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Housing Lottery Process

Time Line

  • Parents weekend Housing Session: An open house to show rooms in each building will be available following this session. We encourage students who have not seen other residence halls on campus to please visit so we can help you make informed decisions about where you want to live next year. The date and time will be available in the Parents & Family Weekend schedule.

  • Housing Applications Available: The housing application can be found by clicking here. When the application is complete you will get a confirmation number. Print this page for your records. If you do not receive a confirmation number after completion, please contact the Help Desk at help@mica.edu. (NOTE: The application will time out after 15 minutes. Please complete the application within 15 minutes.)

  • Housing Info Night: Thursday February 18th at 10:15 pm in Falvey Hall. A fun-filled event with great prizes and useful information about how the assignment process works. Grand Prize is a chance to skip the housing assignment process for you and two apartment mates! All foundation students must attend this event. This will be your chance to get your questions answered about housing for the upcoming school year.

  • Contract Release Requests: Contract Release Request will be available for rising sophomore students to pick up from the Office of Residence Life on January 26, 2016 anytime after 9 am. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4:30 pm. We are located on the second floor of Latrobe House within Founders Green. Contract Release Request must be returned to the Office of Residence Life by 3 pm on Thursday February 19, 2016. The Office of Residence Life will not review Housing Contract Release Request during the academic year. Please note housing agreements are for the academic year.
  • Roommate Matching Night: Thursday, March 3rd in the ABox. Having trouble filling an apartment or looking for a group of apartment mates? Come and meet potential apartment mates using games, interests, and other resources.

  • Special Interest Community Application: Applications Due - Friday, March 11th at 4:00pm applications are due for students interested in living in one of the two upper class special interest community: Community Related Experiences in Art through Engagement (CREATE).

  • Requests for Special Accommodations: submitted by Friday March 11th by 4 pm to the Learning Resource Center. If you have medical accommodations that are needed please submit and discuss the medical accommodations process with the LRC.
  • Housing Applications Due: Friday March 11th by 4 pm. EVERY student who wants a bedroom must fill out the application. When the application is complete you will get a confirmation number. Print this page for your records. If you do not receive a confirmation number after completion, please contact the help desk at help@mica.edu.

  • Admit Tickets Available on the Portal: The week of March 21st. Students must print out their individual tickets and bring it to the lottery. The Office of Residence Life will email students when the admit tickets are available. Admit tickets may not be available until the end of the week.

  • Housing Selection for 5 and 4 bedroom apartments: Wednesday March 30th, 2016 -  2:30 - 4:00 pm in Falvey Hall.
  • Housing Selection for 3 and 2 bedroom apartments: Friday April 1, 2016 - 4:30 - 6:30 pm in Falvey Hall.
  • Withdraw from housing: (Only available to Rising Juniors and Seniors) Friday April 8, 2016 by 5 pm is the last day to withdraw from housing after Lottery Selection to avoid a housing cancellation fee of $1,000.00. After this date your account will be charged permanently. To withdraw from housing, please email residencelife@mica.edu. Only rising Juniors and Seniors are eligible to withdraw from housing. Rising Sophomore students are required to live on campus. The Office of Residence Life will not review Housing Contract Release Request during the academic year. Contract Release Request will be reviewed in the spring as a part of our lottery process for the upcoming school year, for returning students and in the fall for new incoming students. Housing agreements are for the academic year.

We recommend that all students attend, however you may designate another student to represent you if they present your admit ticket. Once all applications have been collected we will generate a random selection number for each student. Lower numbers will pick first.

Lottery Process

Once all applications have been collected we will generate a random lottery number for each student. Lower numbers will pick first.

  • Every returning student that wants a bedroom must fill out a housing application on-line to be eligible for the lottery.
  • Each applicant will receive a confirmation number. Please print this page out for your records.
  • Most apartments available in Founders Green Leake Hall are reserved for upperclassmen are a part of the Special Interest Communities. Spaces will be available during the lottery. All others will be taken offline and reserved for incoming new students.
  • Admit tickets will be available on the student portal. You must print out your admit ticket and bring the admit ticket with you to the housing lottery. You must present your admit ticket to get into the lottery session. We will not accept admit tickets from your cell phone. The admit ticket must be printed.
  • The housing lottery is a group process. You and your group members must fill an entire apartment, otherwise, we will be unable to assign you to that apartment.
  • At least one member of each apartment group or representative must be present at the lottery.
  • Each member of the group will be given a random lottery number. The lowest number within your group will be the number your group will use to determine your priority order. When your number is called, you will select an apartment for your entire group to fill. If the apartment your group wants is already taken, you will have the option of choosing a different apartment. Please be prepared with several apartment options in the event that your first and second choices are not available.
  • Your entire group is encouraged to attend the lottery process. If your apartment choices become limited during selection, you may need to make last minute group decisions about where you live. If there is not an apartment that fits your group's criteria (i.e.: A four person apartment is no longer available) the group may need to decide who volunteers to opt out of the group or break up the group into multiple apartments.
  • Rising Seniors will be the first group to select, followed by rising Juniors at the beginning of each session. However there are a limited percentage of spaces allotted to Rising Juniors and Seniors. Next rising Sophomores will select their spaces. Rising Seniors and Juniors are encouraged to return to the Friday Housing Lottery Session if they did not receive a room at the Wednesday session. After all Rising Sophomores are housed on Friday, Rising Juniors and Seniors may fill the remaining spaces. Each class will be assigned a certain set of numbers (Seniors get 1-100, Juniors get 200-300, etc.).
  • If we are not able to accommodate every Rising Junior and Rising Senior who applies to live on campus, there will be the option of being placed on the waiting list in the order of your individual lottery number. We will also keep a waiting list of students who did not get their first choice apartment.