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Information, Resources and Services for Returning Residents

How to Live on Campus Again in 2015-2016

Current residents who apply to live on campus by January 30, 2015, are guaranteed to receive a contract offer.

The calendar below outlines the application and contract timeline for current residents who would like to live on campus again for 2015-2016.

Date Description
Aug. 1 Current residents may begin applying for housing. Please note that your housing priority was set the first year you lived on campus. Applying early will not improve your housing priority.
Jan. 30 Final day to apply and pay a $50 application fee. Current residents who apply to live on campus by today's deadline are guaranteed to receive a contract offer.
Feb. 2 Contracts are ready for you to accept. Accept your contract and update housing preferences on your My Housing page.
Feb. 20 Accepted contract and $300 non-refundable advance payment must be received by 4 p.m. on February 20.
Feb. 20 Update your housing preferences online by 4 p.m. If your preference is to return to your current room, enter your building and room number. If you do not enter a building and room number you will not be able to return to your current room.
Feb. 27 Room assignments are ready to be viewed on your My Housing page.


Application FAQs

Application
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How likely am I to be a offered a contract?

If you complete your housing application and pay the $50 housing application fee by January 30, you will receive a housing contract. If you apply after January 30, you will be on the waitlist for housing.


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How do I complete my application on-line?

  • Click here to go to the online application.
  • The application fee is $50 (non refundable). You will be billed when you confirm your application.
  • Payment must be received by January 30 for your application to be complete.
  • Use Discover, MasterCard, eCheck or Electronic Funds Transfer to pay online.
  • Pay by cash or check in person at the Bursars office, located in room 8 in the Main Building.


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What should I do if I do not apply by January 30?

  • You can still apply after January 30. However, current residents who apply after the January 30 priority deadline are not guaranteed to receive a contract offer.
  • Space is offered based on availability.

Contract FAQs

Contract Offer
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What happens when I am offered a contract?

  • Accept your contract and update your housing preferences on your My Housing page beginning February 2.
  • Accept the contract and pay the $300 non-refundable advance payment by February 20 at 4 p.m.
  • Your housing preferences must be updated by February 20. If you want to return to your current room, enter your building and room number as your housing preference. If you leave your building and room number blank you will NOT be able to return to the same room.


Housing prices for 2015-2016
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What are the housing prices for 2015-2016?

Prices for 2015-2016, Long Session (9 Month Contracts)

These rates are for both Fall and Spring semesters (long session or nine months). All rates include Room, Meals, basic ResNet and applicable sales tax. Each student will receive $1,500 Dine In Dollars which can be spent in DHFS operated locations and $300 Bevo Bucks which can be used at any participating location.

Space Rate
Shared space with community bath $9,757
Shared space with connecting or private bath $10,357
Jester East shared space with community bath $10,057
Jester East shared space with connecting or private bath $10,657
San Jacinto or Duren shared space with connecting or private bath $12,157
Single with community bath* $11,641
Jester East single with community bath* $11,941
Premium Single with community bath* $13,526
Premium Single with connecting or private bath* $14,126
Jester East Premium Single with community bath* $13,826
Duren Single* $15,926

*There are very few single spaces and they are usually assigned to returning residents.

Room and board rates are pending University approval.



Payment
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What if I can't afford to pay a $300 non-refundable Advance Payment in February?

  • If you cannot pay the $300 advance payment by the February 20 at 4 p.m. deadline, your contract will automatically be cancelled. We do not accept payments after the deadline, so we encourage you to make plans now to pay the $300 advance payment by the deadline.
  • One option is to obtain an emergency cash loan from the university.
  • If your contract is cancelled but you are still interested in living on campus, you may reactivate your application on your My Housing page. This will place you on the waitlist for housing. We offer housing contracts to students on the waitlist as space allows.


Current Room
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How do I get my current room for next year?

  • Request your current room for next year at your My Housing page. While we do our best to honor student requests to stay in your current room, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all requests.
  • Students currently living in Littlefield are unable to request their current rooms for next year, as that hall is reserved strictly for freshmen women.
  • All current residents are encouraged to find other current residents as roommates. Failure to find a current resident as your roommate may result in loss of your current room or choice of a new room. All current residents will be assigned together. If the roommate you are assigned to decides not to live on campus, you will be assigned a new roommate or you may be reassigned. We will continue to reassign current residents through the July freshmen room assignment process.


Assignment Details
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How are assignments made?

As a returning resident you have the privilege of receiving priority in your current room and building, provided that you list this as your first preference and meet all of the renewal deadlines. If you request a building other than your current building as your first preference, please note that the current residents of any buildings that you select will receive first priority. Additionally, please consider that 30% of the space in each building is allocated to sophomores and above, while the remaining space is reserved for first-time freshmen. Basically, your assignment to a building other than your current one is not guaranteed. Your assignment is dependent on the number of residents who decide to return to their current buildings as well as your original application date.

If you are not assigned to your preferred housing, you may request for reassignment, and we will do our best to reassign you to your preferred housing as space becomes available any time before check-in next year.


Assignment Dates
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When do I get my building and room assignment?

  • If you meet all of the renewal deadlines, your room assignment will be available on your My Housing page on February 27.
  • If you do not meet all of the renewal deadlines, you will be placed on a waitlist for a housing contract. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to reach you with a housing contract, but if we are able to offer you a contract you may not receive your official assignment until mid-July.
  • You can request a room assignment change on your My Housing page. Requests will be processed in original application date order, based on availability.
  • All residents, both new and returning, will receive a final room assignment email this summer with check in information. Your room assignment can change based on request and upperclassmen being paired up.


Reassignment
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I wasn't assigned to my preferred housing, so I requested for reassignment. When will I be reassigned to my preferred housing?

If you make a request for reassignment, and we are able to accommodate your request, you can receive your new assignment any time before check-in. Reassignments are based on availability and processed in application date order. If we are not able to accommodate your request, you will keep your current assignment.


Other FAQs

Honors Housing
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What if I want to live in Honors Housing?

  • Only Honors Hall residents are eligible to request a room in the Honors Halls. If you currently live in the Honors Halls, you will be given the option to request Honors Housing when you update your housing choices.
  • If you do not currently live in Honors but are interested in the Residential Honors program, you can go to the My Housing page and indicate your interest in Honors. Students interested in living in the Honors Halls will be reviewed by the Honors Center.


Payment-Discipline History
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What if I have a poor payment history or a poor disciplinary status with Housing and Food Service?

  • If you have a Housing bar or a past due balance you will NOT be eligible to receive a contract.
  • If you receive a contract and have a poor payment history or a poor disciplinary status, your contract will be cancelled at the sole discretion of the Division of Housing and Food Service.


Single Space
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What if I would like a single space?

  • If you currently have a single, a single contract will be offered. Single contract offer deadlines are typical earlier than shared space contract offers, so make sure you check your account carefully. Residents who live in a Littlefield single are not automatically offered a single contract.
  • New single requests can be considered when you indicate your request with your contract housing choices online. Singles are offered based on availability and original date of application.


Verify Status
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Should I verify my housing status after I receive my room assignment?







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