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Fall 2022 New Student Housing Application Information

Students who do not complete the process by this deadline will not have on-campus housing.

July 7, 5pm - New First Year and Transfer deadline
July 28, 5pm - New Graduate deadline

Is there a housing deposit?

There is a $200 housing deposit that students pay in SOLAR. Students participating in EOP do not need to pay a housing deposit.

    • New first years who deposit by May 1 are prioritized for on campus housing.
    • New graduate students who deposit by May 15 are prioritized for on campus housing.
    • New transfers are not guaranteed on campus housing. Some spaces are held in our continuing student areas to house transfers and additional spaces will be granted based on cancellations of continuing students if space permits.

First year and graduate students can still deposit after the deadline as long as the link in SOLAR is still available, but will only receive an assignment if space permits. If space does not permit, the $200 will be credited in full. You can see instructions on where to find the deposit payment in our Office of Undergraduate Admissions youtube video:

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If you cancel by July 31, we will credit $100 of your $200 deposit back to your student account. 

What will the application consist of?

When will I apply?

The application will be accessible in the housing portal starting May 6. Applicants can only submit general application information prior to their designated room selection time frame. Additional details below.

How do I apply?

Housing applications and many other transactions are completed via our Housing Portal. When the application goes live in May, you will need to submit your application on the New Student tab in the housing portal. You can log in to the housing portal with your NetID and Password. You will not be able to log into our housing portal until the next day after setting up your NetID and password with the University.

Setting up Net ID and Duo Security Two-Step Login

To better protect your personal information and the University, a NetID and  Duo Security two-step login is required to access all Single Sign-On protected applications. which includes widely used services such as Email, Zoom and StarRez. If you have not completed the setup of your NetID and Duo, please do so prior to trying to use StarRez.

 

For specific information based on who you are, select the section that applies to you below

 

How will I be able to select a roommate?

In the application:

    • You will answer questions about yourself and how you want your living environment.
    • You will be able to search for and communicate and with other students who are applying.
    • If you have a desired individual you want to live with, you need to make sure of the following:
    • You are in the same student population
        • Undergraduate College (UGC)
        • Honors College
        • Scholars and matching UGC
        • WISE and matching UGC
        • New Transfer
        • New Graduate
    • You will need to coordinate making your room selection at the same time.
        • For a shared bedroom, you will need to find an open room with two spaces.
            • One of you will need to select the space and finish the booking process.
            • As soon as the first person finishes booking, the second person can then add the same room to their "cart" and then complete the booking process.
            • Occasionally, someone else may take that second bed space in the time you are trying to complete the second person booking. If this happens, you will have to wait until the next room change or swap time frame to see if a change can be made. You cannot force the other person out of a selected assignment.
        • For different bedrooms in the same suite or apartment, all individiauls can add their own bedroom at the same time in the shopping cart and select at the same time.

 What is Gender Inclusive Housing?

    • Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) is a housing option in which two or more students share a bedroom, suite, and/or apartment regardless of the students' sex, gender identity or gender expression. In other words, this option allows for students of any gender identity to live together regardless of sex assigned at birth.
    • Choosing to live in Gender Inclusive Housing means that residents will have roommates and/or suitemates of any gender identities.
    • Residents of Gender Inclusive Housing are committed to creating and affirming a bias-free environment for everyone living in this community.
    • If you have an interest in Gender Inclusive Housing, you can sign up for this in the housing portal during published time frames. You will see a tab along the top of your housing portal labeled GIH. 
    • Once that process is live, please review all information prior to submitting it. Once submitted you have signed up to live in this community for the academic year. You will not be able to room change or room swap into gender-based male or female housing.
    • New Fall 2022 Students will be able to sign up and see the GIH tab in the housing portal from May 9 at 11am until May 23 at 5pm. After May 23, sign-up is closed for the 22-23 academic year.
    • New First Students' Gender Inclusive Community Important Notes
      • This community is solely located in Wagner Hall regardless of Undergraduate College or Honors program.
      • Your room selection start day will be June 15 at 11am if you sign up for this community regardless of your program so that all GIH participants have the ability to sign up at the same time.
      • Participants will live in a double room in a traditional corridor style residence hall.

How do I go about cancelling my application and will I be refunded?

If you no longer need on-campus housing, students can submit their cancellation request in the housing portal. Please see related information below in regards to financial liability with cancellation requests:

    • Requests received by July 31 are eligible for $100 of their deposit to be credited to their student account.
    • Requests received after July 31 and before the start of the housing agreement will forfeit their full housing deposit.
    • Requests after the start of the agreement period and prior to moving into housing OR do not show up and do not cancel will be charged a $400 termination fee.

Any resident who cancels their housing agreement loses eligibility for future housing. Choosing to live off campus requires the student to join a waiting list if they are interested in housing for a future semester or year. We cannot predict when or guarantee if students will get on campus housing by joining the waitlist. See full details on our financial liability website