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WINTER, 2006
Volume 50,
Number 2


Inspiring while aspiring

'Your only limit is your imagination'

Mom and Dad of the Year recognized

Guiding students as they navigate education, career options

Avoiding rental anguish

Remarkable students, remarkable athletes

Learning while living

Trying a job on for size

Deadline approaches for residence hall self-assignment

Why live on campus?



The University of Iowa

Deadline approaches for residence hall self-assignment

On Jan. 29, 2007, students who live in the residence halls will receive information on how to reapply for housing for the 2007-08 academic year. This information, which will be sent to the students’ campus addresses, will explain how students may reapply electronically and charge the $120 payment  ($100 advance payment and $20 nonrefundable  application processing fee) to their next University bill.

Students may access the reapplication booklet on the web or pick up a hard copy at the Contracts and Assignments Office, 17 Burge. The booklet includes the terms and conditions of the housing contract; the application/contract signature card (or electronic reapplication); and important information on the self-assignment system, space changes, and cancellation. The deadline to apply electronically or return the application/contract signature card and $120 is 5 p.m., Feb. 6, 2007. If the student chooses to reapply on paper, the signature card and $120 should be returned to the Contracts and Assignments Office.

Students will be required to have one of the  following meal plans:

  • Traditional 20 meals per week (excluding  Sunday evening)
  • Any 14 meals per week
  • Any 10 meals per week
  • Any 5 meals per week (This option is available only to residents of Mayflower, Parklawn, and rooms with a University-supplied kitchen.)

Each plan includes $200 in Hawkeye Dollars per year ($100 per semester). Hawkeye Dollars may be used at Burge and Hillcrest Market Places, Mayflower and Hillcrest C-Stores, all Iowa Memorial Union food service areas, and food carts throughout campus.

Once a student confirms a room selection and  meal plan, he or she will automatically receive an e-mail confirmation of the assignment. Students may access the self-assignment system as frequently as they wish after their appointed time and until 5 p.m., April 6, 2007, to search for a different room or to change the meal plan. If the student has not confirmed a room by that time, the application will be canceled, the $100 advance payment will be refunded, and the student  will not be housed for the 2007-08 academic year.

When students reapply, the rates for the 2007-08 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.

Throughout the self-assignment process, staff in the Contracts and Assignments 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.

Parents, please note...

The article above is the only notification that parents will receive about their students’ residence hall contract reapplication.

Under the rules of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, staff may not contact parents directly, as  the student is the legal contract holder. However, parents  may go to to look at housing  information and to find the answers to many questions.

Parents who are interested in monthly updates on  residence hall–related information and deadlines may also sign up for an e-mail newsletter. Visit the University Housing web site at, click on “Parents & Visitors” and then “News for Parents,” and follow the directions to subscribe.



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