Squatters Rights

This early opportunity is offered prior to other housing sign-up opportunities for the Fall semester. It allows a current resident in select college housing (i.e. Armington, Emerson, Van Kampen [excluding A1 and U1, the outer, 2-person rooms] and the Ocean View Apartments) to reserve a complete room or apartment in their same hall. In many cases, current residents reserve their same room or apartment for the following Fall semester.**

Requirement: The online Group Request for Squatters must be completed by the deadline, and the group "must fill" a room or apartment to full occupancy in order to be considered. All students in an online group request must ACCEPT on the form in order to be successful.

Deadline: Extended until 9:00 PM (PST) on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (for the Fall 2014 semester)

Request: Group Request for Squatters

A current resident must be included in a mutually-completed "Group Request for Squatters." Off-campus commuters, or residents in other halls, may be included in the group request with a current resident. However, each student must go to the online group request to ACCEPT (or Decline) the grouping. You don't need to be a resident to originate a Squatters group request, but at least one current resident in that hall must be in your grouping.

Squatters Rights Night will be at 10:00 PM on Thursday, March 20, 2014 in each residence hall. Each Resident Director (RD) will confirm who will remain in their same rooms, and will randomly select other groupings who are remaining in the hall but are requesting different rooms. If two roommates wish to squat their same room with different groups, the RD will determine which group may remain in the same room. The group which did not get to squat the same room may then request a specific room elsewhere in that hall.

**IMPORTANT RESTRICTION: Students who reserve a room or apartment by Squatters Rights will not be allowed to cancel their reservation (in order to request different on-campus housing or off-campus commuting) until April 22 , the week following the conclusion of the Housing Selection event. This prohibition is enforced to preserve the integrity of housing sign-ups for all involved, and to prevent confusion which could be caused by changing assignments.