Apply for Housing

Would you like to live on campus?

Incoming First-Year and Transfer/Re-Admit students

steps 1- 3

 

Continuing students (current on-campus students)

steps 1- 3

 

Returning students (current commuter students)

steps 1-2 and 4

 

With the Annual Housing Contract (please see below), incoming and continuing students have only until May 31st to cancel housing or be locked into housing for the entire academic year.

Step 1 – $250 Housing Deposit

In order to be placed into Eastern housing, you must first pay the non-refundable $250 Housing Deposit and fill out an Online Housing Application in eWeb (please use the instructions below). Students are NOT assigned to housing until both the non-refundable deposit is paid AND the housing application is submitted. You may lose your opportunity to live in your first choice hall if you pay the deposit early but do not submit the application. We use the data collected from this online application to record your hall preferences and attempt to match you with compatible roommates. It should only take a few minutes to fill out. We will no longer be accepting paper Housing applications.

In order to placed in Eastern housing, all students must first pay the non-refundable $250 Housing Deposit.

Note: All incoming First-Year and Transfer students must also pay the $200 Tuition Deposit at the time the housing deposit is paid.

Housing Deposit Payment Instructions

Step 2 – Online Housing Application

SPECIAL NOTE: You must click “add request” after selecting your hall choices or the system will not record your choice(s). If you do not click on “add request,” your application will still be submitted, but without hall preferences and you will be randomly assigned to any open hall.

  • Disable Your Pop-Up Blocker
  • Go to the Eastern Student Portal: http://www.easternct.edu/portal/
  • Choose “eWeb”
  • Click “Login – Access Secured Area of eWeb”
  • Click “Student Services”
  • Click “Housing & Residential Life”
  • Click on “Login” below “ApplyOnline”
    1. Select the application type (pay attention to the correct semester you are trying to apply for)
    2. You must read and agree to the housing contract to continue.
    3. Add personal preferences and click continue
    4. Add living preferences (select choice 1 and request hall type, then select hall and click “add request” or your hall preference will not save, you can then select a choice 2, 3, etc. but be sure to click “add request” after each choice or they will not save. Once you click “add request” the hall will pop up to the top of the screen and in red lettering will read “your room preference has been added”
    5. Click “complete application”

Special Housing Accommodations are available through the Office of AccessAbility Services for student who feel they need a reasonable accommodation based on physical and/or mental illness, learning disabilities, etc. Please note that ashtma and allergies may not be conditions that qualify students for a reasonable accommodation. Please click here to review the brochure for Special Housing Accommodations. The Housing Accommodations Application can be found here.

If you are having trouble logging into eWeb, please contact the HelpDesk at 860-465-4346.

Step 3 – For Continuing (current on-campus resident students)

  • Only current resident students that pay the $250 non-refundable housing deposit and submit a housing application by the deadlines are eligible to participate in the housing selection process in April.
  • Resident students must follow steps 1 and 2 above to pay the non-refundable housing deposit and complete the application by the deadlines.
  • Resident students earn priority points (pps) based on established categories (click here for the PPS brochure), which determines the date and time that is assigned as the student’s pick time.
  • In early spring, students will receive a PPS update to see where they stand at that time and will have an opportunity to audit their point totals one week prior to April 1st. Students earn points until April 1st.
  • Students will be given directions on logging into myHousing to find their pick time, and will begin the roommate matching portion of the selection process. Matching as roommates does not guarantee that you will live together, as the farther into housing selection weekend, apartments/rooms fill and there is no ability to accommodate your matched group. Groups will need to break up/reconfigure themselves to fit into the available spots.
  • Not all students will get to select housing during the housing selection process, as we have more students participating in the process than the number of spots. Any student who cannot select during housing selection is placed on a wait list based on their earned PPS totals. Groups are not accommodated from the wait list, as students on the wait list are placed as singles (not in singles) as spots become available.
  • Once a student selects housing, or is assigned by the highest point earner in their matched roommate group, the student will automatically receive an email from the system informing them of the assigned spot.
  • Students will not find out their roommate information until mid-June, when myHousing is turned on for students to view.
  • While we do not guarantee housing, historically we have been able to accommodate all students who request housing, although it may not be with preferred roommates or in your preferred hall. Hall and roommate choices are taken into consideration when possible when placing students from the wait list.
  • Students who are on the wait list from housing selection are typically assigned and notified via their Eastern email address. Students in this category may not be assigned to housing until late July.
  • If, for any reason, we cannot offer you a bed, your housing deposit will be applied to your bill. However, if you are offered a bed and decide not to accept it, your deposit is non-refundable.
  • Special Housing Accommodations are available through the Office of AccessAbility Services for student who feel they need a reasonable accommodation based on physical and/or mental illness, learning disabilities, etc.. Please note that asthma and allergies may not be conditions that qualify students for a reasonable accommodation. Please click here to review the brochure for Special Housing Accommodations. The Housing Accommodations Application can be found here. Students must complete this process every year, as accommodations do not roll from year to year.
  • please click here for the directions for housing selection

