Living In Temporary Housing

Temp Housing

At NAU we are committed to making the residential experience available to all freshmen who would like the opportunity to live on campus. Due to late housing application dates some students may be placed intially in temporary housing prior to receiving a permanent assignment. This temporary space is called expanded occupancy (EO) housing. 

If you are assigned to EO housing, we want you to feel comfortable in your temporary assignment and will make every effort to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The following information is provided to help you get a better sense of what to expect.

What is temporary housing space like?

A variety of locations are used for expanded occupancy. Students may be placed in a lounge in a Freshman Connections hall, in a room in Mountain View hall (a hall reserved for Greek students) or with a Resident Assistant (RA). Those who are placed with an RA or Mountain View hall are in a room that is similar to the rooms of other students.

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Example of a lounge used for temporary housing 

How is temporary housing furnished?
Furnishings include a twin bed, closet space/wardrobe, dresser and access to a study desk or table and chair.
What should I plan to bring?
Bring what you would normally bring to a double room, such as clothes, school supplies, toiletries, linens, etc. We encourage you to be selective about what you bring, and consider holding on things you won’t need right away such as heavy winter clothes or additional furnishings, since you will be moving to another location.
Are there staff members who can answer my questions?
The staff members from Housing and Residence Life are eager to do what they can to make your stay as comfortable as possible. When you arrive on campus, staff in your assigned hall can help with any questions or concerns.
How long will I be in temporary housing?
The precise length of your stay in temporary housing is difficult to predict. Reassignments out of temporary housing will continue as we receive cancellations and space becomes available. Students will be assigned to permanent spaces by their date of housing application. Those who applied or paid their housing rent confirmation in June may be in temporary housing for much of the fall semester based on how soon space becomes available. The number of residents who make last minute decisions to not claim their assignments, withdraw from classes, or otherwise leave housing early in the semester will determine when permanent assignments can be made.
Where will my permanent assignment be located?
As space opens up, students will be assigned to a permanent space based on date of application. Your permanent space will be located in one of the Freshman Connections halls as it opens. If you are an older freshman, you may be offered a space in an upper-division hall if that space opens prior to a Freshman Connections space.
What does it cost to live in temporary housing?
We reduce your rent rate for the time you live in temporary housing. The rent rate for temporary housing is based from the lowest rent rate on campus and will be prorated based on the dates you stay in temporary housing. Once you move to a permanent space, your rent will be adjusted to reflect the regular rent rate of your permanent residence hall and prorated based on the date of your move.