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Housing Decisions, Contracts, Billing, and Changes

Residential Life and Housing is planning on hosting a virtual mix and mingle next month so returning students can meet each other and see if they are compatible as roommates. They also will begin room selection, which includes requests for singles, in March. Feel free to visit our website or email us at reslife@clarku.edu for more info on our different housing options.

If a student chooses to change their plans for on-campus housing, they can submit a Housing Appeal Form through February 21 for a full refund of room/board. The appeal form provides ResLife with a record that a student requested to leave their campus housing. Your student can send their questions to reslife@clarku.edu. Students who decide to vacate residential living prior to the start of the semester will not be charged a cancellation fee.

Room and board charges will be adjusted based on the date that residence halls reopen. Adjustments will be processed and refunds will be issued after students return to campus and all room and board adjustments are completed. Once adjustments are completed and refunds are issued, students can view changes to their account via their CU Web account.

In order to expedite receiving the funds, we strongly encourage students to set up direct deposit to a U.S. bank account. To do so securely, please complete the required information and upload a picture ID here. This information can be submitted using a smartphone to upload a picture ID. Please do NOT send any full banking information via email as it is not secure. 

Students who do not set up a direct deposit account may experience a delay in receiving funds, and must confirm their current refund address by following the instructions found here.

If all of your courses are offered in an online modality, you do have the choice to remain home while taking those classes. If you are assigned to on-campus housing, you would need to complete a housing appeal form. Please email Residential Life and Housing (reslife@clarku.edu) for that link or reach out to the Dean of Students office to inform them of your change in course modality.

Please note that not all courses can be taught in “dual modality” (online and in-person simultaneously). Contact your professor if you have a question about how a specific course will be taught.

  • Students can appeal their housing contract here and sign up to retrieve belongings left in the residence halls in the fall semester here. Please complete these forms by Feb. 12, 2021, at noon ET.

All students, remote and on-campus will receive information about housing selection for the Fall 2021–Spring 2022 semesters later in the spring.

A student would have to apply for housing once it becomes available later in the spring. The Dean of Students office will send out a fall-intentions e-mail later in the semester. If the student plans to return in the fall, they will be reactivated and receive communication regarding fall housing.

Students who would like to live on-campus for the spring can contact Residential Life and Housing at reslife@clarku.edu for information on filling out a housing contract.

You can work with Residential Life and Housing (reslife@clarku.edu) regarding logistics for returning the fridge.

Yes. Students can contact reslife@clarku.edu for information about rentals.

Residence Hall Move-in and Room Assignments

With the start of in-person classes being rescheduled, move-in is now scheduled as follows:

  • March 4: Residents with SAS accommodations or who have been approved for a Spring 2021 room change
  • March 5: Residents living in:
    • Hughes Hall
    • Dana Hall
    • Blackstone Hall
    • Bullock Halls
    • JSC basement and first and third Floors
  • March 6: Residents living in:
    • Maywood Hall
    • Dodd Hall
    • Wright Hall
    • JSC second and fourth floors

Students will not be assigned a specific move-in time, but are encouraged to arrive between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST to obtain their room key and to complete arrival testing.

Students who believe they have extenuating circumstances and need to return to the residence halls outside of assigned move-in dates must submit a request via the online request form.

  • Requests are due as soon as possible and will be reviewed by RLH.
  • For those few exceptions granted, students will be allowed to return to the halls early and given information on how to do so.

If a student had an academic year housing assignment for the Fall 2020 semester, they will return to the same assignment for the Spring 2021 semester.

Your student will be assigned to the same room for the spring semester. It is possible he will be assigned a roommate.

Students can inquire about changing their housing assignment for Spring 2021 by emailing reslife@clarku.edu.

Dining

Dining dollars are generally not refundable. Please contact apenny@clarku.edu and he can arrange for your dining dollars to carry over to next fall.

Clark is working hard to improve the dining experience, including through expanded options and improved food quality. In the event state regulations ease up during the semester, we will adapt and increase dining hours if possible. We will have some additional flexibility to allow multiple swipes per day (each swipe would still count as a meal). For example, if a student has 15 swipes per week, they would swipe in 15 times per week but could use multiple swipes per meal period if they choose too. Unfortunately, COVID capacity issues prevent us from reinstating the “All Access” plan.

On the weekends, there are only two meal periods per day (brunch and dinner), which is why the meal count is 19.