- Why do I have to live in extended housing?
Room/hall assignments are based on the date a student’s housing application and deposit are received.
- What is Extended housing?
Extended housing consists of two alternatives:
Study lounges: The first is using the residence hall study lounges, which have been routinely used for extended housing. Study lounges are large rooms (about the size of two regular double occupancy rooms or larger (size: approximately 30’ long x 12’ wide x 8’ high). They accommodate 4 or 5 students and are located on the same floors, next to regular rooms. There is typically no reduction in price for living in a study lounge, unless more than 4 students are assigned. Each student in the study lounges will have all the furnishings as in a regular room-beds, dressers, desks, cable/internet connections, and closets. Our experience suggests that students are typically content with this accommodation. In fact when given the opportunity to move, students have typically chosen to stay in the adapted study lounge.
3-person double rooms: Some regular double rooms will be converted to accommodate 3 students. Each student will have a bed, desk, dresser and closet space. Students assigned to these converted 3-person double rooms will receive two free lofts and a $300 reduction in each semester’s room rate along with other amenities noted below.
Diagram to the right shows a set up for a regular double room.
3-person double rooms will have two lofted beds. The third bed will be under one of the beds. There will also be an additional desk and dresser which will be placed under the other lofted bed. The additional bed, desk and all three dressers are moveable.
- What are the approximate room measurements of a 3-person double room?
Size: 15’6” long x 11’6” wide, 8’ high
Closet: 2’2” deep x 3’6” wide, 7’6” high
Desk: 2’ long x 3’ 6” wide, 28-1/2” high
Dresser: 19” deep, 27” wide, 42” high
Bed Frame/Mattress: 79” long x 33” wide
Bed Legs: 8 ½ “high
Window: 44” high x 79” wide (includes frame)
*All windows have drapes.
Refrigerator: 19” wide x 34” high x 18” deep
- Will there be any kind of rebate for living in extended housing?
Students assigned to the White Hall study lounges or the Angell and Coate quest rooms will not receive any rebate as these rooms offer about the same square footage per student as a regular room as well as all of the regular double room features; students assigned to a 5 person study (Laux, Sanford, Wentz) will receive a room rebate as long as there are 5 students in that study).
Each student living in a 3-person double room or 5 person study will receive the following:
Or you can bring your own – 3.5 cu. ft. max. size– and we will waive the additional electrical usage fee of $20 per semester.
- Room rate reduction of $300 per semester
- Two lofted beds already set up for your convenience
- Laundry card - $25/semester will be allocated to your student account
- Extra refrigerator – upon request, you will be provided an extra refrigerator after check-in
Note: Our past experience indicates that students in extended housing are just as successful academically as those not in extended accommodations.
- Optional early move in on Friday earlier will be available upon request (see July room assignment mailing for further details)
- Can I choose between a study lounge and a 3-person double room?
Assignments will be based on your application date. Study lounges will be filled first and then the 3 person double rooms.
- Can I choose a roommate if I’m assigned to extended housing?
Yes, you can request a roommate preference that has also been assigned to extended housing. Both roommates need to make the request for this accommodation.
- Can I choose the 2 people I want to live with in a 3-person room?
You can request 2 roommate preferences that have been assigned to extended housing. All roommates involved will need to make the request for this accommodation. We can then assign all three of you to a 3-person double room.
- What furnishing will be included in a study lounge?
A study lounge has the same furnishings for each resident as a regular room - a bed, dresser, desk, cable/internet connection, a wardrobe and 2 refrigerators.
- What furnishings will be in a 3-person double room?
A 3-person double room will have 3 beds, 3 desks, 3 dressers, 2 lofts, 2 closets, cable/internet connections and 1 refrigerator (with a second available upon request).
- What about closet space in 3-person double rooms?
There will be two closets available in these rooms which will need to be shared.
- Will there be storage for extra items that we cannot fit into our 3-person double room?
Students are encouraged to adapt seasonally if possible. We are using all available space to accommodate study and social areas so unfortunately extra storage cannot be accommodated.