The first step in the application process for Returning Student Sign-Up is now open! We’ve had several questions about the process and housing agreements, so today we have a post on the most frequently asked questions.
Q: How much is the application fee?
A: Students currently living on campus do not have to pay an application fee as long as they go online between February 20th and 29th to update their applications. After February 29th, a $50 application fee will apply.
Q: What information do I need to apply?
A: You will need to log into the housing web portal, so you will need your UIN and PIN for the Gulfline system. You also need to know whether you’re apply for West Lake Village or North Lake Village.
Q: Can I submit an application to both West Lake Village and North Lake Village?
A: No, you need to select one area or the other.
Q: What happens after I update my application on-line?
A: Pay attention to your eagle e-mail. You will receive a series of e-mails about the next step in the process, which is selecting a room online. The online room selection process for West Lake Village will occur between March 12th and 21st and the process for North Lake Village will occur between March 26th and April 6th.
Q: What happens if I apply for West Lake Village and don’t get a room there?
A: Depending on the number of applicants for West Lake Village, there is a chance that some students will not be able to select a room there. If that is the case, we will automatically transfer your application to North Lake Village so that you can select a room there. You may also ask to be placed on the WLV waiting list by emailing the housing office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I sign up for a special interest community?
A: All special interest communities are in North Lake Village, so you will need to apply for North Lake Village. Then, if you would like to live in Honors housing, the room selection process is the same as regular rooms. If you would like to live in the Wellness or Intensive Study communities, you will need to select your room in person in the main Housing office March 26th – 30th.
Q: Can I choose my roommates?
A: Yes. You can pull-in roommates as long as your roommate(s) have applied for the same housing area. In addition, your prospective roommates will need to create screen names in the housing portal. They can do this by logging into the portal via Gulfline, clicking on Profile and then on Screen Name. You will need to know all of your prospective roommates’ UINs and screen names prior to pulling them in.
Q: I’ve heard that West Lake Village and North Lake Village agreements have different terms. What’s the difference?
A: North Lake Village is a standard agreement for the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 terms. West Lake Village agreements are for Fall 2012, Spring 2013 and Summer A&B 2013. Enrollment as an FGCU student will not be required in West Lake during Summer 2013. If you are applying for West Lake Village, you must give serious consideration to your financial and enrollment plans. While we will have a re-let option for the Summer terms ONLY, please keep in mind that you can only re-let to FGCU students and those students must be approved by the Office of Housing and Residence Life prior to their moving in. There is no guarantee that you will be able to find someone to re-let to.
Q: Do I have to take classes over the summer to live in West Lake Village?
A: No, you do not have to enroll in any summer classes to live in WLV. You must have been enrolled in spring classes though. Seniors graduating in the spring are still allowed to live in WLV over the summer.
Q: Can I still apply for housing after the Returning Student Sign-Up process?
A: Yes. Any student who does not update their application online between February 20th – 29th may still apply for housing. You will be required to pay the $50 application fee and complete a paper application. If the online room selection process is still happening, you will be able to select a room online. If the online process has ended, you will be assigned a room in June along with new applicants.
Q: What happens if I don’t select a room online before April 6th?
A: Your application will be canceled. If you still want housing, you can apply through the new student process.
Q: Can I stay in my same room?
A: Yes. Current residents will be able to re-select their same room as long as it is in the same area you submit an application for and it is not reserved for special housing in 2012-2013. Those buildings are O, P, S, T and Oak in North Lake Village. If you currently live in one of those buildings or South Village, you will have to select a new room.