Housing Lottery Additional Information | 2022

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

Students that cancel their 2022-23 academic year housing assignment (selected during the Housing Lottery) must do so by notifying the Department of Housing in writing. Simply e-mail Housing and depending on the date the e-mail is received, your student account will be charged a cancellation fee based on the schedule below.

Notes:

• 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, 2022 — $100
  • cancel between June 1 - June 30, 2022 — $200
  • cancel between July 1 - July 31, 2022 — $300
  • cancel August 1 – or later — $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 2022-23 academic year, you must complete a Residency Waiver Request form. The completed form and all necessary documents should be returned to the Housing Office at least two days prior to when the Residency Options Committee meets (see below).

The Residency Options Committee reviews requests the second Tuesday of March, April, June and July. 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 29, 2022) to live and board on-campus unless the student has fulfilled the university's two-year residency requirement. 

Email the Housing Office for a Residency Waiver Request Form

Residency Requirements and Waiver Information 

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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 29, 2022, 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 29, 2022, 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 29, 2022, 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 2022-23 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. 
    • All students who want to request a wait list opportunity will meet with the Housing Office via Zoom between May 9 – May 18 at noon. It is preferred that ALL roommates participate in the meeting, if applicable.
    • An e-mail will be sent to all Lottery participants on April 29 by 5:00pm that will include a link to sign-up for an appointment.
    • All wait list requests will be prioritized according to appropriate lottery ranking.
    • The Housing staff member assisting you may rank up to three housing choices for you but you will automatically be placed in the first room that becomes available. This will be explained in the meeting.
    • If you meet with a Housing staff member to make a request and then wish to cancel it, you must email the Housing Office before your request is processed. Once the request has been processed, we are unable to reverse it. Requests are processed throughout the summer as cancellations are received.
    • All unprocessed wait list request are null and void after Friday, August 26.
    • The Housing Office may suspend consideration of wait list requests 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 2022-23 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 are encouraged to notify the Housing Office by May 18, 2022. 

    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

    If you have questions, be sure to read the Housing Lottery webpages. These pages include lots of information that will help answer most questions.

    Due to the number of inquiries we receive and the complex nature of most questions, it is more efficient and understandable to answer questions virtually. Therefore we request that students pose questions to us during our Virtual Office Hours and not via e-mail. If you are in a different time zone, please let us know so we can assist you.

    Students may connect with a Housing staff member during designated Student Virtual Office Hours listed below (excludes spring break):

    Monday | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Tuesday | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Wednesday | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Thursday | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Friday | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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