Dodgeball, at least we're together on this. I'll be phoning the housing office tomorrow too. They should at least let us know that he have not been assigned, rather than engage in this radio-silence technique.
If I don't get assigned in the off-campus lottery, I'm wary about accepting the EV 1BR option. The website says that they average only about 500 square feet, and it's over $1200 a month. IMHO, that's f**king ridiculous. There are some decently nearby off-campus options that are 200 feet bigger and 200 dollars cheaper.
But then, of course, I run into another wall. Am I willing to move into an apartment complex that's not under Stanford's watchful eye and that I've never visited? I really wish I had the money to fly out again and tour around, but we teachers don't make much these days.