Archive for March, 2012

Change in Semester Break Housing for 2012-13

When the SARS outbreak hit in Asia years ago, we began allowing First Year International Students who were unable to leave, the option of staying in on Grounds housing for the entire break period.  We have continued that practice until now.  At the end of the Fall, 2012 semester, all first year housing (Alderman Road, Gooch-Dillard and McCormick Road) will be closed.  No students will be allowed to remain in the buildings after closing and no one will be allowed to return before Jan. 2nd.  January 2nd is when the J-term begins.  The only students that will be allowed to return during that time are international students, athletes in practice (coordinated by the Coaches, not the students), and students enrolled in J-term classes.

Upperclass Housing never closes, this just applies to the three first year areas.  FY students living in the Residential Colleges are able to remain in their rooms over the break.  If you are an incoming FY student and think that you will need to stay over this time period, you might want to consider applying to live in one the residential colleges.

The Reapplication process for 12-13 continues

We are now getting new vacancies for the Fall as the Res. Staff makes offers to new Resident Assistants.  This process is expected to create at least 50 vacant spaces all across grounds.  This will enable to us to get that much farther with both future room change requests and with new offers to the waiting list.

I also want to let you know that if you have a space in housing  for next year, but have found something else, depending on where you live, we may be able to grant a release from your contract.  We have a particular need in Johnson, Malone and Weedon, to create more space of incoming Transfer students.  We also have a demand for space in Bice and Lambeth.

I hope that you are enjoying your time away for Spring Break this week.