Study Abroad/Off-Campus

Studying abroad/off-campus during the fall semester

Students studying abroad/off-campus during the Fall 2020 semester will receive a lottery number along with the rest of the student population in April. This number will be used to assign housing for the Spring 2021 Semester.

Spring 2021 Housing

  • Living off-campus
    If you plan to study abroad/off-campus during the Fall 2020 Semester and wish to reside in an off-campus apartment upon returning in the spring, you MUST participate in the Off-Campus Living approval process that occurs during the Spring 2020 Semester.
  • Greek Housing
    If you are a member of a Greek fraternity you will need to check the residency requirements of your fraternity before seeking any other housing option.
  • Disability Accommodations for Housing
    The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will work to accommodate students returning from abroad/off-campus for the spring semester who are approved for disability accommodations. However, depending on the housing available, all student preferences may not be able to be met when finding appropriate accommodations.
  • College Houses
    If you are interested in living in a college house upon your return for the Spring 2021 semester, please make sure you participate in the College House application process in February 2020. If you have questions about a specific college house, please feel free to contact the appropriate College House leader for assistance.
  • Room Switch Agreements
    Please note that the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs (RFYP) will not be providing or accepting Room Switch Agreement Forms at this time. These forms will become available at a later date. This is due to the uncertainty of many students’ circumstances given the current COVID-19 global pandemic. In past years, we have accepted these forms through the late spring, summer, and fall semester until Spring semester assignments were made. We will continue to accept these forms (after they become available) into November of 2020 to be used to complete all Spring 2021 housing assignments for those who are coming and going from study abroad programs or who are affected by other circumstances that may necessitate a room switch agreement.
  • Study Abroad Housing Form for Spring 2021
    Students not securing housing by any of the above mentioned options will be assigned housing for the Spring 2021 semester using a Study Abroad Housing Form. This form will become available at a later date and emailed to your campus email. Your Study Abroad Housing Form will serve as your housing preference form for the Spring 2021 semester. Study Abroad Housing Forms are then placed in class year/lottery number order for housing placement for the spring semester.
  • Spring 2021 placements
    To provide the greatest possible chance of matching your preferences with available housing, we wait to assess TOTAL vacancies including withdrawals, transfers, and academic dismissals (which are not decided until the week of January 4, 2021). Therefore, the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will not complete housing assignments until the week of January 11, 2021. Once assignments are completed, students will be emailed at which time they can view their spring housing assignment via MyHousing in CNAV. Please note the following:
    • Due to space limitations, requests for groups of three or more are not usually granted. It is more likely that we will place students in pairs.
    • All students will be billed "Plan 2 – Apartment Rate" for the spring semester prior to January. If your placement is anything other than an apartment, you will receive an adjusted statement in January.
    • Students will not be permitted to arrive on campus for the Spring 2021 semester prior to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16. However, if you are part of an organization that requires your arrival before this time, you will be on a roster for early arrival. Please check with your respective organization, coach or Faculty/Administrative Leader to make sure you are on this roster.
    • Keys can be picked up in the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs (CUB 250) on both Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17 (exact times are to be determined). Keys may also be picked up during regular business hours beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 18.
    • Meal plans begin on Saturday, January 16.
    • Classes begin on Monday, January 18.
    • Please see the College Calendar for other important dates for the Spring Semester.

    Hours for the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs during winter break:

    December 21-23 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
    December 24-January 3 CLOSED
    January 4-8 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
    January 9-10 CLOSED
    January 11-15 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
    January 16 9:00 a.m. - TBD
    January 17 TBD
    *The office closes for lunch between noon and 1:00 p.m.