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The 2014-2015 Returning Student Housing Assignment Process (HAP)


Here's an easy step-by-step guide....

STEP #1:  First, and most importantly, read the 2014-2015 Returning Student Housing Assignment Process (HAP) Instructions. This document describes how the HAP works and provides all the important information you need to know as you sign up for 2014-2015 on-campus housing.

STEP #2:  You need to read the 2014-2015 Residence Area Occupancy Agreement (RAOA) in its entirety. After reading it, print off the form on the sixth page and complete it. After you complete the form, bring it to the Bursar's office (not the RPS office) along with your $100 non-refundable room reservation deposit (RRD). You must complete this step no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, April 11th. EVERYONE PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROCESS MUST COMPLETE THIS STEP!

STEP #3:  If you are seeking housing in BT or HH next year, click on one of the preference forms below where you can record your room preference, roommate preference and specific room assignment preferences. Print off the first document if you are applying for a BT or Hoosac Hall single or double room. Print off the second document if you are applying with a group of people for a full suite in BT.  Return the appropriate preference form to the RPS office (along with your stamped Residence Area Occupancy Agreement) no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, April 11th.

BT & HH Preference Form

BT Full Suite Preference Form

STEP #4:  If you are seeking housing in the Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex next year...... First things first, you need to form a group with 5 or 6 individuals in it. There's a cool way to look for folks to join in with called RPS Housing Connections. Just go to the Desktop of FirstClass and look for it under the MCLA Bulletin Board section.

Once you have a group of 5 or 6 formed, decide who your group spokesperson is going to be. Pick a really responsible person who checks their FirstClass account and phone messages daily because if we have any questions or issues with your group, this is the person we are going to contact!! No response.....The process goes on without you!!!

Next, click on the link below and you will be able to check out the apartments that are available to your size group in the coming year. Talk to each other about where you would like to live within the Complex.

2014-2015 Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex Map

On to the completion of your preference form.....Remember, your group only needs to print off and submit one form. The form requires you to do four important things: 1) tell us who is in your group and what bedroom each person will live in; 2) have each person sign and date the form so that we know that the people listed on the form are agreeing to live together; 3) decide who will get the apartment's parking permit; and 4) rank order your apartment location choices ("1" being your first choice, "2" your second, and so on....). TH preference forms are due to the RPS office in Townhouse #89 (along with the stamped Residence Area Occupancy Agreements for the ENTIRE group) no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, April 11th.

If you formed a group of 5, print off this form:

Five-Person Apartment Group Preference Form

If you formed a group of 6, print off this form:

Six-Person Apartment Group Preference Form

Note: We have one apartment that is designed to house 7 students in 2 doubles and 1 triple. If you are interested in forming a group of 7, please contact the RPS office.


STEP #5:  Don't forget that you must clear all outstanding charges on your student account by the Friday, April 11th deadline in order to participate in this process. You must also register for Fall 2014 classes no later than Wednesday, April 30th. 


STEP #6:  Assignments to specific rooms and/or apartments will be posted on First Class during the week of April 21st.


STEP #7:  As always, if you have any questions or concerns AND have read all the information provided above, please contact the RPS office by writing us an e-mail at, calling ext. 5249 or stopping by our office in Townhouse #89.