How does the waitlist work?


During the Spring and New Student lottery (two seperate lotteries), members are assigned a random lottery number. Those who do not get placed during the Spring lottery, or who do not get placed into their first choice co-op, can get on the waitlist in lottery number order. When you “get on the waitlist” after the lottery is over, you are assigned a lottery number that is greater than those who got on the waitlist through the lottery. If you are a new student, you get a new student lottery number which placed you after those who were in the lottery, but before returning students who sign up for the waitlist after the lottery.

Students then get placed into their co-op of preference in waitlist order when vacancies open up in each respective co-op.