Returning Housing Guide

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Here at Housing & Residence Life, we strive to provide a premier living-learning community that is an inclusive residential experience with a safe, well-maintained environment that supports academic excellence, fosters personal development, and promotes student success.

We encourage you to make your Monarch memories while living on campus by meeting new friends, contributing to your Community Council, reaching out to your Resident Assistant (RA) for resources and support, and creating a place of pride within the Monarch Pride!

The Residence Hall communities support lots of ways to get involved on campus as well as provide resources for academic success. Our renovated facilities, engaging social media channels, and technology features all serve to enhance your oncampus experience.

Please read through this guide and visit our website at odu.edu/housing for additional information. As you prepare for your arrival this fall, you can reach out with any questions by phone at 757-683-4283, email at housing@odu.edu, or by

We look forward to seeing you return this fall and wish you the best in your Monarch success at ODU!

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Welcome to the 2023-2024 Return Housing Guide!

We are excited that you are interested in returning to ODU Housing & Residence Life for the upcoming academic year. We recognize the importance of choosing to live on campus and appreciate having you as part of our community. Please take a minute to read through the information in this guide to assist you in the application process.

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4 TA BLE OF CON T EN T S Mark Your Calendars Apartment Living Powhatan Apartments University Village Apartments Residential Living Dominion House Virginia House Ireland House Owens House Upperclass Housing Locations Upperclass Living-Learning & Theme Communities Frequently Asked Questions Bingo Card 5 7 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 19 21 23 27
5 M ARK YOUR CALENDARS February 14 | 12 pm | Return Housing Application Opens via ODU Housing Portal February 28 | 11:59 pm | Return Housing Application Closes March 3 | Honors College Selection March 15-16 | Same-Room Sign-Up March 22–23 | Cohort (Fall 2022 Freshmen) Selection March 29 |12 pm | Housing Application Reopens April 12 | Ongoing Auto-Allocation May 15 | Housing Cancellation Deadline Completing the housing application no later than February 28, 11:59 p.m., enables students who live on campus to participate in eligible room selection processes. FEB R U A R Y 1 4 R E T U RN H O U S I NG A P P L I C AT I ON O P EN S Same-Room Sign-Up is the process by which eligible upperclass residents can retain their same room for the next academic year if they apply for housing by February 28. Same-Room Sign-Up. Eligible communities are University Village, Powhatan Apartments and Dominion House. Although not required, students can pull in preferred roommates during this process. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are not eligible to be pulled in as roommates; roommates must have completed the housing application by February 28. M A R C H 15 - 1 6 S AM E -ROO M S IGN- U P M A R C H 6 ONGO IN G U P P E R C L A S S L I V I N G - L E ARN I NG / T HE M E C OMM U N I T Y Available upperclassmen theme or living-learning communities include: Spectrum (Virginia House), Service-Learning (Ireland House), Foundation House and Summit (Powhatan Apartments), Cybersecurity, Gaming, Health Professions (Owens House). Students interested in participating in an LLC must indicate their preference in the housing application no later than February 28. M A R C H 3 H O N O R S C OL LE GE SEL E C T I O N

M A R C H 2 2 – 2 3 C O H O R T ( F A LL 2022 F R E S H ME N ) S EL E C T IO N

during the Fall 2022 semester currently living on campus. Fall 2022 Freshmen who meet the February 28 deadline and have not been assigned through the Honors College or LLC, are eligible to select from available spaces in University Village, Powhatan Apartments, Dominion and Owens House. Although not required, students can pull in preferred roommates during this process. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are not eligible to be pulled in as roommates; roommates must have completed the housing application by February 28.

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The housing application will be made available to students who missed the early application deadline not eligible for the self-selection processes and will be placed on the Auto-Allocation waitlist.

A P R I L 1 2 ONGO IN G A U T O - AL L O C AT I O N

Auto-Allocation is the assignments process in which a room is selected by a Housing & Residence placement. The Auto-Allocation process is ongoing and typically lasts through opening of the fall semester. These assignments are based on space availability.

