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Returning Student Housing Information


Our University community continues to grow.  In fact, we have seen record enrollment in recent years and the number of students returning from one year to the next is steadily increasing.  This is exciting news and confirms what you already know --- UD is the place to be for quality education and it’s a great place to live and learn.  We anticipate this trend will continue.


      • Returning students will have their choice of available space in Park Village, UD campus houses, and the new residence hall.  All three traditional halls – Aitchison, Cassat, and Donnell – will be reserved for first year students.   
      • Returning upper-class undergrads will also have the option to apply for space in a limited number of the 3 and 4-bedroom townhouses in Seminary Village. 
      • Returning students with less than 90 credits by the start of the fall semester will live on campus
      • To reserve space on campus, students will--
        • Complete a Campus Housing Application Form
        • Indicate the areas where they would prefer to live
        • Show up in Residence Life at their appointed time to reserve space for the fall
      • Students living in our campus houses will be responsible to provide their own internet service, if they choose to do so.  


The following housing areas are available for returning to students for Fall 2014 - 2015

Park Village Suites: These suite-style apartments are designed to accommodate upper-class male and female students in fully-furnished suites.  Suites have either 5 single rooms or 3 single rooms and a double room. These units will likely be occupied by sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Townhouses: Located next to Park Village, the town houses offer both 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom floor plans.  Students will reserve an entire townhouse and share the community with Seminary students and their families as well as International graduate students.   Accordingly, members of this community must understand and live into the specific community standards of a traditional neighborhood setting.  The small number of spaces will likely be occupied by juniors and seniors.

Campus Houses: The University owns a number of traditional family homes around campus. Since these residence units are closely tied to our local Dubuque residential community, students assigned to these units will be expected to live into the specific community standards of a traditional neighborhood setting. Please see the Campus House Application for a listing of available houses.  These units will likely be occupied by juniors and seniors.

New Residence Hall: The new hall has a pod-style design allowing for a closer knit community. All rooms in this hall are double occupancy. Each floor of the new hall will have pods of 7 double rooms that share a community bathroom and kitchenette accommodations. This housing option is located on the south end of campus near the Park Village apartments and football and soccer fields.  These units will likely be occupied by sophomores. 


Housing Rates
*Rates below are current 2013-2014 and subject to change

Aitchison, Cassat, Donnell Halls (per student, per semester)--reserved for new, incoming students
               Double room……$2,030

New Residence Hall (per student, per semester)
               Double room……to be determined
               Single room…… to be determined

Park Village Suites (per student, per semester)
               Double……$2,780 (must be residing with a roommate to qualify for this rate)
               Single…… $3,255

Campus Houses (per student, per semester)
               Per resident, regardless of the number of spaces in the house……$2,780

Town Houses (per student, per semester)
              Per resident, regardless of number of spaces in the townhouse……$3,255 


Meal Plan Rates
*Rates below are current 2013-2014 and subject to change

Residents living in Park Village, Campus Houses and the Townhouses are not required to carry a meal plan but are welcome to carry a meal plan. 

      • Plan A: 280 meals per semester ($2,175 per semester)
      • Plan B: 200 meals per semester ($2,050 per semester)
      • Plan C: 150 meals per semester ($1,825 per semester)
      • Plan D: 75 meals per semester ($700 per semester) Commuter and Park Village students only


Dates to Remember

Wednesday, January 29     Campus Housing application forms available in the Residence Life Office, second floor, Peters Commons and online at: Campus Housing Forms Online         

Friday, March 7   Campus housing application forms due to the Residence Life Office by 5:00 p.m.                    

Tuesday, March 11   Students will receive a specific reservation time (through UD email account)

March 13 and 26   Students will report to Office of Residence Life at their appointed time to reserve housing space for the fall 

Friday, April 4    Priority deadline for current students to reserve space on campus. Applications submitted after this date will be filled as space allows.

Housing Reservation Process

Students will complete and submit the following forms to the Office of Residence Life on or before 5:00 pm on Friday, March 7, 2014.

Application materials for a Campus House, Townhouse, or Park Village:

  1. Campus House Application Form *One form per group (Blue Sheet)
  2. Campus Housing Re-Application Form *One form per student (Pink Sheet)
  3. Self-Governance Contract *One contract per group (Orange Sheet)

Application materials for the new residence hall:

  1. Campus House Application Form *One form per group (Green Sheet)
  2. Campus Housing Re-Application Form *One form per student (Pink Sheet)

Once the Office of Residence Life has received these documents, you and your group (if applicable) will be ranked based on your year in school; any patterns of misconduct within Student Life and the Office of Residence Life may also be considered and have an impact on your ranking.  Based on this ranking you and your group (if applicable) will be given a specific housing reservation appointment.  At that time, you or at least one member of your group (if applicable), will report to the Office of Residence Life and select your assignment from remaining spaces.  The final step is for you and each member of your group (if applicable) to sign a Residence Unit Contract for 2014- 2015. 


