Application and Lottery Information

Below is information about housing and options for living on campus as a returning student for the 2022 – 2023 academic year.

For more information about housing selection, contact ResidentialLife@tufts.edu.

Quick Notes!

Housing Applications for 2022-2023 are now available via the Tufts University Housing Portal. To find the Housing Portal:

1)      Log into SIS.
2)      Click on “About Me,” then click on “Housing.”
3)      Once you have reached the Home Page, click on “Application” on the top left of the screen.

  • Theme and Special Interest Housing applications will be available beginning Monday, October 25 beginning as 12 PM and will close on December 1 at 5 PM
  • General Housing applications will be available beginning Monday, October 25 through December 1 at 5 PM. Applications received after December 1 at 5 PM will automatically be added to the Housing Waitlist unless part of required housing groups (rising sophomores). 
  • Students noting that they are interested in participating in study abroad will not be eligible for a housing lottery number - this includes students who apply for theme housing or general housing. 
  • SMFA students living on Beacon St. are also required to apply for on-campus housing for their sophomore year.
  • Rising Juniors and Seniors who are interested in learning more about the Off-Campus Housing process are encouraged to attend one of our upcoming webinars on the subject. For more information, please visit the off campus housing pageContact offcampusinfo@tufts.edu for more information or assistance. Join us for our Off Campus Housing Webinar on November 4 at 6pm. 

General Information

Housing Application & Selection Process
  • All students interested in living on campus in 2022-2023 will apply for housing via the Housing Portal from October 25 at 12 PM to December 1 at 5 PM. Students interested in Theme and Special Interest housing should be sure to apply October 25 through December 1.
    • Rising Juniors and Seniors must apply for housing to be eligible for a lottery number.
      • All applications submitted after 5 p.m. on December 1 will be automatically waitlisted.
    • Rising Sophomores are required to live on-campus for their sophomore year. All eligible rising Sophomores are required to complete an application.
    • Students who took leave from the University for one (1) semester will be offered the option to apply to campus housing for the full academic year, or live off-campus.
    • Students who took leave from the University for a full year will be considered to be their appropriately associated class year per their re-entry to the University. 
    • For the 2021-2022 academic year ONLY: Students who were remote for one or both semesters during the 2021-2022 academic year will have their remote status count towards their residency requirement. 
  • Rising Juniors and Seniors will have the opportunity to form a housing group during the application process. Students will not be bound to these students but forming a group by December 1 at 5 PM will ensure that all students in their group will either be issued a lottery number or a waitlist number.
    • Each student within a group must complete their own housing application by 5 PM on December 1.
  • Lottery numbers and waitlist numbers will be issued in mid-December 2021 and sent to students’ Tufts email accounts.
  • Students with lottery numbers will be able to form their group based on their desired room/suite/apartment size in March 2022 (based on their group formation day). See below for more details.
  • Selection dates will be based on the On-Campus Housing Selection Calendar.
General Tips for the Lottery
  • When signing up as a group, make sure the group leader is available to make the final selections for others in the group. If the group leader is not available, re-form your group by the deadline with another group leader or contact Residential Life to change your group leader.
  • Have up to 5 options in mind for your housing preferences.
  • Review all of the options for room/suite/apartment sizes available to you. Your group size may change during the process – so have a backup plan in mind before you begin.
  • Attend a Lottery Information Session!
  • If you have questions - please ask! We are partners with you in helping navigate the housing process. We welcome all questions - so please stop by, call or email us!
Lottery Numbers vs Waitlist Numbers
  • Students who are given a lottery number are guaranteed a housing assignment for 2022-2023. 
  • Lottery Numbers: All eligible rising Sophomores are given a lottery number. Rising Juniors/Seniors need to apply for housing to be eligible to receive a lottery number. The junior/senior housing supply determines how many lottery numbers are assigned to applicants. 
  • Waitlist Numbers: Rising Juniors/Seniors that apply for housing and do not receive a lottery number will receive a waitlist number. Being on the waitlist means you are not guaranteed housing, however in previous years over we have been able to offer housing to a number of students on the waitlist between April - July. If you are given a waitlist number, you will be updated regularly to your status/likelihood of receiving on-campus housing.
  • Lottery Number Ranges: In all of the ranges noted, the lowest number selects earliest in the process within each class year's group. Rising seniors (including fifth year seniors) have been assigned lottery numbers between 1 and 300. Rising juniors have been assigned lottery numbers between 500 and 2000. Rising sophomores have been assigned lottery numbers between 2500 and higher.  
Two-Year Residency Requirement
  • First-Year students are required to live on for the equivalent of four semesters in University sponsored housing.
  • Transfer students coming in as the equivalent of a sophomore student are not guaranteed to live on-campus for their full first year at Tufts, but may b e offered space as available.
  • In the case of a student who studies abroad through a Tufts approved program during their sophomore year, that semester counts as semester on-campus for the four-semester residence requirement
  • A student who would start their fall semester as a second semester sophomore may continue to be guaranteed housing for the entire academic year, however, as they would be a Junior in their second/spring semester of that academic year, they would participate in the housing selection process with the other Juniors who received lottery numbers.
  • For the 2021-2022 academic year ONLY: Students who were remote for one or both semesters during the 2021-2022 academic year will have their remote status count towards their residency requirement. Students on leave for any part of the year will not have the leave semester(s) count towards their residency requirement. Students on leave for the full 2021-22 academic year will return to campus according to their class standing. (For Example: a student who took a gap year (leave) for their sophomore year would return to campus as a sophomore and thus be required to live on campus. A student who was remote for their sophomore year will have remote semesters count as a normal part of the residency requirement.)

