|Priority Housing Renewal 2013
Priority Housing Renewal
As a returning student to on campus housing, you will be able to select the room and hall in which you
You will receive an email message to your okstate email address. This message will contain your
Note: Iba Hall will be the location for 12 month traditional housing.
February 4-7, 2013: Sign up to return to your SAME ROOM
Renew Your Current Bedspace/Room
This is the time that you will go online and let us know that you want to continue to live in your same room or unit. We will email you a time slot. This time slot is just to help us spread everyone out so that our servers don't crash. You will not be able to select your room until that time, but you can select it at any point after that time. Your room is safe during this week, but don't wait until after February 7. Any time after Feb. 7 your room is fair game. You can also go online and complete all of the steps ahead of time, and when your time comes you can then select your room.
You can also select your roommate(s) ahead of time in the Roommate Manage function. You can either add your known roommate(s) or search for a roommate. Just be sure that you and your chosen roommate(s) are "confirmed" in the system. This is the language that the system uses to ensure that all roommate requests are mutual. You can do all of this ahead of time (which we recommend), and then select your room once your time slot opens.
Renew a Bedspace in Your Same Hall
These are the days to sign up if you want to live in a room/bed space in the same hall. Once again, we will send you an email with a time slot. This time slot is based on a series of priority rankings. To receive your highest priority, you should sign up as close to your time slot as possible. However, you can sign up any time after your time slot has opened. If you signed up during the first week, and you want to try for another room during this week, you will need to cancel your first reservation and sign up again. The system will only allow you to have one reservation at a time. Remember, you can complete most of the process ahead of time, including confirming your roommates.
Renew a Bedspace in Any Hall
These are the days you can sign up for a bed space in any available bed space in any hall. Any rooms that have not been assigned as a result of the first two weeks of the process will be available for renewal. Again, you will be send a time slot, and it will be based on priority. Just like last week, if you signed up for a space before and you want to try for a new space, you will have to cancel your previous reservation. As with the other steps, you can get a head start by completing the steps ahead of time including confirming your roommates. Living Learning Communities: Rooms in the Living Learning Communities will be taken off line to ensure that there are spaces for the incoming freshman class and upper-class students of that major or interest. However, if you would like to move to one of the many LLCs please go to the Housing and Residential Life Office in Iba Hall (don't fill out the online form) and one of the helpful employees will assist you in completing your contract. They are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
THE FINE PRINT
DEADLINE: To retain your priority as a returning student, you should pick a room during the Sign Up Process during the month of February. If you choose a room after the process is complete, you will lose priority and enter the room selection process with incoming freshmen. Returning students must choose a room by Friday, May 3, 2013 (the last day of the spring semester) to ensure a bed space for the Fall 2013 semester. After May 3, returning students will only be allowed to choose a room if space is available. OSU does guarantee housing for freshmen.
CANCELLATION FEES: There is no fee for choosing a housing assignment during the priority process. However, due to the expected high demand for housing space, all priority cancellations will be subject to a minimum of $225 in cancellation fees. You should select a room for next year ONLY if you are certain you will live on campus again. Any current resident who cancels after selecting a room in the priority process will forfeit their original $150 deposit and be subject to an additional cancellation fee of $75. After August 1, all cancellations will be subject to an additional $250 late cancellation fee. If you have any questions, please ask any Residential Life staff member. Again, thank you for choosing to live on campus!
If you are a current student staff member or applying to be a student staff member, please sign up for a