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.
To successfully sign up for housing, follow the steps below:
- Login to the Housing Self Service Portal with your username and password. (NOTE: You must have a FAUNetID and password.)
- Depending on when you are applying for Housing, as well as which campus, you will see a drop-down menu of Housing Contract options. Select the correct contract term before clicking "next".
- Read through the entire contract before agreeing to it! Very important – the FAU Housing Agreement is a legally binding document. It is similar to a lease, so do not submit unless you read and agree to the terms stating that you want to live on campus. Print a copy of the contract for your own records.
- Beginning January 1, 2015 a non-refundable administration charge of $100 will be accessed to all first time applicants. (We accept all major credit cards and electronic check as payment.)
- The next web page is the Housing Contract questions page. Answer all Housing Contract questions as these answers are very important to us. You may select your preference for building and room type on the Living Preference page.
- Upon successful completion and submission of your online contract, you will see a notification on your screen saying "Thanks for submitting your contract". A copy of this page will be sent to your FAU e-mail account. *If you do not see the "Thanks for submitting your contract" page your submission failed. We will not be able to process your contract and you will have to resubmit the contract.
Important Tips for Prospective Students:
- Spaces are limited and fill up quickly, so sign up early.
- There are very few single rooms, and we cannot guarantee single rooms for everyone who makes the request. The earlier you sign up, the better your chances will be to get your priority building or room type.
- The basic housing contract covers the Fall and Spring semester; you are responsible for the terms of the contract.
- Housing will make every attempt to honor roommate requests, however, this is based upon space availability and the timeliness of requests.
- Students living in the residence halls are required to participate in the Campus Meal Plan Program.
- If you plan to request special housing considerations based upon a disability or health concern, you must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). In order to register, you must submit an SAS Application for Support Services and appropriate documentation of your disability. You must have registered with SAS by June 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring in order for your request to be considered.