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Returning students living in the residence halls select their 2014-15 housing spaces during early housing sign-up through the online process conducted during spring quarter. Returning students must pay the US$500 nonrefundable and nontransferable reservation fee on or before April 7 for Atlanta or Savannah housing, or May 9 for Hong Kong housing. Students who are interested in living on campus for the 2014-15 academic year are encouraged to attend information sessions held during winter and spring quarters. Students who wish to be roommates should sign up together and list their mutual roommate requests on their housing applications. All returning students are contacted by the office of residence life and housing prior to fall housing sign-up.
Students must make the quarterly payment by Aug. 1 or forfeit their room assignment and be placed in housing after the payment is made, provided space is available. Returning students are subject to an additional US$250 nonrefundable cancellation fee. Students who do not participate in early housing sign-up are assigned housing according to the procedures for new students. Housing is subject to availability.
Once assignments are made, students are notified by SCAD email. At that time, assignments and roommate information are available through MySCAD.
Students signing up for Atlanta or Savannah housing should pay by 5:30 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, April 7. Those signing up for Hong Kong housing should pay by 5:30 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, May 9. Students have three options to pay the fee by the above deadline: in person at the student accounts office, by mail or online. The preferred payment method is online through MySCAD. When paying online, select the Fall 2014 housing reservation fee option for the desired location to ensure payment is correctly applied to your account. A confirmation page will display to confirm receipt of payment. Students may also confirm payment for the Fall 2014 reservation fee with the student accounts office. Students will receive an email prior to the start of housing sign-up confirming receipt of payment and early housing sign-up eligibility.
Students may complete the housing application within 24 hours of the housing reservation fee being posted by the student accounts through the Housing Application link under the My Info tab in the Residence Life and Housing channel. The housing application includes acceptance of the 2014-15 housing license agreement with an electronic signature and entering personal preferences. It should be completed prior to a student's chosen room sign-up day to avoid any delays. Students will receive an immediate confirmation email upon completion of the housing application. The housing license agreement is a nine-month binding agreement for the entire academic year outlining residence life and housing policies and procedures regarding behavior, room care and condition.
Residence life and housing will send regular updates and reminders regarding the process through email. It is vital that students check their email regularly to receive the most up-to-date information. More information is available through the residence life and housing website in MySCAD.
Students who wish to request a particular student as a roommate may do so online. Only current students who paid by the deadline and currently live on campus are eligible to be requested as roommates. Students should submit roommate requests prior to their chosen room sign-up day to avoid any delays. Roommate requests may be submitted online through MyHousing under the My Info tab in the Residence Life and Housing channel. All roommate requests are considered during the assignment process but are not guaranteed. If a roommate request is not mutual, the assignment is not granted.
There are several room sign-up days for students to choose from based on the housing option in which they are interested. Students may select their room during the specified time period for the room sign-up day they have chosen. Sign-up occurs online through My Housing under the My Info tab in the Residence Life and Housing channel. Students receive an immediate confirmation email upon completion of the room sign-up process. Detailed instructions are available through MySCAD.
Once the online process concludes or during the course of the academic year, any current students who pay will be assigned as space is available based on the date the reservation fee is paid and the preferences listed on their housing application.
The remaining fall quarter housing balance is due to the student accounts office by Aug. 1. Students who do not pay by Aug. 1 will have their assignment canceled, and the space will be reassigned to another student. Students who use financial aid to pay for housing should have everything in place prior to this date to ensure their assignment is not canceled. Returning students whose assignment is canceled due to nonpayment have an additional US$250 nonrefundable cancellation fee applied to their student account, in addition to the loss of their US$500 housing reservation fee.
Residence life and housing has a channel on the My Info tab in MySCAD. Students may access most of the information and links needed through this channel. Following is a list briefly describing some of the links on the channel that students may find useful during the sign-up process.
Students attending SCAD Lacoste during spring quarter are eligible to participate in the online sign-up process for the upcoming academic year if they follow the instructions outlined in this guide. In addition, Lacoste students must inform residence life and housing by email the location they will attend for fall by 5:30 p.m. (EST), Monday, April 7, 2014 for Atlanta or Savannah housing, or 5:30 p.m. (EST), Friday, May 9, 2014 for Hong Kong housing, in order to be added to the online sign-up process for that location.
Current students who change to a different SCAD location for Fall 2014 are eligible to participate in the online sign-up process if they follow the instructions outlined in the guide and pay the US$500 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee by 5:30 p.m. (EST), Monday, April 7, 2014 for Atlanta or Savannah housing, or 5:30 p.m. (EST), Friday, May 9, 2014 for Hong Kong housing. In addition, students must email the residence life and housing office of the location they wish to change to by 5:30 p.m. (EST), Monday, April 7, 2014 for Atlanta or Savannah housing, or 5:30 p.m. (EST), Friday, May 9, 2014 for Hong Kong housing, in order to be added to the online sign-up process.