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E-mail Communications – Students

The following information was e-mailed on Wednesday, January 12th, to all current residential students:


Important Residence Life Program Dates and Deadlines Coming Up Soon!

If you plan to live on campus for 2010-2011, please take note of these important dates and deadlines:

Housing Selection

  • January 28th at 8pm: Information session about housing selection in the Mabel Brown Room.
  • January 29th: Deadline to complete the Returning Student Housing Interest Form to receive a lottery number for the 2010-2011 housing selection events. For additional information about the housing selection process, please visit our website.
  • Follow the housing selection process on Twitter!

RA information sessions There are two final information sessions being offered - you must attend an information session to be eligible to apply to be an RA for 2010-2011:

  • Thursday, January 21st at 8:30pm in Science 101
  • Friday, January 22nd at 3pm in Science 101

Living Learning Communities

  • January 25th at 8:00am: Applications for next year's Living Learning communities are due. For more information, visit the Living Learning application website.

Please contact our office at reslifeadmin@keene.edu or 603-358-2339 with any questions.

Office of Residential Life and Housing Services




The following information was e-mailed on Monday, December 7th, to all current residential students:


IMPORTANT SPRING 2010 HOUSING SELECTION INFORMATION
If you want to live on campus during the 2010/2011 academic year, please review this message carefully.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Students who currently live on campus and students returning from Study Away and Leave of Absence are eligible to participate in the housing selection process.
  • Your student account must be in good financial standing to select housing for next year.
  • You must register for a full time course load for Fall 2010, and pay the non-refundable housing deposit to secure the housing that you select.
  • No individual or group of returning students is guaranteed housing for 2010/2011. If there is a need for a waitlist, sophomores will have priority for housing with the exception of apartments and upper class suites.

NOTE: Important updates, including time and locations, will be sent to your MyKSC account.


DATES AND EVENTS

#1 COMPLETE THE RETURNING STUDENT HOUSING INTEREST FORM 12/7/09 - 1/29/10
If you want to secure a lottery number to participate in the housing selection process, you must complete the Returning Student Housing Interest Form available at www.keene.edu/reslife from December 7 through January 29.

#2 LOTTERY NUMBERS WILL BE EMAILED AS FOLLOWS:
Upper Class Student lottery numbers will be emailed on February 5, 2010 Freshman/Sophomore lottery numbers will be emailed on March 5, 2010

#3 UPPERCLASS HOUSING SELECTION EVENT 2/12/10
Junior and senior students will select housing on Friday, February 12. Bushnell, Tisdale and Pondside 2 apartments, along with some Butler Court and Pondside III suites, multiple rooms in Owl's Nests, and select singles in Holloway will be available. Students who will have accumulated 52 or more credits as of the end of the Spring 2010 semester will be eligible for this event.

#4 RETURNING FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE HOUSING SELECTION EVENT 3/28/10
Returning freshman and sophomore students will select housing on Sunday, March 28. Multiple rooms in Owl's Nests, Pondside I, Mini Houses, and Monadnock, along with some Butler Court and Pondside III suites, and select singles in Holloway, Huntress and Carle will be available. Students who will have accumulated 51 or fewer credits as of the end of the Spring 2010 semester will be eligible for this event.

#5 HOUSING DEPOSIT EVENT 3/29/10 - 4/9/10
Housing deposits will be accepted during the online deposit event from March 29 through April 9, 2010. Absolutely NO housing deposits will be accepted via Quick Pay, phone, in person or by US mail - this is strictly an online process. If you receive a lottery number and choose housing at one of the selection events, you MUST pay the $300 housing deposit to secure the room you selected. If you do not pay the deposit, the room you selected will be made available to other students.

NOTE: If you are placed on the waitlist at your housing selection event, you MUST pay the $300 housing deposit to remain on the waitlist.

#6 IMPORTANT UPDATES AND TIMELINES RELATED TO THE PROCESS
It is important to stay tuned to your MyKSC account for important updates and timelines regarding all aspects of the lottery, housing selection and deposit process.


HOUSING SELECTION FAQ'S

Q: How do I know which housing selection event is for me?
A: Students who will have accumulated 52 or more credits as of the end of the Spring 2010 semester will be eligible for the junior/senior event on February 12. Students who will have accumulated 51 or fewer credits as of the end of the Spring 2010 semester will select on March 28.

Q: What will happen if there are no rooms available based on my lottery number?
A: If no housing is available based on your lottery number, you can choose to be placed on the waitlist. Students on the waitlist will be placed in housing throughout the spring semester and summer months on a space available basis. If you are placed on the waitlist at the housing selection event, you MUST pay the $300 housing deposit to remain on the waitlist. The deposit will be refunded to you upon request if we are not able to place you or if you notify us to remove you from the waitlist prior to being offered housing.

Q: What should I do if I participate in the Study Away program or take a leave of absence for Spring 2010?
A: Students who are studying away or taking a leave of absence for the Spring 2010 semester should have completed the online housing release form before the end of the Fall 2009 semester. If you indicated that you intend to return to housing for the Fall 2010 semester, you will need a proxy to go through the housing selection process in your absence. If you don't have a proxy, please contact the Residential Life Office (reslifeadmin@keene.edu) and we will proxy for you. You are still responsible for all other eligibility requirements to secure housing, including registering for Fall 2010 classes.

NOTE: Students who are studying away or taking a leave for Spring 2010 do not have to place a housing deposit during the Spring 2010 deposit event.

Q: What should I do if I study away or take a leave of absence for Fall 2010?
A: If you intend to study away or take a leave for Fall 2010 and plan to return to housing for Spring 2011, you must place a deposit during the Spring 2010 timeline to secure housing for when you return. You do not have to select housing at the Spring selection events, you will be assigned housing prior to your return for Spring 2011.

  

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