I currently have a housing assignment and I plan to return for on campus classes this fall. Do I need to confirm my housing, or can I simply keep my initial assignment?
Given the new housing options and the need to de-density some buildings, the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) will embark upon a modified housing confirmation and reselection process.
All returning students who currently have a confirmed fall housing assignment and participate in the 2020-21 year in person are guaranteed to remain in on-campus housing. While some students will be able to remain in their current assignment, they will need to either pull in friends to live in any vacancies in their room or apartment or understand that another student may be placed in their space. They may also opt to leave their space and reform a residential cohort group with others or opt to leave their space and enter housing selection as an individual. ORLL is committed to providing as many opportunities for choice for students, and more detailed modified housing confirmation and reselection process information will be shared by ORLL.
Because the circumstances and policies related to on-campus housing have changed since students initially selected their housing (e.g., we have needed to adjust some housing spaces to reduce the number of students sharing a bathroom), students need to enter this modified housing confirmation and reselection process with these new policies in mind.
Members of residential cohorts will all quarantine together in the event of an exposure, so the importance of students being able to select their housing with this knowledge in mind is important.
In the modified housing confirmation and reselection process, students will retain their original priority order, should they opt to select a new housing space and/or form a new group for the purposes of residential cohorting.
The Fall 2020 Intent Form will direct all students with a current housing assignment to enter the housing portal to confirm their desire to live on campus. (Incoming first-year students and transfer students can access the form through their new student checklist; returning students can access the form here.)
We encourage students and families to review the Fall 2020 Campus Guide for AS&E Students, which provides detailed information about our campus preparations.