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Housing Application FAQs

Housing Application Frequently Asked Questions

When are the application dates?

  • 2018-2019 Sophomore application opens Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00am
  • 2018-2019 Junior/Senior application opens Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00am
  • The submission deadline for both applications is Friday, February 9 at 11:59pm
  • We will accept applications after the submission deadline. Late applicants will not go through the room selection process. Late applicants will be waitlisted.

What is my time-stamp?

  • Your time-stamp is recorded when you agree to the University Housing Contract (step 2) and click the “save and continue” button. PAUSE! Once your time-stamp is recorded, slow down. The application contains important information and is due February 9, 2018 at 11:59pm. Take your time.

Why is my time-stamp so important?

  • Individual - The earlier the time-stamp, the earlier the room selection date and time
  • Group - Group members’ time-stamps are averaged. The earlier the time stamp, the earlier the room selection date and time.
  • Please keep in mind, the majority of students receive a time-stamp within the first minute of the application opening.

How do I know if my group is classified as a returner or non-returner group?

  • Returner Group
    • Returner Group is composed of residents who wish to return to their current community for the 2018-2019 academic year.
    • EVERY member of the group must reside in their current community to be considered a “Returner Group.” If one group member is from a different community, the group is “Non-Returner.”
    • Ex. Nancy and her 3 friends Eleven, Max, and Barb are all current residents of Sobrato. They want to be roommates and continue living in Sobrato for the 2018-2019 year. Nancy, Eleven, Max, and Barb will all choose Returner.
  • Non-Returner Group
    • Non-Returner Group is composed of residents who want to live together for the 2018-2019 academic year regardless of their current community.
    • Ex. Tyrion (currently lives in Sobrato), Jon (currently lives in Graham), and Jaime (currently lives in Graham) decide to live together in Graham for the 2018-2019 year. Tyrion, Jon, and Jaime would select “Non-Returners.”

What’s the deal with group size?

  • Your group size does not guarantee placement in a particular community.

What is a group leader?

  • The group leader must make the group profile in the application before other members can join.
  • The group leader can assign group members during room selection. Regardless of group affiliation, individuals within the group may assign themselves during room selection.

What if my group leader cancels their application before room selection?

  • If a group leader cancels their application, email housing@scu.edu to have the group leader changed and copy all other members of the group by February 9, 2018. No group change requests will be approved after the application deadline.

Which communities will have triple rooms available to Sophomore, Juniors & Seniors? Please note there is limited availability of triple rooms.

  • Sophomores
    • McLaughlin-Walsh (extended triple)
    • McLaughlin-Walsh (suite triple)
    • Casa Italiana (1 bedroom apartment triple)
    • Sanfilippo (standard double as a triple)
    • Campisi (standard double as a triple)
    • Graham (mini-suite double as a triple)
    • Graham (extended triple)
    • Swig (suite triple)
  • Juniors and Seniors
    • Nobili (triple with bathroom)

As a Junior/Senior can I live in Casa or Sobrato?

  • Casa will have very limited availability to Juniors and Seniors
  • Only returners may be able to live in Casa or Sobrato. This is due to the limited availability of spaces.
  • For more information, contact your Residence Life Professional Staff Member.

Can sophomores live in Nobili Hall?

  • No
  • For more information, contact your Residence Life Professional Staff Member.

Am I required to have a dining plan?

  • All residents except Neighborhood Unit residents are required to have a dining plan. Housing does not offer Dining Plans to Neighborhood Unit Residents included in the cost of room & board. However, Neighborhood Unit residents may add Dining Plus points through the access card office.

Are single gender floors available?

  • All female floor on 2nd floor McLaughlin (Unity RLC)
  • All male floor on 3rd floor Walsh (Unity RLC)

How do I make changes to my application?

  • You can make changes to your application prior to submitting your application. No changes can be made after the February 9 submission deadline.
  • If you have submitted your application, you may request changes by emailing housing@scu.edu until February 9, 2018 at 11:59pm.

I have a housing accommodation through Disability Resources, how does this affect my application & selection process?

  • If you go through the application and room selection process as an individual, you will be manually placed in a room that meets your accommodation needs. 
  • If you go through the application and room selection process in a group, you waive your housing accommodation. 

I applied after the February 9th deadline, what do I do now?

  • You will not be part of a group. You will not receive a room selection date and time. You will be placed on a waitlist and assigned manually if space becomes available.

If you have joined a group prior to the February 9 submission deadline but submitted your application after the February 9 deadline, your group leader WILL NOT be able to place you in a space during their room selection appointment. Email housing@scu.edu to be removed from the room selection group to avoid any issues for your group during room selection.