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Spring semester housing application

Posted by on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in .

Undergraduate students in good standing are welcome to return to campus for the spring 2021 semester regardless of their on-campus or remote status for the fall semester.

The Spring 2021 Housing Application period is from Oct. 15, 2020 at 8 a.m. CDT to Nov. 23, 2020 at noon CST. Only students who are on leaves of absence or studying remotely this fall and intend to enroll in spring classes for in-person study must apply for spring semester housing.

Students currently living in residence halls on campus or who are authorized to live off-campus do not need to apply for spring housing.

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

First-Year Student Spring Housing Application

All first-year students who intend to participate in spring 2021 in-person learning and who are not currently enrolled in fall 2020 courses or who are participating in fall 2020 remote study must submit the First-Year Student Spring Housing Application in the Student Housing Portal between Oct. 15, 2020 at 8 a.m. CDT and Monday, Nov. 23 at noon CST.

Students currently living in residence halls on campus or who are authorized to live off-campus do not need to apply for spring housing.

Students who apply for spring 2021 housing but decide to opt into spring 2021 remote study by the Nov. 20, 2020 remote study deadline will have their housing application cancelled without penalty.  Students who opt in to remote study for the spring 2021 semester after the Nov. 20, 2020 deadline will be responsible for all spring semester housing fees.

First-year student housing assignments will be released via email on Dec. 21, 2020.

UPPER-DIVISION STUDENTS

Upper-Division Student Spring Housing Application

All upper-division students who intend to participate in spring 2021 in-person learning and who are not currently enrolled in fall 2020 courses or who are participating in fall 2020 remote study, must submit the Spring Housing Application in the Student Housing Portal between Oct. 15, 2020 at 8 a.m. CDT and Monday, Nov. 23 at noon CST.

Students currently living in residence halls on campus or who are authorized to live off-campus do not need to apply for spring housing.

Because Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 precautions have reduced residence hall capacity, Fall 2020 admitted transfer students are not eligible to apply for on-campus housing.

Changing Your Status/Spring Housing Application

Students who apply for spring 2021 housing but decide to opt into spring 2021 remote study by the Nov. 20, 2020 remote study deadline will have their housing application cancelled without penalty.  Students who opt in to remote study for the spring 2021 semester after the Nov. 20, 2020 deadline will be responsible for all spring semester housing fees.

Students will be able to indicate housing preferences, as well as make roommate requests, on their application.  Roommate requests are not guaranteed, and only mutual requests will be considered.

Upper-division student housing assignments will be released on Dec. 21, 2020.

Upper-Division Student Spring Off-Campus Housing Application

After submission of the Spring Housing Application, the following students may request authorization to reside off campus for the spring 2021 semester:

  1. Students scheduled to graduate in May 2021
  2. Students who applied for, were granted, and accepted 2020-2021 off-campus authorization between January and July 31, 2020, but later switched to remote study/took a leave of absence for the fall 2020 semester

Off-campus decisions will be announced on Dec. 1, 2020.  Students approved to reside off-campus will have until Dec. 7, 2020 at noon CST to decline their off-campus authorization in order to reside on-campus for the spring 2021 semester.

Students who are approved to reside off-campus for the spring 2021 semester who decline their off-campus authorization by Dec. 7, 2020 at noon CST will be considered for on-campus housing.

UPPER-DIVISION ASSIGNMENT PRIORITY

In the event that there are more applications for housing than available spaces, priority for consideration for on-campus housing will be as follows:

1st priority:  Students who are “pulled in” to current partially assigned group living spaces (doubles, suites, and apartments) with friends

2nd priority:  Students who apply to and are accepted to McGill or McTyeire living/learning communities

3rd  priority: Student groups that can completely fill group living spaces (doubles, suites, and apartments)

4th priority:  2nd year students

5th priority:  4th year students

6th priority:  3rd year students

Students who are considered for on-campus housing will then be assigned through a seniority driven, randomized process.  The assignment preferences of fourth-year students or greater will be considered before third-year and second-year students, respectively.

SPRING MCGILL AND MCTYEIRE HOUSING APPLICATIONS

All students interested in applying to McGill and/or McTyeire for the spring 2021 must first submit their Upper-Division Spring Housing Application.

Please visit here for additional information regarding applying to McGill and/or McTyeire.  Applications are available beginning Oct. 15, 2020 and are due Nov. 23, 2020 at noon CST.

RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES

Previous residential college residents will have priority for assignment to their residential college.  In order to be considered a previous resident, a student must have taken occupancy of their residential college space in the spring 2020 semester or earlier.

Students who are assigned to a residential college for the spring 2021 semester who were not previous residents (spring 2020 semester or earlier) will not have priority to return to their assigned residential college for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Previous residential college residents are welcome to request to fill group living vacancies (doubles and suites) with friends in a different residential college.  If a student requests assignment to a different residential college and they take occupancy of the space, that is now their residential college and they will not be eligible for assignment to their previous residential college in the future.

STUDENTS REQUESTING TO FILL A VACANCY IN A FRIEND’S SPACE (DOUBLES, SUITES AND APARTMENTS ONLY)

Students requesting to fill a current or upcoming end of semester vacancy with friends in group living can do so on their application.  Only mutual requests will be considered.  Students cannot “gift” fully vacated doubles, suites, or apartments to other students.  Single rooms cannot be “gifted” to other students.  Requests to fill vacancies in Mayfield lodges will not be considered.

The student/s currently residing in the double, suite or apartment for the fall 2020 semester who will return for the spring 2021 semester must submit the Vacancy Pull-In Application in the Student Housing Portal between Nov. 8, 2020 and Nov. 30, 2020 requesting that you fill the vacancy.

FALL 2020 ADMITTED TRANSFER STUDENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Because Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 precautions have reduced residence hall capacity, the university is, unfortunately, unable to provide on-campus housing for transfer students during the spring 2021 semester.

The Off-Campus Housing Service is a resource for incoming transfer students seeking off-campus housing and roommates  The service lists properties that want to rent to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff.  It also allows users to search for roommates and for sublets. There is no cost to students to use this service.

The university will also share details closer to the start of the spring semester about programming to help transfer students fully integrate into the campus community and to make them aware of all the instructional opportunities and campus resources available to them as Vanderbilt students.

GOOD NEIGHBOR GUIDELINES

All fall 2020 admitted transfer students who plan to move to Nashville in order to participate in spring 2021 in-person study should sign the Good Neighbor Guidelines in Student Housing Portal between Oct. 15, 2020 at 8 a.m. CDT and Nov. 23, 2020 at noon CST.

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