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Explore the "How Do I..." section to learn about the various Housing & Residence Life processes. This is a good place to start to obtain information about the various procedures and policies that pertain to living on campus at SCU. The "How Do I" section also provides insights on how to access the numerous resources available to you within the residence halls! Of course, never hesitate to contact us directly if you have a more specific question!
Housing Application Information
Apply for On-Campus Housing?
The housing application process varies depending on your student status. Learn about the application process specific to you!
Apply for Summer Housing?
The summer 2018 housing application will become available on March, 14, 2018! Learn about the summer housing application process!
Resident Dining Plans, Room Change Requests & the Housing Contract
Learn about the Resident Dining Plan Options?
If you live on-campus, you will need to choose from one of the four available Resident Dining Plan options. Learn more about the various dining plans and how the Resident Dining Plans work at SCU.
Request to Change My Dining Plan?
Dining plans can only be changed for the upcoming quarter - in other words, you can't change your dining plan in the midst of the current quarter. If you wish to change your dining plan for the coming quarter, please make sure to submit your request by the applicable deadline for that specific quarter. Learn the deadlines as well as more information about the process for submitting a request to change your Resident Dining Plan.
Change My Room Assignment?
During the beginning of each quarter, your can submit a request to change your room assignment. Learn more about the process for changing your room assignment during the room change request period.
Obtain a Copy of the Undergraduate Housing Contract?
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Submit a Request to Cancel My Housing Contract?
To submit a request to cancel your housing contract during the academic year, you must either be withdrawing from the university, transferring or studying abroad. Learn more about the Housing Cancellation Request Process.
Maintenance Requests, Lock Outs, Community Damage Policy & Postings
I need to have something repaired. How do I submit a Maintenance Request?
Learn how to submit an on-line maintenance request for a needed repair within your room.
I'm locked out of my room! What do I do?
The time of day and as well as day of the week will determine what you'll need to do if you're locked out of your room. Learn more!
What is Community Damage?
Community Damage is damage done to public areas that would not be considered individual room damage. The public-area losses or damages that are preventable (such as broken windows, stolen furniture, damaged light fixtures, and elevator vandalism) but which are not assignable to individuals will be billed in equal amounts to the residents of the floor or building community, or as determined by building staff. It is the responsibility of all residents to be aware of their environment and to hold students who vandalize property accountable. Learn about Housing & Residence Life's Community Damage & Responsibility Policy.
What are Repair & Replacement Charges and why are they assessed?
The Repair & Replacement Charges are the minimum charges assessed for any damages that transpire both in community spaces as well as within individual student rooms. These charges are applied to students' accounts so the University can recoup any losses incurred as a result of damage or excessive cleaning needs caused by students.
I want to advertise a campus event. How do I post fliers in the residence halls?
Advertising events in the residence halls can assist student organizations as well as University departments in maximizing exposure by reaching students in the various communities. Learn more about the options for publicizing events in residence halls!
Additional Campus Resources & Information
Apply for a Parking Permit?
You'll apply for an on-campus Parking Permit through your eCampus account. Learn more about parking permits and the application process through Parking Services.
Get My Campus Mail?
Campus mail is managed by Mailing Services. Residents who live in Casa Italiana, Sobrato Hall and University Villas have mailboxes located in those respective buildings. All other on-campus residents have a mailbox assigned to them at the campus post office which is located in the lower level of Benson Memorial Center. The Housing Office assigns specific mailbox numbers. You can find your mailbox number within your Housing Application in eCampus. If you have difficulty finding your mailbox number, contact the Housing Office and we'll be happy to assist you! Combinations to the mailboxes are provided by Mailing Services. If you live in a Neighborhood Unit, you're mail is delivered directly to your home and you simply list the physical address of the Neighborhood Unit as your mailing address.
How is on-campus resident mail addressed?
Utilize Technology in the Residence Halls?
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