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Approved: March 7, 2011
Monitor: Vice President for Student Affairs
The University student housing program is based on the concept that there is a relationship between the student's living environment and the achievement of educational goals as well as the development of personal and social maturity.
Student housing consists of traditional residence halls, University Court, Greek Court, and University Apartments. Residence halls provide living accommodations for single students in a group living environment. University Court provides traditional single student living accommodations in an apartment environment. Greek Court provides single student living accommodations for members of recognized Greek Letter organizations. University Apartments provides living accommodations for married couples, graduate students, non-traditional students, individuals with dependent children, and parties to civil unions as defined by Public Act 096-1513.
Occupancy in Student Housing requires concurrent enrollment in the University. An application for University housing shall be submitted to the Student Housing Office. Application for admission to the University does not constitute an application for housing. All terms concerning application fees and deposits are outlined in the Housing Contract.
Residence halls provide living accommodations for single students in a group living environment.
Until available residence hall space is exhausted, all University students are required to live in University residence halls. An exception to this policy will be granted to students upon proof of any one of the following circumstances.
Terms of occupancy are outlined in the Housing Contract.
Sanctions imposed by the University for violations of the Student Conduct Code may result in expulsion from or restrictions in campus housing.
Residence halls are officially closed between semesters and during vacations lasting more than one day and during weekends that may precede or follow such closed periods without intervening days of school. Residence halls will close for a vacation or semester end four hours after the end of the last class examination. Some halls may be designated to be open during University breaks and an additional rental charge will be assessed for those requesting this service.
Residence hall assignments are granted on a priority basis. Space is assigned after the application is completed according to the date the application fee is received in the Cashier's Office. Assignments are made primarily on the basis of the date of application.
Failure to make the payments according to the terms of the contract could result in cancellation of the contract and financial penalties as outlined in the Housing Contract.
The University reserves the right to increase residence hall charges, if necessary, during an academic year, with the understanding that at least forty-five days notice will be given.
Room fees are not refundable except as stated below or in the residence hall contract. A student who withdraws from the University during a semester or term will be charged room fees in accordance with the terms outlined in the Housing Contract.
Refunds may be issued under the following circumstances:
Greek Court is available to provide single student living accommodations for members of recognized Greek Letter organizations. Application and refund terms for Greek Court follow the Residence Hall policies above. Assignments are made in conjunction with the respective Greek organization.
The University Apartments are designed to provide inexpensive living facilities for students with families, individuals with dependent children, married couples, parties to civil unions, non-traditional students, and single graduate students. All occupants are subject to institutional behavioral standards as contained in the Student Conduct Code and applicable University regulations. Student occupants are responsible for the behavior of their non-student spouses, children, civil union parties, and guests.
In order to be eligible to live in University Apartments, at least one occupant must be a current student at the University. Applications from students who are single parents will be considered only if the child or children will be living with him/her in University Apartments.
Assignments are made primarily on the basis of the date of application. Priority is given in the following order:
Single graduate students who wish to share an apartment with another single graduate student or a non-traditional student 25 years or older, both of whom must be of the same sex, may do so with prior approval by the Office of University Housing. These persons must be registered with the Office of University Housing.
Occupancy charges are made on a semester basis and are payable in advance in accordance with the Housing Contract. Occupancy charges are refundable in accordance with the terms outlined in the Housing Contract.
University Court provides traditional single student living accommodations in an apartment environment. University Court consists of one, two and three bedroom and studio apartments. Applications must be submitted to the University Court Office. All fees are outlined in the housing contract. Assignments are made primarily on a first come – first served basis.