|Approved on June 27, 2007|
Withdrawn on July 16, 2012
|Signatures and dates
on archival copy
Director of Housing
Executive Vice President
|Roderick J. McDavis|
In order to provide adequate housing for those students required to live on campus, this policy provides guidelines for equitably making excess bed space available for upperclass students (juniors, seniors, transfer students, and graduate students) who wish to live on-campus. This policy does not apply to residence life staff members, whose housing is pre-assigned.
It is necessary to manage the number of bed spaces on the Athens campus in order to provide adequate housing opportunities for those students who are required to live on campus, and to preserve the housing system's fiscal integrity.
The Housing Office will notify the Off Campus Living Office of the projected number of upperclass on-campus bed spaces available so that it can assist the Housing Office with notifying and preparing students and landlords in the local community.
The Housing Office will coordinate information sessions for all sophomore, junior, senior, graduate, and regional campus students, providing information about the anticipated number of available beds for the following academic year and making available an application process to better gauge the upperclass housing need.
Students selected through the early identification process will be notified of their status by October 31, and will be required to complete a housing contract and submit a required housing deposit no later than November 15 to reserve their space.
No later than November 30, the Housing Office will notify the students who were in the lottery and those resident students who did not complete an application and will not be provided on-campus housing in the following year. The notice will include information about how they can continue to be considered for space as it becomes available.
Students who are selected via the lottery system will be notified that they will have housing on campus and will be required to complete a housing contract and submit a required housing deposit no later than December 15 to reserve their space. The Housing Office will also inform these students of the process for upperclass room selection.
Students who were not selected via the lottery system will be given the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list that will be used if selected students opt not to live on campus at a later date, if they do not meet the deposit requirement, or if for some other reason more space becomes available than was anticipated.
The initial population of the waiting list will be those students who applied on time, but were selected by neither the early identification process nor the lottery. Those students' ranks in the waiting list will be established on the basis of the lottery. Other students will be added to the end of the waiting list, after all the students who applied by the original deadline, on a first-come, first-served basis. The Housing Office will accumulate those names, starting immediately after the application deadline.
The Housing Office will encourage students who were not selected through the lottery to contact the Off-Campus Living Office or refer to their web page, https://www.ohio.edu/offcampus/, for assistance with rental information.
If enrollment exceeds projections, resulting in a shortage of space, the Housing Office will consider modifying the Housing Requirement in the Undergraduate Catalog by:
|Dick Piccard revised this file (https://www.ohio.edu/policy/25-020.html) on March 23, 2016.|