1. When will Recontracting start and how can I guarantee my space for next year? Summer housing?
Recontracting for all current Young Hall residents will begin in the Spring semester and residents will have one week to have priority for a Young Hall apartment. After that first week all current residents of Guinan Hall may begin recontracting at. To guarantee your space each year, you must read online or stop by the Office of Residence Life and pick up the Terms and Conditions for the new contract year. Once the re-contracting process begins you will be able to sign a new Housing contract only after having read your Terms and Conditions. All UST students, as well as those interested in summer housing, may begin recontracting once current resident priority contracting has ended.
2. How do I know if I’m eligible for the Recontracting period?
· Students must be a current resident of Guinan Hall or Young Hall
· Students must be in good disciplinary standing with the Office of Residence Life
3. How will you accept contracts for next year for returners?
We are accepting contracts on a first come, first served basis from current residents. There is no contracting limitation on Young Hall and we can currently accommodate 46 upper-class residents in the apartments. There is no contracting limitation on Guinan Hall and we will offer single rooms in Guinan hall during Priority Re-contracting.
4. What are the Residence Life on-campus housing options?
The two on campus housing options for next year are Guinan Hall and Young Hall.
5. How old do I have to be to live in Young Hall?
Young Hall resident status is based on university class standing and not necessarily age. Young Hall is considered an upper-class community and designated for residents with junior and senior status in accordance with hours. However, non-traditional aged students may apply to live in Young Hall and is subject to the approval of the Director of Residence Life and availability.
6. How much does it cost to live on campus next year? How much for meals?
You may find the rates of Guinan Hall and Young Hall on the Housing Rate page.
7. Who sets the prices for on campus living and meal plans?
The UST Board of Directors has an annual meeting in early spring to review the fees for the residence halls and dining services.
8. Can I keep my same room/apt?
Unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee residents the same room/apt because we never know how many incoming freshmen we have who will live on campus. Allowing residents to request the same room/apt limits our office from placing people on floors with their same class and gender.
9. Can I request my roommate for next year?
Absolutely! We ask that you try to sign your contracts at the same time and request each other so that you both are guaranteed a room/apt for the fall if you are both returners.
10. Can I request a single room?
Yes, you can request a single room. Young hall only has two single rooms available. We do have single rooms available in Guinan Hall and students with this request will go on a single room waiting list after Priority Re-contracting.
11. When will I know when I have a room/apt reserved?
Contracts are not binding until signed by the Office of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life will notify you when your contract has been signed and is ready to be picked up.