HOUSE HUNTERS, ON-CAMPUS EDITION:
IT'S TIME TO CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Let us help you find your home on campus!

Dear resident,
 
Now's the time to reserve your on-campus living space for the 2020-2021 academic year. Current residents who participate in the Choose Your Experience process will be able to select a space before new, incoming students can choose theirs. 
 
Check out the  Explore Your Options worksheet  to see what living spaces are available to you — there's one for everyone! Residence halls, apartments, hybrid apartments, Honors House, Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House ... all with helpful staff, great amenities, security, convenient location, peers to study and hang out with, and all the other benefits that make on-campus living a great value. Use the worksheet to browse and compare, then save your preferences. You'll know what your top choices are when it's your turn to choose your space in the Resident Portal

Complete your residence hall contract or apartments application by the priority date of Feb. 1 in order to secure your current spot or have a shot at the new space of your choice. If you're considering a residence hall spot but you're not 100% sure that's what you want to do, we recommend you complete the contract now just in case — you can cancel for a full refund of the initial payment until June 1.

New This Year
Please note that Boyd Hall in the Strong Community will be closed during the 2020-2021 academic year to allow for renovations. Rooms in Strong's Putnam and Van Zile halls will still be available.

Also, a third meal plan option has been added to the All-Access and Any 14 plans. The Flex 12 offers 12 swipes into the dining center and/or On-the-Go meals per week, plus $150 for use at select HDS retail locations and 2 guest meals per semester.

General Room Selection Timeline
Your specific selection time can be found in the Resident Portal. It's based on the type of space you want and the number of semesters you've lived in HDS communities.  
Jan. 21 to Feb. 1
Keep your current
residence hall room

Keep your current apartment

Keep your current hybrid apartment
Feb. 4 to Feb. 7
Apply to transfer from one apartment to another apartment

Feb. 11 to Feb. 14
Move from one residence hall room to another residence hall room

Move from residence hall to apartment

Move from residence hall room to hybrid apartment
Ask Your Questions in Person
Housing and Dining Services representatives will be available throughout this process to answer your questions. You can find them during business hours at our main office in 104 Pittman Building, or at the following locations:
  • Friday, Jan. 24; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free-For-All Friday at the Union Courtyard.
  • Monday, Jan. 27; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Table at Kramer Dining Center.
  • Monday, Jan. 27; 5-6:30 p.m. Table at Kramer Dining Center.
  • Monday, Jan. 27; 6:30-7:15 p.m. Kramer Tallgrass Room. This is a complete CYE info session.
  • Monday, Jan. 27; 7:15-8 p.m. Kramer Tallgrass Room. Repeated CYE info session.
  • Thursday, Jan. 30; 5-6:30 p.m. Table at Van Zile Dining Center.
  • Friday, Jan. 31; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Table at Kramer Dining Center.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 5; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Housing Fair in the Union Courtyard.
TO HUNT FOR A RESIDENCE HALL ROOM
  • Complete the contract and submit the $230 contract payment. This amount consists of a $30 non-refundable processing fee and a refundable $200 initial payment.
  • Contracts will not be processed or considered complete until the initial payment is made. If you have questions or concerns about the contract payment, please contact Housing and Dining Services for assistance. 
  • You can keep your current space, or make a move. Explore Your Options to browse through the many types of living arrangements available on campus.
  • Log in at your selection time to pick your room.
TO HUNT FOR AN APARTMENT
  • Complete the application (available now) and submit the $30 application fee.
  • Log in at your selection time to reserve your apartment through the Choose Your Experience process.
  • Complete your Jardine agreement and make your $400 deposit payment within 24 hours of selection to complete the process.
  • Attend one of the two special information sessions we've scheduled about apartment options at Jardine (optional):
Current apartment residents: 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3
Current res hall residents: 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10
TO HUNT FOR A HYBRID: A MIX OF RES HALL AND APARTMENT LIVING
  • Complete the application (available now) and submit the $30 application fee.
  • Log in at your selection time to reserve your space through the Choose Your Experience process.
  • Complete your Jardine agreement and make your $400 deposit payment within 24 hours of selection to complete the process.  
Visit our website  to learn more about the process as it pertains to you and your living space of choice. Be sure to take advantage of this priority opportunity! 


Sincerely,  
Housing and Dining Services
K-State Housing and Dining Services
785-532-6453 | 785-532-6855 fax |  hdmktg@k-state.edu  |  housing.k-state.edu