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New students gain information at Up-Close to prepare for room selection in April

The Department of Residence staff will provide exceptional support for admitted students and guests attending Up-Close February 14 and 28.

Hall Tours

Tours in every residence hall give new students a chance to finalize their room assignment priorities. “This is the only time during the year that we ask current students to open their on-campus homes so admitted students can see the creative and resourceful decorating that happens at UNI,”  said Pat Beck, Assistant Director of Residence/Marketing.  “Guests can ask students about their experiences at UNI and get a glimpse of daily life as a student here.”

Preparing for new student room selection in April

Hall tours take on another level of importance this year, the first year that new students will be able to select their room online from any available space. 
The calendar for new student room selection is:

April 1-4
     Students who are accepted in Living Learning Communities may 
     select their room through the online housing and dining contract.
     Reminder sent to personal e-mail address March 31.
April 14 - May 9
     Transfer students may begin to select their room through the
     online housing and dining contract. Access dates are based on the
     original contract date.  Reminder sent to personal e-mail address
     April 11.
April 28 - May 9
     Freshmen students may begin to select their room through the
     online housing and dining contract.  Access dates are based on the  
     original contract date.  Reminder sent to personal e-mail address April 25.
May 12
     Automated room assignments completed for new students who did
     not select a room before May 9.  Assignments priority based on original
     contract date.
May 30
     Room assignments mailed. 

Assistance completing the housing and dining contract

In addition to hall tours, the Department of Residence staff will be available in two computer labs to assist students who want to complete the housing contract or make changes to a contract that was submitted previously.  This support will be available 12:45 – 3 (or until all are completed) at Towers Center computer lab on the upper level of Towers Center and at the Redeker Center conference room on the ground level.  Students will also be able to sign up for Orientation at these locations.