- Each student receives a random, computer-generated lottery number. For students who will be on campus Fall Term and who will be participating in Room Draw, this number will determine the order in which they will select a room. For students gone Fall Term, the number will be used to prioritize housing requests for their return.
- Each lottery number consists of four digits. The first digit indicates the student's class. Numbers for rising seniors begin with 1, numbers for rising juniors begin with 2, and numbers for rising sophomores begin with 3. Lottery numbers are randomly distributed within each class. Lower numbers are the "better" numbers; that is, 2001 draws before 2335.
- Rooms are drawn with a single number. The person with this number may draw-in other people and thus create a drawing group. For example, the number 2001 can be used to draw a triple with two other people who have higher (i.e., "worse") numbers. A single number can be used to draw a room of any type and with any roommate(s).
- Lottery numbers on The Hub are updated daily prior to and during Room Draw to reflect the numbers of only the students who are eligible to select a room at Room Draw.
- If an asterisk appears next to your number, it means that your lottery number is not eligible to be used for a fall term housing assignment either because you will be off campus fall term or you have a housing assignment (a room or Northfield Option) on the date you are viewing your record.
- Your housing lottery number is also used to determine your placement on the wait list for housing when you return from being away from campus. The number is requested on the Housing Information Request form.