Follow these three easy steps to secure your home away from home:

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Complete your Housing Application

The housing application can be found on the Online Housing Portal.

All students should complete their contract on or before May 5, 2021 for priority housing consideration and to participate in the room selection process.

Those who complete their contract after this date will be assigned based on preferences in their application and availability, if any.


If you have any questions regarding housing, please call 978-934-5160 or e-mail the Office of Residence Life:

While we no longer require a deposit, please note that there are significant penalties for cancelling your contract after the specified deadlines. Please see our Cancellation section webpage for more details.


Roommate Matching

Students will be able to return to their housing application to pick roommates, starting May 10, 2021. Students not planning to live in a suite/apartment or double bedroom are not required to participate in roommate matching

Students will only be able to see other students that they are eligible to live with based upon having a completed housing application, housing assignment gender, class year, LLC community participation, and visibility in the roommate matching process.

Lottery Time Slot

Every returning resident and commuter that applies for housing on or before May 5, 2021 is assigned a Lottery Time Slot. This lottery time slot will be used to determine what time the student can log in and pick a room during the room selection process.

Lottery time slots are randomly assigned by class year in the following order:

  • Seniors/Graduate Students
  • Juniors
  • Sophomores
  • Freshmen

First-year student and transfer student Lottery Time slots will be generated at random for those who applied on or before May 5, 2021.


Room Selection

You will be given a time slot that will dictate the earliest possible time when you can log in to assign yourself into available open spaces. At this time you may also pull in roommates that have been requested and confirmed. The person with lowest possible time slot should act as a the group representative.

Room selection processes (LLC & non-LLC) will occur:

  • May 18, 2021 and May 20, 2021 for upper-class students
  • July 13, 2021 and July 15, 2021 for first-year students