Frequently Asked Questions about Room Lottery
What is Room Lottery?
Room Lottery is a chance for current residential students to have an opportunity to choose where they would like to live for the upcoming year. The Lottery is based on seniority by the number of credits you have. The more credits you have the better your number for lottery will be. If individuals have the same number of credits then their GPAs will be used as a tiebreaker (highest to lowest).
Do I have to live on campus?
Students who are at least 21 years old by August 23, 2010, or are from the Bossier City/Shreveport area and living with their parents or guardians are not required to live on campus. Please remember that the Campus Housing Agreement is binding for the entire academic year. For a full explanation of the residency requirements please check the Student Handbook.
What happens after I turn in the Room Lottery Material?
The Office of Residence Life will verify all information that is received. Students will be removed from the process for providing false information. Once verified, applications will be reviewed and put in selection order. Lists will then be posted outside the Office of Residence Life with the results and when the actual selection will occur.
Where do I go if I have questions or to find out the status of my lottery form/application?
The Residence Life Office, lower level of the Student Union Building.
What if I want to live in Rotary Hall?
Students, who wish to live in Rotary Hall, must have the entire suite filled to its designated capacity at the time of Room Lottery. For example, if you wish to live in a 3 person suite you must have 3 Room Lottery eligible roommates with you at the time you select your Suite. If you do not have the Suite filled to its designed capacity when you go to choose you will not be eligible to select that Suite. Please also note that ('10-'11) junior & seniors are the only residents who are eligible to live in Rotary Hall.
What if I cannot make it to Room Lottery event?
If you cannot be present for any part of the Room Lottery process, you may designate another student as a substitute or proxy. A proxy will take your Centenary ID and sign you into a room/Suite (give your proxy several choices). If you are going to use a proxy you will have to notify the Office of Residence Life in writing whom this person is on the date of room lottery. Failure to do this will result in you not being able to select a room during Room Lottery. Please note that you are giving your proxy the authority to select your room and that all proxy selections are final.
What will the Room and Board rates be?
Note that prices for the 2010-2011 academic year will be finalized at the February Board of Trustees meeting.
Do I need a roommate to go through Room Lottery?
YES & NO... almost all Centenary College residence hall rooms are designed to be shared by at least 2 people. Since everyone needs a roommate, we have created the Room Lottery to favor those residents who have decided to live together as roommates next year. All (qualified) residents participating in Room Lottery are required to have their roommate with them when selecting a room so both sign-up together (remember, your roommate MUST also qualify for selection). Both roommates will select a room at the lowest resident's priority number. For example, if number 7 is selecting with number 83 as a roommate, both will choose at the assigned time for number 7. Those without roommates will sign-up for any available room of their choice at the end of Room Lottery in the same priority order. The Residence Life Office will assign a roommate with each over the summer and send notification. Residents are encouraged to explore roommate options now with other current students instead of waiting to be assigned or consolidated with another student.
What if we lose a roommate?
You will be required to maintain the occupancy level of your room/suite. You would have to fill the space with another student to avoid being re-located or paying additional fees. If you have "SQUATTED" your room you do run the risk of being relocated to another space which might be available on campus. Please note that for next year, the policy will be to assess each remaining student an additional fee in order to remain in a location below the required occupancy. The required occupancy is the number of residents designated for that specific living space. Room deposits are non-refundable. SO SELECT YOUR ROOMMATES WISELY AND IF YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF LIVING ON-CAMPUS DO NOT FILL-OUT THE ROOM LOTTERY FORMS!
What meal plan choice do I have?
On the Meal Plan Form you have to select your own meal plan for next year. All residents are required to be on a board plan. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SELECTION YOU MAKE NOW WILL BE FOR THE ENTIRE ACADEMIC YEAR.
Where can I live next year?
During Room Lottery current residents will be able to select rooms in any on-campus residential facility. Once a specific building is full we will allow people to place their name on a waiting list. If space becomes available we will move people from the waiting list to beds/rooms in specific buildings. This waiting list does not guarantee a space on campus.
What if I want to live in a Super/Single room?
Unfortunately, at the time of Room Lottery no Super/Single rooms, a room designed for 2 people but only 1-person lives in it, exist. Those residents who wish to be put on a Single Room Waiting List may do so at the time of Room Lottery. If space is available those students who are on the Single Room Waiting List will be notified during the summer of any opportunities which may become available. Please remember that there is an additional semester charge for a Super/Single room.
What are the guidelines for requesting a Medical Single?
Medical single rooms are not guaranteed. Students requesting a medical single room must submit a medical request form signed by a physician by March 31, 2008. Documentation from a treating professional should include why the student should be placed in a single room. Medical Request forms can be obtained in Health Services.
Requests for medical singles should be made to Josh Coco, Director of Residence Life, Student Union Building. (318) 869-5110. Requests for medical singles from students currently residing in college housing must be made by March 31, 2009.
The Director of Counseling/Disability Services, the Assistant Dean of Student Life/Director of Residence Life and the Director of the Health Center will review all requests. Information submitted for review will be kept confidential. Decisions will be based on the severity of the condition/disability, the timing of the request, and availability of rooms.
NO REQUESTS FOR MEDICAL SINGLE ROOMS WILL BE APPROVED WITHOUT THE PROPER DOCUMENTATION. AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE IS APPLIED TO ALL SINGLE ROOMS.