URGENT NOTICE: Spring Break Application Processing Delay

*Due to the academic Spring Break holiday, applications submitted from February 26th, 2018 through Monday March 19th, 2018 will experience an additional processing delay. College Houses will not be able to distribute any Membership Results Letters for applications submitted during this period until after March 27th, 2018 (*at the earliest). *Results for Applications submitted after March 12th, 2018 during this period may not be available until Wednesday April 3rd.

Results for applications submitted after March 19th, 2018 should be processed on the standard timeline as detailed below.

Thank you for your patience and understanding; our houses are not operational for two weekends over the spring break holiday and therefore cannot submit application results to the office for distribution.


College Houses is a democratically-managed non-profit organization with a small staff. Our democratic processes set us apart from other housing options, but they also add complexity you may not encounter elsewhere. Unlike leasing at a standard, for-profit apartment complex, our free application process requires more time and flexibility from you, the applicant. Please understand that all timelines given for application and contract processing are subject to change based on holidays, office closures, or the need to address emergencies that arise with individual students or facilities (the staff will always prioritize the health and safety of residents in the event of an emergency). If the complexity of our timeline gives you pause (or if you have an urgent need for housing), then we do not recommend forgoing other time-sensitive housing options you may be considering.

Before you can request a contracts from College Houses, you must be approved for membership. Your Membership Application (below) will be sent to the house(s), and voted on by individual members. The application process typically takes 2-3 weeks. Once the houses have voted, the office will compile your results and send you a Membership Results Letter, along with a contract request form. The leasing process typically takes another 1-2 weeks from the date you request your contract. Availability is subject to change throughout your application and contract request process.

Please read through the entire Membership Application carefully, as it contains detailed information about our housing and your contract options. You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted the application.

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