Well looks like Ridgecrest will be completely Honors next year....for those that did not get this letter emailed to them here it is in its entirety. Looks like there are quite a few changes if you read all the way to the bottom. Hope this helps...
As we approach the beginning of the housing recontracting process on January 2, 2013, I’d like to invite you to participate in an online information session about recontracting and off-campus housing. Your student has also been invited to participate. The presentation will take place on November 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. CST. Whether your student hopes to live on or off campus next year, participants will learn helpful tips to keep in mind throughout the process. In order to log into the presentation, please go to https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?si...7A6DB74A0FBEC1
. Enter your name and click on the “Log In” button. You may be prompted to download a small file or you may see a security dialog box asking you to confirm the application's digital signature. To ensure that your computer system is compatible with the software used to provide the online room for the presentation, please visit Support Portal
at least 30 minutes prior to the presentation.
As you are aware, it is highly likely that the demand for housing from current campus residents will exceed the amount of space available, and as a result, some students who hope to return to campus housing next year will not be able to. If your student wishes to have the opportunity for on-campus housing in Fall 2013, s/he must submit the online housing application before the deadline. The application will be available at 8:00 a.m. on January 2, 2013. The deadline to submit the application is February 1, 2013. Priority for students to receive on-campus housing will be by application date, within academic classification. For example, a rising sophomore who applies at any time between January 2 and February 1 will have priority over a rising junior, regardless of his/her application date, and a rising junior will have priority over a rising senior. A rising sophomore who applies on January 2 will have priority over a rising sophomore who applies at any later date. All students who are first-time freshmen this year will be considered rising sophomores, regardless of how many hours they have earned. Please note, students with housing scholarships that must be used on campus will receive housing, as long as they meet all HRC application deadlines.
No deposit will be due with the initial application, which serves only to indicate interest in housing. After the February 1 deadline, we will notify all students whether they can continue with the recontracting process and select a room. At that time, the $250.00 deposit and housing contract will be due. Please be prepared to pay the housing deposit in early February. Students who do not pay the deposit by the deadline, including students with housing scholarships, will not be eligible for on-campus housing.
We anticipate some changes to our residence halls next year.
· The Honors Community will be located in Ridgecrest East, West, South and North in 2013/2014. Students who are not in the Honors College will not be eligible to return to those residence halls, but will be eligible for the Riverside and Lakeside communities. Please note, you must be in the Honors College and living in Honors Housing, or Blount or Harris Halls, at the time of room selection in order to live in Honors Housing next year.
· HRC will no longer manage any space the Bluff and may no longer have space at East Edge.
· Some Somerville rooms will be triples, offering another lower cost housing option.
· Bryant Hall will be a freshman living option for Engineering students next year.
As you and your student think about housing options for next year, please remember that a student’s assignment at the time of room selection impacts his/her housing options for next year. Students must be living in Riverside, Lakeside, Ridgecrest, or Presidential at the time of room selection in order to select a space there next year. Students living in Friedman must be in the College of Business in order to return there in the fall.
If you have questions about the recontracting process or off-campus housing, please visit our web site at Student Affairs | Housing & Residential Communities
or plan to participate in the online presentation on November 12. If you are not able to participate that evening, the presentation will be archived and will be available on our web site.
Housing and Residential Communities