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Room Selection Process

2017-2018 RETURNING STUDENT ROOM SELECTION 

After your first year of living at DU, there are a variety of choices for living accommodations on campus. It is important to thoroughly research the accommodation you may like to live in.

For more information on room configuration/location, floor plans for Towers, Nelson and Nagel Halls will be available at the front desks of JMac, Halls and Towers. 

Floor plans for apartment buildings (U-Place, U-Lofts, Ridgeline, Mesa, Lynn Marie and Summit) will be available at the front desks of Nagel, Nelson and U-Place.

The 2017-2018 room and board rates are available in this page.

For any additional questions and curiosities regarding housing assignments, please contact housingassignments@du.edu

The information listed on this page has been communicated to current residents via their @du.edu e-mail, on the following dates:

  • 11/21/16
  • 1/9/17
  • 1/25/17

Flyers were distributed to mailboxes on 1/10/17 and banners were hung as of 1/18/17 in Nagel/Nelson/Towers/University Place.

Room Selection Process for Rising 2nd Year Students

STEP 0: Information sessions (attend if needed)

  • Friday, March 10th, 9-10am (Centennial Halls Lounge)
  • Wednesday, March 15th, 3-4pm (JMAC Lounge)
  • Thursday, March 30th, 1-2pm (Centennial Halls Lounge)
  • Wednesday, April 12th, 10-11am (JMAC Lounge)

Super detailed information on the process is available here

Step 1: Decide who want to live with

Now until Friday, March 31st: Grab some friends you would like to room with and form a group!

You can either apply as an individual, or apply as a group of 2 to 6 people.

Step 2: Confirm Group Details

March 11th-31st: Select a group Leader and a group Name.

Once you have chosen your team, we need some specifics. One member should be a group leader, and your group should have a name.

Step 3: Fill Out the Housing Application

March 11th-31st: Fill out the "2017-2018 Academic Year" housing application in you PioneerWeb Account. Be sure to include your GROUP Name.

Group Leaders MUST log back in to PioneerWeb to confirm the group once all members have completed their application.

Step 4: Group Selection Date Assigned

April 14th: The Group Leader will receive an email with your group's room selection time at the beginning of April.

Instructions on how to select a room are here.

Step 5: Room Selection Days

April 18th-20th: The Group Leader will be responsible for selecting your space at your group's designated time. Group Leaders may do this on their own or join us in a computer lab for step-by-step assistance. More information will be forth-coming.


Room Selection Process for Rising 3rd and 4th Year Students

STEP 0: ATTEND AN INFO SESSION (IF NEEDED)

  • Thursday, January 26th from 9-10am in the Nelson 1st Floor Conference Room. (no students attended this session).
  • Wednesday, February 8th from 1-2pm in the Driscoll Student Center Commerce Room, #127 (behind Jazzman's Coffee) (2 students attended this session).
  • Monday, February 13th from 10-11am in the Nelson Private Dining Room. (No students attended this session). 
  • Monday, March 6th from 3-4pm in the Driscoll Student Center Commerce Room, #127 (behind Jazzman's Coffee) (2 students attended this session).

Step 1: Decide who want to live with

Now until Monday, February 27th: Grab some friends you would like to room with and form a group!

You can either apply as an individual, or apply as a group of 2 people.

Step 2: Confirm Group Details

January 30th - February 27th: Select a group Leader and a group Name.

Once you have chosen your team, we need some specifics. One member should be a group leader, and your group should have a name.

Step 3: Fill Out the Housing Application

January 30th - February 27th: Fill out the "2017-2018 Academic Year" housing application in you PioneerWeb Account. Be sure to include your GROUP Name.

Group Leaders MUST log back in to PioneerWeb to confirm the group once all members have completed their application.

Step 4: Group Selection Date Assigned

March 6th: The Group Leader will receive an email with your group's room selection time.

Step 5: Room Selection Days

March 8th: The Group Leader will be responsible for selecting your space at your group's designated time. Group Leaders may do this on their own or join us in a computer lab for step-by-step assistance. More information will be forth-coming.

Instructions on how to select a room are here.

***Due to the number of available spaces and the number of applicants, we foresee that not all students who applied will be able to select a space during the live room selection process happening on March 8th. We will notify you via e-mail when all spaces have been selected.

If you are unable to select a space, you will remain on the waitlist and will be prioritized based on your own application completion time/date. We will notify you when a space becomes available due to cancellations.

Students are welcome to remain on the waitlist or also utilize our off-campus housing resources to seek off-campus housing. Our resources page is located here

STEP 6: CANCELLATION DEADLINES

If you have a room reservation, you may email housingassignments@du.edu to cancel it. Be mindful of the following deadlines:

  • Friday, April 7th before 4pm – Cancel up until this date/time without any penalty. 
  • Monday, May 8th before 4p – Students will forfeit their $200 deposit. If there is not a housing deposit on file, they will be charged $200.
  • Any student who cancels after Monday, May 8th, will be charged a contract breakage fee of $1000 and will forfeit their $200 housing deposit. If there is not a housing deposit on file, they will be charged $200 to their student account.

