See our planning for 2020–21.


Group of Students in Enfield House

Lottery Point Calculation

Students will receive their Lottery Points Letter via email the Friday before the lottery begins. This letter will also contain each student's Unique Lottery Identifier (ULI) code to be entered on all registration forms. Registration forms without correct ULIs for each student can not be accepted.

Points are calculated based on a few specific factors:

  • 1 point for each semester of enrollment at Hampshire (maximum 8)
  • 1 point for being 22 years of age or older (as of September 1)

Transfer Students

Additional points will be given to transfer students, based on how many courses they have completed prior to beginning at Hampshire (as recorded by the office of admissions). These points will be calculated using the following scale:

  • 2-6 courses = 1 point
  • 7-12 courses = 2 points
  • 13+ = 3 points

Squatter’s Points

Students are granted one (1) squatter’s point if they lottery for the mod in which they are currently living. This point is ONLY valid for their current residences. This point will be recorded separately on the registration form. Please note: due to the de-densification of campus for the 2020-21 academic year, squatter's points were not counted for the spring 2020 housing lottery; use of squatter's points for the spring 2021 lottery is yet to be determined.

Modmate Contract Point

Groups can earn one extra point by having a group discussion about how they will live together and completing a modmate contract. The contract must be completed, signed by all members of the group who are not currently on leave, and included with the group's registration packet at the time of submission for the extra point to be awarded.

Community Facilitator Points

Students working for Res Life & Housing as Community Facilitators will be awarded 1 point per full year of RA service.

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Amherst, MA 01002