New incoming first year and transfer students at Suffolk receive housing through a deposit process with Undergraduate Admissions when they confirm their enrollment with the University. After that first year, a room selection process is used for students who want to live on campus.  

The room selection process allows current students in housing to participate in a lottery to attain housing for the following academic year. Specific eligibility information for housing for the 2016 - 2017 academic year will be sent via their Suffolk email to each residential student and their home during the first week of February.  

The process requires an overall deposit of $1,000 which is paid in two installments. The first installment of $500 is due prior to selecting a room, and the second installment is due after selecting a room but prior to the end of the semester. At the end of the spring semester, none of the $1,000 deposits are refundable if a student does not live on campus for the 2016 - 2017 academic year, regardless of reason. Both deposits must be paid online.

Students who are not eligible for the room selection process are encouraged to put their names on the housing waitlist. The waitlist for Fall 2016 will be available in April. There is no deposit or commitment for placing your name on the waitlist. 

For more information download the detailed 2016 - 2017 Room Selection Lottery Process Information Packet [PDF]

Download Instructions for Online Deposits [PDF]

Download a printable copy of the 2016 - 2017 Room Selection Lottery Process Schedule [PDF]

Friday, February 5th

Students will be notified of eligibility for Room Selection via Suffolk email.

Week of February 22nd

All families will be notified of students’ eligibility via postcard. Students will receive timeline and information regarding Room Selection/Lottery.

Monday, February 15th - Wednesday, March 23rd

The initial $500 deposit is due. Deposits will only be accepted from eligible students.  The deposit will be accepted online.  Deposits are due by 5 PM, Wednesday, March 23, 2016.   There will be no exceptions. If you make a deposit and do not get a lottery number and do not wish to be on Housing Stand By, your deposit will be credited to your student account.

Week of February 29th

Available rooms will be posted in the Residence Life Offices of each residence hall.

Thursday, March 3rd

Tours of a variety of 10 West Apartments will be available from 1:00-2:15pm leaving from the 10 West Lobby.

Wednesday, March 23rd

RLH will review all lottery participants’ student accounts.  Anyone who is not in proper standing with the University will not be notified. While you are able to continue on in the process, you will not be permitted to pay your 2nd deposit. Failure to pay the 2nd deposit by the deadline will result in the forfeiture of your on campus space.

Thursday, March 24th

Lottery numbers will be generated randomly for all students who submit a $500 deposit by 5PM March 23, 2016. Numbers will be posted in each residence hall by the Residence Life Office and emailed to all students.

Monday, March 28th

Tours of a variety of 10 West Apartments will be available from 5:00-6:15pm leaving from the 10 West Lobby.

Friday, April 1st - Friday, April 8th

Group applications, Open Housing applications, and Quiet Floor applications due (See the Room Selection Info Sheet for daily schedule) by 12 PM noon, each day

Thursday, April 7th

Rising Sophomore priority web registration day for classes

Friday, April 8th

Proxy Form due (by 12 PM noon)

Wednesday, April 13th

Room Selection Night, 150 Tremont, Basement

  • Confirmed Group Room Selection                                4:00 PM – 5:30 PM                                                
  • Unconfirmed Group and Individual Room Selection     6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Friday, April 15th

Any student who did not pick a space on April 13th will have until 2:00 pm on Friday, April 15, 2016 to pick their space.  A student may do this by visiting the Central RLH office at 73 Tremont street, 7th Floor during business hours (Thursday, 04/14: 9 AM – 5 PM; Friday, 04/15: 9 AM – 2 PM)

Wednesday, April 20th

Fall 2016 Housing Wait List begins at 12 PM noon, online via the Residence Life & Housing website; No deposit is required.

Tuesday, April 19th – Tuesday, May 10th

Final $500 deposit due. This deposit will be accepted only if you are registered as a full-time student and your student account is in good standing. Failure to make this second/final deposit will result in the forfeiture of your on-campus space for Fall 2016, effective at 5 PM on May 10, 2016.