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Continuing Student Housing Application Process, Policies and Procedures

Housing applications for second, third and fourth-year students can be submitted through the online process starting March 1, 2018. All housing applications for the academic year are due by the end of the day on March 29, 2018.

There are two housing options available to students.

  1. Residential status (on-campus housing)
  2. Commuter status (living with parents or legal guardians and traveling to campus. Students currently commuting need to re-apply for the 2018-19 academic year.

All students are required to apply for one of the two housing options for the next academic year: on-campus housing or commuter status.

Because St. Norbert College has a four-year residency requirement, students need to receive permission from residential education & housing (REH) to commute or live off-campus.

We expect that no fourth-year students (seniors) will be released to live off-campus. An off-campus waiting list will be created during the spring semester for those interested in case housing projections change. Until then, students should not sign a lease.

Students who do not receive commuter status or off-campus status are required to apply for housing on campus. If a student chooses not to apply by May 2018, REH will assign the student to a room based on available space and charge the student's account.

Fourth-year student groups will be assigned housing first in order of the best lottery date/time slot.

Residential Status

Continuing Student Housing Selection Process
  • Housing assignment information – to include commuter status, class standing and how to apply – will be released on Thursday, March 1, 2018, by email.
  • The application process does not go through the lottery for three housing areas: college theme houses, Prémontré/Xanten theme apartments and Michels service hall. A limited number of college houses and Prémontré/Xanten apartments will be assigned as theme.
  • Applications for college theme houses, Prémontré/Xanten theme apartments and Michels hall will be due in early February.
Class Standing Formula for Housing Assignments
  • Students will be assigned by second, third or fourth year classifications (years in college).
  • Credits will no longer be used to calculate classifications. Classifications will be determined by the number of fall and spring semesters in college. Fall and spring semesters in college through Jan. 1, 2018 will be used to calculate second, third or fourth year classifications.
  • Housing class standing is not the same as the registrar’s class standing.
  • For the 2018-19 housing selection process: 
    • Second-year students will have 1 or 2 completed semesters.
    • Third-year students will have 3 or 4 completed semesters.
    • Fourth-year students will have 5 or more completed semesters.
Continuing Student On-Campus Housing Options
Second-year students can apply to live in Burke large doubles or singles, Michels, MMM, Sensenbrenner triples or VMC.

Only third and fourth year students can apply for upper-class housing options. Groups that include second-year students will not be assigned upper-class housing. Upperclass housing areas include: Carriage House, College Houses, Doksany Hall, Gries Hall, Hugh Hall, Prémontré Hall, Roggenburg Hall, St. Joseph Hall, Townhouses and Xanten Hall.

Please note that REH reserves the right to assign or re-assign housing units based upon gender needs according to enrollment. The residence halls that may be affected are Burke, Michels, MMM or VMC.

Prémontré and Xanten Halls
  • All lease terms will be for 11.5 months. This includes paying for a required summer term (at a reduced rate) even if you choose not to live in the apartment over the summer.
Gries Hall
  • First-floor and second floor apartments will have nine-month lease terms.
  • Lease terms for third-floor apartments will be 11.5 months. This includes paying for a required summer term (at a reduced rate) even if you choose not to live in the apartment over the summer. 
Burke Hall
  • Burke Hall will be renovated during the summer of 2018. The majority of the rooms will be singles. Specific information about the renovation will be provided during spring semester.  
Bedroom Assignments
Students will select their assigned bedrooms during the continuing student housing selection process at their assigned lottery date and time.

All bedroom changes must be approved by REH after the Continuing Student Housing Lottery Process has been completed. Bedroom changes after May without pre-approval will result in a $75 per student fee. Students will be unable to change their bedroom assignments during the move-in process.

Room Buyouts
Room buyouts are not an option offered for the fall semester.

Students who live in a room with a vacancy (or who believe a vacancy may open up due to a roommate receiving a room change) may request to “buy out” their room during the spring semester (i.e. in order to ensure that another student will not be assigned to that space for the rest of the semester). They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

While very unlikely, if a student must be placed into the space for emergency reasons, REH reserves the right to approve or disapprove requests as necessary. In the event the student(s) is denied a “buy out” request, he or she will be refunded the full buy-out charge. Room buyouts are not offered for Gries Hall for fall or spring semesters.

Meal Plans and Meal Dollars
  • First-year and second-year students living in traditional residence halls are required to be on the platinum meal plan.
  • Third-year and fourth-=year students are not required to be on a meal plan regardless of where they live. Students can select a platinum meal plan or any of the other optional meal plans.
  • Commuter students can choose to select a platinum meal plan or any of the optional meal plans.
  • Additional meal dollars can be added anytime and are good for any on campus food venue.
  • Meal plan meals and meal dollars expire at the end of each semester.

