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Self-Assignment

 

Can I live in the same room next year?

It depends upon the floor that each student is currently assigned.  Review the information below to learn more.

 

The following students are not permitted to squat a room:

  • Residents of Main Cunningham 2nd floor (Globe Floor)
  • Residents of Singles (unless approved via ADA)
  • Residents on any Freshman floor (Click here for a complete list of floors)
  • RA Roommates
  • Residents of Wheeler 4th floor (Honors Floor)
  • Residents of a Fraternity or Sorority Special Interest Floor (These assignments are managed by the sponsoring organization).

**These floors are reserved for incoming freshmen, special interest groups, and ADA students. The current residents will have to wait until after the Squatting Period to sign-up for a Main Campus Assignment.**

 

Can I choose my suitemates?

Not exactly. The Self Assignment Process allows you to choose your room. However, if you know how the rooms are numbered you could choose one room and have your desired suitemates choose the adjacent room.

For Example:

  • John and James Smith want to have Jeff and Jay Smith as suitemates.
  • John looks at the floor charts with Jeff, since they are the designated roommates.
  • John, Jeff, James and Jay want to live in Curry.
  • John and Jeff notice room CR-410 and CR-412 are suited and CR-411 and CR-413 are suited.
  • John goes first and chooses CR-410 then Jeff goes and chooses CR-412.
  • Next year John, James, Jeff and Jay will share a bathroom in their suite. 

 

What if I don't have a roommate?

Plan to attend one of the housing information sessions, which will also be a "Mix 'n' Mingle" event.  During the mix and mingle, RCL will assist students with finding mutual roommates.

Without a mutual roommate, solo residents must wait until Friday, April 8th to submit preferences for housing. This is done through the Student Housing Gateway. Random assignments, utilizing available vacancies, will be made prior to the start of the fall semester.

 

Who is eligible to live in the Longwood Managed apartment communities?

All rising Juniors and Seniors currently living in Longwood managed housing are eligible to live in Longwood Village, Lancer Park, and Longwood Landings. To be considered a rising Junior, a student must have completed 56 recognized Longwood credits at the conclusion of the Spring 2011 semester.

Rising sophomores are eligible to be pulled in by rising Juniors or Seniors as roommates in the Longwood Landings 4 bedroom apartments, Lancer Park 4 bedroom apartments, and Lancer Park Townhouses. There are no Sophomore only apartments available and rising Sophomores may not be pulled in as roommates in the Lancer Park 2 bedroom apartments or Longwood Village apartments.

 

Will South Ruffner rooms be all singles for 2011-2012?

At this time, the Residential and Commuter Life Office has determined that South Ruffner Hall will remain single occupancy for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Current residents of South Ruffner Hall are eligible to squat his/her room during the housing sign-up process.  The remaining rooms available after squatting will be available for general room selection.

 

What if I have a disability or health need?

Visit Specialized Housing

 

What if I am going to be an RA next year?

If you have turned in your acceptance to the RA Search Committee, then you will be assigned a room by your supervisor. Your supervisor will contact each RA regarding instructions to register for housing late March/Early April.

 

Where are the triple room options?

Triple rooms are located in Curry Hall, Frazer Hall, and French Hall. To have full occupancy in a triple room you must have 2 other people to live with totaling to 3 mutual roommates.

Here is a more specific listing:

  • In Curry: rooms that end in -08 and -22 are triple rooms
  • In Frazer: rooms that end in -32 and -46 are triple rooms
  • French Hall  

 

What happens if I miss my day to sign-up?

If you miss your day to sign-up, i.e. you have 56-88 credits and you did not sign-up on Thursday March 31st you will be allowed to sign-up on the next available self-assignment date.

 

What if I am going to live on my Greek affiliated hall?

Each organizations housing chair will submit the housing roster to the Assistant Director of Occupancy Management. The Assistant Director of Occupancy Management will provide the housing chair with instructions regarding housing sign up. Each student living on the floor will be responsible to complete the self - assignment process.

 

What if I am going to live on the GLOBE's hall?

