Lottery Criteria & Expectations


A lottery number is assigned based on academic credits earned toward graduation at Pacific University. If more than one student has the same number of credits the software program will also factor in the date of a student's enrollment deposit to the University to determine lottery number. GPA and grades are not a factor in determining lottery numbers.

The lottery number determines the room selection time. The software program will average the individuals lottery numbers of students selecting a room with roommates, to determine when the group's room selection time will be.


To participate in the Housing Lottery room selection process you must meet ALL published deadlines.

By participating in the online Housing Lottery and signing an online Housing Confirmation/Contract, you agree to abide by all University rules and regulations. If you provide false or misleading information to improve your lottery position or manipulate the lottery system to give youself or someone else an advantage, you may lose your right to choose space in any Pacific University owned housing and face disciplinary action.

No guarantee is made that the space you wish to reside in will be available for selection. However all lottery entrants are guaranteed some space, although assignments may not occur until the summer.

The Department of Housing reserves the right to reassign any individual's housing space at any time.