Housing Lottery Additional Information | 2020
Want to Live off Campus Next Year, But Do Not Meet Eligibility
Residence Hall Eligibility Requirements
Missed Housing Lottery
Housing Wait List
Not Entering Housing Lottery – Report Change in Housing Status
Students that cancel their 2020-21 academic year housing assignment (selected during the Housing Lottery) must do so by notifying the Department of Housing in writing. Simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and depending on the date the e-mail is received, your student account will be charged a cancellation fee based on the schedule below.
•Cancellation fees apply to all returning students who select a room in the Housing Lottery and then request to cancel it.
•Eligibility requirements to live off campus must be met before a cancellation request can be processed.
Cancellation fees will be as follows:
- cancel by May 31, 2020 — No fee (student account originally to be charged $100 for cancellation)
- cancel between June 1 - June 30, 2020 — No fee (student account originally to be charged $200 for cancellation)
- cancel between July 1 - July 31, 2020 — No fee (student account originally to be charged $300 for cancellation)
- cancel August 1, 2020 - August 14 — No fee (student account originally to be charged $400 for cancellation)
- cancel August 14, 2020 or later — $200 fee (no change)
Want to live off campus, but do not meet eligibility?
If you do not meet the university's eligibility requirements to live off campus, but want to live off campus for the 2020-21 academic year, you must complete a Residency Waiver Request form. The completed forms and all necessary documents should be returned to the Housing Office at least two day prior to when the Residency Options Committee meets (see below).
The Residency Options Committee reviews requests the first Tuesday of March and April. The committee decision will be emailed to the applicant’s Pacific account within five business days of the date the committee convenes. The Residency Options Committee only grants exceptions when extenuating circumstances are deemed unusual for a college student.
Pacific University requires all students under 20 years old prior to the start of the Fall term (August 31, 2020) to live and board on-campus unless the student has fulfilled the university's two-year residency requirement.
McCormick Hall, Cascade Hall, or Walter Hall
These residence halls generally house students 19 years old and younger prior to the start of the Fall term, August 31, 2020, but older students can also reside in these halls.
Burlingham Hall or Gilbert Hall
These residence halls are for students that are 19 years old and older prior to the start of the Fall term, August 31, 2020, or have completed one year of the two-year Pacific University residency requirement.
This residence hall is for students that are 20 years old and older prior to the start of the Fall term, August 31, 2020, or have completed the two-year Pacific University residency requirement.
Missed Housing Lottery
Returning students who choose not to participate in the Housing Lottery process or missed their lottery selection appointment and desire housing for the 2020-21 academic year, will participate in a different housing assignment process. Contact Housing for details.
If you did not select your preferred room during your Housing Lottery appointment, 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 by having selected a room during your room selection appointment.
- The Housing Wait List form is available from the Housing Office during the posted office hours.
- You may request to complete this form between May 1- May 13, 2020 at noon.
- All wait list forms will be prioritized according to appropriate lottery ranking.
- You may rank up to three housing choices but will automatically be placed in the first room that becomes available.
- If you submitted a Housing Wait List form and wish to cancel it, you must email the Housing Office before your request is processed.
- All unprocessed wait list applications are null and void once housing check-in begins on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
- The Housing Office may suspend consideration of wait list applications at any time should circumstances warrant.
If you are planning NOT to reside in university housing for the 2020-21 academic year because you are graduating, studying abroad, eligible to live off campus, not returning to Pacific, or you do not meet the University's eligibility requirements to live off campus and are seeking a residency waiver, you must notify the Housing Office by May 13, 2020.
Pacific University requires all students under 20 years old prior to the start of the fall term to live and board on-campus unless the student has fulfilled the university's two-year residency requirement.
Housing Office Hours
Due to the high volume of inquiries and complexity of questions that we receive during the Housing Lottery season, it is difficult to answer Housing Lottery questions via email, so please call us during office hours below at 503.352.3179. Students on different time zones may e-mail us - please let us know that office hours don't work for you.
If you have questions, be sure to read the Housing Lottery webpages. These pages include lots of information that will help answer most questions.
You may also connect with a Housing staff member during designated office hours (excludes Spring Break - March 25-29) by calling 503.352.3179.
Monday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday | 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.