frequently asked questions

Housing Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to Housing?
How does the security deposit work?
How do I find out where I’ll be living in the fall?
When do I have to pay for Housing
How do I cancel my housing contract?
Can I live by myself?
Do you allow room changes?
Are residential students required to have a meal plan?
 

How do I apply to Housing?

To apply to live in University Housing, you simply need to fill out a University Housing application/contract and submit a $200 application fee which turns into your security deposit.  An confirmation will be mailed to you shortly after you have been accepted into the University.  For your convenience they are also available in the Office of Admissions, Office of University Housing or on the Housing website under the forms section.  

All students enrolled in at least 9 credit hours and all graduate students who are registered for classes are eligible to live in University Housing

How does the security deposit work?

It is important to note that the deposit cannot be covered by financial aid. It is collected to protect against possible damages and outstanding balances.   It is not refunded if you are leaving for the summer and will be returning in the Fall as it is held by the University over the summer break to secure your placement for the following academic year. When you move in, you will complete a move-in inspection form and note any problems that were present when you took occupancy. The security deposit will be returned to you if there is no damage to your apartment and no outstanding balances on your student account, after you have permanently move out from housing..

How do I find out where I’ll be living in the fall?

You will receive your placement information in mid-July. If you apply after July 1st, we will continue to place residents throughout the summer and mail their placement information to them.  

When do I have to pay for Housing?

Your Housing charges will be assessed to your student account each semester and must be paid with your tuition and fees payment schedule. The first half of your total bill (housing, tuition, fees, etc.) is due by August 15th, and the second half is due by September 15th. Payments for the spring semester should be made by January 15th and February 15th. Failure to pay on time will result in a $30 late fee per month. You will be billed once your room has been assigned.

How do I cancel my housing contract?

To request to be released from your University Housing contract, you need to submit a Contract Release Request form.  For your convenience this form is available in the Office of University Housing or on the Housing website under the forms section.   Please refer to the University Housing application/contract and refund schedule for any applicable contract cancellation fee and refunded amount.

Can I live by myself?

There is a limited amount of single one-bedroom apartments in University Housing South. The rooms are filled on a first-come basis.    We offer both a one-bedroom single apartment as well as a two-bedroom single apartment (this is where one student lives in each bedroom but they share the kitchen, living room, and bathroom.)

Do you allow room changes?

Beginning the third week of classes, we allow students to request to move rooms.  Room change request forms may be obtained from your Residence Hall Coordinator. 

Are residential students required to have a meal plan?

All residential students are required to have one of the three block plans (100, 150, or 200) for every semester they reside on campus.  If residents run out of meals or devil dollars, they can add devil dollars to their account at any time.