Students will be prioritized as follows:

Fall 2022 freshmen.

Ireland/Owens House upperclassmen who applied by February 28.

Students who applied by February 28, but did not participate in Same-Room Sign-Up; students in this category may be waitlisted depending on the demand for housing.

Returning Applications received on or after March 29; students in this category will be automatically waitlisted.

M AY 1 5 C A N C E L L AT ION D E ADL IN E F OR $2 0 0 P A R T I AL

A PP LI C AT IO N F E E R E F U N D

After May 15, the $250 application fee is non-refundable.

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APAR TMENT LI V ING

Living in an on-campus apartment is an excellent way to gain the experience of living independently while also having access to all the resources provided by Housing & Residence Life.

The University Village is our largest on-campus community, boasting 950 bed spaces for upperclass students. Powhatan Apartments is our next largest apartment

a wide variety of living options to suit your interests.

communities. All apartments come with fully furnished living rooms and bedrooms, cable TV, wireless internet access, privacy blinds and community laundry rooms. Additionally, our apartment communities are open during break periods (Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks). Students may also purchase parking passes to park near their respective communities.

There are unique elements that distinguish our apartment communities from each another. Powhatan Apartments are open during the academic year, with 9-month contracts running from late August to early May. The University Village has an 11+ month contract, running from late August to late July. University Village residents are not required to take summer classes in order to reside in their apartment.

Village does not require a meal plan, but students living there are still encouraged to choose one. Powhatan Apartments residents are required to have a minimum meal plan; however, students are permitted to select plans with more meals if they choose.

a variety of options. All Powhatan Apartments have two shared bedrooms in each apartment with twin extra long beds. The University Village has single one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and four-bedroom apartments, with each boasting full size beds.

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campus. Powhatan apartments are located in The Elizabeth neighborhood, near Whitehurst Beach, sand volleyball courts, and the Elizabeth River. The University Village is located in the Monarch Way neighborhood, with easy access to restaurants and the Chartway Arena.

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PO WHA T A N A P A RTMENT S

Each apartment houses four residents and is designed with a living and dining area, full kitchen, one full and one half bathroom. All apartments are fully furnished with twin extra long beds,

community room that has a full kitchen and study lounge, two laundry rooms, vending machines, and covered bike areas.

Amenities

•All utilities included

•Wireless internet access

•Neighborhood desk located at Powhatan

•Air conditioning

•Community lounges

•Study rooms

•In-unit living areas

•On-site laundry

•Open during breaks

Notes

Take a virtual tour: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/62659

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Student Population Sophomore Junior Senior Summit TC Contract Duration 9 months Occupancy Style Double bedrooms Bath 1 1/2 bathrooms per unit Bed Style Extra long twin (36” x 80”) Unit Style 4-person apartments

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE

center of every parking lot. All bedrooms are private with locking doors, and residents can also enjoy private or group study areas. All apartments are fully furnished with single full-sized beds, cans, full-size refrigerator, stove, and microwave.

Contract Duration

11+ months

Student Population

Sophomore Junior Senior Gender Inclusive Housing

Occupancy Style

Single bedrooms

Unit Style

4-person apartments 2-person apartments 1-person apartment

Bed Style

Full size (54” x 75”)

Bath

4-person/2 bathrooms 2-person/2 bathrooms 1-person/1 bathroom

Amenities

•All utilities included

•Wireless internet access

•Neighborhood desk located at University Village

•Air conditioning

•Community lounges

•Study rooms

•Full in-unit kitchens

•On-site laundry

•Open during breaks

Notes

Take a virtual tour: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/62659

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RE SIDENTI AL LI V ING

Living in a Residential Hall at Old Dominion University allows students to continue developing residence halls available for upperclass students: Dominion House, Ireland House, Virginia House, and Owens House. where both upperclass and new freshmen are housed. Dominion House is predominantly an upperclass residential building.

All of our upperclass Residential Halls bedrooms within a suite. Each suite will have a furnished common room as well as two to three bathrooms, depending on the layout. Cable TV, wireless internet access, and privacy blinds are available in all suites. Residence halls also provide laundry/vending facilities, quiet study lounges, and social lounges. All of the upperclass buildings close over winter break and have a minimum meal plan requirement.