On-Campus Housing Lottery Calendar 2022-23

Housing Applications Available
  • Please complete a housing application to apply for a housing lottery number for Fall 2022-Spring 2023. The application will close on December 1 at 5 PM and all applications* received afterwards will be added to the wait-list. Rising Sophomore students are required to remain on campus to comply with the residency requirement. Rising sophomores who fail to complete their application prior to this deadline will be issued a housing application via the Office of Residential Life and Learning.
Special Theme Housing
  • Students wishing to reside in a special interest, theme, or identity-based house should apply through the housing portal between October 25 at 12 PM through December 1 at 5 PM. Students who are accepted will have their housing assignments finalized by mid-December and will have completed the housing lottery process. Students who apply but are not accepted will still be able to apply for the general housing lottery and form groups. For more information on special interest and theme housing, please visit that section of our website to review the options

Rising Junior/Senior Apartment Selection

*more information pending

Rising Sophomore Selection

*more information pending

Group Formation Days

Sophia Gordon
*more information pending
Community Housing (CoHo)
*more information pending
10 Person Groups (Rising Sophomores)

*more information pending

Sophomore Singles Lottery
*more information pending
4 & 6 Person Groups (Rising Sophomores)

*more information pending

2 & 3 Person Groups (Rising Sophomores)
*more information pending

Residence Hall Options by Class Year

Rising Sophomores 

The following types of spaces are available per building:

  • Special Interest and Theme Houses
  • Wren Hall - Sophomore Residence Hall - No Elevator Access, Communal Bathrooms
    • 10-person suites (2 singles and 4 doubles)
  • Haskell - Sophomore Residence Hall - No elevator access, communal bathrooms
    • 10-person suites (4 doubles and 2 singles)
    • Non-suite style triples
  • Hillside Apartments – Multiple class years (Sophomore, Junior, Senior)  - No elevator access, Students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
    • 6-person suites (4 singles and 1 double) - reserved for sophomores
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Eligible for reduced meal plan
    • 10-person suites (6 singles and 2 doubles) - reserved for sophomores
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Not eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Latin Way – Multiple class years (Sophomore, Junior, Senior)  - No elevator access, Students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
    • 10-person suites ( most are 6 singles and 2 doubles, one is 4 singles and 3 doubles) - reserved for sophomores
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Not eligible for reduced meal plan
    • 6-person suite (4 singles and 1 double) - reserved for sophomores
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Stratton Hall – Sophomore Residence Hall - No elevator access, communal bathrooms
    • Limited number of singles
    • Triples
    • Doubles
  • Lewis Hall - Sophomore Residence Hall - No elevator access, communal bathrooms
    • Singles
    • Doubles
    • Triples
    • Two 3-person apartments (6 total beds) -  students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
      • In-apartment bathroom
      • Kitchen
        • Eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Harleston – Sophomore Residence Hall - Elevator access, single-use bathrooms (toilets and showers) throughout the residence hall
    • Singles
    • Doubles
    • Triple
Rising Juniors and Seniors
  • Special Interest and Theme Houses
  • Sophia Gordon Apartments (Seniors Only) – Elevator access,  Students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
    • 4-person apartments
      • In-apartment bathroom
      • Kitchen
        • Eligible for reduced meal plan
    • 6-person apartments
      • In-apartment bathroom
      • Kitchen
        • Eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Hillside Apartments – Multiple Class Years (Sophomore, Junior, Senior) - No elevator access, Students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
    • 6-person apartments (4 singles and 1 double)
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Eligible for reduced meal plan
  • Latin Way – Multiple Class Years (Sophomore, Junior, Senior) - No elevator access, Students responsible for cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and common space
    • 4-person apartments (4 singles)
      • In-apartment bathroom(s)
      • Kitchen - Eligible for reduced meal plan
  • 10 Winthrop (3-person apartments)
  • 9-11 Sunset (3-person apartments)
  • CoHo - Various configurations (please see CoHo page for more details)
    • All units are single occupancy rooms with Full-size mattress, shared common space, kitchen, and single-use bathrooms
    • Community laundry located in the basements of 12 Bellevue, 22 Bellevue and 23 Bellevue St.
    • 2 ten-person units
    • 2 nine-person units
    • 2 eight-person units
    • 3 seven-person units
    • 1 six-person units
    • 3 five-person units
    • 6 four-person units
    • 4 three-person units