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.
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.
9/24/13 – Early Leasing starts at 7:30pm FOR ALL GROUPS
10/3/13 – Room/Roommate Selection
10/7/13 – Room/Roommate Selection
10/8/13 – Room/Roommate Selection
10/9/13 – Open Leasing /GROUP 5 starting at 7:30pm
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.