Dear LC Students:

This message is to inform/remind you of college policy that requires you to take action if you are enrolled as an undergraduate, day student for the Fall 2021 semester. The policy was created to help the college better manage residential space and keep up with our students living off campus. To make sure that you understand how this policy applies to you, READ the section that describes your expected designation in Fall 2021 and then TAKE the appropriate action based on your designation.

A full copy of the college’s policies pertaining to the room hold assessment (page 87) and residency requirement (pages 88-93) can be found in the 2020-2021 Student Handbook.

Again, the Office of Campus Life is committed to providing a safe environment that supports student learning both inside and outside the classroom. We hope to see each of you return to campus and enjoy all that our residential communities have to offer. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Have a great day!

- Campus Life Team

 

Housing Lottery Rules

  1. The housing lottery is scheduled to be held over Microsoft Teams on March 23, 2021. All students listed on the lottery form will receive a calendar invite for a Teams meeting during your 5 minute timeslot.

 

  1. To be entered into the lottery process you must complete the Lottery Registration Form and return it to the Office of Campus Life before 5:00 PM on March 15, 2021. The Office of Campus Life is located on the 2nd Smith Hall in office suite 203.

 

  1. Students will need to sign up as a group of four (4) for the housing lottery; we strongly encourage you to look for roommates now.
  • Students that only have three (3) in their group: A) Lose the option of picking their fourth roommate, B) Form will be placed at the end of the lottery to have a fourth person placed in your room.
  • Students that only have two (2) in their group: A) Lose the option of picking their third and fourth roommates, B) Form will be placed at the end of the lottery with another two person group to fill a room.
    • Students without any roommates: will be required to stay until the end of the housing lottery to be placed in an open space with a three person group.
    • There ARE NOT any two (2) person apartments available for 2021-2022; students will need to sign up in groups of four (4) for the housing lottery.
    • Students wanting a private room (traditional style double occupancy room reserved for a single student) should reach out to housing@lagrange.edu for more information about the application process and associated fees.

 

  1. All students listed on the Lottery Registration Form must have their Spring to Fall Room Hold Assessment ($200) for Fall 2021 paid before 5:00 PM on March 15, 2021.
  • Groups of four (4) students with one or more individuals that have paid their $200 AFTER 5pm on March 15, 2021, will pick housing AFTER the students that have paid their $200 BEFORE the deadline.
  • Additionally, groups of four (4) with one or more individuals that have not paid their $200 will be placed at the end of lottery and will not be able to sign up as a complete group of four (4). Individuals that have not paid their $200 will not be able to receive housing until the money is paid to the Business Office.
  • If extraordinary circumstances exist that would affect your ability to pay this assessment, please fill out the Deposit Waiver Request Form HERE.

 

  1. Based on the current housing needs, rising Juniors and Seniors are permitted to live in the apartments.  Rising Juniors and Seniors will be able to have rising Sophomores live in the apartments with them. HOWEVER, any group selecting the apartments with a sophomore on their form will be drawn after forms submitted with only Juniors and Seniors listed.

 

  1. Based on the current housing needs, sophomores might be able to live in the apartments.  Rising sophomore males are permitted to live in Henry Hall.  Rising sophomore females are permitted to live in Turner Hall. 

 

  1. To understand the order of the lottery, Lottery Registration Forms will be grouped and randomly drawn according to this pattern: SR-SR-SR-SR (that is, the forms that contain the names of 4 rising seniors will be drawn first), SR-SR-SR-JR, SR-SR-JR-JR, SR-JR-JR-JR, JR-JR-JR-JR, SR,SR,SR SO, etc. so that the randomly drawn group will pick their apartment. Any group selecting the apartments with a sophomore on their form will be drawn after forms submitted with only Juniors and Seniors listed. Students that have paid their $200 BEFORE the deadline will select their housing BEFORE students that have paid their $200 AFTER the deadline. All students listed on the lottery form will receive a calendar invite for a Teams meeting during your 5 minute timeslot. 
  1. If you cannot attend the housing lottery, complete the Proxy Form (form that designates a friend to pick your housing for next year) and turn it in before 5:00 PM on March 15, 2021.

 

  1. Failure to meet the March 15th deadline will result in a hold being placed on your student account until you have completed the appropriate housing action.

 

  1. Students may not request to change their housing assignments after they select housing during the housing lottery.

 

  1. In the rare event that your housing assignment must be changed, the Office of Campus Life reserves the right to do so and will notify you of your new housing assignment.

 

  1. Students suspected to have manipulated the housing lottery process, misrepresented themselves or other students, and any other negative action that may adversely affect the housing lottery process may be subject to a hearing by Honor Council or Social Council (depending on the violation).

Please complete and return this form to the Office of Campus Life (Smith Hall 215) before 5:00 PM on March 15, 2021. If you need the proxy form, you can find that HERE.

**Please note by signing and listing your information, you signify that: you read and understand the Housing Lottery Rules for the rooms selection process, you are aware and consent to living with these residents listed on this registration form, you have paid the $200 Spring to Fall room hold fee to the Business Office, and you know the consequences of the violation of the lottery rules.**

 

**Each student must provide their own information that is accurate because housing staff will be re-checking the information; incorrect information listed on this form may jeopardize the whole group and the form may be placed at the end of the lottery.**