What is the online Housing Selection Form?
The Housing Selection Form is the new way to get on the list for sign-up night. The hard-copy Q-sheets no longer exist. By clicking on the various housing options, students can view deadlines and the required paperwork to apply for different locations.
How many credit hours do I need to be competitive and actually get into apartment-style housing?
There is no set number of hours that will guarantee a first choice, since the order of the list changes from year to year, based on who applies for what. Students should fill out an online Housing Selection form for every type of apartment they are considering. Then need to attend their designated housing sign-up night(s). Even if a group is lower on the list than there are units, it is recommended they attend sign-up night with completed contracts. There are always no-show groups.
Example: If there are 60 4-bedroom units, and your group is ranked 68th, you still should come to sign-up night with your housing contracts for every 4-bedroom housing type in which you’re interested (College Park, University Suites, Midtown houses or a Returning Student Residence Hall contract for an upperclassmen suite in Sunderland). If 8 groups ahead of you don’t show up or don’t want the 4-bedroom units that are available, then your group gets bumped up the list.
With the introduction of University Suites in the fall of 2012, there were enough apartments to accommodate all sophomores, juniors and seniors who submitted a Housing Selection Form and came to sign-up night. But keep in mind each year is different.
Historically speaking, no freshman has ever gotten a 1-bedroom unit or studio at sign-up night, but that doesn’t mean it will never happen.
What if I don't know who to live with?
E-mail email@example.com or stop by the Housing Office as soon as you realize this. Include your name, building preferences and how you want possible roommates to contact you. The Housing Office compiles a list of everyone seeking a roommate. They’ll share names and contact information with you so you can find a good roommate match.
What if one of my roommates is graduating next December or studying abroad for a semester?
Any group that includes a person requesting a single-semester contract is encouraged to find an alternate person for the open semester. If a group does not select a spring alternate, the Housing Office will assign a student to the empty space. Groups signing up for Midtown houses are required to declare a spring semester alternate on their online Housing Selection Form.
Alternates should attend sign-up night with their group or turn in their contract to the Housing office by 5 p.m. on his/her designated sign-up day. If a Midtown group does not select an alternate they will not be able to pick a Midtown house at sign-up night.
What if I am abroad in the spring during housing sign-ups?
You will receive notices about deadlines at your Drury email address during the spring semester. You will be held to the same deadlines as students in the U.S.
Share your credit hours with your roommates so they can include you on their online Housing Selection form(s). The Housing Office will need your completed housing contracts in time for your group’s housing sign-up night(s). Please scan and email the Housing Office the completed contracts for all housing for which you are applying. Sometimes cell phone photos of a completed contract are precise enough for the Housing Office to read.
Indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices, and the Housing Office will select a unit for you on sign-up night.
What if I can’t go to my Sign-Up Night(s)?
BEFORE SIGN-UPS, turn in your housing contracts to the Housing Office for all the locations your group is considering. The Director will bring your contracts to sign-up night for you. Be sure your roommates know your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices so they can select housing with your preferences in mind.
Your group will not be able to pick a unit at sign-ups if we don't have a housing contract for each roommate. Why is that? A group is only eligible to pick a unit in the order of the list by including your credit hours; if you don’t have a contract to submit, then your credit hours don’t count toward the group’s total, and the group gets bumped down the list.
What happens to students who do not get their preferred housing at the sign-up nights?
Remember, if you don’t get into a 1-, 2-, 3-person unit at the first sign-up night, you still have time to find more roommates and fill out a 4-person online Housing Selection Form for the second sign-up night. ***The 6-person option is no longer available as of 2-18-13. It will be a Humanities house. Information to come!
If you don’t get a house, apartment, or Sunderland suite at the second sign-up night, your name will automatically go on the apartment/Sunderland wait list. The waiting list will be ranked based on the completed credit hours of each individual. At that time, each person from your online Housing Selection Form is free to sign up individually for a residence hall.
All housing contracts are for the entire academic year—at minimum (unless you’re studying abroad, student teaching, graduating in December, or you drop to part-time).
All Jefferson Park residents must reside on campus for most of the summer (read the contract for specific dates), as well as the fall and spring semester.
I ONLY need summer housing for my summer school class, so I don’t want to sign up for 50-week housing in Jefferson Park or University Suites. Is there an option for short-term summer housing while I’m in summer school?
Yes, short-term summer session housing will be available in College Park 4-bedroom units. You can sign up for one or both sessions of summer housing by completing a Summer Housing Contract by April 15.