Summer Housing

Summer housing will be offered to residents during the 2014 Summer Session.  Tentatively, summer residents will be accommodated in Park Village.  Current residents of Park Village may be required to move to different suites depending on the number of students requesting summer housing.  Current residents will be notified of their summer assignment prior to the end of the spring semester.  Residents interested in staying in the residence halls during the summer months are asked to complete a Summer Housing Reservation form. Summer Housing Reservation forms can be picked up in the Office of Residence Life.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can groups of four or fewer students reserve space in Park Village?        

Groups of four students or less may be allowed to reserve space in Park Village depending on space availability.  Students would need to be open to having an additional student(s) assigned to their suite. 

  1. If I am unable to make my reservation in person during my appointed time, can I have a proxy complete the reservation for me?

Yes. Students can request that someone complete their reservation by proxy. Students acting as a proxy must bring a typewritten, signed document with them indicating the wishes of the student unable to be present.  Each member will still be required to complete their own Residence Unit Contract before the reservation is final. Students should stop up to the Office of Residence Life within 24 hours to complete this form. 

  1. Do I need to have renters insurance to cover my personal belongings in my room?

The University of Dubuque will not be liable for lost, stolen, or damaged personal items. Students are encouraged to carry renters insurance to cover any loss of personal items.  Students are encouraged to check with their parents or legal guardians as often times, home owner’s policies cover personal items used away from the home.  

  1. Can I sign up for a one semester contract?

Only residents graduating after the fall semester will be allowed to sign a one semester contract. 

  1. Are the housing forms available online?

Yes.  Find the forms at: Campus Housing Forms Online

  1. What happens if I am placed on a waiting list?

If you miss the sign up deadline or are unable to reserve space, you will be placed on a waiting list. You will be encouraged to seek accommodations off campus. You will be contacted as space becomes available and given the opportunity to accept or decline the assignment. 

  1. What is the maximum size of a group which the new hall can accommodate? 

Each pod can accommodate 14 people in 7 double rooms.  You can apply for a pod in the new residence hall with between 2-14 people. Larger groups will be given precedence in selection order.

  1. Is there cross-gender pods?

Gender in the pods will be the same for an entire floor, much like the traditional halls.

  1. Who will take care of the common areas in the new residence hall?

Custodial staff will be assigned to all common areas of the new residence hall, very similar to traditional halls. Residents will be responsible for cleaning all areas within their pod. 

  1. What kind of amenities are there in the new residence hall?

Each pod will have a designated bathroom and kitchenette. The kitchenette will have a full sized refrigerator and sink that residents will share. A stove and oven will be available for student use in the common area on first floor. 

  1. I know someone coming next year, can I reserve a spot for them?

This may be considered.  Please see the Office of Residence Life for further discussion.

  1. Will there be any access restrictions on the new residence hall?

Access will be restricted at the main entrance, as is with all residence halls. In the new residence hall, access will be restricted by pod, much like the floors in the traditional halls.

  1. What do I do if I want to request to live off campus?

The University of Dubuque residency policy stipulates that all students having earned less than 90 credits at the start of the fall semester will reside in campus housing units, space permitting, unless they meet one of the following criteria:

      • Married and living with spouse
      • Have and/or living with a child/children or legal dependent(s)
      • Living with a parent, grandparent, sibling, and/or legal guardian and commuting daily from the home of an immediate relative within 50 miles of Dubuque
      • Extenuating circumstances

If you would like to seek an exemption from this policy for any reason, you must complete an Application for Exemption From Residency Requirement form that you can obtain from the Office of Residence Life.  Your request will be reviewed by the Residence Life Appeals Board and a written response will be forwarded to you. Exemptions will be granted on a one-year basis. If you are approved for Fall 2014, but do not have 90 credit hours by Fall 2015, you will be expected to reside on campus in the 2015-2016 academic year, space permitting. Students found to be living off-campus without authorization may be charged housing fees for residence hall space.  Students who sign other leases will not automatically be released from campus housing. 


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life (563-589-3163) located on second floor, Peters Commons.  Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.


Campus Housing Forms Online

Campus Housing Application Form-Campus House, Townhouse, Apartments 
Campus Housing Application Form-new residence hall/pod style 
Campus Housing Re-Application form