RESIDENT HALL GRANT for 3rd/4th year students in year-long housing 

As stated in the admission letter, residence hall grants are DU-funded tuition awards that are ONLY available when a student resides in an approved on-campus residence hall or apartment (Halls, Towers, JMAC, Nagel, Nelson, UPlace, ULofts, Lynn Marie, Summit, Mesa, Ridgeline).

 

Eligible on-campus housing includes: Johnson-McFarlane Hall, Centennial Towers, Centennial Halls, Nelson Hall, Nagel Hall, University Lofts, University Place, Lynn Marie, Summit, Mesa, Ridgeline, University House(*), Vista(*), Kappa Sigma fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

*Not all apartments in Vista or University House are eligible for the residence hall grant. Students who are placed in units that are part of DU's master lease and have signed a DU-student housing contract are eligible for the residence hall grant.

 

Residents need to go through the Returning Student Room Selection Process & meet all the appropriate deadlines. There are two possible outcomes:

First Possible Outcome:

  • Residents are able to receive an on-campus housing assignment for the following year and they will then receive the residence hall grant.
    • Residents who apply for on-campus housing, and receive an offer for any on-campus housing, but decline the offer WILL NOT receive the residence hall grant.
    • Residents who REMOVE themselves from the waiting list, WILL NOT be eligible to receive the residence hall grant.
    • Residents who ACCEPT a housing assignment, and then cancel their housing after one of the following dates WILL FORFEIT the residence hall grant
      • Friday, April 7th at 4pm: Residents can cancel up until this date/time without any financial penalty & WILL FORFEIT the residence hall grant.
      • Monday, May 8th at 4pm: Residents will lose their $200 housing deposit. If there is not a housing deposit on file, residents will be charged $200 on the student account & WILL FORFEIT the residence hall grant.
      • Any 3rd/4th year students who cancels after Monday, May 8th at 4pm will be charged a contract breakage fee of $1000, will lose the $200 housing deposit. If there is not a housing deposit on file, they will be charged $200 to their student account & WILL FORFEIT the residence hall grant.
  • Residents unable to secure a housing assignment during the return process, will be placed on the waiting list for a DU housing assignment based upon the application completion date.
  • HRE will place residents from the wait list into housing assignments as spaces become available.

Second Possible Outcome

  • Residents who do not receive a fall housing assignment by the end of June 2017, through no fault of their own may be eligible to receive the room grant for the upcoming year.

Frequently Asked questions

Can people who study abroad apply for on-campus housing?

Please visit the Study Abroad page for more information. 

Can I lower my meal plan as a first and second year student?

Third and fourth year students may cancel, or apply for the 50 block meal plan up until the end of the first week of the fall quarter. All 1st and 2nd year students are required to at least have the 100 block meal plan. However in special circumstances (Food allergies, medical reasons, commuting from home, etc) students may petition to be released from their meal plan through the Disability Services Program. Under links to contract release is where you may find more specific information.

What is the difference between the residence hall rooms?

Nelson vs. Nagel vs. Towers: here are single and double rooms available with different configurations in each suite. They have the same suite style options in each building, and have the same utilities. Nelson does have a larger dining hall inside of it, but Nagel students have full access to it as well. The walk is not far and the students experience does not differ greatly. Centennial Towers has double-occupancy in suites with dedicated kitchen and bathrooms. Centennial Towers is immediately next to the LightRail station. 

How do on-campus apartments work?

Students would pay and be billed per quarter for their on campus apartment much like a residence hall. They may request specific roommates or request a single occupancy room. Students who are here in the fall will have priority. Please know that spaces are extremely limited and we will maintain a waitlist to continue to place students based upon space availability.

Contract Release

Rising 2nd-year students who would like to request to be released from the 2-year live-in requirement should read about the process here: https://www.du.edu/housing/resources/undergradpolicies.html.

Please know that requests received before March 20th will be expedited. Any requests made after March 20th will be reviewed in the usual time frame.

Student with Disability Services Accommodations

Rising 2nd year students : If a student has or needs a special housing accommodation, they must work with Disability Services Program (dsp@du.edu or (303)871-2372) prior to March 20th, to ensure that any accommodation needs can be met during the room selection process.

Any requests for an accommodation that occurs after that date will be placed on a waitlist until a space opens up matching that accommodation.

Students with accommodations have two choices:

  1. They can select early (before noon selection) from spaces as an individual that meet their accommodation needs (no friends can join them).
  2. They can still participate as a group with their friends to work on getting their needs met through the lottery process with the general public. It is recommended that the DSP student be the group leader so they can select the spaces that meet their needs first, then their group's needs/wants.
  3. After room selection, if the student does not get their accommodation needs met, they can get on the waitlist to get moved to a space that matches their needs (but we cannot guarantee that their friends can go with them.) Only the student with the accommodation will be guaranteed a new spot matching their needs.

Rising 3rd year students : If a student needs special housing accommodations, they must communicate with the DU Disability Services Program via e-mail dsp@du.edu or (303)871-2372 prior to February 10th. The DSP accommodation does not guarantee a space on campus, however, if the student does get a space on campus through the Room Selection Process, their accommodation will be honored. Accommodation requests that occur after that date will be placed on a waitlist until a space opens up matching that accommodation.

Fraternity and Sorority Housing

Please visit the Fraternity & Sorority Life website for more information.