Whether you are sending your first or your fifth child off to college this is a very exciting time in both your child's life and your life. Support and guidance for your child through this very important transition can be both fun and challenging. The Housing Office is here to assist your student and we look forward to answering any questions you may have. Students may need your assistance as they navigate through the MyHousing portal.
Each student will complete one of two housing agreements, decide who to live with the assistance of My College Roomie, and select their own room.We encourage participation in one of our Living Learning Communities. Students living in an LLC can request a roommate who is not participating in the LLC. Students who do not select a room will be placed by the Housing Office. It is important to discuss the various housing options and assist your student in selection a room type or suite style while allowing them to make the choice and process the housing themselves.
Housing is processed on an academic year basis. Students must vacate their assignment over Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break according to the Housing Calendar. Belongings may be stored throughout the academic year although we recommend removing more valuable items over the break periods.
Arrival Schedules: Most incoming students will arrive on the Thursday before classes begin based on the hall and zip code of the student for fall semester. Incoming students usually arrive on Friday before classes begin in the Spring semester. Current or returning students are set to arrive after 9:00 a.m. on the Saturday before classes begin in the fall semester and after 1:00 p.m. the Sunday before classes begin in the Spring semester.
Early Arrival and Break Stayovers: Some students will be approved for early arrival or break stayovers. These requests are often submitted by the coach or advisor of an organization asking students to be here over the break. Some students may request permission to stay for extraordinary circumstances. Instructions for such are provided to the students in stayover bulletins.
Checking out: Students checking out of the halls before the end of the spring semester should complete an Room Condition Report, Withdrawal from Residence Hall form, and turn in the room key to the Residence Life staff in the hall. The mailbox key should be returned directly to the UPS Center in the CUB (Cedia Union Building).
Current students can sign up for the following academic year housing beginning in October of the current academic year. A letter is often mailed to the home of the parent to remind them of this important room selection process.