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Housing Selection

New and Transfer Students

New and transfer students will receive a housing assignment upon completion of the following:

  • Acceptance to UMSV as a resident student
  • Payment of a $200 damage deposit
  • Completion of a housing application

The First-Year and Transfer Housing Application is available in early Spring. Students must provide contact information and complete the included lifestyle questionnaire to help roommate requests at this time. The Office of Housing and Residence Life makes use of this information when assigning students to rooms. First-year and transfer housing assignments are emailed to the students’ Mount Saint Vincent accounts in early August.

Returning Students

The Housing Lottery process takes place each Spring for eligible returning students. Returning students who wish to participate in the lottery are required to make a refundable deposit before the advertised deadline. Lottery numbers will be issued at random within each class (rising sophomore, rising junior, and rising senior). On the assigned day, students in that class are allowed to select their room assignments for the following academic year. For a complete overview of the process, please view the Housing Lottery Handbook.