Why we’re lucky to have a roof over our heads

As published in the Campus Times

If you think Residential Life’s housing system can get stressful these days, you would not have been pleased 18 years ago.

Sure, the lottery system can get under your skin, but imagine if you had to qualify for it. There was, indeed, a time when students were threatened with twice the stress: two lotteries. Before they could even worry about their drafted number in the main lottery, there would be a primary lottery to qualify for on campus housing.

In a January 30, 1992 issue of the Campus Times, a headline read ‘Class of 1994, 1995 to lose out in qualifying lottery.’

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