Wait List

There are never enough spaces in OSCA to place everyone who wants to become a member, OSCA has a Wait List for each co-op which is managed by the Membership Secretary. Similar to OSCA lotteries, placement from our Wait List are made into the highest preferred co-op which has an available spot. However, unlike the lotteries where lottery numbers are randomly assigned, lottery numbers on the Wait List are typically assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 

When you sign up on the Wait List, you remain wait-listed until a spot opens in your first-choice co-op, or you choose to remove yourself from the Wait List. Additionally, you may change your co-op preferences on the Wait List at any time and your assigned lottery number will remain unchanged. 

Several times a year, we will ask that you verify your desire to remain on the Wait List; it is important that you do so or you may lose your lottery number!

Cover of the Spring 2013 Board Manual

Change Dates

At these dates, students on the Wait List are notified if they have been placed into a co-op. You will be emailed only on these dates, and only if you have been placed. If you do not receive email, it means you are still on the Wait List — make sure to check your email throughout the semester, as you may be asked to reconfirm your spot! 

Priority Placement from the Wait List

A few OSCAns receive priority placement from the Wait List. Students who are appointed to certain OSCA Staff positions for the incoming academic year routinely receive priority placement, in appreciation of all the work that they do. All-OSCA Staff positions receive priority placement from the Wait List into the dining co-op of their choice. Jobs which require 12+ hours of work per week (usually General Management Team Staff) typically receive priority placement from the Wait List into the housing co-op of choice as well.

To learn how you too can become an All-OSCA Staff member and receive priority placement from the Wait List, check out our Staff section.