Your contract is for the entire academic year, which includes fall and spring semesters. To terminate your contract prior to the completion of Spring Semester, you need to meet one of the conditions stated in the housing contract under “Contract Termination”. An Intent to Vacate notice needs to be filled out prior to your departure. The form can be filled out online on the Housing website or in person at the Housing and Residence Life Office.
Yes. You can stay in your residence hall during the holiday break between Fall and Spring semester at no additional cost. However, residents staying during the break will need to have their room key reprogrammed at their Area Office prior to the end of Fall Semester. Residents not remaining in Housing for Spring Semester must complete a proper check-out no later than 2:00 p.m. the day after finals end. Students who remain in housing during winter break and then cancel for Spring will be charged a per night rate.
For contracts beginning Fall Semester notification needs to be submitted in writing prior to May 1st in order for your $200 security deposit and any prepaid rent and fees to be refunded. If cancellation notice is received between May 2nd and June 15th, the $200 deposit will be forfeited. After June 15th, you must meet one of the contract termination conditions listed in the contract.
For contracts beginning Spring Semester notification needs to be received prior to December 15th to receive a refund on the $200 security deposit. After December 15th one of the contract termination conditions must be met.
Payment for tuition, fees and housing occur in one location simply by logging into your USU Banner Access account. Fall housing charges will be posted to Banner in the first week of July. Your assignment letter contains additional information specific to your payment amount and due dates. Just as with tuition, residents can choose to pay online with an electronic check (no additional fee added) or with a credit card (a convenience fee is added at the time of transaction).
Residents who will be receiving financial aid or scholarship funds will have that amount allocated to tuition and fees first. Remaining funds will be put towards any housing charges.
Please be aware that any past due amounts on your Banner Access account, whether it be Housing or other University charges could prevent you from registering, using your activity card, etc. The Banner Access system will only act as a cashier. You will still need to contact the Housing Office with questions related to Housing charges.
Simply present your Utah State University ID card to the cashier.
If you have a meal plan as part of your housing contract and wish to change it prior to the start of Fall Semester, we suggest doing so before August 17, 2016 (due date for fall payments) so that it reflects in your Student Banner System along with your other housing charge. You will be able to downgrade your meal plan once per semester after the first day of classes. Upgrading a meal plan can take place at anytime. Please email or visit the Housing and Residence Life Office with any questions or to request a meal plan change.
Fall Semester contracts begin on Saturday, August 27, 2016. However, if you are participating in Connections or need to arrive earlier for any other reasons you may check in beginning Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at no extra cost! Your room will not be available before August 20, so please plan accordingly. Meal Plans will be activated beginning August 20.
As your contract states, overnight guests of the opposite sex are prohibited. Other guests must be acceptable by all roommates at all times as outlined in the Residence Life Handbook. Anytime you host a guest, you assume responsibility for all actions of the guests’ including damages and violations of housing policies. All guests are to register at the area office in which they are visiting.