All students currently on the Rome campus MUST complete some type of housing form for the spring 2016 semester regardless of any
previous residency status or submission. Even with scheduled trips, there is plenty
of time to submit your forms before or during the official Housing Registration Week
in Irving which begins November 9th.
Click this link to refresh your memory about the mandatory University of Dallas "Residency Requirement".
Announcements (oral, paper, email, web) regarding Irving housing registration will
be made to students on the Rome campus. General questions may be directed to Ivanna
Bond on the Rome campus. She is coordinating spring housing registration with Irving.
Do NOT call Irving with random questions. This only delays the assignment process.
Feel free to request a current Irving resident as a roommate. However, please note that the request MUST be received from BOTH parties before it is considered a mutual request. You are advised to contact your Irving friends now to avoid misunderstandings at a later date. Remind them that they must submit their own form with the same request. Only mutual requests will be honored.
All information and relevant forms are available online via links below so that students may make requests at any hour from any location in the world with Internet access – including the University of Dallas Rome campus.
Early online spring housing application forms (linked at bottom of page) will be accepted but will NOT be processed without a housing CONTRACT and not until after housing registration week in Irving in order to confirm mutual roommate requests with the Irving residents.
Applicants will receive copies of online form submissions via the email address submitted on the application form. This same email will again contain the link to the required housing contract to complete the application process.
Students are encouraged to list a 'backup' plan as a second choice on the housing application in the event that the first choice of roommate(s) or room type is not possible. Duplicate form submissions from any student will automatically 'void' previous form submissions.
All University of Dallas undergraduates either DO or DO NOT qualify for official 'commuter' status based primarily upon age, senior classification or living locally with parents.
Returning Romers who DO qualify for official 'commuter' status [age 21 before the first class day of the spring semester; senior standing; married; veteran; or commuter living with parents locally], must complete the "Commuter Form" marking all appropriate boxes. Please note that a "Verification of Residency Form" will be mailed to the local home address at a later date for a parent signature of those intending to commute locally. Housing charges will remain on student accounts until receipt of a properly completed form.
Those who do NOT qualify for official 'commuter' status but wish to live off-campus
will generally fall into one of the below categories.
• FINANCIAL – Undergraduates with financial concerns about the cost of living on campus must contact the Financial Aid Office and must have a current FASFA on file. The Office of Student Life is not responsible for releasing students from the residency requirement due to financial issues. The Financial Aid Office may be contacted via email HERE or by phone call to 972.721.5266.
• MEDICAL – An email may be sent to Doré Madere, Student Life Director, HERE outlining the general details of any medical issues creating a need that cannot be met by living on campus. Be prepared to also submit medical documentation which supports the request based upon medical necessity.
• PERSONAL – "I want to live with my friends across the street" does not automatically qualify anyone for official 'commuter' status. Students who make these types of statements still fall under the mandatory residency requirement without exception and will continue to be billed accordingly for on-campus housing for the remainder of the academic year while enrolled as a full-time undergraduate.
Returning Romers under the residency requirement should generally expect assignment to a room in West Hall. However, O'Connell Hall is also available for returning females and may have a few single rooms available. Otherwise, O'Connell Hall will be used for females as needed should West Hall become full - as it currently is this fall semester. Specific requests regarding room type and/or roommates may be made via this online "Campus Housing Request Form".
Again, while early requests will be accepted, they will not be processed without your housing CONTRACT and not until after housing registration week in Irving. A link to the housing contract will also be provided with your on-screen confirmation after completion of your Campus Housing Request Form as well as in an email confirmation.
Juniors (as well as students who are no longer under the residency requirement) may also apply for any available openings in the on-campus student apartments using the same form as above. However, at this time, there are no known spring openings in any of the campus apartments.
Mutually confirmed group requests submitted during the official housing registration period will be processed in order of official cumulative credit hours for the entire group. Groups with the highest number of credit hours are assigned first. When there is only one room type remaining to be assigned and more than one group with the same number of cumulative hours has applied, other determining factors such as group average GPA, application submission dates/times, current hours, etc. are then reviewed.
Click HERE for an overview of the Irving campus housing rates.
Click HERE for information regarding on-campus housing for Interterm.
Enjoy the holidays and we look forward to seeing you again in the spring on the Irving campus!