Off Campus Housing Lottery

Students who are granted off campus housing for a Fall Term are generally approved for that academic year.   

New Applications for off campus housing must be submitted electronically to the Residential Systems Coordinator (RSC) Karin Hall-Kolts in advance of the posted deadline.  Follow the instructions on the application carefully and contact the RSC with any questions well in advance.  

Students who are awarded a spot on the Off Campus Housing roster during the lottery MUST NOT sign any leases or commit to any housing agreements until after their eligibility and status is confirmed by the RSC.  After doing so the RSC will send an email to each student's Middlebury account acknowledging their final approval/denial.

At a lottery all applications will be drawn and students who are not awarded a spot on the roster at that time will automatically have their names added to a waitlist.  Those students will then be required as individuals to confirm if they would like to have their name kept on the list.  Should spots on the roster oprn up students will be extended offers in the order in which the names were drawn.

NOTE:  Although students may apply as a group for spots on the roster (maximum of eight), students are individually approved for off campus housing and should not make any arrangements until they receive such notice from the RSC.

Those students who have been approved will be given a short period of time before they will need to confirm their intentions and commit by submitting an Off Campus Commitment form and Housing Contract.

Students who commit to off campus housing may not participate in any other housing process related to the same term.  Students who commit to a spot on a Fall Term off campus housing roster and then withdraw may not participate in any other Fall Term housing process and will be housed during the Summer Housing process.

Because Special Students are expected to live off campus they do not participate in the Off Campus Housing lottery and their names should not be included on an application; however, students who have not yet received final approval from the Administration Committee for Special Student status and would still hope to live off campus should participate in the off campus process as back-up in case they are not approved.  Credits for Special Students are processed separately. Please contact the Registrar's office about Special Student status.