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Overview

It's an exciting time to be a resident student at CBU. 

Living on campus is the best way to stay connected, get involved, make new friends, and enjoy the full college experience.  The Residence Life staff is here to assist you in any way possible to be sure your on-campus experience is an enjoyable one.

The information below explains the process of signing up for campus housing. If you need help and/or have questions about any step of the process, please do not hesitate to get in touch!


Housing Deposits

  • Deposits for all undergraduate housing options are $300.00. Please note, your deposit is non-refundable.
  • The deposit for graduate student housing is $500.00.
  • When you have your check, please take it to the Business Office and get a receipt.  You will bring the receipt and completed contract to the Office of Student Life.
  • Make sure you check your CBU email (or forward it to a preferred e-mail address) as we will be sending you updates on Housing Sign-Up.

Please remember The Office of Student Life will NOT accept deposits of any kind. You are to bring the RECEIPTS AND COMPLETED CONTRACTS OF ALL YOUR ROOMMATES to Student Life.

Dates and Information Regarding Housing Sign-Ups

MARCH 31-APRIL 11, 2014
Pay down payments in the Business Office.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, down payments for Rozier, Maurelian, Stritch, Capstone, and the LLC are all $300.00.
These down payments are non-refundable.


MONDAY, APRIL 14 AT 12:15 P.M.
HOUSING LOTTERY HELD IN ALFONSO DINING HALL

Students seeking residence in any one of the Capstone buildings (O’Hara, Pender, or Oakdale) are invited to attend the lottery in Alfonso Dining Hall at 12:15.
Example: If Wilson’s apartment, Alton’s apartment, and Ray’s apartment all have 15 points. then the three of those will be thrown into a hat and an order chosen.

BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 14 AT 6:00 P.M.
HOUSING SIGN-UP FOR ALL RESIDENCE HALLS IN LIVING LEARNING CENTER

At various times, students will be asked to come to pick their assignment. Only one person per apartment or suite has to be present during the drawing.
Students who have paid the down payment and completed a contract will be invited to sign-up for a space in any one of the residence halls.

Living Learning Center Sign-Up Procedures

  • Pay the Housing Down Payment in the Business Office.
  • Fill out the revised Housing Contract, including selecting the Living Learning Center dorm and also one specific Learning Community for which you can meet the 
admission requirement and expectations (Sustainability; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sport Management; Honors; or Science and Engineering), as well as reading and 
signing the Living Learning Center and Learning Communities explanation on page 2 of the contract.
  • Please send Dr. Ben Jordan an advance email at bjordan1@cbu.edu about which Learning Community you are interested in, any potential roommates, your majors, if 
you are each in the Honors Program, or Dr. Jordan’s fall HUM 210 sustainability class so he can advise you on if you are selecting the right community on your Housing 
Contract in preparation for you coming to register on the Sign-Up Day described below. If you can’t fit any of these four communities, contact Dr. Ben Jordan.
  • Each Learning Community will be grouped together on one floor of the LLC. On your Housing Contract, state your single or double preference, although the number 
of singles on each floor is limited. Priority in roommate assignment will be given to those who prefer someone in that same Community. Dr. Jordan will work to 
accommodate students wanting to live with a roommate from another Learning Community, but it will be on the floor that has available space.
  • Bring a printed copy of your completed Housing Application form, the receipt for the down payment, and any roommates you prefer to the Living Learning Center table at 
Housing Sign-Up on Monday, April 14 starting at 6:00 p.m.
  • If you have done all the above and the LLC Director can confirm that you fit the requirements of your chosen Learning Community, you will be informed at the Housing Day 
LLC Sign-Up table if you will be put on the list of students to be placed in the LLC for next school year.
  • The available spots allocated to returning CBU students in each Learning Community in the LLC will be assigned this year on a first-come, first-serve basis starting 
at 6:00 p.m. on April 14 at the LLC sign-up table for those who have completed all the steps above. Each Community’s floor location can’t be set until after incoming freshmen are confirmed in their Learning Community designation during summer Orientation sessions, so specific Living Learning Center room assignments won’t be sent out until August 7.