Commuter Status

  • Students commuting from their primary parent/legal guardian’s home address must live within 35 miles of the college.
  • Students who are currently commuting need to reapply for the 2018-19 academic year. Students who do not reapply will be assigned and charged for on-campus housing.
  • Students who apply for commuter status, but do not live with their primary parent/legal guardian will be charged for on-campus housing.
  • Current commuter students may apply to live on campus for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Commuter students are not permitted to move off-campus without permission.]

Residential Status

Continuing Student Housing Selection Process
  • Housing assignment information – to include commuter status, class standing and how to apply – will be released on Thursday, March 1, 2018, by email.
  • The application process does not go through the lottery for three housing areas: college theme houses, Prémontré/Xanten theme apartments and Michels service hall. A limited number of college houses and Prémontré/Xanten apartments will be assigned as theme.
  • Applications for college theme houses, Prémontré/Xanten theme apartments and Michels hall will be due in early February.
Class Standing Formula for Housing Assignments
  • Students will be assigned by second, third or fourth year classifications (years in college).
  • Credits will no longer be used to calculate classifications. Classifications will be determined by the number of fall and spring semesters in college. Fall and spring semesters in college through Jan. 1, 2018 will be used to calculate second, third or fourth year classifications.
  • Housing class standing is not the same as the registrar’s class standing.
  • For the 2018-19 housing selection process: 
    • Second-year students will have 1 or 2 completed semesters.
    • Third-year students will have 3 or 4 completed semesters.
    • Fourth-year students will have 5 or more completed semesters.
Continuing Student On-Campus Housing Options
Second-year students can apply to live in Burke large doubles or singles, Michels, MMM, Sensenbrenner triples or VMC.

Only third and fourth year students can apply for upper-class housing options. Groups that include second-year students will not be assigned upper-class housing. Upperclass housing areas include: Carriage House, College Houses, Doksany Hall, Gries Hall, Hugh Hall, Prémontré Hall, Roggenburg Hall, St. Joseph Hall, Townhouses and Xanten Hall.

Please note that REH reserves the right to assign or re-assign housing units based upon gender needs according to enrollment. The residence halls that may be affected are Burke, Michels, MMM or VMC.

Prémontré and Xanten Halls
  • All lease terms will be for 11.5 months. This includes paying for a required summer term (at a reduced rate) even if you choose not to live in the apartment over the summer.
Gries Hall
  • First-floor and second floor apartments will have nine-month lease terms.
  • Lease terms for third-floor apartments will be 11.5 months. This includes paying for a required summer term (at a reduced rate) even if you choose not to live in the apartment over the summer. 
Burke Hall
  • Burke Hall will be renovated during the summer of 2018. The majority of the rooms will be singles. Specific information about the renovation will be provided during spring semester.  
Bedroom Assignments
Students will select their assigned bedrooms during the continuing student housing selection process at their assigned lottery date and time.

All bedroom changes must be approved by REH after the Continuing Student Housing Lottery Process has been completed. Bedroom changes after May without pre-approval will result in a $75 per student fee. Students will be unable to change their bedroom assignments during the move-in process.

Room Buyouts
Room buyouts are not an option offered for the fall semester.

Students who live in a room with a vacancy (or who believe a vacancy may open up due to a roommate receiving a room change) may request to “buy out” their room during the spring semester (i.e. in order to ensure that another student will not be assigned to that space for the rest of the semester). They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

While very unlikely, if a student must be placed into the space for emergency reasons, REH reserves the right to approve or disapprove requests as necessary. In the event the student(s) is denied a “buy out” request, he or she will be refunded the full buy-out charge. Room buyouts are not offered for Gries Hall for fall or spring semesters.

Meal Plans and Meal Dollars
  • First-year and second-year students living in traditional residence halls are required to be on the platinum meal plan.
  • Third-year and fourth-=year students are not required to be on a meal plan regardless of where they live. Students can select a platinum meal plan or any of the other optional meal plans.
  • Commuter students can choose to select a platinum meal plan or any of the optional meal plans.
  • Additional meal dollars can be added anytime and are good for any on campus food venue.
  • Meal plan meals and meal dollars expire at the end of each semester.

Commuter Status

  • Students commuting from their primary parent/legal guardian’s home address must live within 35 miles of the college.
  • Students who are currently commuting need to reapply for the 2018-19 academic year. Students who do not reapply will be assigned and charged for on-campus housing.
  • Students who apply for commuter status, but do not live with their primary parent/legal guardian will be charged for on-campus housing.
  • Current commuter students may apply to live on campus for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Commuter students are not permitted to move off-campus without permission.]
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