2020-2021 guide to housing selection
All full-time undergraduate students are guaranteed and are expected to live on-campus or commute from their permanent address. Off-campus releases are offered to a select number of eligible students. The college anticipates releasing approximately 50 students off-campus for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Returning students interested in changing status for the upcoming year are expected to identify their preferred status on the Housing Status Application before February 28, 2020. This is the one time when students can freely request a change of housing status.
Students who do not complete the Housing Status Application will continue as an on-campus resident or commuter, based on their current housing status. Current off-campus students who do not complete the Housing Status Application will be assigned to on-campus resident status.
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING STATUS
All full-time undergraduate students are guaranteed on-campus housing. Full-time undergraduate students whose permanent address is more than 50 miles from the College are required to live on campus.
Current commuters and off-campus students seeking to live on campus will be added to the housing waitlist and may be assigned to housing after all returning resident students have been assigned. However, current commuter and off-campus students that no longer meet the qualifications of their current status will be included in General Selection, or may opt to participate in a pre-selection process.
OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENT STATUS
Eligible students who apply for and are approved (by the College) to rent from a private landlord, in non-College owned housing. An off-campus lease should not be signed until a student has received formal approval from the College on March 13, 2020.
The college anticipates releasing approximately 50 students off-campus for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Students who do not submit the Housing Status Application by the deadline will not be considered for release later in the year, and will be assigned to on-campus resident status.
- Junior or senior, or 20 years of age on the first day of the Fall 2020 semester
- Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Good financial and conduct standing
Current residents not approved to live off-campus will be included in General Selection.
Members of a fraternity or sorority may be eligible for a "conditional off-campus approval" until the chapter submits a complete list of house residents, as well as three viable alternate residents, for the 2020-2021 academic year. Once a complete list of residents and alternates is submitted to the Office of Greek Life, members who do not appear on the housing assignment list and applied for off-campus living may be granted an "off-campus approval.”
Students released off-campus will not be issued a General Selection Admission Ticket.
Students interested in commuting, must reside with a parent or legal guardian at an address within a 50-mile radius of the College. Students who are approved for a change to commuter status and are found living in an off-campus property may face student conduct action and will be billed for room and board.
Current residents not approved to commute will be included in the General Selection process.
Students released to commuter status will not be issued a General Selection Admission Ticket.
NON-PARTICIPATION IN THE HOUSING PROCESS
Students not intending to return due to May or Summer graduation, transferring, withdrawing, taking a leave of absence, or studying abroad during Fall 2020 may elect not to participate in the housing processes. These students will not be issued a General Selection Admission Ticket.
Important Note: Students who select a 2020-2021 assignment but decide to study abroad or take a leave of absence during Fall 2020 will forfeit their assignment. These students will not be guaranteed their selected assignment upon return, but are guaranteed on-campus housing. The College will work to assign them prior to their return.