Returning Student Housing Sign-Up
Last updated February 20, 2018
Returning Student Housing Sign-Up for Fall 2019:
It is the responsibility of the student to read this page thoroughly prior to signing up for housing.
- Information Sessions and Dates
- How to Sign Up for Returning Student Housing
- Housing Requirements
- Housing Sign-Up Policy
- Housing Points System
- Housing Costs
Highlights of Fall 2019 Housing Sign-Up
Most of the sign-up process can be completed online. Follow the steps in the how to sign up section listed below.
The only students who will need to visit the housing sign up table are those who need to pay their $30 via cash or check, the designated "contact person" for the apartment and house application groups, and students who have accommodations or medical needs.
Paperwork and online applications will be accepted prior to the deadlines listed below. Since housing priority is based on the point system outlined below, students will be able to submit application materials early.
Information Sessions and Dates
Housing Sign-Up Questions Table Times
- Thursday, February 22nd, 11am-1pm — Olsen Student Center Lobby
- Wednesday, February 28th, 11am-1pm — Olsen Student Center Lobby
Housing Accommodations for Returning Students with Disabilities
- Complete applications process for Housing Accommodations for Returning Students with Disabilities by 2pm, Thursday, March 1st
- Accommodations paperwork can be dropped off in the Office of Residence Life, at the Housing Sign-Up questions table, or at the Apartments & Garretson sign up time.
Apartments & Garretson House Sign-Up
- Thursday, March 1st, 11am-2pm — Apartments Housing Sign-Up — Yockey Room
- For all current students interested in signing up for Dimmitt Apartments, Roadman Apartments, Lags, Waitt, Poppen Apartments, and Garretson Houses
- Emails confirming your apartment status and, if assigned to the apartments, your building assignment will be sent by the end of the day Monday, March 12th
Roadman, Dimmitt, & Plex--double & triple rooms
- For all students interested in signing up for Roadman, Dimmitt, & Plex--double & triple rooms
- Please note there is a very limited number of triple rooms, go to the traditional sign-up page for more information
- Tuesday, March 20th, 11am-2pm, Yockey Room
- Not sure what type of floor you live on CLICK HERE
How to Sign-Up for Returning Student Housing
- Pay the $30 registration fee by the deadline for the housing you are signing up for
credit or debit card: pay via PayPal at this link
cash or check: pay at the housing information table or during housing sign up at the dates listed above
Complete the online application (Use the same USERNAME and PASSWORD you used to sign in to your Morningside e-mail account)
Visit the page for all of the housing types you plan to sign up for and read all additional information
Complete additional paper applications for your sign up as needed and turn in to Residence Life Office or at housing sign up table on or before deadlines listed above.
Form to be completed only by students requesting accommodations, not required for all students
Form to be completed only by students requesting a service or assistance animal in housing, not required for all students
One copy signed by all members of the group applying for an apartment
More than one apartment application may be turned in
One copy per group applying for Garretson
Dimmitt/Roadman/Plex Non-Freshman Floor Sign-Up for Same Room Only
Students Changing Rooms (Dimmitt, Roadman, & Plex)
Students Requesting to be Assigned a Roommate
Morningside College reserves the right to make the final roommate selections and transfer room/building assignments. The housing sign-up process is used for housing preferences only. By signing up for a room preference, you are not guaranteed any specific room.
All full-time students who have not attained senior class standing (minimum 91 credit hours) are required to live on-campus unless otherwise excused by the Office of Residence Life.
Off-campus living exceptions and requirements
Students who meet at least one of the following requirements may be exempted from on-campus housing. Prior to living off-campus, the student must complete and submit a Request for Housing Policy Exemption to the Office of Residence Life. If students are not granted permission to live off-campus and still choose to do so, they will be charged the cost of a double occupancy room. Documentation of status may be required see Request for Housing Policy Exemption Form for more information.
Students who will have gained senior status (91 or more credits) prior to the validation of semester
Students enrolled in a college endorsed internship, clinical placement, or student teaching assignment outside of the Siouxland area (45 miles from Morningside College)
Students with dependent children
Students who will reach their 23rd birthday prior to the end of the semester
Part-time and graduate students
Students who will be living with a parent, grandparent, or adult brother or sister within 45 miles of Morningside College
Students who wish to live off-campus must complete a Request for Housing Policy Exemption. Students should NOT sign any off campus leases until they have received approval of their request.
