In preparation for the housing application renewal period, explore your housing options and get familiar with the process. Decide where you want to live next year, and with whom do you want to live with? Do you favor a particular building, room, or Heritage apartments; or would you rather move off campus and sign a lease with some friends in the Bellevue neighborhood? Take some time to map out a plan, and involve a parent or family member in your decision making.
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- Important Dates
- Housing Options
- Housing Rates, Contract & Other Resources
- Housing Application Process
- Housing Cancellation
|Monday, March 11th at Noon||
Housing Application Open
*Because upper-class students are first-come, first-serve we ask that current first-year students begin applying on Tuesday the 14th to alleviate system congestion.
|Friday, March 15th at 11:59 PM||
Priority deadline for current first-year students.
After March 15th we will begin notifying students of their application status within 3 business days applying.
|Monday, March 25th at 11:59 pm||Deadline to complete optional supplemental applications for a Living Learning Community.|
|Friday, April 12th||You will be able to start forming roommate groups.|
|Wednesday, April 17th – Friday, April 19th||
Room selection period. You will be assigned a timeslot to select a room.
You must have signed your housing contract to participate in room selection. If you are not able to select a room or chose not to, you will be place via Automatic Assignment in June.
|Tuesday, April 30th at 11:59 pm||Deadline to sign housing contract. If you do not sign a housing contract by this date, your application may be canceled.|
|Saturday, June 1st at 11:59 pm||
Deadline to cancel your housing contract without penalty. After this date, a $200 cancellation fee will be charged; the cancellation fee will be $300 after August 1st.
Deadline to change your housing preferences for Automatic Assignment
|Friday, June 28th||We will begin releasing assignment details for those who did not select a room. Based on availability, some assignments may be released later in the summer.|
|Monday, August 12th||We will begin sending your final assignment details and move-in instructions.|
Building and Room Options
|Community||Room Types Available|
|Valley Terraces||Double Suites, Single (Very limited)|
|Half Dome||Quad (4 per room), Single (Very limited)|
|Heritage Apartments||Private (1 per room), Shared (2 per room)|
- In Heritage Apartments, a Private room is one person per bedroom in a shared apartment. A Shared room is two people per room in a shared apartment. There are no private apartments. Apartments come in the following configurations:
- 1 bed x 1 bath (1 shared room)
- 2 bed x 2 bath (2 shared rooms)
- 2 bed x 1 bath (1 shared room, 1 private room)
- In Valley Terraces, suites consist of 2 or 3 double rooms, a common room, and a bathroom.
- Single rooms are not generally available on campus and are reserved for special circumstances.
All residents are required to have a meal plan consisting of a specified number of meals and CAT Dollars. More details to come on options.
Please take a moment to review the Housing & Residence Life Contract. If offered a housing assignment for 2019-2020 you will be required to sign this contract to receive your housing assignment.
Housing Rates (2018-2019 rates; updated rates coming soon)
- Renter's Insurance
The first step is to complete your housing application on the Housing Portal. The application will open at Noon on Monday, March 11th.
During the intial application, you will do the following:
- Verify personal information
- List room preferences
- List roommate matching preferences
- Select special housing options and living learning communities
Your application will be reviewed. If space is available, you will receive a housing offer and instructions on next steps. If we are not able to offer a space, you will be placed on a waitlist.
Once you receive your housing offer, you will need to sign the housing contract and pay/defer the reservation fee. This will secure your place in housing for the coming term.
Contract Signing Steps (View Instructions)
- Review and sign the contract
- Review and sign the pestiside agreement
- Pay the $300 reservation fee or request a deferment to August
- Sign up for or opt-out of renter's insurance
Once you receive a housing offer, you may return to the Housing Portal and create or join a Roommate Group. Roommate Groups are students who agree to live together. These groups will be used in the room selection process and for making assignments of anyone who does not select a room.
Using this tool, you can either find compatable roomates and form a new group or you may search and request to join an existing group. Groups can also request to add you to their groups.
Room Selection will take place between April 12th and 19th. During this time, you will be able to select a room/suite/apartment for you and those in your roommate group.
To help manage system overload, each person will be assigned a room selection timeslot. You will not be able to access room selection until your timeslot time. Additional rooms will be made available for each timeslot block.
At your room selection time, visit the Housing Portal and select from available rooms. When you select a room, you will be able to place other members of your roommate group into spaces in the room/suite/apartment. Only one person in a roommate group needs to complete this process.
You must have signed your housing contract to participate in room selection. If you are not able to select a room or chose not to, you will be placed via Automatic Assignment in June.
If you no longer wish to to live on campus for the selected terms, you must submit a Housing Cancellation form on the Housing Portal.
If you have signed your contract, a housing cancellation fee will apply as follows:
|Before June 2nd||No Fee|
|June 2nd - August 1st||$200|
|August 1st forward or failure to move in||$300|
Cancellation fees will be posted to your student account and due at the next campus payment deadline.
If housing and meal charges were added to your account, they will be removed within 3-5 business days.