To participate in the housing lottery, all eligibility requirements must be met by the graduate student.
1. A FULL-TIME graduate student.
2. Must not be a visiting researcher or scholar.
3. Must be working towards a matriculating, degree-earning program.
Spring 2015 Housing Lottery (move in dates of December
October 15 - 30: Apply for housing at the link below.
October 31: Lottery numbers are posted here.
November 3-7: Offers will be extended for Spring housing via a student's Lehigh email.
November 10th: The waitlist for spring has been posted. Students will be contacted if a space that meets their requirements becomes available. Students who apply after the lottery will be added to the end of the waitlist.
Summer/Fall 2015 Housing Lottery (move in dates of June
April 15 - 30: Apply for housing at the link below.
May 4-8: Offers will be extended for Fall housing via a student's Lehigh email.
The waitlist for Summer/Fall housing will be posted as soon as all available spaces have been offered and accepted. Students will be contacted if a space that meets their requirements becomes available. Students who apply after the lottery will be added to the end of the waitlist.
The way the lottery works is that, after applying, a student is randomly assigned a number by a computer generated program. This is their lottery number, and will determine the order in which students are considered for offers.
On their application, students are asked to select their preferences for housing (ie: Packer vs Saucon Village, one bedroom vs three bedroom). The fewer housing options a student puts on their application, the more they limit themselves. Students with very specific requests could possibly not receive an offer despite a good lottery number.
A student is more likely to receive an offer if they are flexible and include a first, second and third choice, etc. Keep in mind though, that a student should only apply for the types of housing they are willing to accept because if an offer is declined their application will be closed.