Contracting for New Residents

Current residents of University Residences - please read the Contracting for Current Residents FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Contract for Space in University Residences

Academic Year General

If I cannot login and sign my contract today, will my chances of being assigned to my first preference choice decrease as time passes before I’m able to login?
  • 2019-2020 Academic Year - New students to University Residences who sign a housing contract by the new student contract deadline of May 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT will be randomly prioritized in the housing assignment process. Priority is NOT established by the date the 2019-2020 housing contract is signed.

I'm not certain that I am attending Purdue University. Should I sign a housing contract?
  • 2019-2020 Academic Year - If you plan to attend Purdue University for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, you should sign a housing contract by the new student contract deadline of May 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If you later decide not to attend Purdue University for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, you may cancel your signed housing contract by the new student contract cancellation deadline of May 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. After May 5, 2019, your signed housing contract may only be cancelled if you are not attending Purdue University at the West Lafayette campus during the contract term. However, you will not receive a refund of the housing contract processing fee.

I am not attending Purdue University. How do I cancel my housing contract?
  • 2019-2020 Academic Year - If your plans have changed and you will not attend Purdue University for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, you will need to cancel your housing contract online at https://myhousing.purdue.edu/StarRezPortal. After May 5, 2019, you will need to send an email message that includes your name, your Purdue University ID Number, and a note that you are not attending Purdue University for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Your email message should be sent to: urcancelrequest@purdue.edu.

Can I change my Pay Plan?

As the University payment plan is administered by the Bursar's Office, requests to change a payment plan will need to be directed to the Bursar's Office.

What residences are air conditioned?

The following residences provide air conditioning in their student rooms:

  • Men’s Residences
    • Suites in Cary Quadrangle (except for Cary South Hall) Note: New students may be assigned to rooms in Cary South Hall as the suites at Cary will most likely be filled in advance by current residents.

 

  • Co-ed Residences
    • Aspire (UR Boiler Apartment location)
    • Blackbird Farms (UR Boiler Apartment location)
    • The Cottages (UR Boiler Apartment location)
    • Earhart Hall
    • First Street Towers
    • 333 Grant (UR Boiler Apartment location)
    • Harrison Hall
    • Hawkins Hall
    • Hillenbrand Hall
    • Hilltop Apartments
    • Honors College and Residences
    • McCutcheon Hall
    • 414 North Russell (UR Boiler Apartment location)
    • Salisbury Campus Apartments (UR Boiler Apartment location) - beginning August 2019
    • Shreve Hall
    • 410 Steely (UR Boiler Apartment location)
    • Third Street Suites
    • 19 Waldron (UR Boiler Apartment location)
    • 125 Waldron (UR Boiler Apartment location)
  • Women's Residence
    • Windsor Halls: Wood, Duhme, Shealy, Vawter, and Warren
Am I required to make a payment at this time?
  • For the 2019-2020 Academic Year - Of the University admission acceptance deposit you have already paid, $100 will be applied as your nonrefundable housing contract processing fee – after you sign a housing contract.  This will be reflected in your MyPurdue portal beginning in July.  Current students presently living off campus:  If space is available and you are offered a housing contract, you will be assessed a nonrefundable $100 housing contract processing fee after you sign a housing contract.  This charge will be reflected in your MyPurdue portal beginning in July.  The housing contract processing fee will be waived for students returning to University Residences from Industrial Co-op, Study Abroad, Military, or for a medical reason.

When is the deadline to sign a housing contract?
  • For the 2019-2020 Academic Year: The deadline for new students to University Residences to sign a housing contract and be guaranteed housing in University Residences is May 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. New students to University Residences who sign a housing contract by the May 5th deadline will be randomly prioritized in the housing assignment process. Priority is NOT established by the date the housing contract is signed.

Am I required to find a roommate before I sign my housing contract?
  • Academic Year 2019-20 - Students who do not have an accepted roommate request will be assigned with a roommate considering the responses to the Personal Preference questions you and other new incoming students have answered.
Are roommate requests guaranteed?
  • Academic Year 2019-20 - Due to the continued growth and demand for the academic and residential living/learning housing component of all our residences, accepted roommate requests submitted by the new student housing contract deadline of May 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT will be considered but are not guaranteed (based upon space availability). It is possible that roommate requests may be assigned together, but in a triple, quad or apartment. Students in Learning Communities will not be assigned with a requested roommate who isn’t also in the same Learning Community.
When am I obligated to this housing contract?
  • For the 2019-2020 Academic Year: Once you enter your Purdue University ID Number twice to sign a housing contract, this is considered a legal electronic signature. You may cancel your signed contract online until May 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Beginning May 6, 2019, your signed contract may only be cancelled if you do not attend Purdue University during the contract period. Students will not be released from their housing contract to live in a sorority, fraternity, apartment, cooperative housing, private home, or other place of residence or as a result of a change in financial status.

I have signed a housing contract and I am not attending Purdue University. Can I be released from my housing contract?
  • 2019-2020 Academic Year:  If your plans have changed and you will not attend Purdue University for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, you will need to cancel your signed housing contract online at https://myhousing.purdue.edu/StarRezPortal. After May 5, 2019, you will need to send an email message that includes your name, your Purdue University ID Number, and a note that you are not attending Purdue University for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Your email message should be sent to: urcancelrequest@purdue.edu.

Can I change my Meal Plan?
  • For the 2019-2020 Academic Year:  The deadline to decrease your meal plan is Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Students assigned to Hawkins Hall, Hilltop Apartments, Purdue Village Undergraduate, or the UR Boiler Apartments who want to change to a room-only plan also must change their meal plan selection to room only no later than Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Students may choose to upgrade their meal plan within the 8-, 13- or Unlimited meal plans any time during the semester.

How do I change my personal information?

If any of your personal information is incorrect, you must change your personal information within the myPurdue Web site. If your gender is not correct, you will need to contact the Admissions Office at (765) 494-1776. Please allow up to 72 hours for the housing contract portal to reflect any changes made to your personal information on the myPurdue Web site.

The question I have is not answered in this list. Where can I find additional information on the housing contract process?

For more information regarding University Residences, please visit www.housing.purdue.edu or contact us at newres@purdue.edu.

I’m interested in installing a loft in my room in University Residences. When can I obtain information about lofts?
  • For the 2019-2020 Academic Year, you will receive specific information about installing a loft in your room along with your Notice of Assignment. You will receive this information on or about July 15, 2019, at your Purdue email address. View Loft Guidelines & Options
When will I be notified of my residence assignment?
  • For the 2019-2020 Academic Year, you will be notified of your residence assignment information on or about July 15, 2019, at your Purdue email address.

How is priority established for assignment to space in University Residences?
  • For the 2019-2020 Academic Year, priority is NOT established by the date the housing contract is signed. Instead, all new students to University Residences who have signed a housing contract by the new student contract deadline of May 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT will be randomly prioritized in the housing assignment process.