The renewal time has now started for Vulcan Village. There are some significant changes from previous years, which will make the process of living with us much easier. Please come to the office to pick up the housing contract to renew for next year. There will be a $100.00 application fee until Friday, February 6, 2015. After this time, it will be a $175.00 application fee to renew. New incoming Cal U. students will pay $200.00 to apply to live at Vulcan Village just like the Residence Halls.
You can apply online through your Vulcan Information Portal account and then select the “Housing” option. Apartment / room selection will occur online in March / April. Room choice priority during the room selection time (March / April) is determined by the date and time you return your housing contract with application payment. The sooner you apply, the better!
Here are some of the significant changes you will see:
NO MORE TYPICAL LEASE DOCUMENT – As part of University Housing, Vulcan Village will now be utilizing the university housing contract along with the online MyHousing option in VIP for housing like what is used for the residence halls. By utilizing these systems we have been able to eliminate many of the measures leasing agreements require such as a guarantor and notarization process. This saves time for both you and your parents!
UNIVERSITY BILLING – Your Vulcan Village room costs will now appear directly on your university account. By doing this, all payments will be made directly to the university and not Vulcan Village. This process bypasses the need to make your first payment out-of-pocket as has been required in the past as well as monthly rent payments. You will just follow the Bursar’s Office payment schedule for your overall university billing.
SAME PRICING – There will be no change in our room rental rates for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. The pricing will remain the same for the 2×2, 4×4, and 4×4 units as they currently exist for the academic year (August 16, 2015 – May 15, 2016):
4×4 = $6,990 / Academic Year ($3,495 / Semester)
4×2 = $6,750 / Academic Year ($3,375 / Semester)
2×2 = $7,990 / Academic Year ($3,995 / Semester)
SAME APARTMENT AMENITIES – All of the apartment inclusions and amenities will remain the same for next year: electric, water, Wifi internet, HD TV service, sewer costs, garbage removal, free shuttle service, fitness center, and clubhouse use.
MEAL PLAN IS NOT REQUIRED – As is currently the case, meal plans are not required, but you can sign up for one for next year when you complete your housing contract paperwork.
SUMMER CONTRACTING IS SEPARATE – Different than the current leasing plans, we will be following University Housing’s contract timing for the summer. This means that we will no longer have formal 12-month / installment leasing plans, but you will be able to contract for the summer months as a separate housing contract just like they do for the Residence Halls. The contract time for the academic lease spans August 16, 2015 – May 15, 2016.
We hope these changes will help you in your experience here at Cal U. if you have any questions, please feel free to come see us in the Vulcan Village Office or by calling us at (724) 938-8990.