Graduate Studio Lottery
The Advanced Design Studio Lottery is held no later than the first day of studio class meeting day. For those not familiar with the process, this is an opportunity to hear from faculty who will be teaching advanced design studios this semester and rank your preference of who you would like to take as your instructor(s). In advance of the presentation meeting, students are provided presentation statements for the advanced design studios being offered attached.
Students who are entering their final semester and need to take ARCH 5672 Integrative Design Studio in order to graduate will have already been enrolled in this class. However, it is important that you still come to the lottery.
Lottery Ballot Procedure
On the lottery ballot, students must list prior instructors they have taken for advanced design studio. From the presentations, students must identify order of preference for studio, with (1) being the most desirable. Do not list only your first choice, as you are not guaranteed that studio. Failure to complete the lottery ballot properly will result in being randomly assigned to a studio. The School of Architecture will make every effort to assign students to studio by their highest preference based on available space in each studio; however, there is no assurance that a student will receive their first choice. Studio selections are final.
Immediately following the presentations, lottery ballots will be collected and studio assignments will be determined.
If you are not present you will be automatically assigned to a studio. Friends or colleagues may not sign you up for studios in your absence.
There is no way to beat the lottery.
Lottery Ballot Results
Once studio assignments have been made, students will be notified either by a list posted at the entrance of the CAPPA main office or by the instructor. Students will review the results then go to their assigned studio for the first class meeting (if lottery is on first day of class). CAPPA staff will then swap students in MyMav from their pre-enrolled studio into their final studio and students will be given card swipe access to their designated studio space.