Current Resident Announcements

 

Housing Sign-up Quick Checklist

  • Decide if you are living on campus this summer or for the 2019 – 2020 academic year
  • Sign your 2019 – 2020 Housing Contract per the instructions in your email March 1 - 31
  • Decide where you want to live, your room type, and who you want to have as roommates
  • Attend the Sebastian Commons Open House on Thursday, March 28, between 4:30 – 6pm
  • On the right date (based on the list below) log-in to pick your room!

 

Thank you for living on campus this semester! If you aren’t graduating, please consider living on campus again! Do you know where you’re living next year? Only YOU can figure that out and sign-up for your ideal location! Beginning April 2nd, current residents may participate in the room sign-up process to reserve their 2019 – 2020 room.  You do NOT need to fill out a new application. When you sign-up, you will be able to select the exact room and/or apartment you want! There is no penalty for breaking the 2019 – 2020 contract if you cancel before June 1, 2019. The 2019 – 2020 rates are not yet available, but by April 1 we will have the tentative room and meal plan rates.

 

Sign-up Eligibility: As per your current contract, to participate in April Sign-up, you must have 24 credits completed or in progress. If you have fewer than 24 credits completed or in progress, you may sign-up for a room on April 10.

 

Sebastian Commons Eligibility: You may sign-up to live in Sebastian Commons if you meet one the following criteria:

  • Current Sebastian Commons resident
  • Will be at least 20-years-old by August move-in
  • Lived two semesters in the Lion’s Den
  • Completed at least 30 credit hours by August move-in

 

Lion’s Den Incentives:

  • Live on a coed wing! South 1st Floor will be a coed floor for the 2019 – 2020 academic year based on demand and need. This means that while the suites will still be a single gender, the suite next door may be another gender. This wing will also have the same visitation policy as Sebastian Commons. The policy can be found housing handbook on page 14.
  • Enjoy a Double-as-a-Single! Not only will you have the room of your choice for the year at this year’s rate, you can also have a double all to yourself at the Double-as-a-Single rate. If there is high occupancy demand, this option will be removed, and you will be notified this summer.
  • 2020 – 2021 Housing Sign-up Priority! If you live in the Lion’s Den two years in a row and want to live in Sebastian Commons the following year, you will be able to sign-up for an apartment ahead of other Lion’s Den residents.

 

How to pick your room: Once you have completed your contract, you will be added to the online sign-up processes for which you are eligible. You will log-in between 5am – 3pm on the day of your choosing to pick your room. There will be someone monitoring the Housing Office email and phone line during the sign-up times if you need assistance (housing@uafs.edu; 479-788-7340).

 

 

April 4:                                  Residents who were not permitted to sign-up for their current room may sign-up this day. Those people include non-Greek students in Sebastian Commons Buildings 7 and 8, and North and South 2nd Floor Lion’s Den.

                                               

April 8:                                  Residents wishing to stay in the same residential facility on campus, but move to a different room.

 

April 8:                                  Residents who live in the Lion’s Den currently who have lived in the Lion’s Den at least four semesters (including this one) who wish to live at Sebastian Commons for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Complete between 3 – 5pm.

 

April 9:                                  All current on-campus residents may sign-up for any on-campus residential location.

 

April 10:                                Residents who were not previously eligible to sign-up may sign-up.

 

You may sign-up one day to guarantee a room, but if you want to try for a different room, you need to notify us via housing@uafs.edu before the next sign-up day.

 

If you are curious about what a particular apartment type in the Sebastian Commons looks like, you may view it in the sign-up portal OR please attend our Sebastian Commons Open House on Thursday, March 28th, from 4:30 – 6pm. Stop by the Housing Office at Sebastian Commons to get started at the open house. Each of the apartment types will be available for viewing.

 

Summer:

 Also during this process, current residents who wish to reside on campus this SUMMER may extend their contract.

  • You DO NOT need to be enrolled for summer, but you must be enrolled for Fall 2019 classes. Exceptions available.
  • Your summer apartment will be assigned by the Housing Office. You will be asked what apartment type you are seeking as well as preferred roommates. Due to summer maintenance and carpet cleaning needs, not all requests will be met.
  • Please expect to be relocated once during the summer.
  • If you plan to live in the Lion’s Den in the fall, you will be assigned an apartment at Sebastian Commons for the summer.
  • You have the option to live on campus for both summer sessions or just one session. However, if you only want to pay for one summer session (i.e. July), you must officially check-out of campus housing and remove all your belongings and then officially check back-in for the July session. Move-in and move-out dates are on the calendar page.
  • Summer rates are available online. The total rate for the summer will be billed in two separate installments at the beginning of each session.

