Information about Alumni Hall Triple Rooms
All incoming first-year students who apply to live on-campus by application deadlines are guaranteed housing. However, because of the heavy demand for on-campus housing, it is necessary for the University to assign students to triple rooms and extended occupancy triple rooms.
Alumni Hall 5 Bed Semi-Suite - Triple Room
These rooms are permanent triple rooms. They contain 3 beds, 3 wardrobes, 6 under the bed dressers, and 3 bed-side tablet desks. The students assigned to this space will be charged a different rate, and we expect them to reside in this room for the full academic year.
Alumni Hall 5 Bed Semi-Suite – Extended Occupancy Triple Room
Depending on the demand for housing, we sometimes need to extend the occupancy of our double rooms and transform them into triples. These spaces are meant to house three students until we can find a permanent space for one of the students into another room in Alumni Hall. The students in this room are considered permanent residents until an offer to move has been made.
These rooms have 3 beds, 2 desks, 2 chairs, 4 under the bed dressers, and 2 wardrobes in the bedroom. There will be 1 additional wardrobe in the common area of the semi-suite as well.
The students who are assigned to this room type will receive 3 - $500 refunds during the semester until an offer to move has been made. The refunds for the fall semester will be posted to the student accounts on September 15, October 31, and November 30. The refunds for the spring semester will be posted on February 2, March 15 and April 15.
Offer to Move
The Office of Residential Life & Housing staff in each building work with our Associate Director of Housing Operations to facilitate the move process. The Associate Director for Housing Operations will send emails to the students with updates about the move process. The actual letter to detriple will be sent to the room via hand delivery. For those students in an extended occupancy triple, it is important that students keep in touch with their Resident Assistant and Residence Director if there are problems. Students in extended occupancy triple rooms will be given priority for vacancies in Alumni Hall. We use deposit date as the main factor in determining the order for the detripling offers.
When an offer is made, students will have the option to decide who is going to move, if they want to stay in an extended occupancy space permanently, or if they want to drop to the bottom of the list. The students will only be able to drop to the bottom of the list if there are other extended occupancy triple rooms in the building. If all of the extended occupancy triple rooms have received an offer to move once during the academic year, then the next offer will only have the option to decide who is going to move or to stay in an extended occupancy space permanently.
In an effort to assist tripled students through this experience, the Office of Residential Life & Housing staff will provide information to the students prior to their arrival about what to expect and how to live with multiple roommates. Certain programming within the residence halls is tailored for students living in tripled housing. This programming is designed to take a proactive approach, with in-hall activities that support and educate residents on how to maximize their tripled housing living experience. In addition, the Office of Residential Life and Housing is always available to help mediate any issues that may arise. Spaces have been identified in each of the buildings for “quiet study” to ensure that residents have a quiet, comfortable place to focus on their academics.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will I be assigned to an extended occupancy triple room?
What extra furniture is in my extended occupancy triple room?
Will the furniture be removed when one of the roommates is reassigned?
Is one student designated to have the specific furniture?
What should I do if I am the first person to arrive in the room?
Can we move the furniture around?
Are there three Ethernet connections?
Won't it be cramped in the room with all that furniture?
- Bunk an unbunked bed
- Make an 'L' formation with two beds, or dressers or desks
- Use your refrigerator as a nightstand
- Make use of all flat surfaces (tops of desks, dressers, refrigerators, wardrobes, etc.)
- Bring storage drawers or boxes that fit under your bed or under the sinks in the common area of the suite.
How will I be notified when my room has received an offer to detriple?
Can we decide to stay in an extended occupancy triple?