University housing changes for the upcoming Fall of 2018

Dan Remley, the University’s Assistant Director of Housing Services speaks about the housing changes process on campus for next semester

Max Haase, Staff Writer

With the spring semester coming to an end, many students have raised concerns regarding their housing selections for next year. A multitude of students with accommodations, on waiting lists, looking to upgrade and/or change their rooms, or without a room in general have voiced their concerns, and housing services is seeking to fulfill their needs. 

Assistant Director of Housing services Dan Remley held an information session on April 17 regarding options for housing changes for next fall.  

“Housing Services acknowledges the importance of housing, whether wanting to reside near and/or with friends or obtaining a room that meets your interest” Remley said.

The process that the University’s housing services will use to assign beds maintains a class-year and randomly generated time slot process (seniority and time applied). That same logic will follow as we move to the room change phase of room selection. Whether students are looking to upgrade from one room to another or obtaining a room for the first time, they are encouraged to use the online forms found within myHome on the University’s website, and to provide additional information about their preferences by writing an email to [email protected].

Remley explained in reference to the housing forms that “the email should be in list format, starting with the top choice, including the building and floor level of interest, as well as the room type. Then, the list should become more generic before selecting another building and listing options from specific to more general.”

Towards the end of his talk, Remley noted a few reminders; “The buildings must conform to the Know Your Options grid which can be found on All room change forms are due by May 13.”

Students will be notified in mid-to-late July if their room change/placement request has been fulfilled, and once this housing decision has been made it cannot be denied.

“I am relieved to know that my request to housing services to change the location of my senior apartment next year in order to be on the same floor as my friends is going to be acknowledged. That is really all I can ask for.” Cooper Reinhart ’19 said.

Students with any questions should stop by the Housing Services office in Vedder Hall or schedule an appointment to meet with Dan Remley. He can also be reached by email at [email protected].

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