The Collegian
Friday, August 12, 2022

The trials and tribulations of the housing process

Ready, set, housing!

<p>Picking housing at Richmond can be a brutal battle. Image courtesy of GIPHY.&nbsp;</p>

Picking housing at Richmond can be a brutal battle. Image courtesy of GIPHY. 

It’s that time of year again. The lottery that is more significant to Richmond students than the Power Ball is just around the corner.


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Residence Hall selection will begin the week of April 11, and all are hoping to miraculously receive a good time slot.


When we end up getting the absolute worst time slot we turn to our future roommate and start praying that they at least got a decent time.


Then one of two things will happen:

1.     Your roommate got a great time slot! You won’t be living on the streets!


2.    Or…your roommate also got a terrible time slot and you will be living in a box on the side of the Westhampton lake next year.


This process is competitive and ruthless. Enemies are made, and rumor has it that blood has been shed. So get ready (maybe even start training) for the annual “Housing Games.”


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