Returners Sign-up is Over for Fall 2018

The Housing Sign-Up for returners is over for Fall 2018. 

Didn't Select a Space?

If you did not select a space during the sign-up period, please come to the Housing Office and complete a housing "Wish-List" request form so that we can identify your need and work on getting you an assignment for Fall 2018.  Our offices are located at 10 Academic Way, across from McConnell Hall behind the bus stops.  We are open Mon - Fri, from 8am - 5pm.

Did Select a Space, But Would Like to be Considered for Something Different?

If you did select a space during the Online Sign-Up Process and would like to be considered for a different space, please stop by our office at your convenience and place yourself on a "wish list" for the type of space or location you want.  Keep in mind that it helps us tremendously if you give us at least three options for your placement.

If you have already completed a  "wish list" because you weren't able to get the space you wanted, please know that we work with students over the remainder of the semester and summer who've put their names on our wish lists to get them into a better suited space. We try really hard to accommodate as many requests for change as we can.  As the remainder of semester and summer progresses, we'll see what kind of magic we can weave for you.

Want to Cancel?

If you've decided you want to cancel your on-campus housing for the 2018-2019 academic year, we do wish you would reconsider.  We realistically are able to accomodate many moves for our returning students who place themselves on our "wish-lists."  However, if you are certain you want to leave on-campus housing for Fall 2018, please follow the instructions found here.

 FAQ

Answer:
February 1-22 – online housing reapplication is open. You must reapply in order to be eligible to partake in room selection.
March 1 – In-Hall room selection day. Groups/individuals select a room in their current hall on this day.
March 21 – Between-hall room selection day. Groups/individuals select a room in a different hall on this day. This night focuses on suites, quads, and triples.
March 22 – Between-hall room selection day – focuses on any leftover suites but now will include doubles and singles.
March 23-March 26 - "Random Roommate" process. You may partially fill an available room.
Answer: After re-application closes at 4:30pm on February 22, you can log back in to the application and view your sign-up time. Sign up times are issued based on current credits. The more credits you have, the earlier your sign up time. The group sign-up time is based on the group captain's sign-up time. If someone in your group has a better sign-up time, you can reassign the group leadership role to them. He/She will then takeover responsibilities for leading the group and selecting the space for the group.NOTE: If your group does not participate in the in-hall room selection on March 1, the group will be issued a new sign-up time for the between-hall process. Log back in after March 1 to see the new sign-up time.
Answer: Remember that you can pick a space anytime during your sign-up time, from whenever your sign-up time slot opens until whenever the sign-up period ends on that day. Or if you are unavailable during the the entry period, perhaps you could transfer the group leadership to another one of your group members who would be available during early in the sign-up period. Of course, the earlier in the sign-up period you are able to select a space, the more choices you will have, but don't panic, there are always enough spaces to choose from during the on-line sign-up.
A: No, sorry...it doesn't work that way. Sign-up times are randomly generated and randomly assigned based on the amount of credits earned. On Feb 22, In-Hall sign-up time will be available. If you will be participating in the in-hall room selection process, you can login on Feb 22 and view your sign-up time. Sign-up times for the Between Hall Process will be available after March 1st.
A: Simply put, no. Room selection works very similarly to the concept of your class selection process. At your specific sign-up time, you login online to the housing application and you get to choose from whatever room spaces remain available at that time. Since sign-up times are based on the amount of credits earned, it makes sense that persons with higher credits will select their room spaces first. Couple that knowledge with the understanding that highly desirable halls such as Mills, Handler and Peterson fill quickly, it's clear that the chances of a first year group of students getting a space in Mills Hall (without being pulled in by current residents) is fairly slim, although it can happen! We often suggest the best way to get a space in Mills Hall is to be pulled in by current residents who are looking to fill their suites. Another important tip is to have multiple backup plans. If you don't get the space you really want, what's your backup? It's so important to think in advance so you aren't scurrying and trying to slap a plan together at the last minute...too much stress, not enough smiles.
A: You can come by our office (10 Academic Way, across from McConnel Hall, behind the bus stop), beginning on March 9 at 8:00am to complete a "Wish List" form. We work with students on the "wish lists" over the remainder of the semester and throughout the summer to get them into spaces they more desire.
A: Sign up times are directly related to the amount of credits you have earned as of the end of January. A student with more credits will have a better sign up time. Students with the same number of credits are then randomized for times. To optimize your group's sign-up time, please ensure the Group Captainship is assigned to the person with the "best" sign-up time.
A: Yes. You make a group and you’ll be a group of one.
A: It depends. The transfer student must be 100% accepted and committed through the Admissions office in order to be eligible to participate. If they're not sure, have the transfer student call Admissions. If the student being pulled in is active, they should have no trouble re-applying and joining the group. If they run into trouble, have them call Housing so we can help troubleshoot. These students can NOT participate as a "group of one" and select a single room. They can only be pulled into a group.
A: Students seeking other students to live with next year should use social media resources to find potential roommates. Any student who does not have roommate(s) in mind to live with may participate in the "Random Roommate" process from March 23 - March 26 and partially fill an available room.
A: The group captain can disband the group, or transfer captainship, by revisiting Step 5 of the housing application. An individual can remove themselves from the group also by revisiting Step 5 of the application. A new group can then be made to suit everybody's needs. The group captain must "verify" the group once it's set - that's an important step prior to being able to participate in room selection. NOTE: ANY time a change is made to the group, the captain must re-verify.
A: No deposit required in order to select a space. Instead, you'll be agreeing to a cancellation fee on your re-application. A cancellation fee will only be applied to your account if you select a space and later cancel.
A: Nope. If you select a room in-hall, you will no longer have a sign-up time for the between-hall process. If you make a mistake and select at in-hall, you'll have to call Housing and we can reset you/your group.
A: If you think for any reason that you may need to stay on-campus during the Thanksgiving, Winter or Spring Breaks next year, choose a room in a building that remains open: * Adams Tower West, Congreve, Fairchild, Hubbard, Devine, Hitchcock, and Randall remain open over Thanksgiving, winter and spring break (additional fees apply). * Scott Hall, Sawyer Hall, and McLaughlin Hall remain open during Thanksgiving and spring breaks only (additional fees apply).

Charge Schedule

REMEMBER - NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED In lieu of a deposit, during your reapplication you will be asked to agree to our cancellation charge terms. A Cancellation Charge will be applied to your student account only if you withdraw your commitment to 2018-2019 on-campus housing. The cancellation charge schedule is outlined below. Full description and terms are contained in the Room and Board Agreement

Full Academic Year Student Request
release:

If released, student financial
responsibility

By June 1st

$250

By July 1st

$375

By August 15th

$500

By first week of fall classes

25% of fall semester housing fee

By 30 days into fall semester

50% of fall semester housing fee

After 30 days into fall semester

100% of fall semester housing fee

Spring Semester Only Student Request
release:

If released, student financial
responsibility

By January 1st

$500

By first week of spring classes

25% of spring semester housing fee>

By 30 days into spring semester

50% of spring semester housing fee

After 30 days into spring semester

100% spring semester housing fee