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Contract Renewal

Contract Renewal begins in late Fall and continues through the end of February. You'll be eligible to renew based on your assigned phase. Dates for each phase will be update here prior to the contract renewal process beginning. Watch your Purdue email for more information. Phase dates and additional information for the 2022-2023 Academic Year will be posted here on or before October 1st.

Current Resident Re-Contracting FAQs

Phase eligibility & process
The contract renewal system is divided into phases for ease of use. Eligibility is determined by where you currently live, your current University classification, and whether your room is available for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Your eligibility is determined by your current University Residences criteria. If you have been displaced from your room because it will be unavailable, you will be given additional priority to renew your housing contract during the "Displaced Residents" phase.

The phases are:
  • Return to Your Same Room
  • Renew Your Contract for a Different Room
  • Current Seniors, Senior Specials* and Housing Accommodations (HACs)
  • Current Juniors and Junior Specials*
  • Displaced Residents
  • Current Sophomores and Sophomore Specials*
  • Current Freshmen and Freshmen Specials*
  • New Spring Semester Residents
*Specials are students who left University Residences for Industrial Co-op, Study Abroad, called to Military Duty, or for a medical reason and plan to return to University Residences.
"Signing" a legally-binding online contract
The system will ask you for your Purdue ID Number. By entering your Purdue ID Number and then clicking on Save & Continue, you will be signing a legally-binding contract. The Contract Renewal site uses the latest in encryption technology to help ensure that your personal information is secure.

Deadline

The deadline to renew, modify, or cancel your contract is February 28, 2022, at 11:55 p.m. EST. On February 28, 2022, 11:56 p.m. EST, all signed contracts will be legally-binding and students will not be eligible to cancel their signed housing contract unless they are NOT attending Purdue University during the 2022-2023 Academic Year.

Can I contract for only one semester?

Contract Renewal is for the entire 2022-23 Academic Year. However, if you plan to withdraw, graduate from Purdue University, or leave for a Study Abroad Program or Co-op position at the end of the 2022 Fall Semester, you will be released from your housing contract for the 2023 Spring Semester and will not be billed housing charges for the second semester. You will have the opportunity to notify your residence's main office in October 2022 that you're not planning to return to Purdue University for the second semester.

What if my plans change?

If your plans change and you will be attending classes at Purdue's West Lafayette campus for the 2023 Spring Semester, then your housing contract will be in force and you should contact the Central Assignments Office at Smalley Center for reassignment to an available space.

Students who will be on a co-op position, a study abroad program, or who are called to military active duty during the fall semester but want to return to University Residences for the 2023 Spring Semester will have the opportunity to sign a contract for the spring semester beginning in October of 2022.
How will I know that I successfully renewed my contract?
After you renew your contract, you will receive a confirmation email at your Purdue email address. At the end of the contract renewal period, you will receive a second confirmation email with instruction on how to print a copy of your signed contract. We suggest you print a copy of your contract and keep it for your records.
How do I cancel my contract?
If you decide to cancel your contract before Contract Renewal closes on February 28, 2022 at 11:55 p.m. EST, you may do so by clicking on the Contract Renewal tab in the navigation bar, select the term Academic Year 2022-23 and then click on the "Cancel Contract" link. You will then receive an email confirmation at your Purdue email address. Beginning February 28, 2021, at 11:56 p.m. your signed contract may only be canceled if you're NOT attending Purdue University during the 2022-2023 Academic Year.
How will I know if my requested roommate cancels their contract?
If your requested roommate cancels their contract before 11:55 p.m. on February 28, 2022 EST, you will receive an email notification at your Purdue email address - providing that they initiated the request to be roommates.
How will my requested roommate know if I cancel my contract?
If you cancel your contract before 11:55 p.m. on February 28, 2022 EST, you will receive an email cancellation confirmation and your requested roommate will receive an email notification at each of your Purdue email addresses - providing that you initiated the request to be roommates.
How are my preferences used?
The preferences are a series of questions to assist residents in selecting rooms and roommates. You can see the preferences of the person you select as your roommate. Learning and discussing any areas of difference between your preferences and those of your roommate may help avoid an issue later. University Residences also uses the information to help match roommates in the event that a resident does not request a roommate and there is a vacant space in their room.
Can someone else contract for my current room?
Yes, but they must wait until after the "Return To Your Same Room" phase is complete. That is why we encourage you to renew your housing contract for your current room in the "Return To Your Same Room" phase. Doing this will guarantee you a space in your current room. You can always select a different room in a later phase.
If a room I want is unavailable, could it become available at a later time?

