Lottery Process | Room Draw Process
Students on Study Abroad
Students with Disabilities | Specialty Area Applications
The online housing application in the Mills Portal allows continuing students to complete the Room Draw process online from any computer.
For detailed information about the Room Draw process please see the 2016–17 Room Draw Guide
For step-by-step instructions on how to complete the online housing application process please see the Housing Application Guide for Continuing Students
Between April 1, and April 21, 2016, all students who plan to participate in Room Draw must complete the online housing application (available here beginning April 1, 2016). Continuing students, including students on Study Abroad, are eligible to participate in Room Draw (see details below), but entering students and students on leaves of absence will be assigned rooms after the Room Draw process.
Lottery numbers are assigned to students who complete the online housing application by 5:00 pm on April 21, 2016, based on projected class standing. Lottery numbers are used to determine Room Draw priority, and on April 22, 2016, students who completed the online housing application process by the deadline will receive emails informing them of the time at which they will be eligible to start the Room Draw Process.
All continuing graduate students are in the same priority category. For undergraduate students, projected class standing is calculated by summing students’ completed credits and the credits in which they are enrolled as of 8:30 am on April 22, 2016. This information can be found in the Mills Portal: in the myMILLS Resources section is a link to Student Records, where there is an Academic Transcript link. Earned Hours (under Transcript Totals) can be added to Credit Hours (under Courses in Progress) to determine total potential credits. Class standing requirements are as follow:
Room Draw priority is as follows:
Room Draw is the process through which continuing students select their specific room assignments. Students may complete the Room Draw process any time between the start of their assigned time slots (to be distributed by email on April 22, 2016) and the end of Room Draw. Online Room Draw will begin on April 25, 2016, and will be open through 12:00 noon on April 29, 2016. Please plan to be at a computer to choose your room; the online housing application system will not work properly on smart phones.
For additional information about the Residence Application/License Agreement and related policies, please see here.
Additional information may be posted on this Room Draw and Lottery page as Room Draw approaches.
Students on Study Abroad may complete the same online application and Room Draw process as all other continuing students.
Students with disabilities requiring specific housing accommodations (including accommodations involving service animals or emotional support animals) will be assigned rooms in advance of Room Draw, regardless of their Lottery numbers. Students requiring housing-related accommodations for disabilities must contact Student Access and Support Services (SASS) by March 31, 2016, to make arrangements and choose their rooms. SASS can be reached at 510.430.2264 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, and is located in the Cowell Building.
Continuing students wishing to live in the Prospect Hill Apartments, Ross House, Larsen House or Mixed Gender Graduate Apartments must complete an additional application. Applications are linked to below. The application deadline for specialty housing is March 25, 2016.
To apply for family housing in the Underwood Apartments, please complete the Family Housing Info and Waiting List Application.
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