Housing Lottery 2016
It’s time to select your home for 2016-17, and the Housing Lottery – open to all returning residential students – will help you. Make sure you carefully read the following information as many significant changes have been made for housing for next year.
Monday, February 1 / deposits now being accepted
Friday, March 4 / deposit are due; forms are due
Friday, March 11 / lottery numbers and times sent to students
Monday, March 21 / Single Room Lottery
Monday, March 21/ Regular Housing Lottery
Who must participate in the lottery?
- all current first-year students who are returning to Shenandoah in fall 2016
- any current residential student who wants to live on campus next year
** Both roommates need to pay the deposit between February 1 and March 4. **
What should I do to participate in the Housing Lottery?
Pay a $100 housing deposit online through WebAdvisor between Monday, February 1, and Friday, March 4. (Log in to WebAdvisor with SU username and password; click “current student,” click “make a payment” and “view account activity” links. Click “deposit” on the make a payment page by checking the box next to this option. Click on “payment method,” enter payment information and click “submit.”)
Check if your deposit went through on the “account activity” page under “fall 2016” or by contacting Hornet Central in the Wilkins Building or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill out the online Housing Contract on the same day you pay the deposit.
If you do not submit all the required information by Friday, March 4, you cannot participate in the initial Housing Lottery – even if your intended roommate has met the deadline. You will be placed on a waiting list and be assigned a room and roommate by the Office of Residence Life.
What options do I have?
Shenandoah University will be opening The Village Apartments this fall. Due to new upper-class housing options and the continued increase of first year students, the designation of residence halls will be different starting with the 2016-17 academic year.
First and second floors- freshmen
Third and fourth floors- sophomores
Edwards Residential Village
East Campus Commons
juniors and seniors (consideration given to juniors/seniors wanting to room with a sophomore)
All single occupancy rooms- juniors and seniors
Apartment style- juniors and seniors (first priority given to seniors)
*This is a separate application process
Apartment style- graduate students and students 21 and older
*This is a separate application process
I want to keep the room I’m in now.
Due to the recent changes, we will no longer offer squatting as an option. All students who want to live on campus next year will attend the housing lottery to select a room. The date and time of your housing deposit will determine your lottery number. Students living in 12 month housing in East Campus Commons (with a contract signed for summer 2016) will be permitted to squat their room.
I want a single room.
There is an additional $750 per semester charge for single rooms. Single rooms are only available in Romine and East Campus Commons rooms for students over the age of 25, doctoral and graduate students. If additional single rooms are available, priority will go first to seniors, then juniors. Edwards Residential Village does have a few designated single rooms reserved for students approved for a medical single room. We will not have enough single rooms available for everyone who applies. Students invited to participate in the single room lottery will be notified on Friday, March 11. All other students who applied will receive a number for the regular housing lottery. Students will still remain on the single room wait list in case additional rooms become available.
Tell me about Solenberger Apartments.
The downtown apartments at 142 N. Loudoun St. are open to students who are 21 or older on the first day of classes, Aug. 22. Priority is given to graduate students. Students are selected based on the Service Outreach Plans they submit. The Service Outreach Plan is the student’s vision for how he/she will give 10 hours of community service each semester. Apply via Solenberger Application
Tell me about The Village Apartments.
The new Village Apartments (opening fall 2016) are four bedroom apartments open to junior and senior students. Priority is given to seniors and groups of four applying to fill an entire apartment. Students are selected based on an application, GPA requirement, conduct history and faculty/staff recommendation letters. All four residents must meet the application requirements to live in the apartment. Apply via The Village Application
The Village apartments can be co-ed (male and female) within the apartment. The cost is $3625 per semester per person. This cost does not include a meal plan, but students can purchase a commuter meal plan through Hornet Central.
Does Shenandoah have 12-month housing?
In addition to Solenberger, 12-month housing for rising juniors and seniors is available in East Campus Commons. Sign up for this option through the Housing Lottery. Add an additional $1,000 to the usual room fee; it covers mid-May through mid-August as well as all academic year breaks – except the days the university is officially closed over winter break. Meals are not included in the cost. In addition to a Housing Contract, you must complete a Supplemental Contract that covers housing over the summer and breaks.
How does the Housing Lottery work?
The Housing Lottery is open to all returning residential students. All current first-year students are required to participate in the Housing Lottery and must follow the application procedures. Other students who want to live on campus must fill out the required information, too.
Lottery numbers are assigned to students based on the class year (which is based on high school graduation year) at the time of the lottery and date of materials received. Students in the same academic class are sorted and assigned according to the date/time materials are received.
Students will receive their lottery number and time on Friday, March 11. The lottery time is when students should report to the Brandt Student Center Ferrari Room on Monday, March 21. There, students will pick room with their prospective roommates. Both roommates must be present to sign up for a room. If one roommate cannot attend, the other roommate must present a signed Roommate Proxy Form to the Residence Life staff at the lottery. If both roommates are unable to attend the Housing Lottery, a designated person can be chosen to select a room for the absent roommates after the Office of Residence Life approves the Roommate Proxy Form.
Note: second year students who are required to live on campus but do not attend the Housing Lottery will be assigned rooms over the summer by the Office of Residence Life and billed room and board charges plus a standard 15-meal plan. Specific halls are not guaranteed, and students can be placed in an off-campus facility if all on-campus rooms are occupied.
I want to live off campus.
First- and second-year students are required to live on campus, and all current first-year students are required to participate in the Housing Lottery. All other students are permitted to live off campus.
Contact Assistant Director of Residence Life Sherri Snyder Greenaway in Cooley Hall, Room 214, at 540/665-4611 or email@example.com about housing.
Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your online deposit, bills, etc.