Meal Plan Requirement
All students living in one of the residence halls or apartment complexes are required to choose from one of the college’s meal plans. Garretson House residents are not required to have a meal plan. See Morningside College Student Handbook for more information.
Housing Sign-Up Policy
- Morningside College reserves the right to make the final roommate selections and transfer room/building assignments. The housing sign-up process is used for housing preferences only. By signing up for a room preference, you are not guaranteed any specific room.
- Priority for available housing will be given to traditional-age incoming freshmen, sophomore, and junior students, as they are required to live on-campus.
- If your roommate is unable to live with you, Residence Life will consolidate your room either by assigning someone else to your room or assigning you to a different room.
- Students may not “excuse themselves from housing” by refusing to participate in the Housing Sign-up Process. Any student who has not signed up for a room and has not been approved to live off-campus will be charged the value of a basic double room, this cost is $2300/semester for the 2018-2019 academic year.
- May 1, 2018: Last day to cancel your housing and receive your $30 registration fee refund. Priority deadline for Request for Housing Policy Exemption forms
- June 15, 2018: Housing letters and room assignments emailed to all students.
- June 30, 2018: Last day to cancel your housing assignment and not be charged the $200 late fee.
- July 15, 2018: Last day to cancel your housing assignment and not be charged for the first semester of housing. Final deadline for Request for Housing Policy Exemption forms
Housing Points System
The Morningside College Housing Point System is used to determine who has housing priority. For the apartments, priority will be determine by averaging the number of points each individual applying in the apartment group has. The full groups with the higher point average will be assigned to the apartments first. Housing points are based on GPA, number of credits, and number semesters living on campus at Morningside College. Students may receive a bonus point if they currently live in a campus apartment. Residence Life will calculate each student’s housing points and verify this amount during housing sign-up.
- GPA – Students receive the points of his/her cumulative GPA (through the fall 2017 semester). If you have a 3.567 GPA, you receive 3.567 points.
- Credits – Students will receive one point for every ten credits earned as of the end of the Fall 2017 semester. (i.e. 58 credits = 5 points) Credits acquired at other colleges are counted as long as they are recognized by the Morningside College Registrar’s Office. Any transfer credits not recognized by the Morningside College Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the housing sign-up week, will not be counted.
- Semesters on campus – One point will be given for each full semester a student has resided in on campus housing while attending Morningside College, including the current semester.
- Apartment/House Dwellers Bonus point – One point will be given for students currently living in Waitt, Poppen, Lags, Roadman Apartments, Dimmitt Apartments, Garretson Houses for two or more consecutive semesters in the most recent academic year. Students receive this point only when signing up for Waitt, Poppen, Lags, Roadman Apartments, Dimmitt Apartments, Garretson Houses,
- Good Standing – Students must be considered to be in good standing with the Office of Residence Life and Morningside College to be eligible to live in Waitt, Poppen, Lags, Roadman Apartments, Dimmitt Apartments, Garretson Houses. (i.e. a student who has been placed on housing probation or suspension since August 2017 is considered in poor standing). Students who receive housing probation or suspension during the Spring 2018 semester will be assigned to a different housing option based on availability.
|Lived in Roadman for 4 semesters||4|
|Lived in Waitt for 2 semesters||2|
|Apartment Dweller Bonus||1|
|Lived in Dimmitt for 2 semesters||2|
|Apartment Dweller Bonus||0|
2018-2019 Academic Year Housing Costs
|Building||Room/Apartment Type||Air Conditioned||Semester Rate||Annual Rate|
|Dimmitt||double or triple||yes||$2600||$5200|
|Roadman South||double or triple||yes||$2600||$5200|
|Plex||double or triple||no||$2300||$4600|
|Dimmitt Apartment||double apartment||yes||$2600||$5200|
|Waitt, Poppen Apartment||6-8 person apartment||yes||$2800||$5600|
|Lags Apartment||4 person apartment||yes||$2800||$5600|
|Garretson House||8 person house||yes||$2800||$5600|
For additional Morningside College costs visit https://www.morningside.edu/admissions/financial-aid/tuition-costs-and-billing-terms/