Anticipated Changes for Room Selection 2015
The Room Selection process continues to improve as Housing Services evaluates and gathers input from participants. Housing 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 2015) are as follows:
- Suite Retention
A continued review of the retention policy for Resnik and West Wing suites will take place for Room Selection 2015, and may result in changes in the way that suites are retained and filled.
- Woodlawn Apartments Renovations
Woodlawn Apartments is slated for renovations during the summer of 2014. We do not anticipate that the renovations will affect availability for residents, and expect that the changes will create an improved living experience for residents assigned there!
- West Wing 2nd Floor Rooms
All rooms on the West Wing 2nd floor will no longer be available for student occupancy.
- 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 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 Services would follow the university's dates and policies regarding tuition refunds and proration.
Anticipated changes in housing rates for the 2014–2015 academic year
It is anticipated that the 2014–2015 academic year housing rates will increase by three to six percent, with the majority of room rates increasing an average of four 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 2014–2015 academic year will be published no later than mid-March.