ELI Students

ELI Students do not need to complete the Course Registration prior to completing the Housing Application and Lottery Application online.

There are two groups you can sign up for - Groups of Four (4 roommates for Carlin Hall or Clerc Hall) and Groups of Two (2 roommates for Carlin Hall, Clerc Hall, Peet Hall, or Ballard West). You may choose the Single Room or Faculty Row Housing option when completing your Lottery Application.


  • Complete the Housing Application and Lottery Application online by Sunday, April 22, 2018;
  • You will receive an e-mail notification from the Housing Operations Manager if the application has been approved by your assigned day/time for Room Lottery on Thursday, April 26, 2018; and
  • Room Lottery process will take place online via your BISON account on Saturday, April 28 to Sunday, April 29, 2018.

For ELI students who become undergraduate students in Fall 2018, the Residency Requirements will apply. To learn more about Residency Requirement for first/second-year students, navigate hereExemption requests must be made by Saturday, August 25, 2018. Please be sure to provide approved necessary documentation to support your request for exemption to live on campus. Incomplete requests will not be processed.


Students who have not participated in the Room Lottery process or missed the application deadline will be placed on the waiting list. The Housing Operations Manager reserves the right to assign students to vacant spaces.

Students who cancel the room assignment AFTER choosing their rooms will automatically be charged the $500.00 cancellation fee.