Housing Services will place you in a Residence Hall. Your room will be available for International Student Orientation and you will begin to eat at the Bostwick Cafeteria on campus. There is no additional charge for either room or board for the International Student Orientation program. In most cases, you will be assigned a roommate. You have the option to select living with or without a roommate.
It is strongly advised that you select a roommate to give you the best opportunity to make friends and adjust to life in the United States.
Housing Services will notify you by August 1, 2012 about your room assignment and your roommate. If you have any questions about housing or roommate information you can email Housing Services or visit the Housing Services site for admitted students.
First-Year students are housed in six different residence halls: Harris, Larison, McDonnell, Smith, Swartz, and Vedder Halls. A typical double occupancy room is approximately 160 square feet (or higher). || More about Housing for First-Year Students.
The Residential Colleges program is highly recommended for new international students. It offers a unique living/learning opportunity where first year students with similar interests can take a course as well as live together. The program offers courses in the following seven themes: Arts, Environmental, Global, Humanities, Language & Culture, Social Justice, and Society and Technology. || More about the Res College Program.
C.H.O.I.C.E. Residential Program (Choosing Healthy Options in Community Environments), designed in partnership with students, provides a fun and exciting social environment in which alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs may not be used on the hall. All residents make a commitment to maintain a substance-free living space and create an atmosphere of mutual respect for individual lifestyle choices. || More about CHOICE.