Auxiliary Housing

Shreve Hall offers one example of temporary housing space
What is Auxiliary housing?

All students who have a signed housing contract by May 5 are guaranteed a living space in University Residences for the upcoming academic year. However, due to the continued popularity of living on campus with returning students and a large freshman class, not every student receives their permanent residential assignment immediately. To meet housing commitments, University Residences provides temporary and auxiliary space for students with signed housing contracts. The majority of these spaces are within University Residences, however a few students will be housed in short-term spaces at the Purdue Memorial Union Club Hotel.  These will be the first residents assigned to a permanent location.

Based on the number of standard spaces available, students may begin the fall semester in auxiliary housing but will receive a permanent space as soon as one is available. University Residences staff will assist students in moving their personal belongings to the new space.  Most students are reassigned by October Break, but in all cases, by semester break.

The auxiliary room rate is set at University Residences' lowest double room rate.  However, once the student moves to a permanent space, the rate will be adjusted accordingly.

With extensive auxiliary housing experience, University Residences has taken steps to ensure students in auxiliary spaces experience the same benefits as those assigned to standard spaces.

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 Provided YES YES
Meal Plan YES YES
Resident Assistant Support YES YES
Academic and Community Activities YES YES
BGR Eligible YES YES
Rate (room only/semester) $1,223 $1,223

Welcome to University Residences!

You are now part of the Purdue University Residences community. As with any relationship—particularly for people living together—developing and maintaining respect, open and ongoing communication, and cooperation are essential for making it work. With these things in place, a temporary living arrangement can be as effective as a standard one.

Amazing as it seems, with the close relationships that quickly develop among college roommates, many students have shared with us that they found these arrangements to be as rewarding as living in a traditional residential space. We look forward to helping you make your college transition a successful one!


Please contact the Purdue University Residences Central Assignments Office at 765-494-1000.