Living In Temporary 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 high demand for housing and a large freshman class entering NAU, some students will be placed initially in a temporary space – what we call Expanded Occupancy (EO) housing – based on their date of housing application.What is Temporary Housing space like?
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.
How is Temporary Housing furnished?
A variety of locations are used for expanded occupancy. Students may be placed in a lounge (McConnell, Sechrist, Wilson halls), 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.
Example of a lounge used for temporary housing
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. You may want to be selective with additional furnishings such as couches and bookshelves, 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. The number of residents who make last minute decisions to not to claim their assignments, withdraw from classes, or otherwise leave housing early in the semester will determine when permanent assignments can be made.What does it cost to live in temporary housing?
We reduce your rent rate for the time you live in EO housing. The rent rate for temporary housing is based from the lowest rent rate on campus ($4,096 academic year rate) 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 ($4,824 academic year rate for Freshman Connections halls), and prorated based on the date of your move.