How Does the Housing Lottery Work?

Once a student has submitted their housing deposit, they will be emailed instructions on how to access to the Housing Agreement and Placement Survey. The information submitted on this survey will allow Residence Life staff to consider specific preferences and place students in a room for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please note:

  • The lottery is based on Academic Standing. Current Juniors and up will be placed first, then current Sophomores followed by current Freshmen.
  • All freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus in accordance with the Duquesne University Campus Residency Policy.
  • Housing is not guaranteed for students who do not participate in the Room Selection Process.

Deposits and Housing Agreements must be submitted by March 16, 2022. Lottery numbers will be randomly generated and distributed on March 18, 2022.

Students and their roommate will be placed using the better of their lottery numbers. In Vickroy and Des Places, you will be allowed to request a full suite based on the best lottery number among the residents choosing to live in that suite. Vickroy and Des Places rooms may only be assigned as full rooms or full suites.

Residence Life staff will assign rooms on March 23 and 24, 2022. Students will be notified of their room assignment on March 31, 2022.

Need a Roommate?

Join us for our "need a roommate" session and meet other residents looking for a roommate!
Date: Monday, March 14, 2022
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Towers MPR

We'll see you there!

Assumption Hall Reminder:

Assumption Hall is reserved for students in the Duquesne Honors College. Students who are not members of the Honors College but wish to reside in Assumption should submit a request to the Office of Residence Life.