Room Draw and Lottery
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 2014–15 Room Draw Guide (The 2015-16 Room Draw Guide will be available by March 3, 2015).
For step-by-step instructions on how to complete the online housing application process please see the 2014–15 Housing Application Guide for Continuing Students (The 2015-16 Housing Application Guide will be available by March 3, 2015).
Between April 1, and April 16, 2015, all students who plan to participate in Room Draw must complete the online housing application (available here beginning April 1, 2015). 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 16, 2015, based on projected class standing. Lottery numbers are used to determine Room Draw priority, and on April 17, 2015, 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 17, 2015. 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 17, 2015) and the end of Room Draw. Online Room Draw will begin on April 20, 2015, and will be open through 12:00 noon on April 24, 2015. 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 Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) by March 25, 2015, to make arrangements and choose their rooms. SSD can be reached at 510.430.2264 or at email@example.com, and is located in the Cowell Building.
Continuing students wishing to live in the Prospect Hill Apartments, Ross House, Larsen House or the Language Houses must complete an additional application. Applications are linked to below, and should be submitted to the Housing Management and Dining Services (HMDS) Office in Sage Hall 138, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 510.430.2155. The application deadline for Prospect Hill Apartments, Ross House, and Larsen House is March 9, 2015. The application deadline for the Language Houses is March 20, 2015.
(The 2015-16 Specialty Housing Applications will be by April 27, 2015).
To apply for family housing in the Underwood Apartments, please complete the Family Housing Info and Waiting List Application.
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