<p>to all posters who hope the housing office somehow "knows" who might be accepted because you can "register" for housing even if you have not yet been accepted- it doesn't, sorry. They operate on completely different computer systems and for some reason let anyone "register" , then purge all invalid registrations when they cross check them with the admissions office in the Spring- kinda bassackwards, if you ask me, but that's they way they currently have it set up .
any student who IS accepted can legitimately register with the housing office. Older registrations that were entered prior to a students acceptance will be discarded.</p>
<p>hope that answers all questions that have come up about this - there is no "back door" into the admissions office. You just have to wait a bit longer.</p>