Each organizations housing chair (or person in charge of housing assignments) will submit the housing roster to the Assistant Director of Occupancy Management. The Assistant Director of Occupancy Management will provide the housing chair with instructions regarding housing sign up. Each student living on the floor will be responsible to complete the self - assignment process.

 

What if I am going to live on the Honor's hall?

Each organizations housing chair (or person in charge of housing assignments) will submit the housing roster to the Assistant Director of Occupancy Management. The Assistant Director of Occupancy Management will provide the housing chair with instructions regarding housing sign up. Each student living on the floor will be responsible to complete the self - assignment process.

 

What if I am not registered for 12 credits?

All residential students are required to maintain a course load of 12 credit hours. This policy is designed to maintain the commitment to an educational residence hall environment. Except for medical reasons, service-connected commitments, or family emergencies, there are very few exceptions to this policy. Requests for exceptions that fall into one of the above categories should be addressed to the appropriate academic dean, together with supporting documentation. Final approval is required from the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee. The information is then communicated to Residential and Commuter Life as well as Cashiering and Student Accounts.

The above is quoted from the Housing and Meal plan contract. Click here for full contract.

 

What is full occupancy?

Full occupancy indicates every bed space within a chosen assignment must be occupied by an eligible residential student. This means students who sign-up during our Apartment or Main Campus sign-up processes must have obtained the required information (Name, LancerNet Id, RMSID, building preference, floor preference and desired Meal Plan) from enough people to fill the assignment location.

For Example:

·     Landings 4 BR Apartment - designated housemate must have information from 3 other current residential students.

·     Longwood Village 3 BR Apartment - designated housemate must have information from 2 other current residential students.

·     Main Campus Triple Room - designated housemate must have information from 2 other current residential students.

·     Main Campus Double Room - designated housemate must have information from 1 other current residential students. 

 

What if I am not Returning to Longwood in the Fall?

If you will not be returning to the university and will not be attending/registering for any Longwood courses, you must complete the withdrawal process. To withdraw from the university, you must visit the Dean's office specific to your major and complete a withdrawal form. Completion of the withdrawal process is required.

  • College of Arts & Sciences - West Ruffner 104, ext. 2054
  • College of Business & Economics - Hiner 103, ext. 2045
  • College of Education & Human Services - Hull 137, ext 2051

Exceptions: (please tell us your plans)

 

What if I want to live with an International student?

If you are interested in living with a returning international student please follow the Self-Assignment Instructions posted on our site and sign-up according to your slotted time on the timeline.

If you are interested in living with an incoming international student please print off an application and return it to the RCL central office prior to 5pm March 21st.

 

What if I want to live with an incoming transfer student?

The room assignment process is designed for ONLY current/continuing residents. Main Campus will be available March 28th - April 8th and Apartment sign ups are available February 3rd through the 10th. Assignments for new residential students (transfers and re-admitted) will be processed during the summer months, using a different allocation procedure.

 

What if I am academically or judicially suspended prior to the start Fall term?

An academic or judicial suspension will terminate the room and board assignment and the random bed space will be assigned to another eligible resident (from an anticipated waiting list).

 

When will the 20011-2012 room and meal plan rates be approved?

The Board of Visitors are not expected to approve the University fees until a special meeting, immediately following Commencement. Once approved, room and meal plan rates will be posted on the RCL website.

 

What if I want to change my room assignment?

All non-administrative moves (personal choice moves) will be subject to a $50.00 processing fee.

A room assignment "freeze" is in effect until approximately 2 weeks after the start of the fall term for any non-administrative room changes. (incoming residents and if applicable, students living in temporary or transitional assignments will be given priority.) Unauthorized room changes are not permitted. Students found to have made an illegal room change will be assessed a $75.00 fee and will face judicial action.

 

What if I want to change my meal plan?

Students have until 5pm on the add/drop date of each semester to change their meal plans.

Students may change their plans through the Student Housing Gateway.

After the Board of Visitors approves the rates for the upcoming school year there will be an new version of the "Change your Meal Plan ONLINE" link. Stay tuned.


What if my question is not listed above?

Click here to send an email to housing@longwood.edu.