Additional Campus Resources
Open Housing at SMCM
What is Open Housing?
Open housing is a progressive housing policy. It is an opportunity that allows students the freedom to choose their roommates independent of gender/sex/sexual orientation. Open housing offers an option for students whose gender identity and expression differs from those typically associated with their assigned sex at birth (trans*, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, etc.).
Who is eligible for Open Housing?
Any current resident student that pays the $200 housing deposit and submits the Housing Contract by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 1 is eligible to sign up for Open Housing. New students that pay the $500 housing deposit by May 1 and submit the Housing Contract by June 1 will be eligible to sign up for Open Housing.
Where is Open Housing available?
Suites, townhouses, or apartments PG 1 Left There are 14 beds available on PG 1 Left for returning students. Four beds are being reserved in PG 1 Left for new students.
How do I apply for Open Housing?
What happens if my roommate and I develop problems and can no longer live together?
In cases where a vacancy occurs in an open housing suite, townhouse, apartment, or hall, the currently assigned resident(s) have the option to pull in a student to fill the vacancy within five business days. The Office of Residence Life will provide a list (if available) of students that are waitlisted for Open Housing. If a new roommate has not been identified within five days, the Office of Residence Life reserves the right to fill the vacancy, depending on space needs with consideration for willingness to live in open housing and responses from the roommate matching form. The default gender assignment will be same-gender.
Questions? Contact Joanne Goldwater at firstname.lastname@example.org
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