Live on campus again! We're excited to give current students living on campus the opportunity to renew their contracts for the 2016-17 academic year. Whether you want to live in a residence hall or an apartment, we’ve got you covered.
Renewing your contract is easy:
- Review the Contract Renewal Guide for the detailed schedule. The general timeline is below. You must be a continuing student currently living on campus this spring 2016 to be eligible for the online application/assignment process.
- Renew your contract and search for roommates starting February 2016
- Select your housing assignment and invite a roommate if you want to
- Pay your $250 advance rent to secure your space
- Continue enjoying the convenience on living on campus
Contract Renewal Dates:
- February 15-26, 2016: Students interested in renewing their contracts can begin the contract renewal application and search for and accept roommates before selecting a room/apartment during the dates below. It’s best to complete this step before the room selection begins later in February/March.
- February 29 – March 3, 2016: Reserve space in East Campus Apartments or West Campus Apartments
- March 14-17, 2016: Reserve space in available residence halls
Schedule to Reserve a Space in ECA and WCA
|Monday, February 29||Current apartment residents can reserve their SAME ROOM in their apartment|
|Tuesday, March 1||Current apartment residents who completed renewal on Monday may pull in unassigned roommates into available spaces in their apartment|
|Wednesday, March 2||Current apartment residents can reserve a DIFFERENT ROOM in ECA or WCA with the option to pull in unassigned roommates into available spaces in their apartment|
|Thursday, March 3||ALL CURRENT ON-CAMPUS RESIDENTS can reserve a space in ECA or WCA with the option to pull in unassigned roommates into available spaces in their apartment|
Schedule to Reserve a Space in Available Res Halls and Apartments
|Monday, March 14||Current res hall residents can reserve their SAME ROOM, if available for next year. See guide book for details.|
|Tuesday, March 15||Current res hall residents who completed renewal on Monday may pull in unassigned roommates into available spaces|
|Wednesday, March 16||Current res hall residents can reserve a DIFFERENT ROOM in their hall or another available hall in their community with the option to pull in unassigned roommates into available spaces in their room/suite. See guide book for details on hall availability.
Honors Residents can select rooms in East & West Laville Halls (Excluding 2nd floor of West Laville Hall).
|Thursday, March 17 @ 1 pm||ALL CURRENT ON-CAMPUS RESIDENTS can reserve ANY space in ECA, WCA, or AVAILABLE RES HALLS with the option to pull in unassigned roommates into available spaces in their apartment/room/suite|
To better accommodate your roommate preferences, you will be allowed to pull in other residents into available spaces in your room or apartment. Make sure to review the step-by-step instructions in the guide book to have your preferred roommates ready. You will only be able to pull in roommates who appear in your “Accepted Roommates” list in the online housing portal. Remind your roommates they must accept or decline the invitation by the end of your selection period timeframe, usually 10 a.m., according the schedule in the guide book. After 10 a.m., any invitations not accepted will be purged to make room for other students looking for available spaces.
Residential Life will continue the requirement for the 2016-2017 Contract Renewal process of a $250 (non-refundable) advanced rent due at contract renewal for both on-campus apartments and residence halls. Payment must me made during the online renewal process with a credit or debit card. The entire $250 will be applied toward regular rent in the fall. There is no net increase to the amount of rent paid. For those students that reserve a space, pay their fee bill, and move into their on campus housing, advance rent will not cost any more money. However, those that cancel their assignment will forfeit the entire $250 advance rent amount, and are subject to the cancellation fee schedule.
Students who use scholarship money for their on-campus rent will need to pay the advance rent during the online renewal process with a credit or debit card. Advance rent will not affect the amount covered by scholarship. Once the scholarship funds are applied to the student’s fee bill, the entire housing charge will be paid, and any overage in the student account will be refunded to the student’s Bursar account.
The advance rent program is part of Residential Life’s concerted effort to keep apartment and residence hall spaces open and available to those students who are truly serious about staying on campus.