Housing Process FAQ
  •  Your guide to living on-campus for the 2013-2014 Academic Year



    What room options are available?

    Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors  

    • Double and single rooms in Schaaf Hall and Saylor-Ackermann Hall. Please see more information regarding Single Rooms in question 7.
    • 4, 5, or 6 person suites in College Avenue Hall
    Juniors & Seniors Only
    • 3 or 4 person apartments in the Capital Commons Apartments
    • 2 or 3 person apartments in the Capital University Apartments 
    • 2 or 3 person apartments in the Sheridan Avenue Apartments (located at 651, 701, and 707 Sheridan Avenue)
    • 4 person houses (duplexes) on Sheridan Avenue (located at 732/734, 735/737, 741/743, 754/756, and 760/762 Sheridan Avenue)
    • 5 person houses on Sheridan Avenue (located at 657, 675 and 727 Sheridan Avenue)


    Please note not all of the houses and apartments on Sheridan Avenue may be available at the Housing Selection. This will be finalized prior to the selection and students will be notified of the final list.

    We are also currently working on having a tour of rooms, suites, and apartments available prior to the selection process. Watch for more information.
     

     

    How is my selection number determined?

    Selection numbers are randomly assigned within your anticipated classification for the Fall 2013 semester. Your classification will be determined by the number of credits you have cumulatively completed through the close of the Fall 2012 semester, added to the number of credit hours in which you are currently enrolled. Enrollment in summer 2013 courses will NOT be counted towards your classification for the Fall 2013 semester.
     

    • Sophomore Numbers will be issued to students who will have between 0 and 59 credits by Fall 2013
    • Junior Numbers will be issued to students who have between 60 and 89 credits by Fall 2013
    • Seniors Numbers will be issued to students who have 90 or more credits by Fall 2013

     

    If I want to live in a double, suite, or apartment, whose selection number do we use?

    Priority for these situations will be determined by the lowest selection number within the highest level of classification for your group.
     

    • Example: 3 people (1 Junior and 2 Seniors) want to live in an apartment – Priority for this group would be based on the lowest of the two selection numbers issued to the Seniors. 
    • Example: 2 people (both Sophomores) want to live in a double in Schaaf Hall - Priority for this group would be based on the lowest of the two selection numbers issued to the Sophomores.
    • Example: 5 people (2 Sophomores and 3 Juniors) want to live in a 5-person suite in College Avenue Hall – Priority for this group would be based on the lowest of the three selection numbers issued to the Juniors. 

     

    What do I need to bring to selection?

    Please bring your Capital ID.

     

    How long will the selection take?

    We will do our best to complete the process within 30 minutes or less, but your patience is appreciated in case of an unexpected problem or delay.

     

    What if I can’t come to the housing selection?

    We have a proxy form available for you. (PDF) A proxy is someone who stands in your place and you give power to make decisions for you, so you should let that person know what room you want.

    You will need to complete a proxy form (PDF) and a Campus Housing Agreement. (PDF) These forms must be printed submitted to the Residential and Commuter Life Office before the selection process begins. This information will be waiting for the person you’ve selected at the selection process.

     

    What if I don’t have a roommate for the selection?

    You are not required to have a roommate to participate in the Housing Selection. You should still attend the selection on your respective night and select a room. A roommate will be placed with you at a later date.

    If you are interested in trying to find a roommate prior to the selection, please sign up at the Residential and Commuter Life Office. We will maintain a list of students looking for roommates and their contact information.

     

    Do I get to select my suitemates in College Avenue?

    Yes you do. However, you must be prepared during the selection to tell someone that they might not be able to live with you. For example, if you were going for the six person suite and you had five other friends, this won’t work if the only suite left when your number is called is a four person suite. Be sure to have a back-up plan.

     

    How can I get a single room?

    There are two ways you can get a single. The first is if you require a single because of a special need. Please refer to the special housing accommodation request regarding that process. The second way is if you get the “right” number and there is still a single available you will be able to select one. If no singles are available at the time you come through the selection process, you should still select a room. You can also place your name on a waiting list for single that may open at a later date.

