Full-time students who have obtained 60 credit hours by the end of the 2014-2015 academic year are eligible to participate in the student rental selection process.
In addition to satisfying the 60 credit hour requirement, students’ billing accounts must have a zero balance by Friday, March 13, 2015, in order to be eligible to participate in the student rental selection process.
Full-time students who have obtained 60 credit hours by the end of the 2014-2015 academic year will be released to live in their Greek house. Students assigned to live in Greek houses during the 2015-2016 academic year will not be cleared to go through the housing lottery.
Students currently residing in Greek houses during the 2014-2015 academic year who wish to move into student rentals for the 2015-2016 academic year must receive clearance from Chapter and House Corporation Presidents in order to enter the lottery. Chapter Presidents should submit names of chapter members cleared to enter the lottery to Jeanne Riedel, Office of Residence Life, by Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.
Any student who lives in the principal home of a parent or legal guardian or any student who is married and lives in or near Springfield is considered a commuting student and is exempt from the requirement to live in Wittenberg housing. Commuter students must live within a 30-mile drive and be commuting from the principal residence of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Should a commuter student move from the parental home, he/she is expected to move into Wittenberg housing. Students must complete a Housing Release form to secure permission to commute. If a commuter student decides to reside on campus, he/she must fulfill the residence hall requirement prior to being released to a campus rental property.
A list of Wittenberg owned rental properties can be found on this web site. This list contains the entire stock of student housing. Juniors currently residing in student rentals have the option to renew their contracts for the 2015-2016 academic year. Therefore, all properties listed will not be available in the lottery. After the renewal process is complete, updated lists of properties available for assignment through the selection process will be available on the web site.
Range, refrigerator, water, sewer, trash removal, and lawn service are included in the price of all units, and gas and/or electric services are included in the price of several units. Refer to the list of Wittenberg owned rental properties for prices of individual units. Refer to Keller Place and Sprecher Place Apartments pages for additional amenities available in these apartments.
As a Wittenberg student you have paid a one time $400.00 enrollment deposit, which will serve as your rental deposit.
As prospective students and for budgeting purposes, it is important for students to research the cost of utilities for the rental units they are interested in renting. Refer to the page titled How Much Will It Cost? This work sheet will help you figure all costs involved. Also, for comparison, the cost of a residence hall room and full meal plan is shown. Toll free telephone numbers are listed for each utility.
Keep in mind that heating during the winter months can be quite expensive. Window replacement and insulation of units is done on a schedule determined by Physical Plant, not at the request of students. On or before your move-in date you will be required to contact all utility companies to have the service put in your name. Students who are first-time customers to a utility should expect to pay a utility deposit.
Students are not permitted to sublet or assign a contract without first obtaining written consent. Students desiring to sublet for the summer months are responsible for contacting Jeanne Riedel, Office of Residence Life, with the names of students planning to sublet. Non-students will not be permitted to sublet. In violation of this condition, all tenant(s) on the contract shall pay the sum of one hundred dollars ($100). Individuals not authorized to be present will be required to vacate the premises in a timely manner and will also be subject to disciplinary action.
Wittenberg University’s property insurance does not cover the personal effects of students. Consult with your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to determine whether you are covered under a homeowner’s insurance policy. If you are not covered, we strongly recommend that you secure renter’s insurance for your protection against liability and loss of personal property.
If you are studying abroad for a semester you have several options. If you are on a direct exchange program, you will be billed for your exchange program housing through the University. If you are not on a direct exchange program, you may reserve a space in the rental unit in which you will reside when you return to Wittenberg by paying 50% of the semester’s rent for the semester you are abroad. Or, you can find someone to contract for your space during the semester you are abroad. You may contract for only the semester you are on campus, and you will be billed only for that one semester.
Students renewing contracts for the 2015-2016 academic year must do so through the on-line Renewal process.
FIRST-TIME AND ALL OTHER APPLICANTS
All other students seeking to live in student rentals, or who desire to move to a different student rental for the 2015-2016 academic year, will be eligible to apply for housing through the on-line system.
PERIOD OF CONTRACT
The contract period for most rental properties covers both fall and spring semesters of the 2015-2016 academic year, beginning Saturday, August 1, 2015, and extending through Sunday, May 22, 2016. Contracts may not be broken unless a student graduates or transfers from the University. If a housemate withdraws before June 15, 2015, you and any other housemates will split the entire cost for the unit, or find another student to take their place. If a housemate withdraws after June 15, 2015, the housing office may contact you during the year to meet with a student needing a place to live. Placing another person in your rental would have to be a mutual agreement between all students involved.
Contracts for the Keller Place and Sprecher Place Apartments begin on Saturday, August 15, 2015, in order to provide sufficient time for work to be completed prior to move-in.
Students will have an opportunity to tour student rentals on Sunday, March 22, 2015, from 2 to 5 pm, for 1,4, and 5 bedroom houses and apartments. Students looking at 2 and 3 bedroom houses and apartments will tour these on Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 2 to 5 pm. A list of all available housing can be found online on or before March 16th.