These questions are often asked by current residents as they make decisions about housing for the next academic year:

As a returning student, how can I secure campus housing for 2019/2020?

Housing and Residential Communities will have space available in on-campus housing for returning students next academic year. The 2019-2020 housing application for current students will open on October 15, 2018 at 9 a.m. The priority deadline to complete your on-campus housing application is February 15, 2019. The prepayment and application fee for current students is only $150 which consists of a $35 non-refundable application fee and a $115 refundable prepayment. Students will have the ability to select their rooms online through room selection in early March. Housing will be available in apartment, suite-style, and traditional halls.

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Do I have to reapply for housing to stay in my room spring semester?

No, your housing contract is for the entire academic year. If you live on campus in the fall, you should not reapply for the spring. Also, you may leave your belongings in your room during Winter Break. Because your housing contract is for the entire year, you will not be released from your contract to move off campus or to move into Greek housing during the academic year.

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When should I apply for campus housing for 2019/2020?

The 2019-2020 housing application for current students opens on October 15, 2018 at 9 a.m. The priority deadline to complete your on-campus housing application is February 15, 2019. The prepayment and application fee for current students is only $150 which consists of a $35 non-refundable application fee and a $115 refundable prepayment.

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What is the schedule for online room selection for next year?

Online room selection for current campus residents who meet the priority deadline for 2019/2020 housing will begin in March. Additional details regarding returner room selection will be available in February 2019 and will be sent to the Crimson email accounts of those current students who have a completed 2019-2020 application.

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Can I pull in a roommate during online room selection?

You can pull in up to three roommates depending on the style of housing you are choosing. Your potential roommate(s) will need to have 1) completed the recontracting process and is eligible for campus housing and 2) is eligible for the same community as you are. For example, if you are eligible for the business community in Friedman Hall but your roommate is not in C&BA, you cannot pull that student in as your roommate.

In order to pull in a roommate, the roommate request must be mutual and confirmed.

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Can I live anywhere I want next year?

Housing will be available to returning students in apartment, suite style, and traditional halls. Continuing students will not be able to select Freshman Hall or Tutwiler Hall.

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If I change my mind about returning to campus next year, what is the last day I can cancel my contract?

If you change your mind about living on campus for another year after completing your recontracting application, you can receive a refund of your $115.00 prepayment by cancelling with HRC by May 1, 2019. To submit a cancellation request, please fill out the form online.

Once the contract term begins, the only reason we will cancel your contract is for withdrawal from school; graduation; marriage; study abroad; or internship/student teaching/coop. Moving into an apartment, or into a sorority or fraternity house, is not grounds for contract cancellation. Those with valid reasons to request a contract cancellation must do so before the deadline designated by HRC; those requests should be submitted through the online form.

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Once I move in, can I cancel my housing contract before school ends in May?

Housing contracts last from move-in, in August, through the end of the spring semester, in May. The only reason we will cancel your contract is for withdrawal from school; graduation; marriage; study abroad; or internship/student teaching/coop. Moving into an apartment, or into a sorority or fraternity house, is not grounds for contract cancellation. Those with valid reasons to request a contract cancellation must do so before the deadline designated by HRC; those requests should be submitted through the online form.

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What if I have a medical need that affects my housing?

HRC will try to accommodate your medical need, but the request, along with documentation of your condition via Medical Accommodation Request Form, must be submitted by February 26, 2019 for the 2019/2020 academic year. All medical requests will then be reviewed by committee to determine whether the request will be granted or not. If granted, students must also meet all application and payment deadlines in order to be eligible for housing.

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