Information about housing policies and procedures for students and parents?
Many students have never lived away from home or shared a room before coming to the
University and are anxious, about what the experience will be like. Adjusting to residential life means
establishing new ground rules, negotiating different standards of sharing and fairness, and learning to
respect others' priorities and opinions. Thus, we have a support network available to help you through the
transition; one of these resources is your Resident Assistant (RA), who serves as a peer counselor and resource person, she/he will be available to you and your roommate(s) as you negotiate differences and learn how to live together. It is important that you think about your priorities and how you might accommodate your needs and those of your roommate(s) in a new environment. We have developed policies and procedures to assist with the transitions into living in a community of learners in the Residence Hall Handbook which can be found at: http://www.howard.edu/residencelife/handbook.htm
How do I become a Resident Assistant?
Students interested in becoming Resident Assistant (R.A.)
should express interest to their current resident
assistant and Resident Hall Manager who will then
explain the process for applying as well as the
expectations of the job. R.A. applications are
made available, early February each year on the Residence Life
What is the cost of each room type in the residence halls?
See Residence Life Room Rates: 2017-2018AY(PDF).
What is the Room Selection and Verification plan (RSVP)?
The Room Selection and Verification Plan (RSVP) is a system designed
to provide eligible students with an opportunity to request
their preferred space in one of the University Residence Halls.
All undergraduate students seeking accommodation for the upcoming
academic year must participate in RSVP and follow all of the
procedures as outlined in the RSVP package, which can be found
online at the Office of Residence Life website during the fall
semester. A $200 housing deposit is required to be eligible
to participate. (The housing deposit fee is subject to change).
How can I receive summer housing?
All Students interested in summer housing must apply on-line.
Students eligible for summer housing include those who wish
to summer school, work in the local area. You may also apply through the Summer Conference
Can a room switch be made after check- in?
Yes, students may contact their Resident Hall Manager for instructions regarding a Hall-to-Hall, or Room-to-Room transfers request. Transfers are based on seniority, and the availability of the your request.
Do Students require insurance?
Most Students own approximately $3,000-$5,000 in property value.
When you consider cell phones, backpacks, TV’s, computers,
and stereo equipment in students rooms, the cost
of replacement of these items due to theft, fire,
water or accidental damage can add up quickly.
Therefore Residence Life strongly recommends
students acquire the CSI Student Personal Property
Protector Plus insurance package. For further
information on insurance, contact:
CSI Insurance Agency, Inc.
104 Bombay Lane
Roswell, GA 30076
Telephone (888) 411-4911
Fax (678) 832-4910
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