 

Any student who participates in Sign-up in April will sign their 2019 – 2020 housing contract. Each student must be enrolled for 12 fall credits by August 1, 2019. If the student is not enrolled at that time, they will be removed from the housing list, charged the cancellation fee, refunded their deposit, and their room will be reassigned. For exceptions, please email housing@uafs.edu.

 

Potential new residents may fill out an application at any time, so tell your friends! Should you have any questions regarding housing sign-up, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life at (479) 788-7340, your RA, or your RD.

 

For up-to-the-minute information about Housing Sign-up, like Sebastian Commons or the Lion’s Den on Facebook or follow @UAFSHousing on Twitter! Or talk to your RA. Or visit the Housing Office. Or visit your RD.

 

Keep Your Home and LIVE HERE!!

I live on-campus now, do I need to complete a housing application and pay $75?

No, current residents do NOT need to complete another housing application or pay the application fee.

 

How do I begin the sign-up process?

Step 1.  You will need to complete Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Room & Board Contract through your housing portal by March 31, 2019. Completing your contract now will not obligate you monetarily until June 1st.

       

If you do not complete your contract by March 31st, you will not be able to pick a room until after April 10th.

 

Step 2.  I have completed my contract online, what happens now?

You will be added to several “SympleSelect” groups that will allow you to view different room options. You will select a room on the day you are eligible based on the list below.

 

April 2:                                  Greek Students wanting to live in Sebastian Commons Buildings 7 & 8

April 4:                                  Displaced residents

April 8:                                  Same facility/different room

April 8, 3 – 5 pm:              Lion’s Den residents who have lived in the Lion’s Den at least four semesters (including this one) who wish to live in Sebastian Commons for 2019-2020 academic year.

April 9:                                  Different facility/Different room

April 10:                                Residents who were not previously ineligible may sign-up

 

What if I miss my day?

                You may sign-up on the next available day. Be aware there will be fewer options each day.

 

What are the hours for room selections?

                You will be able to login to your housing portal and select a room between 5 am – 3pm.

 

Can I hold/sign-up the other room for my friend?

We cannot hold rooms for other students. If you want to room with a friend(s), each of you will need to sign into your own housing portal on the day of room selection and select the room of your choosing. Viewing room options and having a couple of options prior to room selection is important. Communicate with your friends what room to select.

 

I signed up for a room but I want to try for a different room?

You may sign-up one day to guarantee a room, but if you want to try for a different room, you need to notify us via housing@uafs.edu before the next sign-up day.

 

HELP, I accidentally finalized my room selection, but I wanted a different room today! What do I do?

Email Housing at housing@uafs.edu or call 479-788-7340 to speak with a member of housing to assist you. Housing staff will be monitoring the Housing Office email and phones during sign-up times.

 

I didn’t complete my contract online, can I still sign-up for a room and fill out my paperwork later?

                No, you cannot sign-up for a room without completing a contract. Students who complete a contract after March 31st will be eligible to select room on April 10th. After April 10th, you must email housing@uafs.edu to request a room.

 

 

 

I will have earned 24 hours, I lived in the Den for one semester and I am 19. Can I sign-up in the Sebastian Commons for the fall?

Current residents that do not meet the minimum requirements to live in the Sebastian Commons will sign-up on April 10th. You must meet one minimum requirement to live in the Sebastian Commons:

  1. Have earned at least 30 credit hours (not concurrent) by August
  2. Be at least 20 years of age by August
  3. Have lived in the Lion’s Den for 2 semesters

 

When do I need to complete my contract?

                By March 31st to participate in the “SympleSelect” processes prior to April 10th

 

I will be out of town can I still sign-up for my room?

                You can select your room online from the comfort of your room from 5 am – 3 pm!

 

I have class at 9am – noon and work from 1pm – 9pm.

                You can select your room online from the comfort of your room from 5 am – 3 pm!

 

Can I see what the room looks like?

Students who complete the Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Room & Board Contract will be placed in a “SympleSelect” process and can view rooms and room types through the housing portal. Sebastian Commons will host an open house on March 28th from 4:30 pm – 6 pm.

 

I am a current resident and it is after sign-ups, can I still sign-up for a room?

Absolutely, as long as there are rooms available, you may sign-up for a room. Please refer to “How do I start the sign-up process?” If the room type you want is not available, sign up for a room and email the Resident Director of the facility.

 

@UAFSHousing appreciates its current residents! We understand that sometimes current residents need assistance, so check out the other pages on the Housing website for help with internet, cable, maintenance, and roommate issues. We want our current residents to be INFORMED about what is coming up in Housing. Whether it is an RA program or break information, this is the page to watch for that information!

 

Complete a housing application today.