Frosh-cessities: Everything you ever needed to know about the housing lottery

ResLife recommends you study hundreds of floor plans. Because that is the level of insanity the lottery requires.

ResLife recommends you study hundreds of floor plans. Because that is the level of insanity the lottery requires.

This is an incredibly important PSA reminding everyone that lottery applications are due this Friday, March 22 at noon. Do not miss this deadline! If you do, you and your tragic housing group will be automatically entered in the Summer Housing Process. ResLife provides a step-by-step account of that process, but it can be summarized as being officially fucked over for housing. So again, submit your housing lottery application by FRIDAY!

As you’ve probably heard, there have been significant changes to the housing options available for rising sophomores, who are now part of a separate lottery from rising juniors and seniors. As you have also probably heard, no one actually seems to know how exactly this will affect the lottery; some will tell you the Class of 2016 has been saved from the brutality that would have been, while others offer the opinion that they have been royally screwed over (Perkins as a sophomore, anyone?). It doesn’t help that ResLife is intent on sending out very confusing emails and maintaining several different webpages that offer different sets of information. Example: the initial lottery information email told students to check the “front desk in North Wayland” to verify their semester levels. Um, ResLife has been located in Grad Center E since the beginning of this school year. You would think that they would know…

We do our best to provide useful lottery information and links after the jump:

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LIVE: Housing Lottery, Night One

The Housing Lottery begins at 6 p.m. tonight in Sayles Hall. Blog Daily Herald is here to report live on the highs, the lows, the destruction of friendships and the shaping of the residential future of the older half of the undergraduate student body.

Thus concludes our coverage of the 2010 Housing Lottery, Upperclassmen edition. With a couple hundred lottery numbers to go, tensions high and freshmen shaking in their boots, tune in on Monday night for more minute-by-minute coverage of all the drama. In the meantime, let us know how you did — and who’s ranking highly on your hit list.