For complete details and deadlines, please contact the Office of University Housing at (757) 594-7756 or housingadmin@cnu.edu.

The Housing Lottery is an online application designed to allow current residential students the opportunity to select their housing accommodations for the upcoming academic year. Eligible students will be issued a Lottery time ticket and PIN and will be able to access the application from any computer, at their designated time or anytime thereafter, until the application is closed.

Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate in the Housing Lottery:
  • Be a current residential or a CNU sponsored Study Abroad student during the spring semester.
  • Read and agreed to the terms of the current Housing and Dining Services Contract.
  • Completed the Current Resident Upper Class Contract Acceptance (Lottery) form. Students who submit their contracts after the deadline will not be eligible to participate in the Housing Lottery. These students receive their room assignment from the Office of Residence Life and will not be given the option to request a roommate or select a residence hall.
  • Possess a housing deposit with a minimum balance of $100.
  • Registered as a full-time undergraduate student (12 credits or more) or a full-time graduate student (9 credits or more) for the fall semester.
  • Be in good standing with the Business Office including tuition, fees, and any fine(s) you may have received. All fees must be paid or other payment arrangements (i.e. Federal Pell grant, Stafford Student Loans, AMS, VSSS, etc.) made with the Business Office. Any delinquent accounts may cause a resident to be ineligible to participate in the Housing Lottery.

Please note:

  • Students who currently live off-campus are not eligible to participate in the Housing Lottery. Should students wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact the Office of University Housing at 757-594-7756.
  • The Office of University Housing reserves the right to interpret any and all rules as it relates to the Housing Lottery.

For complete details and deadlines, please contact the Office of University Housing at (757) 594-7756 or housingadmin@cnu.edu.

For complete details and deadlines, please contact the Office of University Housing at (757) 594-7756 or housingadmin@cnu.edu.

Housing & Dining Services Contract
The Housing & Dining Services Contract is a legally binding agreement that defines the terms and conditions of occupancy while living in the University’s residence halls and properties, as well as the mandatory participation in one of the Dining Services meal plans, where applicable.

Current Resident Upper Class Contract Acceptance (Lottery) form
All full-time, current undergraduate and graduate residential students are required to submit a Current Resident Upper Class Contract Acceptance (Lottery) form to be eligible to participate in the Housing Lottery. By virtue of the student’s electronic signature on the Contract Acceptance form, the student accepts and agrees to the terms and conditions as outlined.

Housing Deposit
To be eligible to participate in the Housing Lottery, students must have a $100 minimum balance in his / her deposit account. A $250 housing deposit is paid with the submission of your first Contract Acceptance form or is allocated from the Enrollment Fee paid at the time of admission. The housing deposit will remain on the student’s account until they are no longer a residential student. During a student’s residency, money may have been deducted from the deposit to cover any room charges such as damage fees, cleaning fees, key fees, etc.

If a student's deposit has dropped below the $100 minimum, he / she will be prompted to replenish the balance in order to complete the Current Resident Upper Class Contract Acceptance (Lottery) form. Students can make a payment online; mail a check to the Cashiers Office; or pay in person at the Cashiers Office.

Meal Plan
Meal plan requirements vary depending upon a student’s classification and residential unit. First year students are required to select from either a 14 or 19 meal plan. Upper-class students in a suite-style room must select from a 10, 14 or 19 meal plan. Students residing in an apartment with a kitchen within the unit can select from any of the meal plans (5, 10, 14, & 19) or can opt out of a meal plan. Access to a community kitchen does not qualify students for the no Meal Plan option.

If it is determined that the student has selected an ineligible meal plan for their residential assignment (Example: No meal plan in a suite-style room), Residence Life will change the meal plan to a 10 and notify the student of the change via their CNU email account. Also students wanting to change their initial meal plan selection as a result of their Lottery room selection may do so by completing a new Meal Plan Agreement form and submitting it to the Office of University Housing no later than 5 p.m. on the first day of the fall semester.

For complete details and deadlines, please contact the Office of University Housing at (757) 594-7756 or housingadmin@cnu.edu.