On Jan. 31, 2005, students who live in residence halls will receive an invitation to reapply for housing for the 2005-06 academic year. This invitation, which will be sent to students’ campus addresses, will include a coupon they should take o their halls’ 24-hour desk to receive a booklet labeled “SAS-Self Assignment System.”
The booklet includes the terms and conditions of the housing contract, an application/contract signature card, and important information on the self-assignment process, space changes, and cancellation.
deadline to return the application/contract signature card and
$70 ($50 advance
payment and $20 nonrefundable application processing fee) is 5
p.m., Monday, Feb. 14, 2005. These materials should
be returned to the Housing Office, lower level of Burge Hall.
Priority for room assignment is random, based on the number of credit hours the student will have by May 2005. When students return the card and fee, they will be entered into the self-assign system, and they will be sent a letter giving them their access time and date, which will be between March 1 and 9.
If possible, students will be tentatively reassigned to their current room. If they want to remain in that room, they simply confirm that choice and select a meal plan. If students want to choose another room, they may search by specific room number or by room type and building for an available space. Current residents who want to room together may enter the SAS system at the LATER of the assigned access times and search for an empty room.
Once the student confirms a room selection and meal plan, the assignment will be displayed. Students may access the system as frequently as they wish after their appointed time and until 5 p.m., April 15, 2005, to search for a different room or to change the meal plan.
Students will be required to have one of the following meal plans:
Each plan includes $200 in Hawkeye Dollars per year ($100 per semester). Hawkeye Dollars may be used at either Burge or Hillcrest food service, Mayflower and Hillcrest C-Stores, all Iowa Memorial Union food service areas, and food carts throughout campus.
When students reapply, the rates for the 2005-06 academic year will not have been approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; therefore, PROPOSED rates will be displayed in the self-assignment system.
The deadline for choosing and confirming a room assignment will be 5 p.m., April 15, 2005. If the student has not confirmed a room by that time, the application will be canceled, the $50 advance payment will be refunded, and the student will not be housed for the 2005-06 academic year.
Throughout the self-assigning process, the Housing Office will be happy to answer questions and help students use the system. The system was designed to be similar to registering for classes, so students would be familiar with the process.