Housing Lottery

Welcome to Bowdoin's lottery process! Each year approximately 90% of students live on campus. The lottery process was carefully designed by students and administrators to allocate housing as fairly as possible. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the lottery process by reviewing the Lottery Guide which will answer most of your questions, help you to understand the process, and minimize your stress.

Bowdoin's lottery is organized by the number of beds in each space. The process begins with Quints and Quads, and progresses through Chem-Free, Triples, Singles, and Doubles and Open rooms. Recognizing that not all students will be able to secure their first choice housing, the process is intentionally designed to allow students to regroup and try again at a subsequent lottery.                

The on-campus Housing Lottery application process will go live on Monday, April 3, 2017.                          

Enter the Housing Lottery

Helpful Lottery Links

2017 Lottery Application Submission Deadlines

Quints & Quads            Friday, April 14 by 12:00 noon
Chem-Free                    Tuesday, April 18 by 12:00 noon
Triples & Singles          Thursday, April 20 by 12:00 noon
Doubles & Open Rms   Saturday, April 22 by 5:00PM