Coronavirus Update for Residential Students

March 18, 2020

Dear Residential Students,

We appreciate your patience and flexibility over the past week as we determine next steps related to campus housing. We know that some students who have not returned to campus may want to come back despite limited services, and other students want to remain off campus and work remotely for the rest of the semester. Below are options for residential students regarding next steps:

Students who want to remain in the hall until the end of the Spring semester and/or through the end of May term may do so. We understand that some students’ off campus accommodations over the past two weeks were anticipated to be temporary. If you choose to remain in campus residence halls or would like to return for the rest of the semester (including the Draw and college owned houses), please complete the “Continuation of Spring Housing” form by March 30, 2020 at noon.

Students who wish to move out for the remainder of the term may do so. If you choose to move out for the remainder of the semester, please complete the “Spring Move Out” form by March 30, 2020 at noon. You will be assigned a time and move out date based on the availability indicated on the Spring Move Out form.

All forms are located in eRezLife: westminstercollege.erezlife.com.

Account Credit

Students who were unable to return to their campus residence hall after spring break, or March 13, will be issued a credit for their room charges through the end of the spring term. Credit will also be issued for any amounts paid that are remaining on Bon Appetit food accounts at the end of the semester. These credits can be used for either the upcoming May Term, Summer, or Fall semester.

Residency Requirement

Please note that this Spring semester counts toward fulfilling the two-year residency requirement. If you have not completed your two-year residency requirement, you will be required to complete it in the 2020-21 Academic Year.

Housing Selection

The Housing Selection process will be delayed a week. If you have not completed your housing application in eRezLife, you must do so in order to select housing for the 2020-21 Academic Year. See below for the extended deadlines to housing selection.

April 5, 2020 – Application and Deposit Deadline

Students must have their housing application and $150 housing deposit completed.  Individuals not meeting this deadline will be removed from roommate groups and will not be able to select spaces until the end of the selection process.

April 6, 2020 – Housing Lottery Assignment Email

Students who have completed their housing application by the April 6, 2020 at 11:49 PM deadline will be emailed the time of their room selection.

Tuesday, April 7 – Monday, April 20, 2020 – Open Housing Selection

Individuals may select any empty room available at Westminster on the Draw, Behnken Hall 3rd floor, or Stock Hall for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Selection times will be randomly generated based on a number system. If you have a conduct record, your number will be placed at the bottom of the randomly generated list. This must be completed if you are a returning second year student, per the two-year residency requirement; otherwise you will be automatically placed on June 1, 2020.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to housing@westminstercollege.edu.

Regards,
Karnell McConnell-Black
Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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