housing Lottery Process: Housing Lottery Process.

You can also use Residence from your Smartphone so you dont have to be tied down to a laptop to select your room. If you are having trouble while you are selecting your room call the office at 413-538-2088. 

You may opt into the Senior Suites and Apartments & Mixed, Junior & Sophomore Suites & Apartment Lotteries we are working on uploading the rest of the lotteries. 

The lottery phases for Fall 2017 selection will be:

Senior Suites & Apartment Lottery:

Lottery Date:  Tuesday, March 28th, beginning at 12 noon

Roommate groups completed by:  Sunday, March 26th by 11:45 pm

Opt in deadline: Sunday, March 26th by 11:45 pm

Selection times released: Monday, March 27th

 Mixed, Junior & Sophomore Suites & Apartment Lottery:

Lottery Date: Wednesday, March 29th, beginning at 12 noon

Roommate groups completed by:  Monday, March 27th by 11:45 pm

Opt in Deadline:  Monday, March 27th by 11:45 pm

Selection times released: Tuesday, March 28th

Seniors Singles Lottery:

Lottery Date:  Tuesday, April 4th beginning at 12 noon

Opt in Deadline:  Sunday, April 2nd by 11:45 pm

Selection times released:  Monday, April 3rd
Juniors Singles Lottery:

Lottery Date:  Wednesday, April 5th 12 beginning at 12 noon

Opt in Deadline: Monday, April 3rd by 11:45 pm

Selection time released:  Tuesday, April 4th

 Triples and Doubles Lottery:

Lottery Dates:  Tuesday, April 11th through Wednesday, April 12th. beginning at 12 noon

Roommate groups completed by:  Sunday, April 9th by 11:45 pm

Opt in Deadline:  Sunday, April 9th by 11:45 pm

Selection times released: Monday, April 10th

Each phase's selection time assignment will be based on seniority -- rising seniors will have the first selection times, then rising juniors, then rising sophomores.  Selection times will be randomly assigned within the class year.  No other factors will be involved in the assignment of time, it will be completely random within the class year.  Any rumors about it being based on credits earned or GPA are false and have never been a consideration.

Each lottery phase has an opt-in process; students will need to opt-in to each phase that they wish to participate in.  Students may only opt-in to one phase at a time, after each phase if a student did not choose a room, the Office of Residential Life will change the student's status to opt-out so that they may choose another process to opt-in.  For example, a rising junior may want to try for a suite with their friends and should they not get one, the Office will opt-out the students so they can then opt-in to the singles process.

You'll have the ability to make a list of "favorites" of the available rooms so you can start a list of all the options you'd like to consider when your selection time arrives.  You can also create a "roommate group" within the system to make sure you are sharing a room, suite or apartment with the people you wish to live with.  You'll need to have a roommate group the exact size of the space you are hoping for -- for example, you will need to have four people in your roommate group in order to select a suite in Creighton or three people in your group to choose the apartment in the Rockies.

Frequently Asked Housing Quesions 

We will be updating this page and emailing with additional information.  Please contact Residential Life at res-life@mtholyoke.edu if you have additional questions!