|Charges, Reservations and Refunds||Part-Time Students|
|Appeals to Housing Charges||Residence Hall Activity Fee|
|Greek Chapter Houses||Meal Plan Changes|
|Moving Off Campus||First Year Mailer|
Students are required to live in University-approved housing (residence halls or Greek chapter houses) for four semesters. The following charges apply for students living in residence halls:
|Standard multiple occupancy||Base||$TBD|
|Harriett double occupancy||Base + $TBD||$TBD|
|Harriett triple occupancy||Base + $TBD||$TBD|
|Designated single||Base + $TBD||$TBD|
"Double as a single"
|Base + $TBD||$TBD|
Please consult the University Catalog for a more detailed breakdown of charges for each semester.
Fall 2012, Incoming students
Housing information is sent to incoming first-year students beginning in January, 2012. Incoming students must complete the Residence Hall Housing Contract prior to June 1, 2012. All housing assignments are made chronologically by admission contract date. Residence Hall Housing Contracts completed after July 1, 2012 will be prioritized by date of receipt. Roommate requests must be made mutually and listed on the online Residence Hall Housing Contract. Confirmation of assignments and roommates will be emailed to incoming first-year students on or before July 15, 2012. Confirmation of assignments and roommates will be mailed to incoming transfer students on or before August 1, 2012.
Fall 2012, Returning students
Information regarding the housing selection and lottery process for the upcoming year is sent to returning students in mid January. Returning students must complete the Residence Hall Housing Contract online by March 1, 2012 to receive a lottery number and be eligible to participate in the housing lottery process.
Students not planning to return to University housing for the Fall semester must complete an online request prior to March 1, 2012. There is a $200 charge attached to student accounts in the Business Office for room reservations canceled after April 1, 2012. Returning students not pre-enrolled by July 1, 2012 forfeit their room reservations on that date.
Spring 2013, Returning students
Students not planning to return to University housing for the Spring 2013 semester must complete an online request prior to December 1, 2012. There is a $200 charge attached to student accounts in the Business Office for room reservations canceled after December 1. Returning students not enrolled in Spring classes or not in good standing with the Business Office as of December 7, 2012 forfeit their Spring 2013 room reservations on that date.
Fall 2013, Incoming students
Housing information is sent to incoming first-year students beginning in January, 2013. Incoming students must complete the Residence Hall Housing Contract prior to June 1, 2013. All housing assignments are made chronologically by admission contract date. Residence Hall Housing Contracts completed after July 1, 2013 will be prioritized by date of receipt. Roommate requests must be made mutually and listed on the online Residence Hall Housing Contract. Confirmation of assignments and roommates will be emailed to incoming first-year students on or before July 16, 2013. Confirmation of assignments and roommates will be mailed to incoming transfer students on or before August 1, 2013.
Fall 2013, Returning students
Information regarding the housing selection and lottery process for the upcoming year is sent to returning students in mid January. Returning students must complete the Residence Hall Housing Contract online by March 1, 2013 to receive a lottery number and be eligible to participate in the housing lottery process.
Students not planning to return to University housing for the Fall semester must complete an online request prior to March 9, 2013. There is a $200 charge attached to student accounts in the Business Office for room reservations canceled after April 1, 2013. Returning students not pre-enrolled by July 2, 2013 forfeit their room reservations on that date.
Students are able to appeal assessed housing charges for the following reasons:
- Charges were assessed in error
- Extreme circumstances warrant exemption from assessed charges
- Assessment of charges did not follow institutional process
- New information exists that would influence assessment of charges
Appeals must abide by the following conventions:
- Must be in writing
- Must be submitted within 60 days of the assessment
- Must cite the grounds (numbered above) upon which the appeal is based
- Must make explanation of the associated circumstances to fully inform the deliberation of the Housing Appeals Committee.
The Housing Appeals Committee is drawn from the following individuals and groups: the Business Office, Panhellenic Council/Interfraternity Council, ORL Advisory Committee, ORL Professional Staff, Associate Dean of Students. The Committee is co-convened by the Assistant Director of Residential Life and the Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life who serve as non-voting members. This group meets quarterly in October, January, April and July and hears appeals submitted prior to the first day of the month during which the meeting takes place. Students will be notified of the committee's decision within two weeks of the Housing Appeals Committee meeting or by the end of the month in which the meeting takes place, whichever is earlier. Students should decline payment of billed charges associated with an appeal until a final decision is made.
