Upper-Division Room Selection


With Fall 2019 room selection fast approaching, we’re sharing some important dates and resources that will set you up for the most successful selection process possible! Fall housing selection is a two-step process. First, every student wishing to live on-campus for the Fall 2019 term, must register for the Housing Lottery. To register for the lottery, students must review and electronically sign the Housing Agreement and update their emergency contact information via eRezLife. The Housing Agreement has been updated. Please read over this document carefully.

The lottery randomly assigns times slots for the second step, the room selection process. It’s important to note, students studying abroad for Fall 2019 and those living in Greek or theme housing cannot participate in the lottery or housing selection process.

To begin your planning, we recommend you review several important webpages:

Next, mark your calendar!

  • TODAY – Start planning your roommate group! Having a plan A, B, and C is key!
  • March 14 – Lottery registration opens through eRezLife.
  • March 18 –  Deadline to submit decisions for Theme House offers
  • March 19 – Lottery & Room Selection Informational Session #1 – Hillel House @ 5pm. Bring your friends and roommate groups!
  • March 20 – Lottery & Room Selection Info Session #2 – Hillel @ 5pm (A repeat of session #1 for those who couldn’t make it on 3/19)
  • March 25 – Looking for a roommate? Save the date for a Roommate Mixer! Location and time TBD.
  • March 25 – Students may browse room inventory through eRezLife.
  • March 27 – Lottery registration closes!
  • April 1 – Room Selection begins! (See the Room Selection Dates & Times webpage for your specific timeslot.)

Before April 1, map out your preference and your plan B and plan C. Because upper division housing features apartment and townhouse-style living, you will need to plan your roommate group carefully and early.  Part of this planning process involves choosing a living space. The following floorplans will be helpful: Village Townhouses, Village Apartments, Woods Creek Apartments

Why do you need a plan A, B, and C? Let’s say you’re a rising junior, and your first choice is a townhouse, but when your registration time opens, all of the townhouses are claimed and suddenly your 6-person group must downsize to a 4-person group for an apartment in the Village or Woods Creek. Talk through these scenarios with your friends and be sure you have your back-up plan in place early.

If you have questions about the lottery process or you’re having trouble finding a group, reach out to housing@wlu.edu NOW. Don’t wait! We’re here to help!