Housing Selection 2014

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Around this time of year, we start telling students to apply for housing so they can go through the Housing Selection. But many of you are asking, what is the Housing Selection?

Good question! Housing Selection (or lottery as it is called at some schools) is a time for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to pick their housing assignment for the upcoming academic year. Students come to the Coastal Science Center over a span of three days to pick their community, apartment building, and even bedroom!

So what do you need to know about Selection?

  1. The Housing Selection is March 18 – 20.
  2. Students must apply for Fall 2014 housing by 11:59p on March 9 in order to participate in the event.
  3. Students will receive invitations with their scheduled time via their Coastal email. Each student is scheduled based on the time they applied. So those who apply early get first choice!
  4. If students want to come together as a group, they must register their group, but then they are schedule based on the last person who applied. (Ex – if John applied on February 5 at noon, and Mark applies on March 10 at 11pm, both students will be pulled back to Mark’s scheduled appointment.)
  5. Students who are not able to attend at their scheduled time can choose via Housing Selection Proxy Form. This means a family member, friend, roommate, or housing staff member can pick for that student so they do not lose their scheduled appointment.
  6. When students receive their invitation, it will give a specific time of their appointment such as March 20 at 9:40p. Students will not be allowed to enter or receive their ticket until 10 minutes prior to that time. Students who show up 30 minutes early will have to wait until ten minutes before their scheduled appointment time.
  7. Students who do not apply by 11:59p on March 9 or miss their appointment will be able to go to a make up event on April 1 from 9a – 3p. Appointments aren’t scheduled, so housing staff meet with students on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage students to participate in the Housing Selection as waits can be more than an hour on the make up day. (Students must have an active housing application to participate in the make up day.)
  8. Students who do not attend the Housing Selection or make up day will be assigned a space by housing staff based on their preferences.

What communities are available?

  • Piedmont in University Place has single bedrooms in one, two, and four bedroom apartments.
  • Blue Ridge in University Place has single bedrooms in one, two, and four bedroom apartments.
  • Low Country in University Place has double and single bedrooms in three and four bedroom apartments. Each apartment in this community will have a bedroom that two people share.
  • The Gardens are a large one bedroom apartment shared by two students.

For more information about the community types, visit our website!

We hope this helps with many of the questions that may surface! As always, if you have any additional questions, feel free to ask us here, on Facebook, on Twitter, email us, or that “old fashion” way by calling our office!

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Fall 2014 Housing Application

Unfortunately this morning, the third party vendor that manages payments for the University had technical difficulties that kept our students from completing the payment portion of the housing application. The Fall 2014 Housing Application is now available.

We will be moving the students who did complete the preferences portion of the application to a completed status retaining the order in which the application was received. (These students would have received an email from us to their CCU email account.) Because the vendor, Official Payments, has refunded all successfully completed payments, we are adding the $50 fee to those students’ accounts to be paid at their earliest convenience. The $100 advanced housing fee will be included in the total housing fees. The application fee and advanced housing fee will be on Fall 2014 bill that will be available July 1. If your student falls into that group and would like to pay that fee now, please contact Student Accounts at 843-349-2159. Waiting to complete the payment of this fee will not affect your application’s “time stamp.”

We apologize for this inconvenience. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!

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Fall 2014 Housing Application

Guess what! We’re already talking about housing for Fall 2014. On February 3 at 9:00 a.m. EST, the Fall 2014 housing application will be live! Even if your student currently lives with us, he or she will still need to apply for housing for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Returning students who apply on time will be able to pick their own apartments, rooms, and roommates through the room selection process March 18-20 at the Coastal Science Center. Students must apply for housing by 11:59pm on March 9 in order to participate in the room selection process. All housing applications are date and time stamped when received, and group selection times will be based on the time stamp of the last person in the group who successfully applied.

University Housing will be able to offer a limited number of spaces in the Blue Ridge community of University Place for rising third and fourth-year students. These students will also go through the room selection process and pick their apartments and bedrooms in specific upperclassmen buildings. Students who want to live on campus as third or fourth-year students should apply early as there are a limited number of spaces.

