University Policies

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  • Policy Title: Housing Consolidation
  • Policy Number: ESU-SA-2010-002
  • Effective: August 1, 2000
  • Adopted: October 28, 2010
  • Last Reviewed: October 28, 2010
  • Amended: N/A
  • Related Policies: Summer Housing Consolidation

Policy Statement:

At any point during the semester, students who find themselves in a double room without a roommate are given several options.

These options will be provided to them in writing.

Students have the following consolidation options:

  1. Consolidate with another student in the same residence hall who is without a roommate, or voluntarily move to a space in another residence hall.
  2. Request the Resident Director re-assign them to a double room with a roommate.
  3. *Opt to pay the single room rate, if space is available and housing is not overbooked, and remain alone in their room for that semester only. (This option is not available to students assigned to a triple room, or in the University Apartments during the Fall semester).
  4. **Stay in their double room by themselves without paying the single room rate. This is not a single room. The Housing Office may assign another student to the room at any time during or between semesters.

During times when housing is overbooked and during the final four weeks of the semester, the breaking down of temporary triples, assigning of new students, and room changes effective for the following semester will take precedence over this policy.

*Students have five business days to opt to pay for a single room once they receive notification from the Housing Office or your Resident Director.

If they decide not to secure the room as a single at that time, they will not be given another opportunity to do so later.

**If they choose option four, a roommate could be assigned at any time during the semester.

While students are there alone, they must occupy only half of the room and leave the other side of the room unused.

Once a student is notified that they will be receiving a roommate, they cannot opt to pay for a single room at that time to prevent a new roommate from moving in.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action.

Appeal Statement:

Not Specified in Current Policy

Definitions:

Consolidation means the act or process of “joining together” or “uniting”.

In this case, this refers to housing spaces/vacancies.

Other Relevant Information:

N/A