Auxiliary Housing Frequently Asked Questions...

Where will I be living?

Short-TermTransitional Residence
Auxiliary Housing Categories and Information
Location Union Club Hotel Converted Space in Residence Hall 
Expected Length
of Stay
5-15 days 1-2 months
Style of Housing Double Occupancy Hotel Room Various Arrangements
Moving Assistance
Meal Plan YES YES
Resident  Assistant 
Academic and Community 
BGR Eligible YES YES
(room only/semester)
$1,223 $1,223

About Auxiliary Housing

University Residences Housing Contract Process

View list of New Resident Contract frequently asked questions on the New Resident Contract website.

How long will I be in Auxiliary Housing?

Permanent room assignments are made on a continuing basis as openings occur.  Some students are assigned prior to classes starting, others are assigned throughout the semester.  In all cases, students receive permanent room assignments by the end of the fall semester at the latest.  Please see the chart above for more exact estimates on times based on type of assignment.

What is the rate?

The rate for auxiliary housing is the lowest on-campus room rate available.  This is equal to the small double rate of $1223 per semester.  Meal plans are separate.  Once a student moves to a permanent space assignment, the student is charged the pro-rated amount for that room for the number of nights they will live there.

Will I have a roommate?

It will depend on the room assigned to you.  Some auxiliary spaces are singles, others are double or triple occupancy, and some spaces accommodate up to ten students.

How much space will I have?

Auxiliary spaces have about the same amount of space as a standard residence hall room. 

Can I stay in auxiliary housing for the year?

All students will move to permanent spaces by the start of spring semester. 

Can I request a roommate in auxiliary housing?

Requests are accepted but not guaranteed.

Can I cancel my housing contract?

Students must fulfill the terms of the University Residences contract for the entire academic year if in attendance at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus. Contract termination is not considered for students seeking residence in a private home, apartment, sorority/fraternity, cooperative housing or any other residence at any time during the academic year.

What furniture will be provided?

Every student receives a single bed, desk or table with lamp, dresser, and/or closet/wardrobe.

Can I pick which hall/room I will move into for permanent housing?

Room type and roommate preferences submitted on your housing contract are considered when final assignments are made, but specific room types cannot be guaranteed. If your room type and/or roommate preferences change after arrival to campus, you may contact the Housing Transition Coordinator to update your preferences. The priority is to move each student to a permanent room as quickly as possible.

Will I have the option to pick a different residence if I am not happy with the assignment I receive?

All students must move to their permanent room within five business days of assignment.  We accept hall transfer requests at spring semester.

Will I have an RA?

All auxiliary room assignments have an RA assigned to them.  You will have a new RA once you move to your permanent space.

Will someone help me move out of auxiliary housing?

The Housing Transition Coordinator notifies you of your new space the day it's assigned.  You will have five business days to schedule moving assistance and move to your new room assignment.  It is your responsibility to pack your personal items and be ready to move at your scheduled time.

Do I have the option to move myself or have my parents come help me move?

If you prefer to move yourself with your parents’ help, you are welcome to do so as long as you complete your move by the end of the fifth business day noted in your assignment notification.