Housing Lottery and Assignments
2013-14 Housing Lottery for Returning Undergraduate Students
The Housing Lottery begins March 20!
Housing contracts are for the entire academic year. Once you select housing in the Lottery, you are committed to living on campus for the entire year.
If you were not approved to live off campus for the 2012-2013 year, and plan to live off campus for the 2013-2014 year, you should have completed the Request for Off Campus Approval, and attended the off campus informational meeting. If you plan to live off campus and did not complete the application and/or did not attend the Good Neighbor meeting, please contact our office.
If you are not approved to live off campus for the 2013-2014 academic year, and you do not take part in the housing lottery, you will be assigned a room after the housing lottery is over. If you have any questions about off campus approval, please contact the Office of Residence Life at x2430.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am a student who will have an early lottery time. I do not intend to live on campus, but I would like to select on-campus housing so that I can "save" it for a friend of mine. Can I do this?
A: No. If you make a housing selection in the lottery, you are committed to live there yourself for the entire academic year.
Q: I have a physical disability and require accommodations due to the Americans with Disabilities Act. How does housing selection work for me?
A: Please contact our office. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and would be glad to discuss this with you prior to the housing lottery.
Q: Do I have to have roommate(s) to live in a room or apartment that is not a single?
A: No, you do not. Please do your best to locate roommate(s). If you have exhausted your efforts, you may take part in the lottery, picking whatever available room that shows at your lottery time. If you don't have a roommate and prefer a single, and do not receive one during the lottery, you can request to be placed on the singles waiting list. Please note that single rooms are billed at a higher rate than doubles, triples, and quads.
Q: What types of apartments are available?
A: There are apartments for two students with two bedrooms, apartments for three students with two bedrooms, and apartments for four students with four bedrooms. Apartments will be available in the lottery until all of them are selected.
Q: What are my chances of getting an apartment?
A: Lottery numbers are generated by our computer program. The higher your credit hour, the more options you have for selecting the place you would like to live. There is no way to predict what types of housing students with higher credit hours will select. Typically, students with more credit hours select apartments, but this is not always the case.
Q: I know I probably won't get an apartment. What are my chances of getting a suite in Lima Complex?
A: As stated above, there is no way to predict what types of housing students with higher credit hours than yourself will select. It is possible that someone who will be a sophomore next year may not have the option to select apartments or suites and will need to select housing in a traditional residence hall.
Q: I logged on during my lottery time. I selected a place to live in Lima because that was all that was left. I REALLY want to live in an apartment. What do I do?
A: You may be placed on our waiting list for apartments. Details regarding waiting lists will be available at a later time. Once you are placed on a waiting list, we will contact you if you are the person on the waiting list with the highest number of credit hours in the event an apartment space opens up.
Q: I logged on during my lottery time. I selected a place to live in a traditional residence hall because that was all that was left. I REALLY want to live in a Lima Complex suite. What do I do?
A: You may be placed on our waiting list for Lima Complex suites. Details regarding waiting lists will be available at a later time. Once you are placed on a waiting list, we will contact you if you are the person on the waiting list with the highest number of credit hours in the event an apartment space opens up.
Q: I want to prepare for when I log in to select my housing. Are there floor plans available?
A: Yes! Click Housing Profiles.
Q: I want to make an on-campus housing selection but I am thinking I may change my mind about living on campus. Am I committed once I make a housing selection?
A: Yes. Once you make a housing selection in the lottery, you are committed to live on campus for the entire academic year.
Q: I am studying abroad or doing a co-op for spring semester. What housing should I select?
A: You can select any housing. However, please know that if you select an apartment, you will be required to find another student who is on co-op or studying abroad to take your place. Be sure to remain in communication with the Office of Residence Life regarding your intentions.
Q: What do I do if I have questions about the housing lottery process?
A: Click here and complete the online form. We will get back with you as soon as possible!
ONU Housing and Food Service Contract
Below is the link to the Housing Contract, similar the the one you will agree to as part of the Housing Lottery. This contract is legally binding; you will not be able to breach this contract once you have agreed to it.