Returning Student Housing

Housing Sign Up Frequently Asked Questions

For Returning Students AY 22-23 Updated 2/24/22

Housing Deposit 

What is the Housing Deposit? 

A $550 housing deposit is required the first year you are living on campus. The $550 housing deposit includes a $300 non-refundable reservation deposit in addition to a $250 damage deposit refundable when you move out of housing. Please submit your deposit along with the Declaration of Intent form found in the acceptance packet by May 1st to the Office of Undergraduate Admission along with the Declaration of Intent form found in the acceptance packet.


Can this housing deposit be waived? 

If a student is experiencing financial hardship, they may connect with Student Accounts or Financial Aid. Someone from these departments will be able to assist the student and determine if they do qualify for financial assistance in any way. If either of these departments share that the student is, indeed, facing financial hardship they will waive the $300 non-refundable reservation deposit. The $250 damage deposit will remain but is refunded at the end of the housing agreement term if there are no damages attributed to the student at the end of their housing period. 


Housing Application

I am seeing a Welcome New Students! page, but I am not a new student. What should I do?

Email us at with your ID number and the issue you are experiencing and the Housing Operations Team will make sure you see the correct returning student application.

Do I need to download, sign and return the housing agreement?

No, On the Housing Contract page of the housing application, you signed the housing agreement when you entered your Student ID number after the policy acknowledgements.

Roommate Groups 

Do I have to have a roommate group?

No, a roommate group is not required to select a room. Individual room selection will be on 4/14.

I am a sophomore. Can I live with a Junior?

Yes, any returning student can live with another returning student. 

I am trying to join a particular roommate group, but I am not able to join. What should I do?

Make sure that you are not already in a group that you created. You will first have to ‘Delete Group’ in order to join another roommate group.

I am looking for someone in particular, but have been unable to find them with Search by Details. What should I do?

The most accurate way to search for another returning student is with their student ID number. If you are not sure of their preferred, first or last name spelling, leave it out of your search. 

Room Selection 

I missed my time slot/I have class during my time slot. Can I still select a room?

Yes, once your time slot has opened, room selection will be open until you select a room. Room selection will close 4/14 at 4PM. Only one person from each roommate group will need to select rooms on behalf of the roommate group.