After your first year, you'll move to a House that will be your home for the remainder of your undergraduate experience.
During the Rising Sophomore Lottery, you'll find out which House community you will join. The purpose of the lottery is to randomly assign first-year students (rising sophomores) to one of the twelve Houses. The lottery is administered randomly using a basic mathematical process. The only control in the lottery is for gender balance in each House. Factors related to siblings enrolled in the College or legacy families are not considered.