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Transfer Housing

ksbe5112ksbe5112 Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
I was admitted for the Fall of 2014 as a transfer student and I am a little bit nervous about getting housing on campus. I submitted my housing agreement as soon as it showed up in the portal which was about 5 days before my decision and I'm wondering if that would put me in good position on the wait list to receive housing on campus. If anyone has any information about how that works it would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Replies to: Transfer Housing

  • rmelzer1986rmelzer1986 Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    http://www.reslife.umd.edu/housingoutlook/dates/

    Go here and click login on the upper left corner. You can use your Student ID to get in and check your waitlist position. I'm at 403 =/ Hope that shrinks rapidly, lol.
  • ksbe5112ksbe5112 Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    I'm 342, I wish I knew if I would get housing right now or not, haha.
  • mdbredmdbred Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    374...guess I should look into the off-campus apartments.
  • rmelzer1986rmelzer1986 Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    Checked this morning, and I'm now at 402! Moving right along, lol.
  • rmelzer1986rmelzer1986 Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    Bump!

    I've moved to 395, slowly but surely... I got an email a week or so ago about the housing waitlist process and apparently around June 1 and July 18, the waitlist tends to shrink.

    Is there anyone here that has been on the waitlist in the past and can give some insight as to how much the list actually shrinks?

    Thanks!
  • GrandIdiotGrandIdiot Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    i applied as transfer student in spring 2014, I was on wait list for housing for Spring 2014. i believe my wait number was 100 something when i applied. it didn't go down much over the period of 1 month(especially, for transfer student, it goes up and down since freshmen and all other student has priority over transfer).
    they didn't tell me if i would get housing until college start(which was really panicking for me), then they sent me email once the college started and i was able to get on campus housing after about a week of college starting date.

    someone told me that, once the college starts, they send out email to everyone who is on wait list and who replies faster and meets requirement, get the housing first. again i don't know if its true 100% or not but i was able to get housing there even though my waiting number was greater than 100. i just had to wait one extra week.

    and about shrinking, if someone resigns from housing(move off campus/graduate) the number shrinks.
    hope this helps.


  • rmelzer1986rmelzer1986 Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    Cool, thanks for the reply. It looks like I had one of the dates wrong in my last post. The waitlist supposedly shrinks on July 1 and July 18, not June 1. We'll see what happens. I always have access to my email so I hope they do something like that, haha.
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