Student Housing FAQs for Fall 2020
Can I return to resident status later this year or next year if I initially want to be a commuter?
Students may choose to change their status from residential to commuter until they feel more comfortable residing on campus. A commuter student is always welcome to become or return to being a resident student. Students interested in changing their status once the semester begins should email email@example.com and we will work to accommodate your request as soon as possible.
My roommate decided to relocate to a single room. Will I be assigned a new roommate?
The Office of Housing will provide the remaining resident an opportunity to pull in a new roommate.
If the current resident does not identify a new roommate, one will not be assigned to the space.
Furniture will not be removed from residence hall rooms with one occupant.
Can I change my status to off-campus?
The Office of Housing continues to utilize the off-campus waitlist throughout the summer for students who applied for off-campus housing earlier this year. However, the number of students being released off-campus has not been adjusted.
Students living off-campus should review their lease agreement and understand their financial responsibilities, which may differ from the College’s flexibility regarding room adjustments.
Off-campus residents wanting to adjust their residency status to resident or commuter may do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am interested in a single room. Can I indicate where I prefer to live?
Residents requesting a change from a double room to a single room were able to place that request via AMOS in June. If a student is now interested, contact email@example.com. We will try to accommodate, but cannot guarantee, building or community preferences. In the era of COVID-19, we are doing everything that we can to accommodate student preferences. We appreciate your understanding!
Are visitors permitted in my residence hall room?
Residence hall visitation will be dependent upon the College’s status in the Plan for Fall 2020. Guidelines in residence halls may be more restrictive for the health and safety of all residents.
How will a housing-related medical accommodation impact my ability to transition from a double to a single room?
The Office of Housing will work closely with the Accessibility Services Center (ASC) to ensure all housing-related medical accommodations are met regardless of room type selection. Questions regarding accommodations should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I receive a refund if I am not able to live on campus?
Refunds of room charges will not be made once classes begin. If, however, the College is unable to open the residence halls and student dining venues before classes begin, all room and board fees will be returned to the student. Once classes have started, it is possible that, for the health and safety of the faculty, staff and students, the College may decide, or is required to close the residence halls, requiring students to vacate the campus prior to the end of semester. In this circumstance, while room contracts are non-refundable, the college will provide some form of financial relief to all students who have unused portions of their room and board plans. Financial relief will only be provided to those whose student account is in good standing.