Other Information

Cancelation Fee
Eligibility Requirements
Missed Lottery
Housing Wait List
Last Chance Lottery
Not on Campus Next Year

Cancelation Fee

The Department of Housing must be notified by email (housing@pacificu.edu) if you wish to cancel your housing. The Housing Office will verify student eligibility. Students who cancel their housing on or after July 1, will be charged a $300 cancelation fee to their student account.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Pacific University requires all students under 20 years of age prior to the beginning of the fall term to live and board on-campus unless the student has fulfilled the University's two-year residency requirement.

    Residency Waiver

    Students seeking an exemption must contact the Housing Office to obtain a Residency Waiver Request form. The completed waivers should be returned to the Housing Office. The Residency Options Committee reviews requests the first Tuesday of each month. The Committee decision will be emailed to the applicant’s Pacific account within 5 business days of the date the committee convenes.

    Residence Hall Eligibility

    • Clark Hall, McCormick Hall, New Hall, or Walter Hall:
      • These residence halls are generally for students 19 years old and younger prior to the beginning of the Fall term.

    • Burlingham Hall or Gilbert Hall:
      • These residence halls are for students that are 19 years old and older prior to the beginning of the Fall term or have completed one year of the two year residency requirement.

    • Vandervelden Court:
      • This residence hall for students that are 20 years old and older prior to the beginning of the Fall term or have completed the two year residency requirement.

    Missed Lottery

    Any returning student who chooses not to participate in the Housing Lottery process and then desires housing for 2014-15, will participate in a different housing assignment process. Contact Housing for details.


    Housing Wait List 

    If you did not receive your preferred assignment, the wait list gives you the opportunity to be considered for future vacancies in the residence halls.

    • To be eligible for the Housing Wait list, you must have participated in the Housing Lottery.

    • The Housing Wait List form is available in the Housing Office or by download. (pdf) It must be completed and returned to the Housing Office no later than Noon on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

    • All wait list forms will be prioritized according to assigned lottery numbers

    • You may rank up to three housing choices but will automatically be placed in the first room that becomes available

    • By completing and filing a Housing Wait List form, you are authorizing the Housing Office to change your room assignment without notification, as long as the new assignment is one of the preferences noted on your wait list form

    • If the Housing Office attempts to contact you regarding your request and no response is received by the date specified, Housing staff will go to the next person on the wait list or place you in one of your requested rooms, if applicable

    • Written confirmation of the new assignment will be sent to your Pacific email account

    • Wait list assignments cannot be refused

    • If you complete a Housing Wait List form and wish to cancel it, you must email the Housing Office before your request is processed

    • All wait list applications are null and void once housing check-in begins on Saturday, August 24, 2014

    • The Housing Office may suspend consideration of wait list applications at any time should circumstances warrant

    • Download a wait list form (pdf), or pick one up at the Housing Office


    Last Chance Lottery

    Returning students who paid the $100 housing lottery entrance fee, completed the online housing application, but did not make a room selection by the published deadline or had a group size larger than the available rooms could accommodate may still select housing for the Fall.

    • Vandervelden Court Lottery participants may select on Monday, April 28 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
    • All Other Residence Halls Lottery participants may select on Wednesday, April 30 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. (and May 1st if necessary).
    • Residence Login

    Not on campus next year?

    If you do not meet the University's eligibility requirements to live off campus but are planning NOT to reside in University Housing in the Fall 2014 you must download and complete the 2014-15 Housing Status Change form (pdf), and bring to the Housing Office.



      If you have specific questions regarding the Housing Lottery or would like more general information, our designated housing lottery walk-in office hours start February 24 and end on April 30 (excludes March 10 - 14 & Spring Break).

      Mon/Wed: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

      Tue/Thu: - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

      Fri: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.