Step 4 – For Returning (current off-campus commuter students)

  • Students currently living off campus are not part of the housing selection process that current resident students participate in.
  • Commuters must follow steps 1 and 2 above to pay the non-refundable housing deposit and complete the application.
  • Current resident students have priority for the next year’s housing, which means that all resident students who participate in the housing selection process (by selecting a room or being placed on the wait list once spots are full) must be assigned to fall housing before any current commuter student is assigned.
  • Current commuter students may not participate in the housing selection process that residents participate in. This means that your on-campus friends will not be able to find your name for the roommate matching or selection portion of the process, as you are not eligible for that process. The only exception to this is for students who are currently on Study Abroad, National Student Exchange, or participating in the Disney Internship program that lived on campus the last semester they were registered for classes at Eastern.
  • After all resident students have been assigned to housing, we will work to assign commuters to housing. Students are placed based on the date the $250 non-refundable housing deposit was paid, (and only if an application has been submitted and you are registered full-time and do not have a past-due balance).
  • While we do not guarantee housing, historically we have been able to accommodate all students who request housing, although it may not be with preferred roommates or in your preferred hall. Hall and roommate choices are taken into consideration when possible.
  • Students are notified via their Eastern email address once they have been assigned. Historically, students in this category may not be assigned to housing until late July/early August.
  • If, for any reason, we cannot offer you a bed, your housing deposit will be applied to your bill. However, if you are offered a bed and decide not to accept it, your deposit is non-refundable.

FAQs

I filled out a paper application, do I need to fill out an online application as well?
Yes. We have upgraded our systems to better place you in your top hall choices and better match you with compatible roommates. This application also contains our Housing Contract. You must agree to this contract prior to applying for Eastern Housing. It should only take a few minutes to fill out. After paying your $250 Housing Deposit, this is your final step before being assigned to Eastern housing!

When I try to log into eWeb, I cannot log in. How do I log in if my password isn’t working?
Please contact the HelpDesk at 860-465-4346 from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. The HelpDesk worker will be able to assist you.

I logged into eWeb. But, when I click “Housing & Residential Life”, I don’t see the housing application. All I see is a white page that reads, “Thank you. For security reasons, we recommend that you exit completely and close this browser”. What should I do?
That window is supposed to open under the application window and should remain open until you finish your application. First, please disable your pop-up blocker. Click “Housing & Residential Life”, if the white window pops up saying to close for security reasons, minimize that window and the application may be under it.

Annual Housing Contract

Eastern has moved to an annual housing contract. Any student who requests housing for the fall semester (by paying a non-refundable housing deposit, submitting the housing intent survey with the intent to return [for current residents only], or by submitting a housing application), have only until May 31, 2014 to cancel your request for housing to be released from the contract. After that date, a student can submit a Housing Contract Cancellation form, which will be reviewed by a committee to determine whether the student will be released from the contact. If a student is not released from their contract, the student will remain assigned to housing for the academic year and all housing charges will apply. Click here for more information.

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