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Welcome to University Residences - Reconfigured Spaces within Auxiliary Housing

All students who have a signed housing contract by May 5 are guaranteed a living space in University Residences for the upcoming academic year. Due to the continued demand for on-campus living with returning students and a large freshman class, University Residences provides additional spaces for students with signed housing contracts.

Reconfigured Spaces within Auxiliary Housing

All reconfigured spaces are permanent assignments for the academic year and provide the same support and access to amenities as traditional residence hall spaces. For the 2021-2022 academic year, spaces within residence halls have been reconfigured to provide additional spaces for students. Reconfigured spaces are rooms throughout the residence halls that have either been converted into student rooms or additional beds and furniture added to traditional spaces.

Limited Term Auxiliary Housing

Based on availability, some students may begin the semester in temporary limited term auxiliary housing but will receive a permanent assignment as soon as one is available. It is anticipated that about 50 students may begin in limited term housing. University Residences staff will assist students in moving their personal belongings to the new space. 

Most students are reassigned by October Break, but in all cases, by semester break. University Residences has a dedicated staff member, a housing transition coordinator, for those students initially assigned to limited term auxiliary housing. This individual is committed to making the student experience in limited term auxiliary housing positive and will communicate with the student throughout the entire process of transitioning to a permanent assignment.

The limited term auxiliary room rate is set at University Residence’s lowest double room rate. However, once the student moves to a permanent space, the rate will be adjusted accordingly. Limited term housing is not a choice to select from, it is used in the last few days to assign overages. Once a student is assigned to a permanent space they are expected to move within a 3-5 day time frame with staff assistance.

Auxiliary Housing in Campus Residence Halls

Locations Limited Term Housing Reconfigured Space within Auxiliary Housing
Style of Housing Various Arrangements Various Arrangements
Meal Plan YES YES
Resident Assistant Support YES YES
Academic and Community Activities YES YES
BGR Eligible YES YES
Length of Stay Temporary Entire Academic Year

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If you have an issue accessing our rates page due to a disability, please email us at newres@purdue.edu and we are happy to assist.

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Reconfigured Spaces in Auxiliary Housing FAQs:

What is the difference between reconfigured auxiliary space and limited term housing?

Reconfigured space is either additional beds and furniture in a residence hall room or a room repurposed for this academic year with furniture and wardrobes provided. There are a very limited number of quad+ rooms and these rooms will have 6-10 students in a large space. All students will have furniture and wardrobe provided and in some there will also be soft seating provided in a relaxation/social area of the room. All reconfigured space has University locks and keys are distributed in the same manner as they are for all residents. Reconfigured spaces are permanent assignments for the academic year.

Limited term housing is a temporary assignment that is used in the final days of our assignment process and is only for a short period of time. It is anticipated that about 50 students may begin in limited term housing. When we have no shows and students who change their mind after arrival, students are moved from limited term spaces into a permanent space for the academic year. All reconfigured space has University locks and keys are distributed in the same manner as they are for all residents.

How will roommate requests be considered in this process?
Mutual roommate requests received prior to April 15 will be honored, provided there is no conflict with other programs such as learning communities. Mutual requests after April 15 will be honored to the best of our ability and may result in assignment to University Residences Boiler Apartments.
Are assignments to reconfigured auxiliary space permanent for the academic year?
Yes, assignments to reconfigured auxiliary spaces are permanent assignments for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Which residence halls will house reconfigured auxiliary spaces?
Tarkington, Wiley, Owen, Meredith South, Meredith, Cary, Shreve, Earhart, Harrison, McCutcheon will have reconfigured auxiliary spaces and are all located in central campus.
Do all rooms in reconfigured auxiliary spaces have windows?
Yes, all reconfigured auxiliary spaces have windows. A very small number of reconfigured auxiliary spaces have frosted glass windows. Additionally, every room has been inspected by the Purdue Fire Safety team and meets all requirements.
Are any reconfigured auxiliary spaces located on a basement level?
No, there are not any reconfigured auxiliary spaces located on a basement level. Some may be on first floor levels which are equivalent to ground level.
Do students in these spaces still need to select a move-in time?

Yes, students living in reconfigured auxiliary spaces will need to select and adhere to a move-in time.

How far will students be from a bathroom?
The distance to the bathroom will depend on the assigned building and location of student room within the building.
How many closets are included in a reconfigured space?
The number of closets will depend on the building, however, there will be space to accommodate all student’s belongings. Students will have their own chest of drawers and may share closet space.
Will students in reconfigured auxiliary space have a resident assistant and attend programs and activities?
Yes, students in reconfigured auxiliary housing have the exact experience provided as any other University Residences student with an assigned Resident Assistant and availability programs and activities.
Who can I contact if I would like to be released from my housing contract?

Please contact University Residences at 765-494-1000 or urcancelrequest@purdue.edu for more information.

Limited Term Housing FAQs:

How long will a student live in limited term housing?

Most students are reassigned by October Break, but in all cases, by semester break. It is anticipated that about 50 students may begin in limited term housing.

Do all limited term housing spaces have windows?
Some limited term housing spaces will not have windows. Every room has been inspected by the Purdue Fire Safety team and meets all requirements.
What safety measures are provided in limited term housing?
The safety standards are the same in all University Residences spaces. We never put students in a room that does not meet required safety standards.
Will students in Limited Term Housing have a resident assistant and attend programs and activities?
Yes, students in Limited Term Housing have the exact experience provided as any other University Residences student with an assigned Resident Assistant and availability programs and activities.
Can students in Limited Term Housing attend Boiler Gold Rush?
Yes, all freshman can attend BGR and are highly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity.
What is the room rate for limited term housing?
The limited term auxiliary room rate is set at University Residence’s lowest double room rate ($2446 for the academic year, $1223 for the semester and prorated by days living in the space.) Once the student moves to a permanent space, the rate will be adjusted accordingly.