Returning Student Housing Process – Academic Year

Housing Information for Returning Students

The housing placement process for returning students living on campus will work like this:

March 1
Portal Opens – Housing Portal Opens for returning students to apply for William Jessup on campus housing.

March 25
Priority Deadline for Housing Contract submission & student linking with required number of roommates – Application for housing and roommate linking is due on this day by 11:59 p.m. in order to participate in random lottery.

1st week of April – Notification of Room Selection date and time will be sent to student’s Jessup email and also available on your Student Portal (a computer generated random lottery determines room selection day/time).
2nd week of April – Tuesday and Wednesday – “To be” Sophomore room selection
3rd week of April – Tuesday and Wednesday – “To be” Juniors & Seniors room selection


April 25  Last day to cancel housing application without penalty.

Returning Students

  • Cancellation without penalty before: April 25 – [not applicable for Spring only housing]
  • Cancellation $150 on or after: April 26 – [not applicable for Spring only housing]
  • Cancellation $250 on or after: May 1 – [not applicable for Spring only housing]
  • Cancellation $500 on or after: July 20 – [December 15 for Spring only housing]
  • Cancellation $900 on or after: August 1 – [January 1 for Spring only housing]
  • Cancellation period ends on or after: August move in date (Fall) / January move in date (Spring)

New Students

  • Cancellation without penalty before: July 10 – [December 20 for Spring only housing]
  • Cancellation $150 on or after: July 11 – [December 21 for Spring only housing]
  • Cancellation $500 on or after: July 20 – [December 26 for Spring only housing]
  • Cancellation $900 on or after: August 1 – [January 1 for Spring only housing]
  • Cancellation period ends on or after: August move in date (Fall) / January move in date (Spring)

Accommodation Request Deadline – March 1 – WJU Disability Support Services (DSS) office provides reasonable accommodations to assist college students with disabilities in having equal access to regular college programs and activities. Accommodations are determined individually for each student through an interactive process and are based on functional limitations resulting from a documented disability.  For more information, please contact DSS@jessup.edu.


The Process:
The Jessup Housing Process operates based upon the student’s class level for the following academic year. The Residence Life and Housing office determines the student’s class standing for room selection on number of units completed at the END of the SPRING term.  Students are required to indicate which class level they will be on the application for housing and will choose from the following:

  • Currently a Freshman with less than 29 units complete at end of SP-19, will be considered a “returning Freshman”
  • Currently a Freshman with 30-59 units complete at end of SP-19, will be considered a “rising Sophomore”
  • Currently a Sophomore with 60-89 units complete at end of SP-19, will be considered a “rising Junior”
  • Currently a Junior with 90 or more units complete at end of SP-19, will be considered a “rising Senior”
  • Currently a Senior, will be considered a returning Senior

♦♦♦The residence life and housing staff will audit the student units to confirm “completed” units, and if a student does not meet the requirement, the student can be removed from the housing placement.  It’s important that the student select the appropriate distinction so that they keep their placement if they get a room.♦♦♦

After the priority deadline for housing contract submission passes, applications will be processed and prepared for room selection by the Residence Life and Housing Team. Then through the use of a lottery system, selection time-slots will randomly be assigned. Students will be notified of the date and time of their selection time-slot the first week of April through the student’s Jessup email. At the start of the selection time-slot students may log in to their Housing Portal to select a room.

All students will receive a separate selection timeslot notification. Priority is given to students creating full apartment groups (8) and full roommate pairs in the residence halls. One person from the group can select rooms and place roommates/ groupmates at the same time during selection (as long as all room/apartment mates have approved the partnership in the housing portal).


Please make note of full group information and living area eligibility guidelines below:

Class Level Building Eligibility Standard Room Occupancy

Sophomores
Sunset Hall Roommate pairs of 2, 3, or 4
Phillips, Tiffin, & Rispoli Halls Roommate pairs of 2, 3, or 4

Juniors
University Apartments Groups of 9
Sunset Hall Roommate pairs of 2, 3, or 4

Seniors
University Apartments Groups of 9
Sunset Hall Roommate pairs of 2, 3 or 4