Housing Lottery
2020-2021 Academic Year

Selection Timeline

Important Dates to Remember:

February 24-28

  • Housing request forms turned into the Residential Education Office
  • Drawing of lottery numbers
  • “Returner’s Rights” sign up for Townhouses and Apartments

March 2

  • Housing exemption applications due by 5:00pm

March 16-March 20

  • Students notified of housing selection date and time through SMB

April 1 and 2

  • Housing selection at designated dates and times
  • Waiting lists will be available

The Basic Facts

NWU Residency Policy

Be sure to read the NWU Residency Policy for rules and exceptions.

Greek Housing

All Greek chapters determine who will live in the chapter house for the upcoming academic year. Lists are provided to the Residential Education Office. Any student on a Greek chapter housing roster is not allowed to sign up for housing in residential facilities. Please check with your chapter regarding specific policies.

Grade Classification

For housing purposes, class standing is measured by the number of completed semesters during college, not credits. Students that have 1-2 semesters completed are considered “Sophomores”, students with 3-4 semesters completed are considered “Juniors” and “Seniors” are those students that have completed at least 5-6 semesters.

Available Housing Options

To be Sophomores:
Heim/White Suites
Johnson Hall “Super Singles” (female)
Burt Hall*

To be Juniors:
Heim/White Suites
Townhouse Village
Apartments (various single and double bedroom units)
Johnson Hall “Super Singles” (female)
Burt Hall*

To be Seniors:
Townhouse Village
Apartments (various single and double bedroom units)
Johnson Hall “Super Singles” (female)
Burt Hall*

*We are anticipating that Burt Hall singles will be open for returning students next year. We will make the decision/announcement shortly after Spring Break.

The Process

Returner’s Rights

Returner’s rights will be offered to residents who currently reside in Townhouse Village and Apartments and wish to live in the same room/unit next year. In order to claim returner’s rights, all of the current roommates that currently live in the space must be returning to the same unit/apartment for Fall 2020 (unless a student is graduating, studying away or student teaching). If not all roommates are returning (for reasons listed above), the returning members must “pull up” new roommates to make a full unit for the fall. All students wanting to claim Returner’s Rights will need to come to the Residential Education Office during the week of February 24-28 and sign a new housing contract for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the Residential Education Office.

Housing Lottery and Selection

  • February 24-28: All students planning to sign up for housing in the Suites, Townhouses, Apartments, Centennial or Johnson MUST COMPLETE A HOUSING REQUEST FORM and return the form to the Residential Education Office before 5 p.m. on February 28. Housing request forms are included with this brochure and extras are available in the Residential Education Office. Students may draw a LOTTERY NUMBER in the Residential Education Office when request forms are returned.
  • During Spring Break, all housing request forms will be ranked by the Residential Education staff based on semesters completed of college and lottery number. During the week of March 18, students will be notified of their designated date and time to select housing. Students who are unable to select housing during their designated time may “proxy” someone else to sign up for them. Proxy forms will be available through the Residential Education Office.
  • Students will sign housing contracts at the time of housing selection. All students must sign a housing contract for the 2020-2021 academic year by April 10 to avoid cancellation of their selected space. If a student’s space is cancelled, yet they are still required to live on campus, the Residential Education staff will assign a new space to that student.
  • Students wanting to be placed on a waiting list may do so after they have selected housing for the 2020-2021 academic year. Lottery number will be considered in determining the order in which students on the waiting list are placed.
  • Any students wishing to apply for a housing accommodation due to ADA considerations must complete this through Sandra McBride by March 1.

Still Have Questions?

Please do not hesitate to ask your REC or stop by the Residential Education Office. You may also contact Lois Schroeder at lrs [at] nebrwesleyan.edu or at (402) 465-2161.

Reserved Parking

Students may sign-up for a reserved parking space in the parking lot immediately to the south of Townhouse Village. Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents interested in this option may sign-up during their assigned housing selection time.

Academic year $370
Semester $185

Summer Housing and Storage

Summer housing is available to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Summer housing is located in one of the traditional-style residence halls, or the apartments, theme house or townhouses if the resident has been assigned to one of these places for the fall of 2020 and the current residents do not have a 12-month contract (we will have these locations marked at housing selection).

A one-time billing charge (see below for prices) will be made to each resident’s account at the beginning of the summer. Arrangements can be made through the Business Office to make monthly payments. The entire amount of summer housing must be paid by the start of the fall semester.

We will email out the Summer 2020 rates when they are given to us, but for your planning purposes, here were last year’s rates:

Centennial Hall Single $1,305 $435/month
Townhouses $2,160 $720/month
Apartments $1,920 $640/month


Note: some repairs and cleaning of these locations must take place over the summer. Please be advised that Residential Education staff and/or the Housekeeping and Maintenance staff may have to enter your unit to complete these projects over the summer. Every effort will be made to notify residents prior to entering the unit.

Summer storage is available for residents that have qualified for “Returner’s Rights” living in the Townhouses or apartments. The fee for this option is $150. Please pay close attention to the summer storage regulations listed below:

  • copy of the resident’s renter’s insurance, including the dollar amount of coverage, must be provided to the Residential Education Office. A complete list of belongings being stored is also required.
  • All of the students belonging’s must be stored in their bedroom. By doing this, the resident is also forfeiting having that room cleaned over the summer months.
  • A resident’s room key is turned into the Residential Education Office and will not be returned until the resident’s assigned Fall 2020 check-in time. Students may not access their room/unit until this time.