Housing Application – Housing applications are now available via The Housing Portal after you have paid a housing deposit. Once you’ve paid your deposit (and waited approx. 6 hours for the process to run that shows a paid deposit), you can enter The Housing Portal to complete an application. Your application must be fully completed, meaning any question that is marked with an asterisk (*) must be filled in. We ask you a lot of information on the application, but it makes things much easier for you when it’s time to select roommates and choose your rooms and meal plans. Please be sure to watch the helpful videos you’ll find on The Housing Portal pages for tips!
Deposit – there is a non-refundable, $250.00 housing deposit required EACH YEAR a student lives on campus. The deposit deadline for new students in order to guarantee a space on campus is May 1st. Returning students have a earlier deadline, usually in mid- to late-March, in order to be eligible to participate in room selection.
RIF – This is the Room Inventory Form. When you arrive on campus, you’ll need to complete this form (now done electronically in The Housing Portal), indicating the condition of your room, suite, or apartment and its contents. Be sure to take 5-10 minutes to complete this form thoroughly – it is used to compare the room’s condition when you check-out, and will be used for damage billing purposes.
SAP – is Satisfactory Academic Progress. There are other offices and activities which use SAP regulations (such as Financial Aid and athletics). For Housing, SAP means that students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher, and complete 12 or more credits per semester, in order to remain eligible to live in on-campus housing. If you are worried about your status, please speak to your RD.
Judicial/Code of Conduct – the University has a Code of Conduct, which are rules and regulations students must follow to be allowed to remain a member of the WCSU community. You may read through the Code here. The Code of Conduct is administered by the University Judicial Affairs Office. Often, violations of residence hall policies are investigated and adjudicated by the Resident Directors of your building.
Documented – when you are alleged to have violated a university or residence hall rule or regulation, staff members document that via an Incident Report (IR) that is filed with Judicial Affairs.
Early Arrival – when possible, HRL will allow for selected students to return to campus prior to the official check-in date. If this option is available, posting will be announced on our Announcements and Events page, and a form will be posted which will need to be completed before permission is given.
Room Selection – each semester, students returning to live on campus for the following semester will need to indicate where and with whom they intend to live for the next semester, and/or participate in this process to secure that space. Information about the selection process will be posted online, in the halls, and emailed to your campus emails.
Withdrawal – if you are leaving housing, whether you are leaving WCSU or just the residence halls, you need to inform HRL via email and by completing a Contract Cancellation Request Form. Please see information in the Year Long Contract regarding withdrawal and costs.
Intersession – the period of time between the Fall and Spring semesters. Campus is usually closed for intersession, but there may be housing available at an additional cost in specific buildings. If intersession housing is available, applications and information will be posted on the Announcements & Events page and the FORMS page.
Breaks – There is one “break” period each semester: Thanksgiving Break in the Fall, and Spring Break in the Spring. The residence halls and dining services close, but students who wish to may opt to stay on campus. Forms will be available at your building’s info desk for you to apply to stay (there is no extra charge for these two breaks). Forms will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to the break period.
Gender Neutral Housing – most of the housing offered at WCSU is assigned according to the legal gender of the student (males with males, females with females). We also offer an option for students living on the Westside Campus who, for a variety of reasons, may not care or wish to be placed with students without regard to gender or sexuality. These students may opt to select Gender Neutral Housing when completing their applications in The Housing Portal.