Spring 2021 FAQs

We would like to thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate through this ever changing time. With the recent notice from the Chancellor’s Office, we are able to start moving towards plans for Spring 2021. As we continue to finalize our plans, we will update this page.

We recognize that this has been a very challenging and uncertain time for many in our Seawolf Family, and we thank you for your continued patience

What are the plans for Spring 2021?

We anticipate being able to house additional students in the spring. Students who choose to live on campus will be expected to adhere to the terms of the student housing license agreement as well as the addendum established for COVID-19.

 

How do I apply to live on campus for Spring 2021?

Students who have recently been admitted for Spring 2021 will be able to apply to live on campus starting October 7.  Students will access the ResidentWeb to apply.  No payment is necessary at the time you apply. 

 

Do I have to attend SSU in order to live on campus?

Yes, you need to be enrolled in at least 9 units in order to live on campus.  If you find that you will be below 9 units, please contact the REACH Office.  We would also encourage you to contact Financial Aid if you have received an award for Spring 2021, as your unit level may affect your award amount.

 

I was supposed to live on campus for Fall 2020 and canceled my application because I was studying at home.  I now want to live on campus for Spring 2021 and had completed the Housing Intent form stating that I wanted to live on campus for Spring 2021.  Do I need to do anything?

YES!  Please check your email after October 7.  REACH will create an application for students who canceled for Fall and indicated on the Housing Intent form that they wanted to live on campus for spring.  Once that application is created, we will email you a confirmation.

 

I originally applied to live on campus for Fall 2020, but canceled and had my housing down payment moved to Spring 2021.  Will I have to make a housing down payment if I applied my Fall 2020 down payment to Spring 2021?

No.  If you requested the down payment to be moved from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021, you will not need to make an additional payment.

 

I originally applied to live on campus for Fall 2020, but canceled.  Because I canceled before July 15, I received a 50% refund for the Housing Down Payment.  Will I have to make another $300 housing down payment for Spring 2021?

If you made a payment for Fall 2020, canceled, and due to the cancellation policy, did not receive a refund or received a partial refund, please contact REACH so we can work with you in making your payment for Spring.

 

Will I be allowed to bring guests to my residence?

No.  Per the addendum added to the Housing Regulations related to the pandemic, residents living on campus may not bring guests back to their residence. A guest is defined as anyone who doesn’t live within the space.

 

If I live on campus for Spring 2021, will I be sharing a bedroom with someone?

No. Each student will be assigned to their own bedroom and bathroom. Depending on the floor plan, you may be sharing a kitchen and living room with others, but will NOT share a bedroom or bathroom.

 

Will I be able to live with my requested roommate/suitemate?  

We will do our best to honor roommate requests, but cannot guarantee that these will be accommodated.

 

What room type will be available?

We anticipate that the majority of our students will be living in apartment style accommodations, with one person per bedroom and bathroom. 

 

If I live on campus for Fall 2020, and I have an empty bedroom in my apartment, will I receive a new housemate for Spring 2021?

Yes, it is likely that you will receive a new housemate.

 

How will you pair students up?

We encourage students to room with people they know if possible.  If you do not have a specific person you would like to live with, that’s okay!  That is part of the experience when you live on campus.  Students will be randomly assigned with other students.   We understand that in the era of the coronavirus, students may be concerned not previously knowing their housemates.  Once room assignments are made, we will provide you with your housemate’s SSU email address and encourage you to communicate with them prior to arriving.  Also, unlike past years, students will be in a single bedroom with their own bathroom and will only be sharing the common space with other students.

 

Will there be any events for residents to attend for Spring 2021? 

There is ALWAYS something to do at SSU and opportunities to connect with other Seawolves. We have plans for in-person events once the University is approved for gatherings, but until then we will offer a variety of virtual social and educational opportunities for our Seawolves to partake in. The best way to find out about these events is to check your Seawolf Living emails that come out on Sunday afternoons, or go anytime to Seawolfliving.com and look for virtual events. Check out the 120+ clubs we have on campus at Engage@SSU. While clubs are currently not meeting in-person, they are still meeting virtually and creating new ways daily to connect to the members of our Noma Nation! 

 

I am a Returning Resident who lived on campus for Spring 2020 and had a room assignment for Fall 2020.   I canceled my housing for Fall 2020, will I have my same room assignment for Spring 2021? 

Students wanting to live on campus for Spring 2021 will complete a new student housing license agreement and will be assigned to available rooms for Spring 2021.  We cannot guarantee it will be the same room assignment that you had before.

 

What room types will be available to incoming freshmen and transfer students?

The majority of our students will be living in an apartment style accommodation. 

 

If I live on campus for Fall 2020 will I be able to change rooms for Spring 2021?

Good question, we have certain guidelines to be followed from the county on assignments.  If we are able to allow students to move, we will communicate that with the residents on campus.

 

What is the cost to live on campus for Spring 2021?

Every student living on campus will pay the same rental rate of $4722 for Spring 2021 (this does not include a meal plan).

 

Can I cancel my housing for Fall 2020 and not live on campus for Spring 2021?

Residents who currently live on campus for Fall 2020 have signed a binding contract with the University for the full academic year.  Please review the Petition to Break the Housing License Agreement website for additional information.

 

What is the cancellation policy for those applying to live on campus for Spring 2021?

If your plans have changed and you no longer plan to live on campus for Spring 2021, starting October 7, complete the Spring 2021 Housing Intent form by November 1 to receive a 100% refund.  Cancellations received between November 2 and December 15 will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds will be given after December 15.  If your plans change after December 15, we encourage you to notify REACH to avoid any rent charges for Spring 2021. Please see our cancellation page for more information.

 

Can I cancel my housing application for Spring 2021 after I apply?

Yes. If your plans have changed and you no longer plan to live on campus for Spring 2021, starting October 7, complete the Spring 2021 Housing Intent form by November 1 to receive a 100% refund.  Cancellations received between November 2 and December 15 will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds after December 15.  If your plans change after December 15, we encourage you to notify REACH to avoid any rent charges for Spring 2021. Please see our cancellation page for more information.

 

Can I let you know after December 15 what my plans are for housing?

Students will be able to apply to live on campus starting October 7.  In November, students will be sent information on how to secure a space on campus and how to make the Housing Down Payment.  Students will have 7 days to complete instructed steps in order to secure housing for Spring 2021.  If a student does not complete by the 7th day, they will forfeit their application.  Students who complete the necessary steps and secure a space on campus can cancel afterward.  Refunds will follow the Cancellation Policy. Please see our cancellation page for more information. 

 

I’m new for Spring 2021, can I cancel my housing after moving on to campus?

No. Residents who take occupancy by moving on campus have signed a binding contract with the University for the full semester.  Please review the Petition to Break the Housing License Agreement website for additional information.

 

Will meals be provided on campus and how much will it cost?

At this time, we are not able to provide information about meal plans or dining venues as it has not been finalized.

 

Will there be dining venues available on campus?

At this time, we are not able to provide information about dining venues as the University is still working on the final plan for dining.

 

Will students be able to purchase a meal plan or will a meal plan be required?

At this time, we are not able to provide information about meal plans as this has yet to be finalized.