Housing Lottery Additional Information | 2019

Cancellation Fee
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
Office Hours

Cancellation Fee

If you want to cancel your 2019-20 academic year housing assignment, you must notify the Department of Housing by submitting a Housing Cancellation form. Note: 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, 2019 — student account charged $100
  • cancel by June 30, 2019 — student account charged $200
  • cancel by July 31, 2019 — student account charged $300
  • cancel August 1, 2019 or later — student account charged $400

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 2019-20 academic year, you must complete a Residency Waiver Request form. The completed forms and all necessary documents should be returned to the Housing Office.

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.

Download Residency Waiver Request form.

Residency Requirements and Waiver Information 

Pacific University requires all students under 20 years old prior to the start of the Fall term (Aug. 26, 2019) to live and board on-campus unless the student has fulfilled the university's two-year residency requirement. 

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    Residence Halls Eligibility Requirements

    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 26, 2019, 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 26, 2019, or have completed one year of the two-year Pacific University residency requirement.

    Vandervelden Court

    This residence hall is for students that are 20 years old and older prior to the start of the Fall term, August 26, 2019, 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 2019-20 academic year, will participate in a different housing assignment process. Contact Housing for details.

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    Housing Wait List

    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.
    • The deadline to submit a form is May 15, 2019 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, Aug. 24, 2019.
    • The Housing Office may suspend consideration of wait list applications at any time should circumstances warrant.

    Not Entering Housing Lottery - Report Change in Housing Status

    If you are planning NOT to reside in university housing for the 2019-20 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 15, 2019. 

    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. 

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    Housing Office Hours

    Due to the high volume of inquiries and complexity of questions that we receive during the Housing Lottery season, we are unable to answer Housing Lottery questions via email (except for students who are not on the Forest Grove Campus).

    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), or request an appointment by emailing us. The Housing Office is located in Clark Hall.

    Monday | 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Wednesday | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Thursday | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Friday | 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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