Onondaga Lottery Details

Onondaga Residence Hall Suite Selection

All current students may participate in the Room Selection Process starting in the spring semester. This online process allows students to reserve their residence for the upcoming fall semester.

All current first year students are required to live on campus for next year. Students who are not required to live on campus next year should only participate in Residence Hall Room Selection if they are 100% sure they want to live on campus for the entire upcoming academic year.

Participation in Room Selection guarantees the student on-campus housing for the entire academic year; andobligates the student to live on campus for the full academic year. If you're thinking of moving off campus, before you sign a lease, make sure you're eligible to live off campus; see the College Housing Policy.

Students can view their housing assignment information at myHousing.oswego.edu.

There are 2 ways to potentially choose a suite in Onondaga for next year. Details and links to instructions for each part of the process are below:

  • Onondaga Squatters - Room Selection participants who wish to squat an Onondaga suite must be in matched groups of 6; one member of the group must currently live in the suite to be squatted. The current Onondaga resident of the group with the best Lottery Number / Start Time should participate in Step 3: Lotteries and assign a room for everyone in the suite on March 26, 2019.

Onondaga Squatter Lottery

For more information, see Squatter Lottery Details.

Step 1: Apply

March 1-22, 2019

Complete the Returning Student Housing Application including accepting terms of the Room and Board Agreement 2019-2020 via myHousing.oswego.edu.

Step 2: Submit Preferences

(including roommate requests. To "squat" an Onondaga suite you must be in a matched group of 6.)

March 1-26, 2019

  • You must have room/suitemate request(s), you will make that request at this point in the process.
  • Log into myHousing.oswego.edu (using your LakerNet Id and password) and submit your roommate request(s). Your requested roommate must request you as a roommate ("match") or you will not be able to choose a room together.
  • Your requested roommates must all request each other as roommates ("match") or no one in your group will be able to choose a room together.
  • Only students who have completed Step 1 can be requested as room/suitemates.
  • Current Onondaga residents who wish to squat their suite for next year must fill the entire suite; everyone must "match" with 5 others to make a group of 6.

Return to myHousing after 4:00 pm on Monday, March 25, 2019, to find out your Lottery Number / Start Time.

Step 3: Lotteries

March 26, 2019 - Onondaga Squatters only!

  • Return to myHousing and log in (using your LakerNet Id and password), to squat in Onondaga. The current Onondaga resident of the group with the best Lottery Number / Start Time should participate in Step 3: Lotteries and assign a room for everyone in the suite on March 26, 2019 .
  • Failure to do this will result in your current room being made available to other students later in the room selection process.

Onondaga Lottery - Suite Selection

Step 1: Apply

March 1-22, 2019

Complete the Returning Student Housing Application including accepting terms of the Room and Board Agreement 2019-2020 via myHousing.oswego.edu.

Step 2: Submit Preferences

(including roommate requestsTo "squat" an Onondaga suite you must be in a matched group of 6.)

March 1-28, 2019

  • You must have room/suitemate request(s); you will make that request at this point in the process.
  • Log into myHousing.oswego.edu (using your LakerNet Id and password) and submit your 5 roommate request(s).
  • Your requested roommates must request you as a roommate ("match") or no one in your group will be able to choose a room together.
  • Only students who have completed Step 1 can be requested as room/suitemates or "match".

Return to myHousing after 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, to find out your Lottery Number / Start Time.

Step 3: Lotteries

March 27-28, 2019 - Onondaga Lottery Participants

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