2016-17 Recontracting!

As a Continuing student, RECONTRACTING allows you to contract for and select your own assignment for the next academic year using AccessPlus.

Do you want a single, double, or triple room in the halls? Do you want a 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom apartment? Does your entire house want to move somewhere together? The best thing about Recontracting is that YOU decide where you are going to live!

2016-17 housing contracts are now available in AccessPlus for currently contracted on-campus residents.
March 1, 2016 is the LAST DAY to submit your 2016-17 contract and select an assignment.
If you do not contract and select an assignment by March 1, 2016 you will not be permitted to submit a 2016-17 Housing Contract. However, you can submit a Waitlist Application.
Recontracting for 2016-17 will be much different than it has in the past
Please read the following sections of this Recontracting web site carefully.

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.