Housing Reapplication 2014-2015

Reapp 14-15

Reapplication is the annual housing process that offers current on-campus residents the opportunity to choose their housing for the following academic year. 

Housing priorities

With consecutive years of dramatic increases in our student population, we continue to experience high demand for on-campus housing. The university supports the student transition to college by guaranteeing housing for all incoming freshmen, and prioritizing additional space for rising sophomores. This ensures students are provided with a supportive environment and access to the resources that are known to improve student success in the early years of college. Limited space is then available to juniors and seniors after freshmen and sophomores have been accommodated on campus. Nearly 86% of students currently living on campus are freshmen and sophomores. 

University residence halls and university partnered housing through American Campus Communities (ACC) will house over 8,800 students on campus for fall 2014, enough space to accommodate all students wanting to continue living on campus. Juniors and seniors can apply now to secure a space at Hilltop Townhomes, The Suites or Suites II, the new residence hall opening fall 2014 adjacent to The Suites. Current on-campus residents have priority leasing before off-campus students and new spring students in all ACC housing. Applications and process details are available online at Hilltop Townhomes or The Suites

Fall 2014 reapplication process for university housing

Reapplication will occur in late spring and will align with the housing priorities noted above.

Step 1 - Application

  • The online application will be available from 8 a.m. on March 24 through 12 p.m. on April 11, 2014
  • Students with past due rent at that time will not be eligible to apply
  • Students may invite and accept roommate invitations 

Step 2 - Room selection  

Room selection will occur in order of priority. Specific individual room selection times will be generated randomly within each priority group.

  • Priority 1  "Rising Sophomores" (1-2 semesters of enrollment) – April 1-4
  • Priority 2  "Rising Juniors" (3-4 semesters of enrollment) – April 7-8
  • Priority 3  "Rising Seniors" (5-6 semesters of enrollment) – April 9
  • Priority 4  "Continuing Seniors" (7+ semesters of enrollment) and Graduate Students – April 10

Room Selection closes at 12 p.m. on April 11, 2014.

Priority group definitions

For Reapplication, semesters of enrollment are determined by the following definitions:

  • Students who entered NAU as new freshmen
    • Total semesters of enrollment is defined as
      • every fall and spring semester in which the student was enrolled in classes at NAU as of the third week of the semester
  • Students who entered NAU as transfer students (those students who attended another college or university after graduating high school and prior to enrolling at NAU)
    • Total semesters of enrollment is defined as
      • number of NAU semesters enrolled (every fall and spring semester in which the student was enrolled in classes at NAU as of the third week of the semester) PLUS
      • number of “estimated transfer semesters” (total transfer credit hours divided by 15 with standard rounding rules)

Examples:

1) Sarah M. came to NAU as a new freshman in fall 2013. At the beginning of Reapplication in March 2014, Sarah has had two NAU semesters (fall 2013 and spring 2014). She would be in the Priority 1 room selection.

2) Bob S. transferred to NAU in spring 2012 and brought in 33 transfer credits. At the beginning of Reapplication in March 2014, Bob has had five NAU semesters (spring 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014) plus two “estimated transfer semesters” (33 divided by 15 = 2.2 which is then rounded to 2). Therefore Bob’s total semesters of enrollment would equal seven (5 NAU + 2 estimated transfer semesters). He would be in the Priority 4 room selection.

3) Mark F. came to NAU as a new freshman in fall 2012. He was enrolled for fall 2012, but did not enroll for spring 2013. He returned and enrolled for fall 2013 and spring 2014. At the beginning of Reapplication in March 2014, Mark has had three NAU semesters (fall 2012, fall 2013 and spring 2014). He would be in the Priority 2 room selection.

4) Jessica T. transferred to NAU in fall 2013 and brought in 59 transfer credits. At the beginning of Reapplication in March 2014, Jess has had two NAU semesters (fall 2013 and spring 2014) plus four “estimated transfer semesters” (59 divided by 15 = 3.93 which is then rounded to 4). Therefore Jessica’s total semesters of enrollment would equal six (2 NAU + 4 estimated transfer semesters). She would be in the Priority 3 room selection.

5) Steve B. started his graduate program at NAU in fall 2013. As a graduate student, Steve would be in the Priority 4 room selection.

6) Chris W. lived on campus during the fall 2013 semester and is studying abroad in Italy for the spring 2014 semester. She came to NAU as a new freshman in fall 2012. At the beginning of Reapplication in March 2014, Chris has had four NAU semesters (fall 2012, spring 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014 counted for the study abroad). She would be in the Priority 2 room selection.  

Additional housing changes

Beginning fall 2014, the following housing changes will occur:

  • Morton, Campbell and Taylor Halls will become Freshman Connections halls
  • Gabaldon Hall will house both freshmen and upper-division students
  • On campus university partnered housing managed by American Campus Communities (ACC) is currently available to lease for 2014-2015. ACC provides 1,126 beds geared toward upper-division students in Hilltop Townhomes and The Suites. An additional 328 beds will open for fall 2014 adjacent to The Suites. Current on-campus residents have priority leasing periods before off-campus students in all ACC housing.

More information

Additional details related to Reapplication will be sent to you through NAU e-mail during the year. Please view Reapplication Process details and Reapplication FAQs for additional information.