Yes. It is possible that a particular space that is not currently available in Contract Renewal will open at a later time as students are able to change their room reservations or cancel their 2022-2023 Academic Year housing contract before Contract Renewal closes on February 28, 2022 at 11:55 p.m. Since it is a live system during the renewal process, you will need to keep checking Contract Renewal on a regular basis to see what spaces become available from room change reservations or cancellations.

What if someone tells me I can have their room next year?

That will make no difference in your ability to select the room. In order to reserve the room, you must select it and sign a 2022-23 Academic Year contract in Contract Renewal before someone else.

How will my roommate know that I have requested them?

If you have requested a roommate in Contract Renewal, the student you have requested will be sent an email notification at their Purdue email address. They will then need to either accept or reject your request in Contract Renewal. Very Important! If your roommate request is accepted, you will also need to assign your accepted roommate request to the other space in the room you reserved before it is taken by another student.

Why do I have to know the Purdue Alias of the person I want as a roommate?

Knowing the Purdue Alias of the person you request as your roommate helps ensure the correct person is assigned as your roommate. This information is also used as an identifier in the system.

What if I don't see my roommate's name?

If a person's name is not in the Purdue Directory, it is most likely because they are not admitted to the University or have recently been admitted but not yet accepted their offer of admission. Contact your requested roommate to confirm they are admitted and have accepted their offer of admission for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

Will I have a room to myself if I don't request a roommate?
No. University Residences reserves the right to consolidate the room assignments of returning residents who do not select a roommate during the contract renewal period. If consolidation is necessary, you will remain in the residence for which you contracted and will be notified of your new assignment and roommate.
What if my roommate does not currently live in University Residences?

If the person you want to request for a roommate is not currently living in University Residences and is not a new incoming beginning freshman or a new Exchange Program student for the 2022-23 Academic Year, they will be required to place their name on a waiting list to sign a housing contract. If space in University Residences is available after incoming student deadline, they will be notified and will be given eligibility to sign a housing contract.

For Incoming New Student Roommates

If you have requested a roommate in Contract Renewal, the student you have requested will be sent an email notification at their Purdue email address. They will then need to either accept or reject your request. Very Important! If your roommate request has been accepted, you will also need to assign your accepted roommate request to the other space in the room you reserved before it is taken by another student.

Can I request a different roommate?

If your requested roommate has not yet accepted your request to be roommates, you may edit your contract and remove them as a requested roommate. If they have already accepted your request to be roommates, signed a contract, and are in the same room to which you have contracted for next year, you must change rooms if you wish to live with someone else.

If you wish to change your roommate request AFTER the contract renewal deadline on February 28, 2022, you will need to send an email. Your request will be considered but it is not guaranteed.

What if my roommate decides not to attend Purdue?
If your requested roommate decides not to attend Purdue for the 2022-2023 Academic Year, they should cancel their signed housing contract in the housing contract portal before Contract Renewal closes at 11:55 p.m. on February 28, 2022 EST. If they withdraw from the University after Contract Renewal ends, you will be notified of your new roommate assignment on or about the middle of July at your Purdue email address.
What if I decide not to attend Purdue?
If you decide not to attend Purdue University for the 2022-2023 Academic Year before the contract renewal process ends, you should cancel your contract in the housing contract portal. You will receive an email confirmation and your accepted roommate request will receive an email notification at each of your Purdue email addresses. If Contract Renewal has closed and you later decide to not attend Purdue for the 2022-2023 Academic Year, you should contact the residence main office where you contracted to reside.
Meal Plans
For more information regarding all of the meal plans offered by Purdue Dining & Culinary, visit the meal plan website.
Payment
The student agrees to make payment of the assessed rates to the University for the assigned room and selected meal plan for the term of this housing contract according to the University’s payment plan, administered by the Bursar’s Office.

Payment Plan Options

The student agrees to make payment of the assessed rates to the University for the assigned room and selected meal plan for the term of this housing contract according to the University’s payment plan, administered by the Bursar’s Office.
What if I still have questions?
We realize you may still have questions and/or unique situations or concerns. We are happy to help! You can contact us via email or call the Central Assignments Office at (765) 494-1000. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (EST).