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What Your Number Means

The lowest number drawn by any member of your roommate group becomes your group’s priority number.  It is used to determine if and when the group may select a room during Room Selection.  The lower the number, the earlier your appointment time will be.

You have a greater chance of receiving a lower number you are in a group of four than two and one respectively. In a group of four, there are four chances of getting a low number; in a group of two, there are two chances of getting a low number; in a group of one, there is only one chance of getting a low number.

All students are required to draw a Priority Number. In a roommate group, the lowest priority number that is drawn becomes the group's priority number. This group number will determine the appointment time. For guaranteed students, the group number determines the appointment time. The lower the number, the earlier the appointment time will be. For non-guaranteed students, the Student Housing Office will announce a cut off number. If the group number is lower than the cut off number, the group will get an appointment time. If the group number is greater than the cut off number, the group will not receive an appointment time. The members of the group will instead be placed on a waitlist according to their individual priority number.