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The Office of Housing and Residence Life, in coordination with offices across campus, is working diligently on a plan for the 2022-2023 campus housing program.  At this time, we are expecting to move forward with full occupancy in the residence halls and, as such, we will be utilizing a Housing Lottery process similar to what we did before the pandemic. Below you will find updated information on the housing lottery process for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The housing lottery information presented on these pages is subject to change as deemed necessary by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. To make sure that students are receiving up-to-date information, please check MassArt email daily as the Office relies heavily on students' MassArt email addresses to communicate information.

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All students must meet all deadlines and have no outstanding obligations to the college and/or Capstone Management. This includes all residence hall damage fees and community standards sanctions. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.


Current foundation year students who spend their entire first year in college housing will be guaranteed a second consecutive year in housing. All published deadlines must be met in order to be guaranteed housing.


Individual housing lottery applications will be available online on Thursday, January 27, 2022. If you wish to participate in the housing lottery for the 2022-2023 academic year, you must do the following:

  • Complete an individual housing lottery application (even if you are applying in a group) and submit it online by 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The optional group housing lottery application will also need to be submitted by 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

  • Pay the $240 housing deposit through Student Self Service. The deposit will be added to the student accounts of all applicants shortly after the deadline.

  • Receive your Lottery Number and Room Selection time in your MassArt email on March 15th.

  • Attend Room Selection at your assigned time to select your space for next year.


Students will be assigned time slots for this process and line up in order by their group or individual lottery number to select from the available spaces. In order to select a space, students must have paid the $240 non-refundable housing deposit via Student Self Service.


Students who cannot attend room selection will need to have a proxy attend in their place.  The proxy form is available online and in the Student Development Office. The proxy will need to bring the completed proxy form for the student they are representing to Room Selection. After turning in this form and confirming the student’s housing deposit, the proxy will be able to select a space for the student they are representing.


Students who cannot attend room selection can have another student act on the absent student's behalf by filling out a proxy form. The designated proxy will bring the proxy form to room selection at the appointed time slot for the student they are representing. If your assigned proxy fails to show up for room selection, the College will not act in the absence of that proxy to offer you a space in on-campus housing. You will be placed on a waitlist until you contact the Housing Office. Also, by choosing a proxy, you are accepting the room choice your proxy makes in your absence.

Download the Proxy Form


All contracts are for the full academic year (September 2022 to May 2023). Unfortunately, the Office is not able to offer housing for just one semester. Students who are not at MassArt for the full academic year should pursue off-campus housing options.


Shortly after the application deadline of March 2nd, a $240 non-refundable housing deposit will be added to applicants’ student accounts and made available for payment in Student Self Service. Any student who does not pay their deposit by room selection will not be allowed to choose a space.