The housing lottery is one of the most stressful times of April. Actually, of the semester. Actually, of the year.
You form groups, are given a predetermined time, and then you are given three minutes exactly to choose your housing for next semester. I had heard a lot from upperclassmen about the process but participating myself was extremely stressful.
However, I can now say I have successfully made it through my freshman housing lottery experience and I am very happy with who and where I will be living next year. Only 364 days until I get to do it all over again!