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Student Affairs OHARE - Assignments E-Newsletter [Vanderbilt University]

March 18, 2021

Dear Student,

We’re reaching out to share additional information about the 2021-2022 academic year housing assignment process. We appreciate your ongoing patience and ask that you please read this email in its entirety.


Vanderbilt University is a residential campus for undergraduate students, and that experience is an integral part of a Vanderbilt education.  The requirement has remained vital as students integrate and immerse themselves in campus life – even during adjustments last year required to meet evolving COVID-19 safety protocols – and will continue in the fall.

2021-2022 Housing Assignment Process Registration

Registration for the housing assignment process for the 2021-2022 academic year will begin April 1 and close April 5 at 6 p.m. CT.  All students who plan to enroll in courses at Vanderbilt for the fall 2021 semester must register for the process during this time via the online Student Housing Portal.

Students will not select a room assignment during the registration process. Registration is necessary for participation in subsequent housing assignment processes that will continue through June with a brief hiatus during the exam and commencement period (May 1-15). All processes will take place online.

Coming Soon! Guide to the Housing Assignment Process

To help students navigate the assignment process, the Office of Housing and Residential Experience is producing the annual Guide to the Housing Assignment Process. The Guide will be posted on the OHARE website on or before April 1, and will include details about housing options, specific application processes and a full calendar of events and deadlines.  Students are strongly encouraged to review the Guide in its entirety.

Students with Current (2020-2021) Off-Campus Authorization

Students currently authorized to live off-campus will be permitted to reside off-campus for the 2021-2022 academic year only if they properly register and re-apply for off-campus authorization between April 1-5. Failure to apply for off-campus authorization will result in a loss of authorization for the 2021-2022 academic year, and the student will be required to reside on-campus.

2021-2022 Off-Campus Authorization Waitlist

COVID-19 de-densification efforts in early 2020 led to a historically high number of students currently residing off-campus. Because a significant portion of those students have indicated they plan to re-apply for 2021-2022 off-campus authorization, we do not anticipate granting off-campus authorization to students who currently reside on-campus or are participating in remote study. However, an off-campus authorization waitlist will be available to rising 4th year students in the event we are able to grant additional off-campus authorizations.  Students who sign up for the waitlist should continue to participate in the on-campus housing assignment process and securing a room on-campus will not take students out of consideration for off-campus authorization if additional requests can be granted.  More information about the waitlist will be available in the Guide.

Developed in collaboration with Vanderbilt Student Government, priority for off-campus authorization is as follows:

  1. First Priority: Students currently authorized to live off campus
  2. Second Priority: Rising 4th year students or greater who do not currently have off-campus authorization

We look forward to starting the housing assignment process in the next few weeks. Thank you for your continued patience, resilience, and cooperation as we work to ensure an experience that is as healthy and safe as possible for our Vanderbilt community.

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