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Policy on Resident Occupancy, Housing Allocations,
Deadlines, Assignments and Meal Plans

Updated, September 5, 2012

Click here for an important announcement about Fall 2012 housing at Holy Names University

Holy Names University seeks to employ the following policy as a guide to managing access to and oversight of its residence halls. Every attempt will be made to employ the following guidelines; however, the University reserves the right to change the guidelines in situations where the welfare of the community would be better served and/or in situations where the availability of housing is limited.


Important Announcement: Currently there are no vacancies for guest housing for fall 2012. Graduate/Adult students, including students attending campus for weekend classes, may reside on campus pending the availability of space. Graduate/adult students and guest housing, when available, is located in Founder's Hall.

Additionally, HNU has partnered with a local hotel that is offering special pricing for HNU students. Please contact us for more information (click here).

To request to be placed on the guest housing wait list: Complete a Graduate/Adult/Guest housing request and preference form for each expected stay and return to Residence Life.

Guests will be notified as soon as space becomes available. Charges will be placed on a student’s HNU student account following each on-campus stay.


Resident Occupancy Requirements
University housing is available for students enrolled at Holy Names University, and if available, guests of the University. Please note: guests include faculty members, staff, visiting scholars, and occasionally students from other institutions of higher education. Students who only take courses at HNU on selected weekends or for time periods less than a standard term of attendance may reside in University housing providing space is available (see below). Children (individuals under 16 years old) may not stay over night in the residence halls without written authorization from the Vice President for Student Affairs (click here for more information about guests).

To reside in University housing, individuals must submit an application, which must be approved by University officials prior to occupancy. Applications for housing at Holy Names University are accepted on a continuing basis (deadlines may apply - see below). Priority is provided for students enrolling in a given term:

  • Although applications for housing are accepted on a continuing basis, it is strongly encouraged that applications are received and approved by the University three weeks prior to orientation for the start of the fall/winter terms (Term 1 and Term 3). Although there is no guarantee that prospective residents will receive their first choice if they meet this time frame, it is virtually assured that they will not get their first choice if their application is received and approved after this time frame.
  • Housing for summer and Holiday breaks requires an application and separate agreement. Information is available through the residence life office.

Applications are subject to cancellation if the items below are not completed prior to two weeks before the scheduled move-in date. Approval for occupancy and the conditions for residing on campus include, but are not limited to:

  • Admission to or continuing enrollment at Holy Names University (guests of the university may be provided housing if space is available and providing they have a continuing relationship with the university. Guest housing is subject to the conditions outlined in the Lease Agreement).
  • Submission of a $100 deposit prior to approval (deposits will be returned in a reasonable time period for denied applications; deposits are not returned to individuals who cancel their housing prior to 30 days of expected occupancy).
  • Compliance with University rules and regulations.
  • Maintenance of health insurance (all international students must have health insurance). This means that HNU does not require residents (except those residents who are international students) to have health insurance; however, the University strongly encourages residents to continuously maintain a health insurance plan. For more information and for access to a health insurance plan, click here.
  • Proof of the following immunizations:
    • Tetanus,
    • MMR,
    • TB Skin Test, and
    • Hepatitis B Series.
  • A fully completed Student Housing Agreement. Arrangements are made for the following terms, which are associated with billing (click here for rates):
    • Fall Semester (Term 1 and 2)
    • Spring Semester (Term 3 and 4)
    • Summer
    • Holidays (Thanksgiving, December/January, Spring)
  • A meal plan offered through Campus Dining and a fully completed dining contract. The meal plan is included as part of the housing agreement for all residents except guests, or unless specified in other contractual arrangements. Click here for more information.

Housing Allocations
The residence halls are organized as educational community that differentiates between level (FR/SO, upper division, and graduate) and status (students, faculty members and staff).  Every attempt is made to maintain these boundaries, but the final allocation of space will be made based on it availability. Guests will be provided housing on a short-term basis if it is available.

  • Durocher Hall – Semester undergraduates
  • Dunn Hall – Semester undergraduates
  • Feehan Hall – Upper division (60+ credit/hours) students and graduate students
  • Founders Hall - Graduate students, faculty members, and staff

Housing Assignments
Room and roommate assignments are made based on the order in which applications are received AND approved – for instance, HNU will not make a housing assignment to a prospective student who is not admitted and there may be an extenuating circumstance that would lead us to deny housing to someone). Furthermore, we will make every attempt to meet a student’s request for a building and room, but that will depend on availability. Additionally:

  • First-year students will be assigned a double room with a roommate. Students may choose their roommate and the University may assign a roommate if a student has not selected one.
  • Single rooms and double rooms used as single rooms are subject to availability. Depending on availability, these spaces are typically assigned to residents who are upper division students or graduate students.
  • Students may change rooms and roommates under certain conditions (contact Residence Life for more information).

Weekend Students and Guests
Currently there are no vacancies for guest housing for fall 2012. Graduate/Adult students, including students attending campus for weekend classes, may reside on campus pending the availability of space. Graduate/adult students and guest housing, when available, is located in Founder's Hall.

Additionally, HNU has partnered with a local hotel that is offering special pricing for HNU students. Please contact us for more information (click here).

To request to be placed on the guest housing wait list: Complete a Graduate/Adult/Guest housing request and preference form for each expected stay and return to Residence Life.

Guests will be notified as soon as space becomes available. Charges will be placed on a student’s HNU student account following each on-campus stay.

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