Housing Lottery General Info

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 you are receiving up-to-date information, please check your MassArt email daily as we rely heavily on students' MassArt e-mail addresses to communicate information.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life encourages students and parents/guardians to talk about this information and assess students' on campus housing needs for next year.

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. Students must also be in good academic/disciplinary standing.

Current first time college 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.
* Please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@massart.edu if you are uncertain of your status 

Individual housing lottery applications will be available online on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. If you wish to participate in the housing lottery for the 2017-2018 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 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The optional group housing lottery application (also online and available only for guaranteed students) will also need to be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
  • Attend Room Selection with your $240 housing deposit or online deposit receipt. The deposit is required in order to reserve a space in housing.

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 turn in their $240 nonrefundable housing deposit at their room selection time slot.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.(Time Slots To Be Determined)
DMC Huntington Studio (3rd Fl, Design and Media Center)


The housing and meal plan costs for the 2017-2018 academic year have not yet been finalized. The preliminary charges for the 2017-2018 academic year may be found on the cost of housing page after January 11, 2017. Please use these figures as guidelines for your planning.

All contracts are for the full academic year (September 2017 to May 2018). Unfortunately, we are not able to offer housing for just one semester. 

Please review the cancellation policy carefully. All students who receive housing will be responsible for the deadlines and conditions listed in this schedule. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at housing@massart.edu or (617) 879 - 7750.

If you have a disability or condition that requires special living arrangements or special consideration for on-campus housing, you must submit a medical request to the Associate Dean, Academic Resource Center, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  A response to all requests will be communicated through MassArt email on Friday, February 24, 2017.  Please see the medical request page for more information.

To petition for a reduction or waiver of the required meal plan for medical reasons, students must submit their request in writing by February 15, 2017.  Please see the meal plan waiver request page for more information.

The $240 housing deposit must be submitted at room selection by check or money order payable to MassArt. Be sure to include your name and MassArt ID on your check or money order. Credit cards and cash will not be accepted at room selection. Students may also pay with a credit card online at https://www.paybill.com/massart and bring their emailed deposit receipt to room selection.  Any student who does not have their deposit or deposit receipt at room selection will not be allowed to choose a space.

Students who cannot attend room selection will need to have a proxy attend in their place. The proxy will need to submit a completed proxy form along with the housing deposit or deposit receipt for the student they are representing. The proxy form is available online and in the student development office.

Students who cannot attend room selection can have another student act on the absent student's behalf by filling out a proxy form. The proxy form is available online and in the student development office. The designated proxy will bring the proxy form and the student's housing deposit or deposit receipt to room selection at the appoionted 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.