Group of Students in Enfield House

Lottery Point Calculation

Students will receive Lottery Point Letters in their campus mailboxes on the Monday prior to the start of the Mod Lottery. This letter MUST be included in your group's registration packet. Do not discard your Lottery Point Letter!!

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 (Policy as of Spring 2015)

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 they are currently living in. This point is ONLY valid for their current residences. This point will be recorded separately on the registration form.

Modmate contract point

Groups can earn one extra point for their group 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.

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