Frequently asked questions about living on campus for the 2020-21 Academic Year are outlined below. We will continue to update this page as new information is finalized regarding the fall semester. If you have a question that is not listed below, please contact our office to request that we add a question to this page.
Students who have already signed a housing contract still have a space secured on campus. Additionally, per the communications from President McRobbie and Chancellor Paydar, students will be able to live with a mutually selected roommate provided they go through the process to do so.
Housing rates have been revised to align with changes to the academic calendar and rates for super single rooms (double rooms in use as single rooms) have been clarified. Please review the updated housing rates for 2020-21.
Students will be notified if we are unable to offer a housing contract. Our office cannot provide specific recommendations, however we can assist with general questions about other housing options.
The housing application is non-refundable. If you do not receive a housing offer, your application can be deferred up to one academic year.
Housing Contract and Dates
Housing facilities will open with fall move in which will take place from August 12 - 22, 2020.
Offers for housing are still being issued on Thursday of each week through the Housing Service Center (HSC). Please continue to check your email and the HSC for more information. Once our office reaches the end of the offer process, we will communicate to students additional information and any next steps that are available.
Housing contracts continue to be uploaded each Thursday and the number of students receiving an offer will vary based on spaces that become available either by roommate requests that can be honored, or from students who have notified us they no longer need housing on-campus.
Housing offers are prioritized based on the date your housing application was submitted and your eligibility for the vacant space. Roommate requests impact eligibility for available spaces.
Our standard housing contract terms are still in place and the $200 housing prepayment is still required as part of the transaction to complete your housing contract. An addendum is also required for the 2020-21 Academic Year and students who have a signed housing contract can complete that using a direct link provided by email.
Students will have the option to request to stay on-campus during the online learning sessions. All residents will initially be billed for the in-person session and those who choose to stay for the online learning session will be charged the additional rent listed in the Housing Rates for 2020-21
If you are moved to a different residence hall because a single room is available, you would NOT need to receive a different housing contract.
In two and four bedroom apartments in Riverwalk, single occupancy is defined by bedroom and not apartment. Specifically, students who live in two and four bedroom units in Riverwalk will have a private bedroom and share a bathroom and kitchen.
Roommate requests can be submitted online from June 1 through June 30.
The roommate request process is closed. Please refer to the roommate process requirements and instructions for additional information.
Housing spaces are made available based on roommate requests so there is not available space to separate two students who had mutually requested each other once a contract offer has been issued.
No, each room in an apartment or townhome is considered a private room where the other private rooms in your apartment will be assigned by the Housing and Residence Life assignments team.
Each bedroom in a two bedroom or four bedroom apartment is considered a private room. You do not need to find a roommate, the assignments team will assign students to the other private rooms in that apartment.
Roommate requests that have already been submitted will be considered. You are not required to resubmit the request. If you want to update any requests, do so as soon as possible when the form opens so that we have the most up to date information. When your room assignment has been completed and roommates assigned together, we will send an email confirmation.
Some residence halls are ideal for students wanting a roommate experience, so it is possible for students who do not request a roommate to be moved to another facility where there are open single rooms. If we are unable to assign you to a single room specifically within your assigned residence hall, we will follow up with you via your university email.
Yes, Roommate requests that are mutual, and meet the other roommate matching criteria, will assign students together regardless of whether or not their biological sex or gender identities match.
We have several single occupancy options within our facilities, however, if we determine we would not be able to offer a student a single space, we would contact them directly with additional information and options.
Amenities and Experience
Yes, these will remain open, but there may be fewer stations available as well as expectations around wiping down the high touch locations before and after using the computers and any printers to support a healthy environment for those using the computer lab.
Residence hall fitness spaces are still being evaluated. Regardless of the availability of the housing fitness spaces, students living on-campus are automatically provided membership to Campus Recreation, including Jaguar Fitness and NIFS for workout spaces.
Move in will take place over the course of approximately 10 days from August 12 - 22, 2020. During this period, students will not incur additional housing charges in order to ensure students can move in in a manner that supports social distancing. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for move in times starting late-July. More move in details will be announced as we approach fall opening.
The move in process will have dates and times available for students to select a date and time that works for them. Students with signed housing contracts will be able to schedule move in online late-July. An announcement message will be sent and information will be updated online when the scheduler is available.
Students who have a non-Bridge university program that begins prior to August 12 can be considered for early move in. To enter that request, please click the login button at the top of this page and complete the early arrival request form. Additional prorated rent will apply for early move in prior to August 12. Bridge students should only register for dates during the standard move in of August 12 - 22, 2020.
No, students who move in August 12 or after will not be required to pay additional rent. Students who request and are approved to move in prior to August 12 will incur additional prorated charges.
Billing and Rates
Rates were adjusted to reflect changes in the academic calendar. The updated rates now reflect the revised academic terms and options that students have available for the 2020-21 academic year.
Students who leave to return home for the online learning periods will only pay the reduced rate for the in-person session. Students who request and are approved to stay for online learning will pay the remaining value of their housing contract.
All residents will be billed in late July/early August for the in person session. If you request to remain in your housing unit for the online learning session, you will also be billed the rate listed for the online learning sessions.
An online request form will be available in September to request to remain in housing during the online learning session.
Requests can only be considered for the full online learning periods. Requests to remain in housing for the online learning period can only be considered for both the full fall and full spring online learning periods. Partial periods or custom timeframes cannot be considered. Note: Residence halls will still close as originally planned from December 21, 2020 until January 8, 2021.
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