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(LLC).

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There are a few unique elements that set our residence halls apart from one another. Dominion Service-Learning Living-Learning Community Virginia House is home to the Perry Honors College Living-Learning Community (LLC) and the Spectrum LLC. Owens House, our newest addition to Housing & Residence Life, is our seventh and largest residence on “The Quad.” Owens House is home to several First-Year Living-Learning
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DOMINION HOUSE

DOMINION HOUSE

•All

•Community lounges

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Each Dominion House suite contains a common living room, and two to three bathrooms per suite. Most students living in a suite reside in a single bedroom as there are a limited amount of double rooms. The majority of the suites accommodate four residents but there are a handful facilities, quiet study lounges, and social lounges. Amenities
utilities included
•Wireless internet access
•Neighborhood desk located at Owens House
•Air conditioning
•Study rooms
Bath 2 - 3 bathrooms per unit Bed Style Extra long twin (36” x 80”) Unit Style 5-person units 4-person units 3-person units Contract Duration 9 months Student Population Sophomore Junior Senior Gender Inclusive Housing Occupancy Style Single bedroom Double bedrooms Notes LIKE NOT FOR ME MAYBE Take a virtual tour: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/62659
•In-unit living areas •On-site laundry

VIRGINIA HOUSE

Virginia House is where students in the Honors College and the Spectrum Living-Learning Communities reside. Located near the Webb University Center, Student Recreation Center, and Broderick Dining Commons, each Virginia House suite contains a common living room and one or two bathrooms per suite. Suite styles contain either four single bedrooms, two double bedrooms, or two triple bedrooms. To further support the Living-Learning Communities, residents in Virginia House have access to a Community Learning Center (CLC), located on the Bath 2 bathrooms per unit

Occupancy

Single bedroom Double bedrooms Bed

Amenities

•All utilities included •Wireless internet access •Neighborhood desk located at Owens House

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Contract Duration 9 months Student Population Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
College LLC Spectrum LLC Unit Style 4-person units 2-person units
Honors
Style
Style
•Air conditioning •Community lounges •Study rooms •On-site laundry LIKE NOT FOR ME MAYBE
Extra long twin (36” x 80”) Take a virtual tour: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/62659 Notes

IRELAND HOUSE

Ireland House suites contain a common living room, one bathroom for every two students, with a predominance of single rooms. Each suite contains either four single bedrooms or two double

Contract Duration

9 months

Student Population

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Service-Learning LLC

Occupancy Style

Single bedroom

Double bedrooms

Notes

Unit Style

5-person units 4-person units

Bed Style

Extra long twin (36” x 80”)

Amenities

•All utilities included

•Wireless internet access

•Neighborhood desk located at Owens House

•Air conditioning

•Community lounges

•Study rooms

•In-unit living areas

•On-site laundry

Bath 2 bathrooms per unit

Take a virtual tour: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/62659

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OWENS HOUSE

Owens House, located on 49th street near Powhatan Avenue, is the newest residence hall in the Runte Quad neighborhood. It is ODU’s second largest residential facility intentionally designed to foster partnerships between residential living and academic success. Owens House features classrooms, project rooms, and study spaces that support academic initiatives and student community.

Amenities

•All utilities included

•Wireless internet access

•Neighborhood desk located at Owens House

•Air conditioning

•Community lounges

•Study rooms

•On-site laundry

Take a virtual tour: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/62659

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Contract Duration 9 months
LIKE
FOR ME MAYBE
Student Population Freshman Sophomore First-Year LLCs/TCs Unit Style 2-person units 1-person units Occupancy Style Single bedroom Double bedrooms Bed Style Extra long twin (36” x 80”) Notes
NOT
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Powhatan Apartments Owens House Dominion House
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UPPERCL AS S LI V ING -LE ARNING / T HEME COMMUNI T IE S

Housing & Residence Life along with our academic and campus partners strive to provide a learner-centered environment conducive to academic excellence, personal success and growth of students through an intentional Living-Learning Community program. Living-Learning Communities provide

as well as other students who have similar academic, professional, and/or co-curricular interests.

