Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing

Returning Student Housing

 

Timeline

  • Log into the Housing Portal to complete the housing application!

  • As long as beds remain available, any student is welcome to live on-campus in the residence halls. Because of public health measures, space is limited to two students per apartment, so priority will be given to cohorts in the following order based on the sign up date outlined below:

    12/8 - Sign Up Day for Graduate Students

    12/8  - Sign Up Day for Seniors

    12/10 - Sign Up Day for First Year Students

    12/14 - Sign up Day for Transfers 

    12/14 - Sign Up Day for First Year Fellows

    12/16 - Sign Up Day for Sophomores and Juniors

    All students interested in living on campus will need to complete a housing application by December 4th at 12pm. 

  • Students will be able to choose their apartment-mate within their same cohort listed above (grad students with grad students, seniors with seniors, first years with first years, transfers with transfers, first year fellows with first year fellows and sophomores and juniors with sophomores and juniors.) 
  • Housing costs for the spring 2021 semester can be found here.

  • As a reminder, the sophomore and first year housing requirement will not be enforced for Spring 2021. 

How it works :

  •  Housing Application Completed: Only students who completed their housing application by December 4th at noon are eligible to participate in the sign up process. All other students will be placed on the waitlist. All students who have completed a housing application will be charged the single rate before sign up has been completed. If a student does not live on campus, the charge will be reversed at a later date. 
    • Current First Year Students - Please sign into the Housing Portal using the login information created during registration. 

  • Create Your Group: Create your group in the sign up system in advance of your sign up day. Students will select apartments as a group and must fill all available spaces in the apartment (maximum of 2 people per apartment).

    1. Students will be able to choose their apartment-mate within their same cohort listed above (grad students with grad students, seniors with seniors, first years with first years, transfers with transfers, first year fellows with first year fellows and sophomores and juniors with sophomores and juniors). 

    2. The person with the earliest date and time slot in your group can sign up the other group members. 

    3. Students who did not create a group will be assigned by the Residence Life office at a later date. 

  • Mark Your Calendar: Time slots will be randomly generated for each cohort described above and provided to each student via email. Please note that all the time slots are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

  • Time Slots: Each time slot will have 15 minutes to choose an apartment before the next time slot begins. 

    1. Example - 10 students will be assigned the 10 AM time slot. The next 10 students will be assigned the 10:15 am time slot. 

    2. Students can sign up at any time after their time slot has begun.  

    3. Your time slot will be sent to you via email at a later date. Please review all email accounts you have provided to MICA. Additionally, your time slot can be found in your Housing Application Portal.  

  • Review Desired Apartments: Upperclass students can choose an apartment in The Gateway, or Meyerhoff House. Only available rooms that have not yet been chosen will show at the time of your time slot. 

    1. Students can log in to the portal up to 3 hours in advance of their designated time slot to review what is still available. Student groups should have a minimum of 10 options in mind in case the apartment you desire is no longer available.

    2. The maximum number of people allowed to share an apartment is 2. The apartment must be filled in order to choose it. If you are unable to fill every available space in the (2 person) apartment, you will be assigned at a later date if space remains available. 

    3. All bedrooms are single rooms for social distancing purposes. Double occupancy options will not be available. Room layout information on the web may be inaccurate. 

    4. Graduate students will be able to choose an apartment from the Mount Royal townhomes. 

    5. Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Transfer students will be able to choose an apartment from Meyerhoff or Gateway.

    6. First year students will be able to choose an apartment from Glace, Leake or Spear Hall. First Year Fellow students will be choosing an apartment on designated floors in Leake Hall. 

  • Choose your Apartment: On the date and time assigned to you, log in to the housing sign up portal and sign up your group for an apartment.  

    1. Please note that you will only see apartments that match your Roommate Group. All apartments are configured for only two people per group.

  • Assign Your Group: Only 1 person will need to be logged in to place your apartment-mate into their assignment.

    1. This example applies to each group that has different time slots represented by the group members. The person with the earliest date and time slot should sign up the group. 

    1. Each group member will need to be assigned to individual bedrooms. Identify in advance which person will be assigned to each bedroom for any given apartment. 

    2. Example - Person A is a senior. Person A can pull in 1 other apartment-mate they would like to live with. Person A will be able to assign their apartment-mate regardless of the time slot their apartment-mate has been given.

  • Waitlist Information:

    1. Students that missed the housing application deadline of December 4th will be placed on a waitlist. The waitlist will be in order based on the date you completed your application. Students that missed the application deadline are not eligible to join apartment mate groups for the sign up process.

 

Helpful Resource Links

If you experience difficulties during sign up day please contact residencelife@mica.edu. This email will be monitored from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.