Upperclass students with social Greek affiliation and two semesters of residence hall living are required to live in their fraternity or sorority chapter houses and board in the fraternity or sorority house dining rooms, where available. Residential fraternity and sorority chapters are grounded in the philosophy of living ideals‚ the daily practice of personal embodiment, in attitude and behavior, of the founding values of the chapter, and the cyclical passing down of chapter foundations and ideals from active members to new members by the act of living together over time as brothers or sisters.
Fraternity and sorority chapters at IWU that choose a residential focus are expected to self-manage the chapter and chapter members at a heightened level. Residential expectations of such self-governance include ongoing recruitment of new members to maintain chapter numbers appropriate to fill the housing space assigned. In cases where chapters recruit beyond their ability to house members within the chapter house, and the house fills to 100% capacity with members, the Office of Residential Life will assist in providing residence hall housing for the remaining members, as space allows.
Students who have four semesters of University-approved (Residence Hall or Greek Chapter House) housing history are eligible to apply to live off-campus. Married students, students with medical or mental health conditions that cannot be accommodated in University-approved housing, or students living with their parents and commuting to campus may also apply for off-campus housing. In any of these cases, permission must be obtained through the Office of Residential Life by completing an online request form and further documentation may be required for some claims.
The submission of an off-campus housing application is not a guarantee of approval. Students should wait for written approval from the Office of Residential Life before signing any leases or rental agreements for off-campus housing.
Students who are eligible for off-campus housing must submit an online request.
|For...||Requests received after...||will be subject to ...|
|Fall 2012||May 15, 2012||$200 late charge|
|Spring 2013||December 1, 2012||$200 late charge|
|Fall 2012||May 15, 2013||$200 late charge|
Students currently living off campus can either submit an online request or email with updated address and phone number by July 15th to avoid the $200 late charge.
For students who choose voluntarily to live off-campus, financial aid is usually limited to tuition and fees.
University-administered off-campus housing options
Illinois Wesleyan University provides a university-administered off-campus housing option for students. East Street Apartments is a six-unit building located adjacent to campus. • East Street Apartments is a six-unit building located adjacent to campus. Each unit has two bedrooms (10’ x 13’), a full kitchen, bathroom, and large living/dining room (14’ x 21’); kitchen appliances are provided, as well as a window air-conditioner, but units are otherwise unfurnished. Units were fully renovated with new carpet, windows, cabinets and paint in 2008. Utilities are the responsibility of residents.
Students who choose off-campus housing from IWU are provided an 11-month lease starting August 1 through June 30 of the following year. Charges are assessed to student accounts on a semesterly basis. Although available, no meal plan is required for students living in IWU-administered off-campus housing. Costs for off-campus units are listed below:
|East Street Apartments: 2 residents/unit||$TBD|
|East Street Apartments: 3 residents/unit||$TBD|
For students who choose voluntarily to live off-campus, financial aid is usually limited to tuition and fees.
Housing is provided for part-time students only with the approval of the Office of Residential Life. Students who change from full-time status to part-time status during a particular term are expected to continue to live in University housing under the same policies and conditions affecting full-time students.
Students living in residence halls pay a semesterly residence hall activity fee of $15, as established by the Residence Hall Association and the Office of Residential Life. This fee is billed directly to student accounts in the Business Office. The residence hall activity monies are used to fund Hall Council and Residential Life Staff programs throughout the year. These programs are designed to provide intentional social and educational opportunities for students living in the residence halls.
All students who live in University residence halls are required to board in the Bertholf Commons. Several meal plan options are available.
|Tier||Cost / Semester|
More detailed information is available here. Meal tickets are nontransferable as board charges are based on some expected absenteeism. All meal plan changes must be submitted in writing by the student. For Fall 2009, all changes must be made by August 26, 2009 by 4:00 PM. For Spring 2010, all changes must be made by December 10, 2009 by 4:00 PM for Fall residents and by January 6, 2010 for new Spring residents.
Students with uncommon severe food allergies or who practice specific religious preparation (i.e. Kosher or Halal practices) may apply for a waiver from the meal plan. Documentation may be required to support the written request, as well as consultation with Dining Services and Health Services staff. Vegetarian, vegan, and other health conscious practices can be supported through the board plan and are not eligible for a waiver.
Before registering for housing, all incoming students receive an email with a housing login code and a packet of information. If you were unable to open the email attachment you received, copies of those documents have been placed here for your convenience.
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