6.24.20: Housing Information and Memos

Updates sent the week of June 22, 2020 regarding housing.

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Carina Sitkus

*Note that information regarding the updated housing calendar can be found on the Housing website here. Information regarding the housing process can be found here.  Additional emails not included here were sent to students whose contracts did not change and to Gryphons. 

Email to first-year students:

We are emailing to update you on the Fall 2020 Student Housing Configuration Plan. As you know from our previous email, we will house all students in single- and double-room configurations for the Fall semester. The first-year housing contract will remain open for contract changes through Friday June 26, 2020. Additionally, roommate matching will be closing that day as well. Housing assignments will take place June 29-July 10 with assignments and roommate information becoming available around July 15, 2020. At this time we anticipate that all students requesting a single room through the survey will receive a single room. Additionally, all first-year students will be housed in one of our 8 buildings for first-year students.

We are pleased to be able to offer housing this fall, and we are looking forward to opening in August.

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Email to second-year students without housing:

We are emailing to update you on the Fall 2020 Student Housing Configuration Plan. As you know from the previous email, we will house all students in single- and double-room configurations for the Fall semester. Additionally, the delay in the construction of Singleton, Hitch & Maida houses has changed the look of our Fall configuration. After reviewing the results of the housing survey and analyzing the spaces on campus for the upcoming semester, we will begin the second-year housing process next week.

A detailed timeline and important information about the process will be posted on the Housing Services website no later than Thursday, June 25, 2020. The process will begin on June 29, 2020 and continue through July 10, 2020. Along the way, there will be three information sessions, which you will be able to view live or on your own time. The process will move swiftly, so please check your email daily and be sure our email address is a contact in your address book. Every student in this process will need to complete a housing contract before they can become a part of a group for group housing. Please be sure to check in with your desired roommates along the way to keep everyone involved in the process.

The housing configuration for this process will consist of apartments/suites for groups of 1, 2, 3, or 4 (never more than two persons per bedroom) and traditional housing for groups of 1 or 2. When you complete your housing contract, you will be asked to list your desired group size. This is not a guarantee that your group will be able to select within that size, but it will help us to set the appropriate housing configuration and house the maximum number of groups as possible.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Mark your calendars now and join us for the first live session about the second-year housing process on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST. A link will be emailed to you later this week.

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Email to students with contracts for doubles-rooms and who requested a single room:

We are emailing to update you on the Fall 2020 Student Housing Configuration Plan. As you know from our previous email, we will house all students in single- and double-room configurations for the Fall semester. Additionally, the delay in the construction of Singleton, Hitch & Maida houses has changed the look of our Fall configuration. After reviewing the results of the housing survey and analyzing the spaces on campus for the upcoming semester, we are emailing to let you know that we will be offering you a single room for the Fall semester. 

If there is currently a single room in the building where you are housed, we will make offers in selection order to all those possible until all spaces are filled. After all singles in your current housing are offered, you will be offered a single in a similar housing style or you can choose to compete in the rising second-year process.

We are pleased to be able to offer housing this fall, and we are looking forward to opening in August.

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Email to students with contracts in singles and doubles in Singleton, Hitch & Maida Houses

We are emailing to update you on the Fall 2020 Student Housing Configuration Plan. As you know from our previous email, we will house all students in single- and double-room configurations for the Fall semester. Additionally, the delay in the construction of Singleton, Hitch & Maida houses has changed the look of our Fall configuration. After reviewing the results of the housing survey and analyzing the spaces on campus for the upcoming semester, we are emailing to inform you that we will be reassigning students who selected Singleton, Hitch & Maida Houses to Trembley Park apartments.

The cost of these spaces will be billed at a Category III housing rate, the same as in Singleton, Hitch & Maida. Additionally you will be given priority to move into Singleton, Hitch & Maida Houses when these buildings open.

To be as fair and equitable as possible, single- and double-room assignments will be made in your current group of 1-4 people, based on the selection timestamp of all the people in your current suite. These assignments will be made over the course of the next several days, and you will be notified when they are available through Housing and Dining Self-Service.

*Only for those in doubles who requested a single on the survey: If during this process, you do not receive a single as requested on the fall housing survey, you will be offered a single in a similar housing style or you can choose to compete in the rising second-year process.

We are pleased to be able to offer housing this fall, and we are looking forward to opening in August.

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The Fraternity & Sorority Housing Assignments Plan can be found on the Lehigh Greek Community blog

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Carina Sitkus