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Frequently Asked Questions

How does University Housing calculate the date and time for me to log-in and select my space?
Number of Terms in Housing: 1 point per term.
Class Standing: Graduate/Senior, 4 pts. Junior, 3 pts. Sophomore, 2 pts. Freshman, 1 pt. (ERTC & IEP students will not receive points for class standing or GPA.)
Grade Point Average: Based on cumulative GPA, 1 pt. for every 1/2 point in GPA. (For example, 3.0 = 6 points)

How will I know when to log-in and select my space?
You will receive an e-mail with your assigned date and time that corresponds to when you can log-in. You can log-in at that time (or anytime after within your process time frame) and select your space. You will receive the notification e-mail with your date and time a few days before your scheduled online selection process.

Where are private bedrooms available?
Privates bedrooms are available in Evergreen Hall and Cougar Village. All types of space are based on availability. Evergreen Hall is 73% private bedrooms. Private bedrooms are in all Evergreen suites and apartments. Evergreen Hall studios are also private units. In Cougar Village, both private and deluxe private bedrooms are available. Private bedrooms are designed for one person and are smaller in size. Deluxe private bedrooms are shared bedrooms that are converted to a private space. Any shared bedroom in Cougar Village can be converted to a deluxe private. The cost of a deluxe private bedroom in Cougar Village is a great value and only an additional $500 more than private bedroom! This is a great way to enjoy extra space and fewer roommates.

Is each individual assigned a date and time or each group of roommates?
Each individual is assigned a reservation number. However, if you are going through the process as a group then the person with the first assigned time can pull the group through and assign each of you to your space. However, the individual reservation number allows you the opportunity to go in and make a change to your individual assignment, if you wish.

What methods of payment are accepted?
A $200 advance payment is required to complete the online Application for Space. You can pay via eCheck (electronic check or ACH) or credit card (there is 2.75% fee on credit/debit payments) online when completing the Application for Space. You can also pay via cash or check in the Bursar's Office. Print out the Summary page at the end of the online Application for Space and turn in with your $200 to the Bursar.

How do I apply for Summer 2015?
If you are only interested in applying for summer (and not fall-spring), log-in at www.siue.edu/housing/apply and select the Application for Space - Summer 2015 Only after February 7, 2015. If you are selecting Summer 2015, Fall 2015-Spring 2016, you will have the opportunity to select summer on your fall-spring Application for Space. The summer application deadline is April 1, 2015. May Term is considered part of the summer application for space. 

What housing is available in the summer?
University Housing offers summer housing in limited locations throughout Evergreen Hall and Cougar Village. Anticipated locations for summer 2015 are the third floor of Evergreen Hall and throughout the 500 side of Cougar Village.

Is housing available for May term?
Yes, housing is available for May term. May term is considered part of the summer housing application. Housing for May term will be available in limited areas throughout University Housing and placement will be determined by University Housing staff. Students can apply for May term housing by completing the summer application for space. 

Why do I have to pay the $200 before I select my space?
New University payment policies and moving the process online have driven us to require the online $200 payment at the beginning of the process. However, our cancellation policy has stayed the same. If you no longer need University Housing after you select your space, you can cancel in writing by May 1, 2015 and your $200 will be refunded.

What is gender inclusive housing?
Gender inclusive housing is housing where members of the opposite gender live together in a living unit/apartment. This option is only offered to upperclass students in our upperclass living communities. Students can select they would like gender inclusive housing when completing the online Application for Space.

A group of mutual roommate requests must fill the living unit/apartment and leave no open spaces. If a group of students requesting gender neutral housing are unable to fill living unit/apartment, the request for gender inclusive housing will be denied and residents will reside in "traditional" single gender housing.

How can I find a roommate?
Students are encouraged to use RoomSync to connect with other residents who are looking for a roommate. Current residents have received an e-mail to their SIUE e-mail account inviting them to join RoomSync. If you need another copy of the e-mail, please copy the Central Housing Office at housing@siue.edu

What happens if my roommates and I get split up during Open Space Selection?
Don't panic. We advise you to reserve any available space even if you have to split up. Then you can put your request on our Wish List in the Central Housing Office.

What happens if the space I want is not available during Open Space Selection?
Again, don't panic. We advise you to reserve any available space, even if it is not exactly what you were looking for. Then you can put your request on the Wish List in the Central Housing Office.

Well...what is the Wish List?
The Wish List is where we list all of the requests students make as they come through the Reservation Process. If your first choice is unavailable, it is in your best interest to reserve any available space and then put your "first choice" on the Wish List. You will have to come into the Central Housing Office to sign up on the Wish List.

What if I need to make a change to my space selection?
E-mail housing@siue.edu with your request. We will evaluate your request and assist you in determining your options.

How do I cancel my reservation?
There is no penalty and your $200 will be refunded if you cancel in writing on or before May 1, 2015. Visit our cancellation information webpage for more details.

I want to participate in the Open Space Selection Process and select a space in Evergreen Hall. Can a new University Housing resident be one of my roommates?
No, sorry. Due to the high demand for space in Evergreen Hall, new Housing residents cannot participate in the Open Space Selection Process for Evergreen Hall.

What can I do if I miss the deadlines for participating in the Reservation Process?
If you do not complete the online Application for Space, pay the $200 advance payment, and select your space by March 6, 2015 you still have the opportunity to request space in University Housing next year. Beginning March 9, you can log-in at www.siue.edu/housing/apply and complete the online Post-Process Application for Space form. You can request a specific type of space, but there are no guarantees. You will be placed in a space according to available space and pay date.

Can you explain Cougar Village "homesteading"?
It is the opportunity for current Cougar Village residents to reserve the space they currently live in now by themselves, with one or more of their current roommates, other University Housing residents or a new Housing resident. Residents that wish to switch from a shared space to a private space or from a private space to a shared space cannot participate in this process. If you wish to "homestead" in Cougar Village, complete the online Application for Space form and $200 advance payment by February 6, 2015.

Can you explain Evergreen Hall "homesteading"?
It is the opportunity for current Evergreen Hall residents to reserve a non-specific space by themselves, with one or more of their current roommates, or other University Housing residents. This means residents can reserve their current type of space, i.e. 4 person suite, but they cannot reserve a specific unit. Residents that wish to switch from a shared space to a private space or from a private space to a shared space cannot participate in this process. New and transfer residents cannot take place in this process. If you wish to "homestead" in Evergreen Hall, complete the online Application for Space form and $200 advance payment by February 5, 2015.

I live in Cougar Village, can I homestead and bring in a new University Housing resident as one of my roommates?
Yes! In Cougar Village you can bring a new resident into your apartment. The new resident will need to complete a new student housing application and pay the $300 advance payment by February 6, 2015 and also mutually request you as a roommate.

I live in Evergreen Hall, can I homestead and bring in a new University Housing resident as one of my roommates?
No, sorry. Due to the high demand for space in Evergreen Hall, only current University Housing residents are allowed to join a "homesteader" in their space.

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