- What if I have the lowest lottery number of my group, but I am not available to select a room during my lottery time?
- I’m an upperclass student, but I want to live with someone who will be a sophomore next year. Can I?
- I will be an upperclass student, and I applied for housing for next year, but I decided to live off campus. Can I give my lottery number to someone else?
- I’m interested in living in the Townhouses, and my roommates and I are willing to sign a full-year lease. How do I sign up?
Q. Why can't I see any quads in MyHousing?
A. Because you need an occupancy match to sign up for housing, you can ONLY see room for which you have an occupancy match. For example, if you have one other roommate, you will only be able to view available doubles. It has always been the policy to require an occupancy match for sign up.
Q. Who is required to live on campus?
A. All full-time Concordia students are required to live on campus for their first two years. Eligibility to live off campus is determined by housing class status, rather than registration class status. For more information regarding the residency requirement, please see contact the Residence Life office.
Q. Am I guaranteed housing?
A. Because we require first-year and second-year students to live on campus, they are guaranteed housing. Juniors and seniors are not guaranteed on-campus accommodations. However, we make every effort to accommodate upperclass students who are interested in residing on campus.
Q. Who is eligible for the upperclass housing sign up?
A. Students who will be juniors or seniors during the next academic year are eligible for upperclass housing sign up. For the purpose of sign-up, junior status requires a minimum semester level of three with 40 credits. Senior status requires a minimum semester level of five with 72 credits achieved/earned by the end of last semester.
Q. How will the sign up work?
A. All spaces will be made available on the basis of class status, occupancy match, and randomly assigned lottery numbers. For the upperclass sign up, seniors (with senior and junior roommates) will be given first priority, followed by Juniors (with junior roommates). If spaces remain available after that time, seniors with sophomore roommates will have the next priority followed by juniors with sophomore roommates.
Q. What if I have the lowest lottery number of my group, but I am not available to select a room during my lottery time?
A. Contact the Residence Life office at least 24 hours prior to the time you are set to select a room and let us know which of your roommates will be available to select housing for your group. We will reassign your selection time to that roommate so that your group does not lose their priority.
Q. I’m an upperclass student, but I want to live with someone who will be a sophomore next year. Can I?
A. Because the upperclass housing sign up involves primarily the college apartments, we want to give first priority to our upperclass students. Therefore, we will allow junior/senior groupings to select first. If there are still upperclass spaces available after all interested juniors and seniors have selected, then the upperclass students who are interested in living with sophomores will be assigned lottery numbers and allowed to select from the remaining upperclass spaces.
Q. I’m planning to study abroad next year. Can I still sign up for housing?
A. Yes! One of the benefits of living on campus is the flexibility you have if you are only planning to live on campus one semester. If you will be on-campus in the fall, you can follow the regular sign up procedures – then after housing sign up notify our office that you will only be here fall semester. If you are planning to live on campus during the spring semester only, you have a couple of options. If you have a group of students who you know will have a vacancy for spring, just contact our office and we can assign you to that space for spring. If you don’t know of an opening, you can contact our office any time during fall semester, and we will place you in an open space for spring.
Q. I will be an upperclass student, and I applied for housing for next year, but I decided to live off campus. Can I give my lottery number to someone else?
A. Unfortunately, lottery numbers are non-transferable.
Q. What happens if I cancel my housing?
A. Students who sign up during the upperclass housing sign up may cancel their housing assignment for next year without penalty until March 23, 2012. Students who sign up during the sophomore sign up may cancel without penalty until May 4, 2012. Any cancellations that occur after those dates will result in a $200 housing cancellation fee.
Because canceled agreements cause occupancy to fall below the designated level for a particular room or apartment, the remaining residents should expect: (1) to be reassigned to another space that matches the remaining occupancy, (2) at the college’s discretion have another roommate assigned, or (3) be placed on a waiting list until a room matching the current occupancy becomes available.
Q. I’m interested in living in the Townhouses, and my roommates and I are willing to sign a full-year lease. How do I sign up?
A. On the upperclass housing application, there is a place for you to indicate that you are interested in a full-year lease for the Townhouses. Once the application process has closed, the Residence Life Office will assign lottery numbers to all students. Those who have indicated a preference for a full-year Townhouse will be contacted in order of their lottery number to select an apartment. This will happen prior to online room selection. Any remaining Townhouses will be opened for the online selection process and will be rented for the academic year.
Any townhouse apartments that are still available after students interested in full-year leases have been assigned will be made available during the regular sign up process.
- To ensure the fairest possible sign-up, no roommate changes will be considered until the end of Block I. Please choose your roommates carefully.
- All campus rooms/apartments are designated as non-smoking.