Beginning on Lottery Night, the Residence Life Office will keep a wait list for on-campus housing for students who did not get a room during the lottery process. The order of this wait list will be as follows:
1. Roommate pairs with lottery numbers (by lottery number total)
2. Students with no roommate but with a lottery number (by lottery number)
3. Roommate pairs without lottery numbers (by date)
4. Conditional admitted/readmitted students
5. Transfer students
6. Students assigned rooms, but wishing to relocate ($50 room change fee applies)
Note: Any students receiving a double room assignment who are interested in any other double rooms that may open up during the summer, may request being added to the Wait List. The Wait List will be compiled based on date and time RLO receives notification of both students' request. There will be a change in room rate if a suite is assigned.
Note: Any student added to the wait list by request may risk being added behind the transfer students who have been admitted to Davidson and have requested housing.
What if I am on the wait list for on-campus housing?
Once lottery is over, if it is determined that an unusually high number of students are wait listed, the Residence Life Office will go to the Off Campus Wait List and grant permission to those students to live off-campus. Students will be offered the opportunity, but not required, to live off-campus.
By June 15, RLO will determine the number of students from the wait list who can be guaranteed housing for the upcoming academic year. Those students released to live off-campus may stay on the on-campus wait list, but there will be no guarantee of housing. As vacancies arise, we will assign housing to students on the waitlist as vacancies become available.
The Residence Life Office will keep a list of students who will return to Davidson in the spring and need housing. While there is no way to predict the number of vacancies for students returning in the spring, ordinarily some spaces open. Students will be placed on this list in lottery # order. We will make every effort to honor both the requests of the returning students, as well as of the current students with vacancies.
Should the list of students applying to live off-campus exceed the number to be released, a wait list will be started based on lottery numbers. Students on the wait list must continue through the lottery process. There are no assurances made that they will later be allowed off-campus.
As factors governing off-campus numbers develop, students on the wait list may receive permission later in the process at two more points. The first will be around May 1st when the size of the entering class is more accurately pinpointed. The second will be around June 15, at which point the only students kept on the housing wait list will be those for whom we can guarantee housing. Students on the wait list from the lottery process will be offered permission before those students who are on leave in the fall.