COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. An initial plan to return to campus in the fall 2020 semester is now available.

Housing Lottery & Point System



Students who lived in Traditional Housing during the previous academic year are awarded housing based on a Lottery and Points System, as space allows. This system allows students to control part of the application process while also encouraging responsible behavior in the traditional residential hall communities.  Incoming first-time freshmen are excluded from the point system process.

Phase 1: Points System

Students earn points which determine their standing to receive a randomly assigned number in the Lottery Process.  A maximum of four points are earned in the following categories:


Program Participation 

4 points - Attended 8 out 8 required residence hall programs
3 points - Attended 6-7 out 8 required residence hall programs
2 points - Attended 4-5 out 8 residence hall programs
1 point - Attended 1-3 out 8 residence hall programs

Only Fall 2019 program attendance will be considered.  Spring 2020 only residents will earn 2 points.

Cumulative GPA

4 points - 4.0-3.5
3 points - 3.0-3.4
2 points - 2.5-2.9
1 point - 2.0-2.4

Spring 2020 residents new to the university will earn 2 points for GPA

Community Standards

4 points - No judicial occurrences
3 points - 1 minor judicial occurrence
2 points - 2 minor judicial occurrences
1 point - 3 minor judicial occurrences 


4 points - Enrolled 1 to 2 semesters
3 points - Enrolled 3 to 4 semesters
2 points - Enrolled 5 to 6 semesters
1 point - Enrolled 7 to 8 semesters

Phase 2: Lottery

Students are placed in lottery groups based on the amount of points they earned.

  • 9 or more points: 1st lottery group
  • 5-8 points: 2nd lottery group
  • 0-4 points: 3rd lottery group

In each lottery group, applicants are randomly assigned a number. Students select rooms according to their assigned number (lowest to highest). Once the allotted spaces are filled, the remaining applicants are placed on a waiting list and awarded housing according to their number, as space becomes available. 

**If a student does not select their room, they will forfeit their placement.  If they still want housing, they will then be placed on the waiting list.