2016-17 Recontracting

Any returning student who does not currently have a contract for 2016-17 is now able to submit contracts in person (136 UDCC) or via email.

Please use the following information to help you with your recontracting process:

  • Do you have a 2016-17 contract for the halls? Visit our Residence Hall Selection page to view important dates.
  • Do you have a fall 2016-17 contract for the apartments? Visit our Apartment Selection page to view important dates.
  • Are you currently a family living with us? Visit our Family Apartment Selection page to view important dates.
  • Are you a returning student who doesn't have a contract with us for fall 2016? Visit our office at 136 UDCC or email us at housing@iastate.edu
  • Do you currently live off campus? Visit our office at 136 UDCC or email us at housing@iastate.edu for options.


Additional resources:

Questions? Contact us at housing@iastate.edu or 515-294-2900.

As a Continuing Student, do I need to sign a contract if I will be gone on internship / study abroad / student teaching / etc. for the Fall semester? This decision is entirely up to you. You have two choices:

  • Sign a contract that begins Fall and then submit a Waiver Form. If you do this, you will be released from the contract for the time that you are away. However, upon your return, you will be required to live on-campus for the Spring semester (or face cancellation penalties). You will retain your current student status and will be assigned or will be able to select your spring assignment prior to new students.
  • Wait to sign a Spring contract. If you do this, obviously you will have no fall charges or obligations. You have until November 1 to cancel without penalties. However, you will not be able to select your own assignment and an assignment will be made for you based upon the date of your contract, which could be after new students have already been assigned.

I have applied to be a CA next year, should I sign a contract? - Ask yourself this question: "If I am not hired as a CA do I still want to live on-campus?"

  • If the answer is yes, you should submit a contract and participate in the Recontracting process. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Go ahead and pick a room for next year as if you won't be hired. If you are hired, we will change your assignment to your new CA room.
  • If the answer is no, then you should not submit a contract. If you sign a contract now and you are not hired as a CA, the March 1 deadline still applies and you could face substantial financial penalties if you decide to cancel.