Information For Housing Sign-Up

  • The Capstone Apartment sign-up is based on a point system that determines the order in which students choose housing. Groups having the most points have first choice, and within each point total the sign-up order is based on randomly drawn lottery numbers. Lottery numbers will be chosen at 12:15 p.m. on April 14 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Students are welcome to be present as the lottery order is drawn. lottery results will be posted outside the Office of student life at 1:00 p.m. with selections beginning April 14 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Points for Capstone Lottery are based on the number of credits at the end of the previous fall term. Class standing is determined by credit hours listed in The Compass.
  1. Seniors                                  +4 points
  2. Juniors
                                  +3 points
  3. Sophomores
                          +2 points
  4. Freshmen
                              +1 Point
  5. Past Capstone resident           +1 Point
  6. Past Maurelian resident          +1 Point
  • Individual room sign up for Stritch, Maurelian, and Rozier will be held at 6:00 p.m. and follow a time schedule to be posted later.
  • Living Learning Center sign-ups will start at 6:00 p.m. April 14 at the Living Learning Center table under the direction of Dr. Ben Jordan, Director of Living Learning 
Communities.

Full Capstone apartments consist of four individuals of the same gender.

Full Rozier/Maurelian suites consist of six individuals of the same gender. (2 double rooms, 2 single rooms).

General Policies Regarding Consolidation

The Director of Residence Life makes every effort to assign each resident to his/her preference. However, if a resident is currently being billed for a double room assignment and does not have a roommate, or the roommate moves out, the consolidation process begins. It is the policy of the Residence Life Office to offer the option for single rooms wherever possible. If the resident wishes to remain in a double occupancy, the resident will have to move to another double room assignment. Residents living
in the apartments will be consolidated to other apartments comparable to their current apartment when the number in that apartment falls to two residents or less. Consolidation will begin no later than the second week of classes.

Residence Hall Closure For Academic Year 2014-15

  • Fall Break Closure: October 17 at 6:00 p.m. through October 26 at 8:00 a.m.

  • Spring Break Closure: March 6 at 6:00 p.m. through March 15 at 8:00 a.m.

  • Christmas Break Closure: December 19 at 6:00 p.m. through January 8 at 8:00 a.m.

Explanation of Living Learning Community Choices for Living Learning Center

If you selected Living Learning Center (LLC) as your residence preference 1st or 2nd Choice, then on page 1 of the contract you need
 to choose one of the hall’s four Living Learning Communities that you fit — and also sign below that you have read about the following benefits and can meet the requirement and expectations for your Community.

All the Learning Communities offer special extracurricular activities on and off campus (usually free to you!) geared towards that group’s theme, which are coordinated by the professor leading that Community. Each Learning Community is grouped together on one floor of the LLC, so the number of singles in each Community is limited, and priority in roommate assignment is given to those who prefer someone in that same Community. The Director of the Living Learning Communities will work to accommodate students wanting to live with a roommate from another Learning Community, but it will be on the floor that has available space.

Example: If Wilson is a Science Major fitting in the Science and Engineering LLC, but he prefers to share a room with Alton who is a Business Major fitting in the Hospitality, Tourism and Sport Management LLC, then the Director of the LLCs will assign Wilson and Alton in a room together on the floor that has the space to accommodate their request (so at least one of these two students won’t be on his Learning Community’s main floor).

Each Community’s floor location can’t be set until after the incoming freshmen are all assigned to their proper Learning Community during Summer Orientation sessions, so specific LLC room assignments will not be sent out until August 7. However, if you meet the requirement for the Learning Community you selected on your completed Housing Contract and also bring your deposit receipt, then you will be informed at the Housing Day LLC Sign-Up table starting at 6:00 p.m. on April 14 if you will be put on the list of students to be placed in the LLC for the next school year.

Please send Dr. Ben Jordan an advance email at bjordan1@cbu.edu about which Learning Community you are interested in, any potential roommates, your majors, if you are each in the Honors Program, or Dr. Jordan’s HUM 210 Fall Sustainability class so he can advise you on if you are selecting the right Community on your Housing Contract in preparation for you coming to register on sign-up Day starting at 6:00 p.m. on April 14. If you can’t fit any of these four Communities, please contact Dr. Jordan.

For more information about each Community, please take a look at the Living Learning Communities page.


If you have a roommate preference in a different Community, or don’t know which Learning Community you fit, then choose the likeliest Community and please contact Dr. Ben Jordan, Director of Living Learning Communities, at bjordan1@cbu.edu.