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Lottery Registration

We have created several resources to help guide you through the Housing Process.

For a complete step-by-step review of the process for creating an application for the Housing Lottery.

Lottery Portal Steps

How to apply for the Housing Lottery

  1. Go to myhousing.udayton.edu
  2. Log on with your LDAP username and password
  3. Click Application
  4. Select 2014-2015 Academic Year
  5. Follow steps on the left side of screen

2014-2015 Housing Lottery Selection Process Instructions

The following PowerPoint presentation was given at the two informational sessions.

Housing Assignments Information Meeting 2014-2015

International translations:

Chinese:

Housing Assignments Information Meeting 2014-2015

Housing Lottery FAQ

Housing Contract 2013-2014

Housing Contract 2014-2015

Arabic:

Housing Assignments Information Meeting 2014-2015

Housing Lottery FAQ

Housing Contract 2013-2014

Housing Contract 2014-2015

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL INFORMATION

1.     When is the Housing Lottery?

Lottery applications open on Monday March 17, 2014 and close on Friday March 28, 2014.  Below are key dates pertaining to the 2014-2015 academic year assignment process for returning Junior and Senior students:

March 28   

Application closes @4:30 pm

March 31

Lottery group priority numbers emailed to group leaders

April 1 & 2

Group Leaders select property


2.     How can I learn more information about the lottery?

Housing and Residence Life is hosting information sessions as a way to inform students about the 2014 assignment process The dates, times and locations are below:

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM in Virginia W. Kettering Meeting Rooms 141, 143 & 145
  • Monday, March 10, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM KU, Room 222
  • Friday, March 14, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the McGinnis Center.

 3.     What housing options are available for juniors and seniors?

Houses are available as part of the two, three, four, five, six, and eight person lotteries. Caldwell apartments, Lawnview apartments, South Quad Garden apartments and Irving Common apartments are also available for junior and senior groups that are registered for the four person lottery. Single apartments are also available for juniors and seniors who have identified as a single person group.

4.      When will students know how many properties are available for the lottery?

The week of February 24, 2014 is when students will know how many properties will be available for the lottery.

5.     Is there a way that I can view the properties located in the student neighborhoods?

Housing and Residence life has created a property viewer that will allow students to view properties. The property viewer will be available during the week of February 24, 2014 at:  https://studev.udayton.edu/hrl/property/ .

APPLICATION PROCESS

6.     If we don't have enough group members to register for the sized lottery that we want, can our group still apply?

As an expectation of the assignment process, all groups must be complete in order to participate in the lottery for which the group has applied. For example, if your group wants to apply for a 6 person house/apartment, you must have 6 students in your group.

7.     If we do not have enough group members to register for the sized lottery that we want, will the assignment staff add other students to our group's application?

The assignment staff will not add students to your group's application.

8.     How can I find other students to complete my group's application?

To find potential roommates, go to the University of Dayton Housing and Residence Life page on facebook to find other students to complete your application.

9.    What happens if a group member drops from our group before registration closes?

An automated email will be sent to the group leader indicating that a member has left the group. Upon receiving the email, the group leader will need to identify a new student to join the group. Once the student has been identified, the group leader will provide the group's name and password to the new student. After the student has joined the group, the group leader will need to re-verify group.

GROUP PRIORITY AND SELECTION

10.   How will my group's priority be determined for the lottery for which we are registered?

Groups are ordered by the combined result of each tie-breaker below as needed:

a. First Tie-breaker: is by group classification, which is determined by start term, the semester the student started (or would have started if the student was a transfer). Classification cannot be higher than a fifth year. As it pertains to group classification, please consult the information below:

Junior= 3
4th year senior= 4
5th year senior= 5

Note: To determine your group's classification, add the total number of people in your group based on the individual classification numbers. For example, if four juniors are registered for the four person lottery, the group's classification is 16.

b.  Second tie-breaker: if needed, is determined by your group's credit hours that were completed by December 31, 2013.

c. Third tie-breaker: if needed, is by a random number with the lowest number going first.
For example a 4-person house lottery would be ordered as follows:

   Group                   Classification                            Credit Hour             Random Number

(1)

 20 (4 fifth years)

300

72

(2)

(20 (4 fifth years)

295

12

(3)

18 (2-5th year and 2 seniors

272

184

(4)

17 (1-5th year and 3 seniors)

264

9

(5)

16

265

63

(6)

16

265

123

      (7)

16 (4 seniors)      

260

17

 

11.     Do all group members need to be present to select housing in the lottery?

Your group leader is the only person who needs to be available to select property. Your group leader will also assign each group member into the selected property. Please note that lottery selection can be made from any computer with web accessibility.

12.     How much time does the group leader have to make a selection?

Each group leader is given five minutes of exclusive time to select housing. After your five minutes of exclusive time has elapsed, the next group will be allowed to log in to select property. We highly recommend prioritizing your housing options before your allotted time so as to alleviate any stress and anxiety in selecting property.     

13.     How do I apply for a single apartment?

A single group will have to complete the application and type “SA” on the application.  There will be a “room type” preference for you to pick from that will indicate a single apartment. If no single apartments are available after the lottery, then your name will be placed on our waitlist.  Offers will be based on your priority number when single apartments become available

CREDIT HOURS

14.     If I need to verify my credit hours where do I go?

You will need to go to “porches” to verify your credit hours. Should you have questions about the accuracy of your credit hours, consult your academic dean.

HOUSING OPTIONS AFTER THE LOTTERY

15.     What happens if our group is unsuccessful in obtaining property through the housing lottery?

Juniors and seniors who are unsuccessful in obtaining property through the housing lottery will be offered unclaimed properties within the lottery for which the group applied. The assignment staff will use the groups' priority numbers to determine the order by which properties will be offered in each respective lottery.

16.     Can junior or seniors regroup and request a different sized property?

Juniors and seniors can regroup and request a different sized property. In these cases, the newly formed groups will be placed below existing groups who applied for the property through the housing lottery.

17.     What happens if a group member decides to co-op or study abroad?

Students who study abroad or co-op have the option of paying a $300 reservation fee that will guarantee their space when they return for the spring. This will create a fall only vacancy in the house. The students remaining in the house can either fill the fall only vacancy with another student or accept a student assigned by the housing assignment staff.

18.     What happens to my housing if we lose a group member after lottery?

If your group is able to secure another student with either the same or better classification and number of credit hours than the student who left your group, your group will be able to maintain your property. Another option for maintaining your property is to accept a student assigned by the housing assignment staff.

  • In the event that you cannot secure another student with the either the same or better classification and number of credit hours and you are unwilling to accept a student assigned by the housing assignment staff, then you will lose your property. The housing assignment staff will reassign your group to a new property that is reflective of the size of your group.

19.     If I did not participate in the housing lottery can I still have housing?

Juniors or seniors who did not participate in the housing lottery and desire to live university housing, can contact the housing assignment staff at: housing@udayton.edu  to access a list of vacant spaces that will be available in July.

Cancellation

  • Once a student selects or receives an assignment, UD's cancellation policies found at Step 3 Housing Contract of a student's housing application found at myhousing.udayton.edu become effective.
  • If a student is part of a roommate group and deletes their name from the roommate group, then the group's size will change and will determine what lottery the group is able to participate within.
  • Complete the online housing cancellation form on your “Porches” page (click Flyers First (Academics)  if wanting to cancel housing contract.