Because the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College regards the residential education experience as a central component of its student development mission, all first year admitted students at the Wilkes Honors College are required to live on-campus and purchase a meal plan for their first and second year unless they meet one or more of the following criteria.
- 24 years of age or older
- Parents of dependent children
- US military veterans, honorably discharged
- Transfer students entering the Wilkes Honors College with a fully completed associate of arts degree or who have completed two years of college previously, which they pursued after high school.
- Transfer students who have completed one year of college are required to live on campus for one year. Spring transfer students who have only completed one semester of college are required to live on campus for three semesters.
Students who wish to be exempt should apply for an exemption by July 1 for fall and December 1 for spring. Students with a medical condition, as certified by a licensed physician, making it impossible for them to live on campus, should provide documentation to the Housing Appeals Committee Requests for exemption will be heard by the Housing appeals committee. All decisions of the committee shall be considered final. Once the contract is signed and the academic year has begun, an exemption will not be granted, nor will the contract be cancelled for this purpose.
Signing Up For Housing:
We are no longer accepting housing contracts for Fall 2023 – Spring 2024. Students interested in on-campus housing may complete the housing interest form, however this is not a guarantee to receive on-campus housing. The housing interest form will close on June 9 at 12 p.m., and can be found in the housing portal.
Important Tips for Prospective Students:
FALL 2023 MOVE-IN DATES
New First Year Students:
Transfer and Returning Students:
August 17 - 19
Before you move-in:
• Log onto your housing portal and submit your move-in form.
Day of move-in:
• Arrive on campus and go to your assigned community’s designated unloading zones.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVE-IN
CONTACTING YOUR ROOMMATE(S) VIA EMAIL
Click the button below to view our recommendation of what to bring to live on campus. Pack only the essentials. You can always bring extra belongings later in the semester. Moderate-size boxes or storage bins with hand holds are easy to pack in a car and convenient to carry up flights of stairs if needed as elevators may be difficult to come by. Carts will also be available but on a first-come, first serve basis so it is suggested to bring your own cart or dolly. Please note, there is no space for storage of boxes, suitcases, or trunks. If you plan to have any of your items mailed or sent via parcel post, please make arrangements for an arrival date after your initial move-in day.
LIVING ON CAMPUS
ROOM CONDITION REPORT (RCR):
After move-in, is it recommended that students fill out a room condition report that is available in the Housing Portal. In this report students can make a note of any wear and tear that may be in the room prior to moving in. This report will be reviewed during moveout with a resident assistant. If any damages are in the room that were not listed in the room condition report, the student is then responsible for the damage charges they may occur.
Also available in the Housing Portal is a roommate/suite mate agreement. A roommate/suite mate agreement is both a process and a document whereby residents discuss how they will live with each other in their room and suite. Students are encouraged to complete a roommate/suite mate agreement with the assistance of the Resident Assistant. Failure to abide by the terms of an agreement among roommates/suite mates may result in student conduct action and/or other administrative action. Residents are expected to resolve disputes in a cooperative manner. Residents are encouraged to resolve their disputes using conflict resolution practices on their own or guided by the assistance of HRE staff. Here you will find some helpful resources on living with a roommate.
Residents will be responsible for obtaining cleaning supplies to maintain a clean-living environment within their assigned space. HRE will clean all residential spaces prior to student move-in and provide regular cleaning and sanitizing of public areas such as lobbies, hallways and elevator areas. Florida has a climate conducive to mold and mildew, and it is necessary to provide proper ventilation and humidification of rooms to retard and prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Resident agrees to be responsible for properly ventilating and dehumidifying the room and suite/apartment and contents to prevent mold and mildew. More on the prevention of mold can be found here.
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
All members of the FAU Housing community—residents, staff and visitors are expected to act in a manner that demonstrates consideration for the health and safety of the community. HRE staff will conduct health and safety checks in each room, suite, and apartment at least once per semester, including the summer terms.