Should I be concerned that the Lansdowne Place housing change means I will no longer be guaranteed housing for the coming academic year?
All students in Lansdowne Place are still guaranteed housing for the coming academic year and will be assigned to housing on the main campus.
What if I do not know what I want to do before bills are issued next week?
That’s okay. If a student informs us of their plans by Monday, June 29, 2020 we will make sure their Fall 2020 bill is updated. If they do not their Fall 2020 bill will reflect a housing charge for Lansdowne Place which can still be updated once the student responds with their plans.
Will I be assigned to apartment/suite style housing on the main campus or is there a chance I will be assigned to a traditional hall with first-year and sophomore students?
There are 86 students assigned to Lansdowne Place currently and over 100 openings in apartment/suite style housing on the main campus. Every effort will be made to place students coming from Lansdowne Place into apartment/suite style housing if that is their preference. If a student requests a single room in a traditional style hall that may also be granted.
If I am assigned to a traditional style hall or University Hall, will I still be required to carry a meal plan since I would not have been required to carry a meal plan in Lansdowne Place?
If a student being reassigned from Lansdowne is assigned to a traditional style hall or University Hall, they will not be required to carry a meal plan unless they choose to do so.
Why was a different building, such as a traditional style hall, not selected instead of Lansdowne Place?
Based on recommendations from agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is necessary for students being placed into isolation/quarantine to have access to a personal bathroom, not shared with others. Lansdowne Place is the only residence hall that has bathrooms attached to each bedroom. Using Lansdowne Place for isolation/quarantine provides four times as many beds for this purpose versus each of the traditional halls.
Can I remain assigned to Lansdowne Place if I sign a waiver?
Unfortunately based on the recommendations the University continues to rely on from agencies such as the CDC, it is important to have a separate area set aside for students who have to be isolated/quarantined. Placing healthy students with those who are showing symptoms associated with Covid-19 is not something the University would be able to do.
If I submit a Petition for Release requesting to move off campus next year, will it be approved?
Yes. All Petitions for Release received from students currently assigned to Lansdowne Place will be approved.
Will I be responsible for the $750 Cancellation Fee?
No you will not. The Cancellation Fee is being waived for any student currently assigned to Lansdowne Place who submits a Petition for Release.
If I request to remain in housing initially but find housing off campus at a later date that I prefer, will the Cancellation Fee still be waived for me?
Yes. Any student currently assigned to Lansdowne Place who submits a Petition for Release prior to the start of the Fall 2020 semester will be released and will have the Cancellation Fee waived.
How long will I be waiting for a new housing assignment if I choose to remain in housing?
We expect to have assignments for students requesting to remain in housing completed in the next 2-3 weeks. We will be waiting initially for responses from students so we can do our best to meet all student requests we receive.
My friend and I are in an apartment in Lansdowne Place, each in our own single room. Will we both be able to be assigned to single rooms in the same apartment on campus?
We will do our best to assign students to their requested housing with their requested roommate(s). Although it is our goal, we cannot guarantee that all students will be able to be assigned to their first preferences.
I have an approved housing accommodation. Will my accommodation be honored if I decide to remain in housing?
Yes, all approved accommodations will continue to be honored when assigning you to housing on the main campus.