Anticipated Changes for Room Selection 2014
The Room Selection process continues to improve as Housing and Dining Services evaluates and gathers input from participants. Housing and Dining services will continue to conduct extensive reviews of the Room Selection process. In addition to the changes mentioned below, there may be additional changes to the overall process and how Room Selection is conducted.
Possible changes to the Room Selection process for next year (Room Selection 2014) are as follows:
- Suite Retention
A continued review of the retention policy for Resnik and West Wing suites will take place for Room Selection 2013, and may result in changes in the way that suites are retained and filled.
- Woodlawn Apartments
Woodlawn Apartments is slated for renovations in the future and may become unavailable to residents during Room Selection, as early as Room Selection 2014.
- West Wing 2nd Floor Rooms
Residents who are retaining or selecting a room on the 2nd floor of West Wing House should be aware that resident rooms on this floor may not be available for retention during Room Selection 2014. Students who are assigned to these spaces and are displaced will be given priority for other available rooms in West Wing (or other comparable rooms) for the 2014-2015 academic year.
- Room Selection Process Change
Due to the newly implemented software system, we will continue to review and improve our processes and services. Thus students should be aware that the overall Room Selection process, including the policies and procedures, will very likely change in future years. Changes will be announced in advance of the Room Selection process.
- Anticipated change in the housing proration policy
Housing and Dining Services is reviewing the cancellation and refund policy and anticipates some changes being made to the current system of processing housing refunds when students leave mid-semester, beginning in the 2014–2015 academic year. These changes are currently tentative — more information will be made available once a final decision has been made. Currently students who leave the university — and thus the housing system — mid-semester are refunded for their housing charges on a per day basis. The proposed proration policy being reviewed by Housing and Dining Services would follow the university's dates and policies regarding tuition refunds and proration.
Anticipated changes in housing rates for the 2013-2014 academic year
It is anticipated that the 2013-2014 academic year housing rates will increase by four to six percent, with the majority of room rates increasing an average of five percent. The housing reservation fee will be $400 per academic year - this is included in the four to six percent overall increase. Final rates for the 2013-2014 academic year should be determined some time in March.