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Spring Housing Information

General Information:
The information provided on this page is specifically for undergraduate students that were participating in a study abroad program, out of town internship or on a leave of absence for the fall 2016 semester and plan to return to Vanderbilt and enroll in courses for the spring 2017 semester.  Students currently residing on-campus for the fall 2016 semester that plan to return for the spring 2017 semester are not required to complete the spring housing application.
 
Undergraduate Residential Requirement:
Vanderbilt University is a residential campus, and the residential experience is understood to be an integral part of a Vanderbilt education.  This commitment to residential education is clearly expressed in the University’s residential requirement:
 
“All unmarried undergraduate students, except those who live with their families in Davidson County, must live in residence halls on campus during the academic year, May session, and summer sessions.  Authorization to live elsewhere is granted at the discretion of the Director of Housing Assignments in special situations or when space is unavailable on campus.”  (2016/2017 Student Handbook)
 
Spring Housing Application:
All returning students should complete the spring housing application.  The application will be available from November 1st – November 30th in the Student Housing Portal.  Students can request up to three (3) different room preferences.  Students are encouraged to select three (3) different preferences.  Indicating the same preference for all options will not increase the likelihood of being assigned to that specific location/room type.
 
Spring Assignment Process:
Our office utilizes a seniority driven, random selection process to complete assignments.  Students in their 4th year of study or greater receive first priority, followed by 3rd year and 2nd year students, respectively.  
 
Roommate Requests:
Roommate requests are permitted and should be indicated on the spring housing application.  Students can request up to three (3) roommates.  Requests for additional roommates will not be considered unless students are requesting to be pulled in to a current suite/lodge with fall 2016 occupants.
 
Living Learning Communities (LLC’s):
Students interested in residing in McTyeire International House and/or the McGill Project must: 
          1.       Complete the spring housing application
          2.       Submit a completed McTyeire and/or McGill application
 
Students applying to both programs should include a cover letter indicating top preference.
 
McTyeire and McGill applications can be downloaded in the Living Learning Communities section.
 
Application Deadlines:
          McTyeire International House – November 18th
          McGill Project – November 30th
 
Off-Campus Authorization:
Returning seniors graduating in May, 2017 may request authorization to live off-campus. Only seniors who will graduate in May, 2017 will be eligible to apply for off-campus housing.  For eligible students, the off-campus application will be available in the Student Housing Portal.  In order to be considered for off-campus authorization, students must complete both the spring housing application and the off-campus housing application.  Failure to submit both applications will result in the cancelation of your off-campus application.  
 
Please note that requests for off-campus authorization may be denied.  Please do not assume that your request for off-campus authorization will be granted.  Off-campus authorization decisions will be announced no later than December 16th.  Students who have been denied off-campus authorization will be assigned to available spaces on campus.  Students seeking off-campus authorization should not make off-campus arrangements (placing a deposit, signing a lease, etc.) until they have received formal authorization from the Office of Housing Assignments to reside off-campus.
  
Requests for Reasonable Accommodation:
Any student seeking reasonable accommodation in the spring 2017 housing assignment process due to a documented medical, psychological or disability impairment should contact the Disability Services Program (DSP) within the Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services (EAD).  Additional information can be found here.  All requests for reasonable accommodation for spring 2017 housing must be submitted by November 30th.
 
Spring Move-In:
Students participating in the spring assignment process can move-in beginning on Friday, January 6th at noon.  Students are encouraged to plan accordingly.
 
Key pick-up locations TBA