A message from the Director of Residence Life & Education, Cindy Spencer
It's time for you and your student to begin the conversation about living on campus next year and we know the significant role you play in your student's decision making. Your student may be aware of more off-campus options than ever before, but I want you to know that living on campus offers convenience and easy access to resources that will help make your student academically successful. Research from UND shows that students who live on campus have higher GPAs and take on less loan debt. Plus, there is energy and excitement in campus housing and all of us at UND Housing invite your student to return.
Hall staff members genuinely care about your student's success both in and out of the classroom. Living on campus offers great locations close to class, a variety of dining options, and community connections! There will be 125 double as single rooms offered next year and returning students can select block meal plans for more flexibility in dining.
View the recontracting flyer that was mailed to parents of residence hall and University Place students over semester break.
Recontracting for 2014-15 will start in February and I encourage you to read more to understand the process, learn what's new for next year and to hear why students continue to live on campus. I am happy to answer any questions at 1-800-CALL-UND (ask for the Housing Office) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Reasons to Stay on Campus
Students that live on campus have higher GPAs from freshman through senior years.
Dining Services provide nutritious meals from 7am – 11pm. No need to grocery shop, worry about cooking or doing the dishes!
Preparation for LIFE! Living in a community offers experiences and opportunities that students just can't find in an off-campus apartment. Learn life skills like compromise and sociability that will be resume building and allow your student to grow.
Your student may believe he or she must move to an off-campus apartment to feel "more independent." However, UND Housing offers several options for upperclass students that allow them to take the next step in becoming more self-sufficient, without losing the convenience of on-campus living. Check out the options below.
Consider Brannon Hall. Residents are guaranteed to be able to stay in their room between fall and spring semesters. There is a nightly cost for this option ($27.60 was the 2013-14 nightly charge). Students living in Brannon Hall are not required to stay over the break.
Two or four bedroom units for four students with full kitchen, furnished bedrooms and living room. Must have 30 post-high school credits. Residents of University Place do not need to have a meal plan. Rent includes $200 dining dollars each semester.
UND Apartment Options Moving to a UND apartment is not part of the recontracting process. There is a separate application process for UND apartment units. Most units have a leaseholder required age of 23, however leaseholders only need to be 21 for Hamline Square units. Hamline Square units are new UND apartments near the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Studio, 2,3, and 4 bedroom apartment units with underground parking, washer and dryer hook-ups, and large square footage. Leaseholder must be 21 years of age (by December 31 of year of occupancy), roommates can be younger.