Returning Student Housing Selection

Each spring, currently enrolled and continuing students will follow the steps below to select their housing for the next academic year.  The steps were developed and approved by members of the Residence Life Committee of the Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC).  If you have any questions regarding any part of the housing process, please feel free to contact or the chair of the Residence Life Committee.

Important Dates & Requirements for Housing 2022-2023

22-23 housing selection timeline.pdf

General Information

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

Step 1: Be certain your student account is paid and does not have a hold (balance greater than $300).

Step 2:  Complete your housing application in the Housing Portal by Monday, May 2nd at 12:00pm. 

Step 3: Complete advance registration online for your 2022-2023 courses

Housing Selection is a two-part process. Once Part 1 and all other steps above are complete, you will be assigned a lottery number and timeslot which will allow you to complete Part 2 during your designated date and time.

Part 1 - Housing Applications: Submit your housing application in the Housing Portal (available April 4th and due by May 2nd at 12:00pm). This will allow for a computer-generated lottery number to be assigned to each student who has submitted an application. Lottery numbers will be sent via email after the application deadline has passed. 

Part 2 - Room Selection: Pick your room. Based on your lottery number and desired room type (quad, triple, double, single) you will be assigned a timeslot that allows you to view available rooms and select the exact room that you will live in next year. If you are picking a single you will select for yourself. If you are picking a quad, triple, or double then one roommate with the best lottery number will select the room for all roommates (make sure that a roommate group is formed in the Housing Portal before the time of room selection).

Lottery Numbers: 

  • Rising Seniors: 2000-2999
  • Rising Juniors: 3000-3999
  • Rising Sophomores: 4000-4999

*Only students who will be on campus for all three terms of the 22-23 academic year will receive the above lottery numbers, students who will be off campus for one or more terms will receive a lottery number in the 5000 range

  • Rising Seniors Off Campus: 5000-5300
  • Rising Juniors Off Campus: 5301-5600
  • Rising Sophomores Off Campus: 5601-5999


Required Steps for Housing Selection: up to date student account, complete the housing application, register for classes, select a room

Before selecting a room, you have to form a roommate group in the Housing PortalImportant Dates: Housing Applications due May 2nd at 12pm, Quad/Triple room selection May 16th-19th, Single room selection May 23rd-26th, Double room selection May 30th-June 2ndGender inclusive housing is available in Hiett, Ormsby, Brokaw and The Execs, as well as Sage 2 & 3, Trever 1 & 4, Kohler 4 & 7, Plantz 1 & 2, and Colman 1 NorthwingRoom Selection in the housing portal becomes available during your assigned timeslot

If you have questions about any portion of the housing selection process, contact Residential Education and Housing

Doubles Room Wait List Form

Double room wait list form: Sign up here.

2021-2022 Housing Selection

Information below is for reference only from 2020 housing selection.  Information on Housing Selection for the 2021-2022 school year is forthcoming.

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).