Participants in past House Hunting Days programs have had a success rate of over 95% finding housing and housemates!

House Hunting Days

We will be hosting the house Hunting Days program to assist new graduate students in finding housing and housemates over the course of three days, with two sessions to choose from.

Session 1) Wednesday, July 29th - Saturday, August 1st 
Session 2) Tuesday, August 4th - Friday, August 7th

Application Due Friday, July 10th, 2015

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is 'House Hunting Days?'

House Hunting Days is an interactive program designed to assist new graduate students find housing and a roommate over the course of four days.  Based on past years' experience, we anticipate that you will have a signed lease and a place to stay for the coming academic year by the conclusion of the program.

When should I check in/check out?

On the first day of your assigned session, your room key will be available starting at 10am in the Graduate Student Center, in Kutz Hall.

However, feel free to arrive any time between 10am - 4pm.  The first event begins roughly around 5pm on Day one of the program. The first event is the MOST IMPORTANT of your program.  It is an opportunity for you to make connections with other students and the landowners.

The latest you can check out on the last day is in the morning at 10am.   

What do I need to bring?

You are staying in a dorm room with an unmade bed, desk, chair and dresser.

You will need to bring bedding (pillow, sheets, a sleeping bag, etc.),  towels and other basic toiletries. If you have space, you might want to pack a small fan. The dorm does not have air conditioning. 

Should I start my search before I arrive?

Yes, please start your search before arriving on campus.   

If you already have a list of apartments to see and appointments made, your trip here will be less stressful.

Check out the resources listed on our main Housing Page.  It's never too early to get started!

What if I sign up, but secure housing prior to House Hunting Days?

The goal is to find housing, so congratulations!  No need to worry here, you have 14 days prior to the start of your House Hunting Days session to cancel for a full refund!

Do I need a car during House Hunting Days?

You do not need a car, but it would be helpful to have one. If you are bringing a car, parking on campus for the session is free.  

Can a spouse, family member, or friend stay with me during House Hunting Days?

Activities associated with House Hunting days can be attended by friends and family.  However, only the student can have access to sleep overnight in the Residence Halls.  Guests can attend the initial "meet and greet" session on the first evening of the session for a fee of $15. 

Where can I apply for House Hunting Days?

To register, you will need to complete a registration form, along with a fee of $75.00.  Registration Forms for 2015 House Hunting Days will be available in early June of 2015. Please check back soon