Housing Plans for Fall 2017 – Action Required!

Hello Stormy Petrels,

It’s time to start planning for Fall 2017! Action is required of all full-time students! Please read carefully.

IMPORTANT: All students have a three year housing requirement.  Therefore, ALL students must fill out a housing intent form (details below).  Living off campus without first satisfying your on-campus obligation or receiving an approved exemption will result in being assessed the highest cost housing.

Residence Life will host Priority Housing Selection on April 10th and 11th for those that meet requirements.

HOW DO I FILL OUT MY HOUSING INTENT FORM?

We use the Simple Campus Housing portal for all students to declare their intent, choose housing, and/or request an exemption. You can create an account or login at http://oglethorpe.simplecampushousing.com

Create an account: To create an account you will click the large, yellow button. “sign up”, and enter your information. Please note that your Student ID will require a leading zero – for example, 0123456 instead of just 123456. Have questions?  Contact residencelife@oglethorpe.edu

Already have an account:  Simply login using the email and password you chose. DON’T HIT THE YELLOW BUTTON! You only sign up one time.  Once you click “sign in” you will be able to complete your Returning Housing Intent form and any supplementary forms under Fall 2017.

WHAT ARE MY CHOICES?

  • Option 1) I’m Living On Campus for Fall 2017
  • Option 2) I’m Applying for an Exemption from Housing for Fall 2017
  • Option 3) I Plan to Live at Gables Brookhaven for Fall 2017
  • Option 4) I’ve Completed My Requirement and Plan to Live Off Campus for Fall 2017 
Option 1) I’m Living On Campus for Fall 2017
  1. Complete your Housing Intent form for Fall 2017.
    1. Make sure you are eligible for housing- please visit http://hub.oglethorpe.edu/get-ready/
    2. If you are full-time and have no holds by April 9th at 11:59pm.  You are good to go!
    3. Midday on April 10th, students who are eligible for selection will be able to login to Simple Campus, complete their housing contract, and see a countdown appear on the homepage of their account. This will be a countdown to the start of your selection time on April 10th or 11th.
    4. Once your assigned time arrives, you will have 30 minutes to select your space and room/suitemates. You can login from any computer to do this! You do not have to come to a specific location.
  1. More details on how selection works (including how to pull in your friends!) are at www.hub.oglethorpe.edu/get-ready

***If you are interested in living with international exchange students, please contact Cody Teague at cteague@oglethorpe.edu for more information on matching***

If you failed to register for 12+ credit hours for Fall 2017 OR fail to complete your Housing Intent form by April 9th, you will not be eligible to participate in housing selection until April 13th. From April 13th-May 13th, students who have registered and completed the Housing Intent form will be able to complete their contract and select their room on a first-come, first-served basis in Simple Campus Housing. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours after registration to become eligible in Simple Campus Housing. 

Please email residencelife@oglethorpe.edu with any questions.

Option 2) I’m Applying for an Exemption from Housing for Fall 2017
  1. Complete your Housing Intent form
  2. Complete the Exemption Request form for Fall 2017.
    1. Please note that exemptions are granted for the following reasons:
      1. You are 22+ years of age.
      2. You are married.
      3. You live with a parent/guardian within 25 miles of Oglethorpe University as measured by Google Maps.
    2. Residence Life will verify age, marital status, or residency with parent/guardian and distance before granting final approval.
    3. Exemption approval is decided by a committee that meets every other week starting in April.
    4. You will be notified via your Oglethorpe email of your approval or denial.
    5. You are NOT considered released from your housing obligation, and related fee, unless you have received an official approval from Residence Life.

**Please note that exemptions from past years do not automatically rollover to following years. You must complete the form each year.**

Option 3) I Plan to Live at Gables Brookhaven for Fall 2017
  1. Complete your Housing Intent form for Fall 2017.
  2. On the Intent form you must provide the dates of your lease with Gables Brookhaven.
  3. These dates will be verified by Residence Life.
  4. Living at Gables Brookhaven can satisfy your 2nd and 3rd year live-on requirement.   However, all Gables residents still need to fill out an intent form.
  5. Residents living at Gables Brookhaven to fulfill their residency requirement will be required to purchase the Gables Meal Plan. 
Option 4) I’ve Completed My Requirement and Plan to Live Off Campus for Fall 2017
  1. Complete your Housing Intent form
  2. Please provide your off-campus address on the Intent form for our records.

If you have been selected to live in Greek housing for Fall 2017, you will be placed in your room assignment by Residence Life. You should complete the Housing Intent form but should not participate in room selection.

For questions, please contact Residence Life at residencelife@oglethorpe.edu or 404-364-8520.