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Housing Selection Information

Contributed by Linda Koenig on 01/24/2012 

New Housing Information

The Upper-Years program will continue in Terraces 9 &11 for the 2012-2013 academic year. This community will only be available to current Ithaca College students and incoming Transfer students looking for an opportunity to live exclusively with other upper-class students.

The First-year Residential  Experience (FYRE)Program is once again expanding for fall 2012. Beginning in fall 2012 the West Tower will also be part of the FYRE program. As a result returning students will not be able to select housing in the West Tower.

Off Campus Housing

Off campus applications are available at http://www.ithaca.edu/reslife/off_campus/.   All applications received are prioritized by date and time of the completed application.  A completed application includes the application, off-campus quiz, and parent/guardian approval if you are under the age of 21. Off-campus commitments should not be made until you have received written approval from the Office of Residential Life.

Learning Community/Specialty Housing

January 23, 2011:                          

Apartment, suite, and Block Housing applications are available in the Office of Residential Life.

Block housing is an option by which groups of 4-6 people can apply to live in a cluster of rooms near each other. This year Block Housing will be competitive due to a reduced number of block housing options available.

Learning Community Applications are available via HomerConnect.

Learning Community Applications are DUE

Learning Community applications are due no later than 5pm on March 2, 2012. Applications for HOME, Sustainably Conscious, Quartier Francais (French Language Community), Stockwerk Deutch (German Language Community), Vecinos (Spanish Language Community), Outdoor Adventure Learning, Honors, and Transfer Student Housing Communities  are all available on https://homerconnect.ithaca.edu/.

Students approved for any learning community should select housing on March 17, 2012 at https://homerconnect.ithaca.edu/ beginning at 7am. Selection will end at 11:59pm.

Apartment Information

In order to be able to better clean and maintain the Circle Apartments Residential Life is making several changes to the Circles Agreement for next year. The Circle Apartments opening date will be changed to August 19, 2012. Additionally, students will no longer be able to sublet their apartment over the summer. Finally, students who squat in the Circles, and remain over the summer, may be asked to relocate if their apartment requires painting or renovation over the summer.

Only one member of your group should log in during your selection window to choose housing for your group.

February 7, 2012—Students living in the Circle Apartments who wish to squat their room may do so as long as they meet squatting requirements beginning at 9am. Circle Apartment squatting will end at 11:59pm.   Every summer, the Office of Residential Life makes physical improvements to Circle Apartments.   Any student living in these apartments will be required to bring home their belongings if they are not remaining on campus over the summer.  Students living on campus over the summer will be required to consolidate into apartments in another building in order for work to be completed.  If you have questions about the renovation cycle or work being done to your apartment, you can email reshallops@ithaca.edu.

February 8, 2012—Circle apartment applications are due to the Office of Residential Life by 4pm.

February 10, 2012—Circle apartment awards will be posted on www.ithaca.edu/reslife

February 13, 2012—HomerConnect opens at 7am for students who have been awarded a Circle Apartment.  Selection will end at 11:59pm.

February 14, 2012—Students living in Garden Apartments who wish to squat their apartment may do so as long as they meet squatting requirements beginning at 9am. Garden Squatting will end at 11:59pm.

February 16, 2012—Garden Apartment applications are due to the Office of Residential Life no later than 4pm.

February 17, 2012—Garden Apartment awards will be posted on www.ithaca.edu/reslife

February 21, 2012—HomerConnect opens at 7am for students awarded Garden Apartments.  Selection will end at 11:59pm.   

Terrace Suites

Only one member of your group should log in during your selection window to choose housing for your group.

February 22, 2012 - Terrace Suite applications are due to the Office of Residential Life by 4pm.

February 24, 2012 - Terrace Suite awards will be posted on www.ithaca.edu/reslife.

February 27, 2012 - HomerConnect opens at 7am for students who have been awarded a Terrace Suite. Selection will end at 11:59pm.

Block Selection Housing

This year Block housing will be very competitive. The Office of Residential Life is limiting the number of block spaces available to students based on feedback from students. Additionally, the West Tower is being added to the First Year Experience Program Housing so spaces in the West Tower will only be available to incoming first year students.

February 29, 2012 - Students interested in Block Selection must turn in applications by 4pm.

March 2, 2012 - Block Selection awards will be emailed to application contact person.

March 6, 2012 - Students awarded Block Selection will be emailed a time to secure fall housing. Selection will occur in the Clarke Lounge located in the Campus Center.

Traditional Housing

This year the West Tower will not be available for returning student selection as it will become part of the First Year Program. 

Only one member of your group should log in during your selection window to choose housing for your group. The on-line tutorial is now available through Homer Connect.

February 29, 2012- HomerConnect opens at 9am for Traditional Squatting. Squatting ends at 11:59pm.

March 19, 2012 - HomerConnect opens at 7am for students with 4 or more semesters completed. Selection ends at 11:59pm.

March 20, 2012 - HomerConnect opens at 7am for students with 3 or more semesters completed.  Selection ends at 11:59pm.

March 21, 2012 - HomerConnect opens at 7am for students with 2 or more semesters. Selection ends at 11:59pm.

March 22, 2012- HomerConnect opens at 7am for students with 1 or more semesters. Selections ends at 11:59pm.

March 23, 2012 - HomerConnect opens at 7am for students with 0 or more semesters completed. Selection ends at 11:59pm.

Please note the following information:

You can obtain your semester standing and create your profile by logging into Homer Connect now. You can also create groups to determine when your group can select housing. Only one member of your group should log in during your selection window to choose housing for your group.

Important Senior Housing and Off Campus Housing Information:

If you have completed 5 or more semesters through Fall 2011 and you have not submitted a Senior Intention Form to the Office of Residential Life, you will not have access to select housing through Homer Connect because we assume you are going off-campus. 

If you are a senior and you submitted a senior intention form, once you secure Fall 2012 housing you will relinquish your senior exemption and need to apply for off-campus if you wish to be considered.

If you have completed less than 5 semesters and have been approved for off-campus, you are assumed to be off-campus and will not have access to select housing through Homer Connect. 

Students now have the ability to search the system for available housing without actually selecting an assignment by using the “View Housing Availability for Fall 2012”. This is a similar capability to what students have during advance registration where you can view the number of seats left in a class while other groups are registering. This will allow you to make informed decisions about what options you want to continue to pursue. This is a dynamic feature and so as spaces are selected they will not show in the system.

PLEASE NOTE:

Once you select housing, you will not be able to change your housing assignment for the Fall 2012 semester until summer wait list application become available on April 2, 2012.

If you experience any difficulties during the selection process, please use the “Report an Error” link. Be as specific as possible when identifying your problem as it will help us to fix the issue in a most timely manner. You can also use this link to provide us with feedback to help us improve the system for future processes. 

Specific housing selection information is available on the Office of Residential Life website at http://www.ithaca.edu/reslife/guide/room_selection_programs/  If you have any questions, please email us at housing@ithaca.edu.

 

 

 

 

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