New students do not participate in Housing Selection but will be assigned spaces on a first come, first serve basis. We attempt to closely match preferences but certain types of spaces are limited in number. For students who apply by May 1, those assignments will be viewable in WebAdvisor by July 1.

PLEASE REMEMBER: We have a two-year live on requirement. Coastal Carolina University believes on-campus living provides students a community that cultivates connections to peers and the larger institution. We work to meet that vision by building a foundation of care for resident safety and success. #CareSafetySuccess

Both new students and rising second-year students must either apply for housing or have an approved Housing Exemption for the 2014-2015 academic year. Keep in mind that any student required to live in university provided housing who does not have an approved housing exemption on file will be given a housing assignment automatically and will be billed appropriately. All students who believe they qualify for an exemption from the housing requirement must apply for an exemption through University Housing; for more information on Housing Exemptions, please click here. Please remember, the housing exemption process is to be utilized prior to completing a housing application.

Please be aware that University Housing only operates the following communities:

  • Ingle Hall
  • Eaglin Hall
  • The Woods: Maple, Cypress, Oak, Palmetto, Elm and Dogwood Halls
  • The Gardens: Azalea and Magnolia Halls
  • University Place Apartments: Grand Strand, Sandhills, Low Country, Blue Ridge, and Piedmont

Any other community is “off-campus” housing and not directly affiliated with University Housing and Coastal Carolina University. Living in other communities, regardless of their proximity to campus, does not satisfy the live-on requirement and signing a lease with one of these properties will not be an acceptable reason for a housing exemption or release from the University Housing license agreement.

We are excited to start preparing for the 2014-2015 academic year! We hope students and families “Feel the Teal” all the way through!

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University Offices Closed

University Housing offices will be closed for holiday observance starting December 24, 2013, with staff returning January 2, 2014. The Community Desks will close during the break.

Koala

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We’re kind of a big deal…

Coastal Carolina football will be in Montana for the second round FCS Playoffs. We know some people can’t travel  2492 miles to brave the cold and cheer on the Chanticleer so The HTC Center will be open to students, faculty, staff, and the public to watch.

Throw on some teal, and join us this Saturday for the 2pm game!

FCS PlayoffsatMontana

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Closing Time

Once again, we’re coming to the end of the semester. It’s hard to believe finals start on Friday! We recently sent an email to your student about Winter Break closing. It contained helpful information about prepping to leave for the month, checking out of housing, and winter break closing for the University.

We hope by making the newsletter accessible to families, it helps with making plans for the return of your students!

Winter Closing NewsletterWinter Closing Newsletter_Page_2

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Now Hiring: Resident Assistants

RA Recruitment Web BannerHello Parents!

Is your student interested in a great student leadership opportunity? We just started Resident Assistant (RA) recruitment for the 2014 -2015 academic year.

  • Benefits
    • Free Housing
      • Space in the Residence Hall Community where they work
  • Free Meal Plan
    • Can choose Unlimited, Bronze, Teal, or Black
  • Experiences
    • Great resume builder
    • Leadership opportunities
    • Personal growth
    • Problem solving and interpersonal skills
    • Qualifications Include:
      • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
      • Be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours for the 2014 Spring semester
      • Have been enrolled as a full-time college student for at least one semester
      • Previous experience living in on-campus housing for a minimum of one semester prior to appointment time
  • Applications Due January 20

Encourage your student to visit www.coastal.edu/housing for the link to the application.

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Vote now!

LogoWe challenged the students to bring on their CCU Homecoming zeal, and bleed teal. Boy, did they ever!

Now it’s your turn to vote for the student who best captured the homecoming spirit. Follow this link to the CCUHousing Facebook page, and click like to vote for your favorite teal and bronze room.

One like equals one vote. Get your friends, cousins, and coworkers together and vote for your student’s room. The winner(s) will get $100 gift certificate to the University  bookstore.

The contest ends at midnight on November 2, so don’t forget to vote soon!

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