Individual Registration


Each year, some students choose to register for the lottery as an individual, sometimes referred to as a blocking group of one. The process for registering as an individual is very similar to that of group registration.

Students wishing to enter the lottery as an individual must create a group in the Residential Portal by indicating a group name and password. These details should not be shared with anyone. For individual registrations, the student will act as both the Group Leader and Letter Recipient and should be available to receive their assignment letter in their current dorm room on Housing Day, Thursday, March 9 between 8:30-9:30 AM.

Group Names

We encourage students to be creative, yet thoughtful when creating a group name. Each group's name must be unique (duplicate group names will result in an error during the creation process). While a group name has no bearing on the lottery process, it is viewable to fellow students during the registration process (individual group members are not identified) and is provided to House staff at the conclusion of the lottery process. The Office of Student Life reserves the right to edit group names that are found to be offensive or in poor taste.    

Making Changes

Any changes, post submission, must be communicated via email to the Office of Student Life before 9AM on Wednesday, March 1. Change request emails must be sent to the address in the link above. Requests sent to other addresses will not be accepted. In-person or over the phone change requests will not be accepted. Changes requests after the above deadline will not be considered.