For detailed information, please scan the QR code.

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LI V ING -LE ARNING/THEME COMMUNITIES

FOUN D A TI ON H OUS E

The Virginia Business & Professional Women’s Foundation House (VBPWF) is a unique, cooperative living option for nine academically talented female Virginia residents.

H ONO R S C OLL EG E

Students in the Honors College who wish to develop leadership, social and cultural skills are immersed in a living-learning environment that complements a rigorous and mind-stimulating academic curriculum.

SP ECTR U M

This community is ideal for students wanting to embrace diversity and straight allies to freely explore issues of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and the intersection of those, while advocating for awareness and social justice.

SUMM I T

The SUMMIT is composed of a group of tight-knit STEM students striving to build character and community and pursue excellence.

THESUMMIT

THESUMMIT

S ER V ICE -L E A R N I N G

The goal of service-learning is to educate, engage, and equip our campus community with skills and experiences that connect a rigorous academic curriculum with meaningful and tangible public work to strengthen our students and communities for a sustainable future.

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can I begin the Return Housing application process? Students who currently live on campus and plan to live on campus (including apartments) for the upcoming academic year can begin the application process at noon on February 14 . How do I complete the Return Housing process? Visit www.odu.edu/housing and click on the ODU Housing Portal button located in the right column. Our customized ODU Housing Portal is your one-stop to guide you through the process. There, you will communicate your residence hall preference, room, connect with roommates, search for prospective roommates and select a meal plan.
is the cost to complete the Return Housing process? A $250 application fee must be paid in order to complete the application process.
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is the deadline for completing my Return Housing application? You must complete your application by February 28, in order to participate in the room selection process later in the semester. What residential communities are available to returning students? Returning students are eligible to sign up for the following upperclass buildings: 11+ Month Contract — University Village Apartments 9-Month Contract — Powhatan Apartments, Dominion House, Owens House, and Virginia House (Honors College) (pages 9-17). How will I know when my application is complete? can review the “Application Status” page for additional details regarding general assignments processes as well as room reservation and roommate information, if you have obtained an assignment.
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What happens after I submit my application?

regarding the upcoming assignments processes. Those who are eligible to participate in a self-selection process (Same-Room Sign-Up, Cohort Fall 2022 Freshmen Selection) will receive additional information. We encourage all residents to continually check your ODU email.

What if I miss my Room Reservation Time Slot?

Students who are eligible for Same-Room Sign-Up or Cohort Fall 2022 Freshman Selection and do not participate in this process or miss their time slot reservation, will be assigned a space based on availability during the Auto-Allocation/Waitlisted Assignment Process.

What is Auto-Allocation and how did I get on this list?

Auto-Allocation is the list of students who are still in need of a housing assignment after the Return

• Did not complete their application by February 28.

• An upperclassmen who did not participate in Same Room Sign Up.

In order, they are:

• Fall 2022 Freshmen.

• Owens House and Ireland House upperclassmen who applied by February 28.

• Students who applied by February 28, but did not participate in Same Room Sign Up (University Village, Powhatan Apartments, Dominion House). Students in this category may be waitlisted depending on the demand for housing.

• Returning Applications received on or after March 29. Students in this category will be automatically waitlisted.

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What if I need to cancel my reservation?

You may cancel your reservation through the ODU Housing Portal. You will need to select the application you are canceling and select the “Cancel On-Campus Housing” link at the top of the page. In order to receive a $200 partial application fee refund, you must cancel prior to the cancellation deadline, May 15. After this date, the housing application fee is non-refundable, regardless of when the application was submitted.

How will I receive information from Housing & Residence Life?

Housing & Residence Life sends all correspondence to your ODU student email account. It is your responsibility to check your ODU email account for any information regarding the application process and other information pertaining to Housing & Residence Life.

Need additional assistance?

Please contact Housing & Residence Life at 757-683-4283 or email us at housing@odu.edu.

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