The Housing Games: The Hunger Games at Brown

May the odds ever be in your favor!The Hunger Games movie is coming out this Friday, and to say we’re excited is a bit of an understatement. We’ve listened to the soundtrack, watched the trailers (five times), and even have begun to play the game “RISD outfit or Capitol citizen?”

To celebrate our age-inappropriate excitement for the wholesale, post-apocalyptic slaughter of adolescents, BlogDH reimagines the world of District 12 here on College Hill:

It’s sometime in the indefinite future. Brown’s endowment is gone, and to make money, the Corporation has started The Housing Games—a nationally televised event where Americans can feed their schadenfreude and watch freshman Ivy Leaguers fight to the death.

But freshmen eagerly look forward to the competitions: awaiting everyone in the winner’s dorm is priority housing, early registration, and 500 flex points.

So fame, mortal danger, and a whole lot of Blue Room sandwiches lie ahead.

May the odds ever be in your favor, and let the Housing Games begin!

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FYI: Housing Lottery applications are online

Can you tell that we're really excited for the Hunger Games to come out?

Complain all you want about dorms, but there are some advantages to living on campus. Assuming you and your friends have already figured out your housing group and have already begun arguing thinking about all your options, you can head over to the ResCouncil website and fill out your housing lottery form.

Once you submit your application, you can spend your spring break plotting and making lists of potential housing options (or was that just me?) — the site also has pages of past results, so when your group gets its number in two weeks, you can see where you might fall and what your potential housing options are. And make sure to check back here the night of the lottery for ways to make your housing experience a bit more fun.

Reminder: SUPER DEADLINE DAY impending!

“SUPER DEADLINE DAY” sounds like it should be a lot cooler than what it really is, which is the deadline for submission of various housing preferences, most notably Program Housing and fraternity/sorority housing. According to ResLife,  Super Deadline Day is also the last day you can request to live on a same-sex floor, even though forms were already due for other special interests like substance-free and over-21 housing (… what dorm is that? How hard do they party?). Super Deadline Day is this Thursday (March 8th), so if you’re considering one of these options, figure it out in the next few days!

If you’re living on campus next year, consider bookmarking the Residential Calendar 2012 so you don’t forget any deadlines in the housing lottery frenzy.