     

    What if I decide to go into the selection after the deadline?

    The priority deadline for the selection process is noon on March 27, 2013. Those students who meet this deadline will receive a random selection number.

    Students who apply and make their deposit after the deadline can come to the Residential and Commuter Life Office to select a room beginning on Monday, April 10 through May 2, 2013. A schedule will be posted with available dates and times on April 4, 2013. Students should complete the online Housing Application and bring the following items with them to the Residential and Commuter Life Office.
     


    After I get my housing placement, can I still get out of the Campus Housing Agreement?

    You will be responsible for the payment of room and board charges FOR THE ENTIRE ACADEMIC YEAR upon entering into this agreement. Any necessary changes to your housing status must be made in writing by July 15, 2013.

     

    What is the $100 deposit and can I get it back if I decide not to go through the process?

    A $100 deposit is required to reserve a residence hall room, and will be applied toward first-semester fees. The $100 deposit is non-refundable. Those students who pay the deposit but select not to participate in the selection will have the $100 applied to their student account towards their first semester fees

     

    How do I pay my deposit?

    There are three ways you can pay your deposit.

     

    1. Online with a credit card

       
    2. Through the Student Accounts Office, using a Credit Balance on Student Account
      If you have a credit balance of at least $100, you can apply it as payment towards your Housing Deposit. Print and complete a Credit Transfer Form (PDF) and take your completed form to the Student Accounts Office for processing. You must bring a receipt as record of the credit transfer to the Residential and Commuter Life Office on or before noon on March 27, 2013. 

       
    3. Through the Student Accounts Office with Cash or Check
      You can pay the $100 Housing Deposit with cash or a check in the Student Accounts office. You must bring a receipt as record of the payment to the Residential and Commuter Life Office on or before noon on March 27, 2013. 

     

    The Student Accounts Office is located on the first floor of Yochum Hall.

     

    Does my room scholarship cover all styles of housing?

    Collegiate Fellows and Capital Scholars are required to live in university housing and maintain campus residency. If a student decides to move off campus, he or she will forfeit the Collegiate Fellowship or Capital Scholars award, and the financial aid award will revert back to what it was before the respective award was given.

    Battelle (ROTC) covers the full cost of a regular, double-occupancy residence hall room and the highest campus meal plan option. Students who choose to live in campus apartments or other specialty Capital housing may incur additional fees. If you choose a lesser meal plan or any campus housing that is less than a regular, double-occupancy residence hall room, there will be no refund.

    Please note, each style of housing has different pricing. Students should be certain to consult the 2013-2014 Room and Board rates prior to selecting housing.

     

    Is mixed-gender (gender-neutral) housing available?

    Mixed-gender or gender-neutral housing will be available in our apartments and houses for the 2013-2014 academic year. Bedrooms will be gender specific, but a mix of genders will be allowed in individual apartments and houses that we manage through the Residential and Commuter Life Office. Students would self-select into this option at the selection. The following apartment units and houses are available to select from:
     

    • 3 or 4 person apartments in the Capital Commons Apartments
    • 2 or 3 person apartments in the Capital University Apartments 
    • 3 person apartments in the Sheridan Avenue Apartments (located at 651 Sheridan Avenue)
    • 4 person houses (duplexes) on Sheridan Avenue (located at 732/734, 735/737, 741/743, 754/756, and 760/762 Sheridan Avenue)
    • 5 person houses on Sheridan Avenue (located at 657 & 727 Sheridan Avenue)


    Please note not all of the houses and apartments on Sheridan Avenue may be available at the Housing Selection. This will be finalized prior to the selection and students will be notified of the final list.

     

    Should I participate in the selection if I am going to be away from campus during the Fall semester?

    Students who may be away from campus during the Fall semester due to studying abroad or the recording workshop, should not participate in the selection process. Students may still complete the Housing Application and should select “Spring” as their enrollment term.