Why can't I see any quads in MyHousing?
Most spaces require your roommate group to completely fill all spaces in the room – meaning you can ONLY see rooms for which you match occupancy. For example, if you have one roommate, you will only be able to view open doubles. Depending on availability after sign-up, some rooms may become available for roommate groups that do not match occupancy. More information will be sent to you regarding Non-Occupancy Match Sign-Up if this occurs.
Who is required to live on campus?
All first- and second-year students are required to live in a residence hall on campus. For the 2018-2019 academic year, a first-year student is an individual who receives a high school diploma in January 2018 or later. PSEO or Advanced Placement credits are not considered when determining first-year status. Students who live with their parents or legal guardians in their primary residence within a 15-mile radius are required to complete the Request for a Residency Requirement Exemption form.
How does Housing Sign-Up work?
Sign-up is a multiple step process that occurs online through MyHousing. To participate, all returning students must:
1. Submit a Housing Application by Jan. 31 (open on Jan. 8)
2. Select Roommates (or not if you wish to live alone) during Roommate Selection
3. Select a Room during your assigned time
Juniors and seniors (by academic credit status) will select rooms first followed by sophomores based on randomly assigned sign-up times.
What if I have the best sign-up time of my group, but I am not available to select a room during my time?
Contact the Residence Life Office at least 24 hours prior to the time you are set to select a room and let us know which of your roommates will be available to select housing for your group. We will reassign your selection time to that roommate so that your group does not lose their priority.
Can I live with students who are not the same age as I am?
Yes, you can! Junior/Senior (with sophomore roommates) Sign-Up will take place Feb. 22.
I’m planning to study abroad next year. Can I still sign up for housing?
Yes! One of the benefits of living on campus is the flexibility you have if you are only planning to live on campus one semester. If you will be on-campus in the fall, you can follow the regular sign-up procedures – just notify us after sign-up that you will only be here fall semester. If you are planning to live on campus during the spring semester only, you have a couple of options. If you have a group of students who you know will have a vacancy for spring, just contact our office and we can assign you to that space for spring. If you don’t know of an opening, you can contact our office any time during fall semester and we will place you in an open space for spring.
What happens if I cancel my housing?
Students who sign up during the Sophomore Sign-Up may cancel without penalty until the last class day of spring semester (May 4, 2018). Students who sign up during the Townhouse housing sign-up may cancel their housing assignment for next year without penalty until Feb. 24, 2018. Students who sign up during Junior/Senior Sign-Up may cancel their housing for next year without penalty until March 9, 2018. After the deadline dates, any cancellations will result in a $200 late cancellation fee. (Remember, unless you are living with a family member in the Fargo-Moorhead area, you must fulfill the college's four-semester live-on requirement). Because canceled agreements cause occupancy to fall below the designated level for a particular room or apartment, the remaining residents will be given one week to find a new roommate to fill the space or, if they do not have a roommate to fill the vacancy, be ready to receive a new roommate at the discretion of the Residence Life Office.
Who is eligible to live in the Apartment/Townhouses?
Students who will be either juniors or seniors (by credit status) in fall 2018 are eligible for the townhouses. Junior status requires 56 credits and senior status requires 88 credits.
Though sophomores are not eligible for the townhouses, juniors/seniors with sophomore roommates can sign up for housing (including available apartments) on Feb. 22.
I’m interested in living in the townhouses, and my roommates and I are willing to sign a 12-month lease. How do I sign up?
Townhouses are available to junior or senior (by credit status) students only – this includes all roommates in the group. On the junior/senior housing application, there is a place for you to indicate that you are interested in a 12-month lease for the townhouses. Once the application process has closed, the Residence Life Office will assign sign-up times to all students. Those who have indicated a preference for a 12-month lease will be put into the townhouse lottery and will sign up for townhouses based on the best sign-up time of the roommate group. Any townhouses that are still available after students interested in 12-month leases have been assigned will be made available during the regular sign-up process.
What if I don't know who I am going to live with?
If you don't have any particular roommate in mind, you have three options:
1. Live by yourself: We do have a limited number of single rooms available in the traditional halls. Additionally, this year we will be setting aside a few reduced occupancy double rooms in each of the traditional halls. This option allows you to live in a double room by yourself. To see the rates of these options, go to our housing rates page.
2. Participate in the non-occupancy match sign-up in the apartments. (This option is only available to juniors and seniors). After the Junior/Senior Sign-Up is complete, any remaining open rooms will be available for a non-occupancy match sign-up. When you select a space that does not require an occupancy match, you will be living with other students who also do not have an occupancy match. During the sign-up process, you will not see any students who might already be assigned to that room or apartment. However, once you select a space, you will be able to view your roommates on MyHousing. Please note that to maximize space, the Residence Life Office reserves the right to make room or apartment re-assignments. We will make every effort to make re-assignments on the same floor.
3. Find a roommate using the search system on MyHousing. Start by filling out your Roommate Profile under Personal Information. Once your profile is complete and roommate selection is open, you will be able to search for potential roommates and others will be able to search for you. Roommate Selection for junior/senior students (by credit status) will be open Jan. 31-Feb. 13. Roommate selection for all students (including juniors/seniors wanting to live with a sophomore) will be open Feb. 23.
How do I let someone sublease my townhouse?
If you need someone to take over your lease for the summer, they must be a current Concordia student. Subleasers for fall or spring semester must be current juniors or seniors at Concordia. Once a subleaser is secured, you will both need to sign the Sublease Agreement in the Residence Life Office. It is your responsibility to find a subleaser, however the Residence Life Office can be a good resource for helpful tips.
What are my chances of getting the room I want with my sign-up time?
Students' preferences are taken into account during housing assignment; however, the final decision is based on many factors (sign-up time, room preference, availability, student demand, etc.).