You can enter the Lottery in a group of up to 10 students, or you can enter alone as a group of one (1). Being in a group does not tie you to living with the other members of the group, only to picking housing at the same time as them.
Make sure you have spoken with all members of your housing group and have chosen a Group Leader. The Group Leader must have every group member’s Brown ID before logging in.
If you are entering the housing lottery by yourself as a group of one, you will need to elect yourself as Group Leader.
At your group’s assigned Selection Time, your Group Leader must select room combinations that exactly fill the entire space for each room chosen (e.g., a 6 person suite must be filled with 6 people).
It may become the case that not all members of the group will find desired housing at Selection Time, or that the currently available housing is not able to accommodate the number of group members (e.g., if there are no remaining singles, and the group is just 1 person). In this case, the student must go on the waitlist, or they must drop down to combine with another group at a higher lottery number to form a larger group (see “Dropping Down” in Phase Two).
All students in the group must be returning to Brown for the following Fall semester - those planning on taking leave or going abroad should not enter the Lottery. Should a member of a group wish to change their Lottery assignment, withdraw from the University, or move off campus, the remaining group members may forfeit their room or apartment based upon individual review by the Office of Residential Life.
Be careful when forming groups. If a student's name appears in more than one group, all groups in which their name appears may be declared invalid and ineligible for the Lottery.