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Waiting List Information

Family Housing Waiting List

  • The waiting list for Family Housing is for students who would like a dwelling that is not currently available.
  • As dwellings become available, Campus Accommodations will offer them to students on the waiting list according to their waiting list position and preferences.
  • Rent charges begin as of the availability date of the dwelling.
  • Students may remain on the waiting list for a maximum of 18 months.
  • Requests may be submitted no more than 18 months prior to the requested contract date.
  • Positions on the waiting list are based on the date and time students submit a housing agreement or add themselves to the waiting list.
  • For current tenants, positions on the waiting list are based on when they submitted their current agreement.
  • Students who add themselves to the waiting list are not guaranteed an On-Campus Housing offer.
  • Campus Accommodations will be unable to tell students their position on the waiting list. Students with more specific waiting list preferences are less likely to match with an offer.
  • Students whose waiting list position has been reached and whose preferences match with an available dwelling are sent a message via each of the email addresses/phone numbers provided in their waiting list request submission.
  • Offer notifications are generally sent Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Students have six hours from the time they receive an offer notification to accept the dwelling on hold and complete Part 1 of the agreement. Upon completing Part 1, the student’s spouse/fiancĂ© has 24 hours to complete Part 2. Single parents with dependents only need to complete Part 1.
  • Holds on dwellings will expire if they are not contracted for in the allotted time. Students cannot contract for an expired offer.
  • Students are removed from the waiting list when their hold expires. Students with expired holds must renew their place on the waiting list, by submitting the waiting list request again, in order to be considered for additional openings. Students who submit their waiting list request again after a hold expires go back to their original position (there is no limit to the number of times students can resubmit their waiting list request).
  • Contracting is generally available only through the waiting list for medium- and high-demand months.
  • There is a greater likelihood of obtaining a dwelling during medium and low demand months.
    • High-Demand Months: August, September, December, January
    • Medium-Demand Months: July, October, November, February, March, April
    • Lower-Demand Months: May, June

Updating Waiting List Preferences

  • Students may update their preferences by resubmitting a Waiting List Request with updated preferences.
  • Students who submit their Waiting List Request again retain the priority of their first submitted Waiting List Request within the past 18 months.
  • Waiting List Requests which have been submitted within 18 months of a previous Waiting List Request retain the same 18-month waiting list termination date.
  • Resubmitting a waiting list request will not reset the original priority date.
    • For example, a Waiting List Request made in January will maintain its waiting list position even if it is modified in May. However, the request will still expire in January of the following year despite the modification.