Fall 2014 Leasing Information

The Gates and East Street Apartments are priced competitively with private apartment complexes located off-campus and do require an annual lease. The per person cost is found on the Tuition and Fees page and is priced per semester includes all utilities, on-site washer/dryer, internet, cable television and more. The Gates apartments also include furniture, a full sized bed, basic cable from Comcast, a dishwasher, and include an in-unit washer/dryer.

How do I sign up?

Early applications will be available September 24, 2013 at. Open leasing begins October 9, 2013. The application process will be electronic, using the MyHousing portal. For step by step instructions, you can view this slideshow.

 

Leasing Timeline

9/24/13 – Early Leasing starts at 7:30pm FOR ALL GROUPS

  • Fill out application/sign lease online in MyHousing
  • Add roommates together, and everyone agrees to roommates
  • Priority for choosing apartments later is based on order in which applications are received 

10/3/13 – Room/Roommate Selection

  • 7:30pm for GROUP 1
  • 8:30pm for GROUP 2

10/7/13 – Room/Roommate Selection

  • 7:30 for GROUP 3

10/8/13 – Room/Roommate Selection

  • 7:30 for GROUP 4

10/9/13 – Open Leasing /GROUP 5 starting at 7:30pm

  • Includes new Sophomores/Juniors interested in 1 or 2 year lease.
 

 Groupings/Priority Order for Choosing Apartments

Group 1

  • Juniors with a current 2 year lease and can fill apartment
  • Juniors with a current 1 year lease wanting to re-lease and can fill apartment

Group 2

  • Juniors with a current 2 year lease (without full apartment)
  • Juniors with a current 1 year lease wanting to re-lease (without full apartment)
  • Juniors with a current lease, adding Rising Juniors/Seniors to fill their apartment

Group 3

  • Rising Seniors who have had continuous on campus housing for 3 years who can fill an apartment
  • Rising Juniors who want to sign a 2 year lease who can fill an apartment

Group 4

  • Rising Seniors who have had continuous on campus housing for 3 years (without full apartment)
  • Rising Juniors who want to sign a 2 year lease (without full apartment)

Group 5

  • Open Leasing: any Rising Junior or Senior wanting to sign a lease

  

Other FAQs

Q: Can I live in the apartments during the summer if I have an internship, summer research or work on campus?  

A: Yes. If you plan to stay in your apartment for the next year, you will be able to have continuous housing through the summer. It's great – no moving required!

Q: Are the apartments co-ed?  

A: Yes. Because there are single bedrooms and bathroom privacy, students may select roommates of their choice regardless of gender. If roommates do not know each other, then the apartment will be single-sex.

Q: Do University policies apply in the apartments?    

A: Yes. For your safety and high quality community, all University policies apply in the apartments.

Q: Do I have to pay extra to stay over the summer?  

A: Yes, at an equivalent monthly rate.

Q: What is included in the cost?

A: All furnishings, utilities, in-unit washer and dryer, full sized beds, internet, cable television, and 1 parking space per resident are included.

Q: Can I bring my own furniture?

A: You may bring additional furniture, but the furniture provided by The University must stay within the apartment.

Q: How will priority be given to applications?

A: Priority will be given primarily by application date.

Q: When I apply for The Gates, do I need to know the 3 other people I'll be living with? ;

A: If you are a rising Senior during early leasing, you will need to know the 3 other people you'll be living with. Otherwise, you can agree to allow others to be assigned to your apartment. You don't have veto power over who is ultimately assigned.

Q: Can more than 4 people live in a Gates Apartment? ;

A: No, the maximum living occupancy for a Gates Apartment is 4 individuals.

Q: Is there a down payment required?

A: There is no down payment requirement.

Q: Can I study abroad and contract for The Gates?

A: For students who are making a two-year commitment, we will work to fill your apartment space for one-semester of study abroad so long as a semester of notice is provided regarding your plan to be absent during that period of the lease.

Q: When will I find out if I secured an Apartment for 2014-2015?

A: Within 10 business days of your application.  You will receive notification on when you are able to pick your apartment.  

Q: Do I need to have a Meal Plan to live at The Gates?

A: You do not need to sign up for a Meal Plan as a Gates resident. You have the option to sign up, if you would like to.