Selection & Placement - Keele Current Students (currently under review)

Eligibility

As a current student, you are eligible to live in residence if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program for the 2017-2018 academic session (18 credits over F/W terms or 9 credits per term), AND
  2. You have no significant behavioral infractions reported while living in or visiting the York residences, AND
  3. You have no outstanding debt on your student account from previous academic terms.

Assignment and Preferences

1. PRIORITY DEADLINE - Returning residents who apply by Tuesday, February 28 are guaranteed a residence space as long as they meet all eligibility criteria and will receive priority for their room, floor, or suite preference. Housing reserves the right to rescind any residence/room offers once eligibility criteria has been checked.

2. Current students will be assigned to a single room, however if you wish to consider a more affordable option then you may apply to live with a friend in a double room as long as you request each other and are of the same gender.

3. If you have not previously lived in residence then we cannot guarantee your preferences and room offers will be made according to availability of any space in any residence building.

Housing will make every effort to accommodate your preferences, but we reserve the right to assign all residence space according to availability, suitability, fairness and need.

Applications received after February 28: We cannot guarantee you a space in residence and you could be placed on a waiting list. Space will be offered as it becomes available throughout the summer. We encourage you to still apply after the February 28 deadline.

Offer Acceptance and Confirmation

Residence offers with room assignments will be sent out beginning May by email and regular mail once all eligibility criteria is checked. To accept your residence offer, you must:

  1. Returning your signed acceptance offer letter (both pages) to the Housing Office via fax or email by the deadline specified AND 
  2. You are required to pay a $250 non-refundable room reservation deposit online using a credit or visa debit card upon acceptance of your residence room offer. Your deposit is not an additional charge and will be deducted from your room fees after you move in. Instructions on how to pay your room deposit online will be included with your room offer.

Students will be offered a specific room in a specific residence building. Students who accept their offer are accepting their specific assignment.

You may not change your building or room assignment without permission which will be given only in the limited circumstances described below. If you have difficulty with your room or building assignment after moving in, you must notify the Residence Life staff. Transfers are not permitted unless alternative space is available and are mediated as a final resolution between Residence Life staff and Housing Services and may result in additional room and room transfer fees.

If you decline your residence offer then you may ask to be placed on a wait list or have your application cancelled.

If you do not respond to your residence offer by the deadline indicated, then your offer will expire and your application will be cancelled. You may contact Housing and request to reactivate your application and be placed on a waiting list at any time.

Information about moving in and other residence services will be included with your offer package. It is your responsibility to contact the Housing Office and check your offer status in order to meet your acceptance deadline.

Waitlisted Applicants

If you do not receive a residence offer by July 28, then you should contact us to let us know you are still interested in waiting for an available space.

Fee Policies

Cancellations: Students must notify Housing Services, in writing, if they opt to cancel their residence reservation. Any student who cancels their room reservation on or before July 31, 2017 will forfeit their $250 non-refundable room deposit.

Late Cancellations: Students must notify Housing Services, in writing, if they opt to cancel their residence reservation. Any student who cancels their room reservation after July 31, 2017 and continues to be enrolled at the University will forfeit their $250 non-refundable room deposit and will be charged a $250 late cancellation fee.

No-show: Students must notify Housing Services, in writing, if they will be arriving after the move in weekend. Any student who does not check into their room by the first day of classes without having previously notified Housing Services in writing will lose their room reservation, forfeit their $250 non-refundable room deposit and will be charged a $500 no-show fee.

Transfers: Any student who has received written approval to transfer to another residence room will be charged a $100 transfer fee.

Holiday Closure: Any student who has received approval to remain in residence during the Holiday Closure will be charged a $250 fee.

Early Move-in: Any student who has received written approval to move in early, prior to the occupancy dates set out in Section 1of the Occupancy Agreement, will be charged a fee as determined by Housing Services.

Late Move-out: Any student who has received written approval to move out late, after the occupancy end date set out in Section 1of the Occupancy Agreement, will be charged a fee as determined by Housing Services.

Withdrawal from Residence: Students must notify Housing Services, in writing, if they opt to withdraw from residence. Students are responsible for the full payment of their residence fees until their room is accepted by another student. If the room is occupied by another student, the room fees will be pro-rated as per that student’s move-in date. Housing Services cannot guarantee if or when vacant rooms will be assigned to another student.

Withdrawal from the University: Students who withdraw from the University are no longer eligible to live in residence, and must vacate their room within twenty-four (24) hours of withdrawing from their courses/program. Any student who withdraws must notify Housing Services, in writing, about their academic status and will be charged a $500 early withdrawal fee.

Removal from Residence: Any student who is removed from residence for conduct issues is subject to sanctions outlined in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities as well as any applicable fees/fines.

 

Note: Housing Services strives to ensure the completeness and accuracy of information contained on this website, however, we reserve the right to change any of the information at anytime without notice.