Room Assignment Guide for Incoming Fall 2020 Freshmen

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Freshmen Live On Requirement

    • All first year Freshmen are required to live on campus. 
    • It is university policy that all freshmen live on-campus. Should on-campus housing space become filled, please rest assured that you will be provided temporary accommodations (overflow housing) until we can provide you a permanent room assignment.

Residency Exception

  • Students may apply for an exception if they:  live within a 45 mile radius with a parent or legal guardian, are married, have a child(ren), and/or have medical condition preventing them from living in a campus environment.
  • Log in to Manage My Housing to complete the Residency Exception Request form.

UTC ID

  • In order to complete a housing application you must be admitted to the university and have set up your UTC ID and password.
  • Your UTC ID consists of three letters and three numbers (abc123) provided in your acceptance packet.
  • To set up your UTC ID and Password go to UTC Password Management and follow the New User instructions.
  • Please note it may take a day or two after being admitted to be able to log in to the Manage My Housing system. 

 

Review Buildings and Rates  

  Buildings     Rates

  • Room Type preferences are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
  • Freshmen will be able to select from the following buildings:

     

chart of room types and buildings

*Majority of our freshmen housing is in a shared bedroom, however, know that as an upperclassman (sophomore-senior) your only options are private bedrooms in an apartment.

*Freshmen are also assigned to Residential Learning Communities housed in specific sections of upperclassmen buildings, such as: Stophel, Walker and UCF.

Meal Plan

  • All freshmen and sophomores who live on campus are required to purchase a meal plan.
  • Review the meal plan options :      Campus Dish
  • Although meal plans are chosen through the housing website, please direct all meal plan questions to the Mocs Card Office at 423-425-5444 or email mocscard@utc.edu

 

Communication between Housing and Students

  • All communication is through the STUDENT’S UTC email account!
  • If you have questions you may call 423-425-4304 or email housing@utc.edu from your UTC email account.
  • We would like to remind you how quickly our housing fills. It is important for you to apply for housing as soon as you are accepted into the University. 

 

Residential Learning Communities

  • Residential Learning Communities provide a unique atmosphere for residents who share common interests and cultivate an environment that supports personal growth through academic and social programming. Your decision to live in one of these exciting communities will make an impact on you for the rest of your life. Take the time to read about the different opportunities to get involved with RLC at UTC!  

Log in to Manage My Housing using your UTC ID and password

Click Apply for 2020/2021

Continue through the steps

Roommate Preferences

  • Do you know someone attending UTC? Would you like to live with them? If so, exchange full names and UTC IDs. 
      • Students will be able to create roommate groups up to 4.
      • Incoming freshmen can only be matched with incoming freshmen or incoming transfer students.
      • Only mutual requests will be considered. All students in the group must accept the request.

Roommate preferences are not guaranteed and are subject to room availability.

Roommate Groups can be set up after you submit your application but before you select your room.

One person will need to initiate the roommate group.

Once the roommate group has been started through Manage My Housing each person will receive an email to accept the request to join the roommate group. Once accepted, it becomes a mutual request.

The group creator can add, delete, or change the roommate group at any time. If changes are made by the creator a notification of the change will be emailed to the roommates.

This year each student will be assigned a date & time to select their room based on their application complete date. The student with the earliest selection date will be able to log in and select rooms for everyone in the group, regardless of who the leader is.

Roommate Matching Questions

On your application you will be asked to answer a few questions about yourself to help you find a compatible roommate.   

Pay $25 application fee (onetime, non-refundable fee)

  • Acceptable forms of payment:
    • Credit Card - VISA or MasterCard

You may update your preferences (roommate or building) at any time. This will NOT change your application complete date. Do not wait for friends to apply together, go ahead and submit your application as soon as you are admitted to the university.

You must have updates submitted before the assignment date in order for it to take effect.

 

ASSIGNMENT DATES & DEADLINES

1st Round of Assignments Wednesday, April 1, 2020                
1st Round Deadline Sunday, April 5, 2020 
2nd Round of Assignments  Wednesday, April 15, 2020
2nd Round Deadline Sunday, April 19, 2020 
3rd Round of Assignments Wednesday, April 22, 2020 
3rd Round Deadline Sunday, April 26, 2020 
4th Round of Assignments Wednesday,  May 13, 2020
4th Round Deadline Sunday, May 17, 2020 
5th Round of Assignments Wednesday, May  20, 2020
5th Round Deadline Sunday, May 24, 2020 
6th Round of Assignments Wednesday, May 27, 2020 
6th Round Deadline Sunday, May 31, 2020 

Room Assignment Process

  • Students will be assigned a selection date/time. Notice of your selection date will come the Monday prior to an assignment date to your UTC email. 
  • On that date the student may log in, select a room for themselves or their roommate group.
  • Once you have selected or been assigned a room, you will have 4 (four) calendar days to pay your $400 pre-payment and electronically sign your contract to confirm your room.
    • Should your plans to attend to UTC change, The pre-payment may be refundable in full if cancellation is received prior to May 1, 2020. If cancellation is received prior to June 1, 2020 student will be refunded 50% of the pre-payment. After June 1, 2020 there are no refunds.
    • Student wishing to cancel their housing need to complete the Housing Cancellation Request through their Manage My Housing account.
    • Failure to agree to the contract AND pay the prepayment within the required 4 days will result in your room assignment and application being cancelled.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

All communication is through the STUDENT’S UTC email account! We will email you the Monday prior to your selection date/time.
  • Click My MOCS Net
  • Log in using your UTC ID & Password (included in your admissions packet)
  • Once logged in click “Mocs Mail+” in the top right corner
The building you requested did not have space at the time of selection.
The request was NOT mutual or there was not enough space within the same apartment to keep you together.
Students who do not pay the $400 prepayment within the 4 days will have their application and assignment cancelled for non-payment. If you still plan to attend UTC, email housing@utc.edu and request that your application be reactivated.
If two students in the same suite/apartment agree to swap rooms they both must send an email to housing@utc.edu, from their UTC email account, agreeing to the swap. Include in the email: Your name, UTC ID & your assignment AND the person’s name, UTC ID and room you wish to switch to. An email will be returned when the requests are mutual and the swap has been completed.
After move-in students will need to talk with their Resident Director about bed swaps and/or room changes.
In order to provide the best service for our large student body, assignments are divided up into 3 categories: Incoming Freshmen, Transfers, and Current students. 

Incoming Freshmen may be assigned with other freshmen or incoming transfers.

Please complete the Housing Cancellation Request form by logging into your Manage My Housing. 

The pre-payment may be refundable in full if cancellation is received prior to May 1, 2020. If cancellation is received prior to June 1, 2020 student will be refunded 50% of the pre-payment. After June 1, 2020 there are no refunds.

 

You will also want to contact admissions to cancel your enrollment. https://www.utc.edu/new-student-family-programs/incomingcancellation.php
Please send an email from your UTC email account with specific information on your request to housing@utc.edu.