*Summer 2019 and Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Contracts will be available to new members in January 2019. If you apply/applied early, the Contract Request form (linked in your Membership Results email) will updated to include 2019-2020 contracts by January.
Notice: Winter Application Processing Delay*: All membership applications for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 received on or after Monday December 10th, 2018 will be placed on hold until our houses resume operations in January 2019.
*Applications for Spring 2019 will not be impacted by this delay.
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 up to 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.