Specialty Housing Guidelines

Traditional Off Campus or Apartment Selection Guidelines

Selection times: Traditional Off Campus (32 slots) and apartment selection times are based on individual earned credits and GPA at the end of the previous fall semester.

Specialty Housing Notification - e-mails will be sent to qualified students informing them of their selection time slot.  Selections take place over a three night Specialty selection time and are broken into five-minute time slots.

Traditional Off Campus - Individual Registration - 32 off campus slots are available and are usually filled by rising seniors. 

Off campus waitlist:  When the 32 off campus slots are filled students may register online for the off campus WAIT LIST.  The list will be sorted according to the same selection criteria and the top student on the wait list will be notified if a vacancy becomes available.  Being on the WAITLIST in no way guarantees a student will be granted permission to live off campus.

Landlord leases:  Housing Regulations in The Key state: leases or rental agreements should not be signed until the Online Selection Process is complete.

College-owned Apartments - Group Registration - The student, in a group of the maximum bedrooms in a College-owned apartment, with the highest earned credits and GPA registers all roommates following instructions in Section 1 below.  Room and roommate pairing must be decided before room selection begins. Room selections are final and cannot be changed without prior approval from the Office of Student Affairs. The fine for unapproved room changes is $300.

Selected roommates have from the time they receive an e-mail telling them they have been selected until NOON the next day to accept their assignment, housing contract terms and meal plans following the login  instructions in Section 2.  Any assignment not accepted by NOON will be voided for the entire group and the apartment will be returned to the selection pool.

College-owned Apartment waitlist: When all available apartments have been filled, one waiting list will be established for each apartment.  Interested student groups register for the apartment waitlist by the same process.  Student groups on the waitlist will be notified if an apartment becomes available based on the individual with the highest earned credits and GPA.  Students on a waitlist should still select housing during regular room choosing.   

Meal Plan: Students select a MEAL PLAN while logged on to accept the housing contract terms.  Questions concerning the meal plan should be directed to Ms. Cindy Jones in the business office x:6223.  Students who do not select a meal plan will automatically be billed for the Unlimited plan.

Contract stipulation:  All assignments and housing contracts are contingent on a student registering for the upcoming Fall courses during their registration period.  Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the housing or off-campus award for all parties involved.

Room Rates: The yearly estimated room rent for College-owned apartments and cottages will be higher than the residence hall rates. Those figures are listed on the Housing Selection Calendar.

Actual figures are listed online when they are available during the summer at  http://www.hsc.edu/Financial-Aid/Tuition-and-Fees.html.