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, students who
applied for housing or paid their housing rent confirmation in late May or June
will be placed initially in a temporary space – what we call Expanded Occupancy
(EO) housing. 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 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.
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?
Are there staff members who can answer my questions?
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
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?
Where will my permanent assignment be located?
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.
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 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.