All current students who will live in the Residence Halls in the fall will need to complete a Housing Registration Survey (sent through email). Once registered, you will be entered into the Housing Lottery. For more information on the Housing Lottery, go to the Current Student Registration page or the Housing Lottery FAQ page.
The Housing Lottery will begin on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, from 3:00 - 8:00pm. It will continue each day that week until all registered students have a chance to participate. Students will be able to review floor plans for each building online.
There are often times when students are not able to sign up for the specific building they originally hoped for or choose to bypass the lottery until a final decision is made regarding where they will be in the fall. In all instances, students who would like to hold out for a specific space utilizing the waitlist form in MyHousing.
Students can sign up for as many options as they desire.
As spaces become available, students will be contacted to either accept or decline a new placement.
Students who select a room during the Housing Lottery without a roommate are randomly paired with the previous or next same gender student to select the same building. Although ORL staff does not match roommates for the Housing Lottery, all students are provided the opportunity to complete their online profile and matching information.
Your online profile can be viewed by all students of the same gender. If you would prefer to hide your profile, you can do so by indicating your preference on the MyHousing preferences page.
In an effort to reduce the stress involved when selecting rooms during the Housing Lottery, the Office of Residential Life continues the tradition of providing students with opportunities to apply for certain room types in advance.
Students who wish to participate in an early lottery must have their applications completed by March 25, 2013. Selection times for theme communities and suites will be distributed on March 26, 2013. The selection process will run from March 27-28, 2013.
The application types represented below are within the Residence Hall housing application.
Due to program limitations, single and super-single rooms will not be available to select in advance of the general lottery. Students will have the opportunity to select those rooms during the general lottery period.
The best way to build community is to retain students who love their buildings year after year. It is this philosophy that drives our squatters room rights. Students currently living in Pfeiffer and Magill have the ability to return to their community year after year.
Due to program limitations, squatter's rights rooms will not be available to select in advance of the general lottery. Students will have the opportunity to select those rooms during the general lottery period.
Students who wish to live with smaller, more intimate groupings of neighbors have the options of Dodds Hall and Harriett House. These buildings have double rooms with 4-, 6-, or 8-residents sharing a common area.
In order to accommodate students who wish to live in one of these communities, but are unable to fill a suite to capacity, we offer full suites in advance of the housing selection. Any available spaces in suites during the housing selection are then offered as standard double rooms.
Theme living is designed to increase the range of housing options available to all students. It allows students to experience the benefits and rewards of living in a smaller community, while ensuring equitable access to residential resources. Theme living is an option for interested groups whose mission is consistent with the goals and purposes of Illinois Wesleyan University and whose ability to enhance that mission will be increased by the opportunity to live together. For more details, as well as current community options, go to the Theme Housing page.
Our mission is facilitating enjoyable, sustainable and inclusive communities that support and enhance students' academic achievement and personal development.