This information is for ALL Students — New Freshmen, Returning (Current), New Transfer, New International, Graduate, and All Other Students
New freshmen, returning (current students), new transfer, new international, graduate, and other students can submit a housing contract for Fall 2023/Winter 2024 by filling out a contract at the following link:
Log in using your SVSU Username and Password. This is a new housing portal called THD - The Housing Director for our residential students.
NOTE: If you plan to utilize financial aid, please make certain you have enough financing to cover the costs—as you are entering into a binding legal contract with the university. You can verify your financial details on your award letter that is generated by filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The $200 prepayment is used toward the first-semester payment and is not a deposit to be refunded when the contract expires.
**Contract opens December 1, 2022 at 9am EST for ALL residents for Fall 2023/Winter 2024.**
Prior Academic Year:
Incoming freshmen (First Time in College - FTIC) and freshman transfer residents are required to be on a meal plan regardless of their room placement. Meal plans consist of a combination of weekly swipes and declining balance dollars (DB). Weekly swipes are used in the all-you-care-to-eat facility called Marketplace at Doan and each swipe counts as one meal. Declining balance (DBs) are treated like flex accounts/debit cards and used in retail locations such as Panda Express, Subway, C-Store, Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.), etc. A second installment of DBs is loaded for the start of the winter semester. Declining balance dollars roll over from the fall to winter semester, however, unexpected declining balance dollars are forfeited at the end of the winter semester.
Upperclass and new transfer residents do not have a mandatory meal plan but may elect to purchase one for convenience. Block plans are available and include meals per semester that roll over from fall to winter. Students also have the option of creating their own meal plan using a combination of block meals and DBs or buying a traditional plan for a full semester experience.
Combination plans include a weekly meal swipe component and DBs. Meals per week must be used in the period designated and meal swipes re-set on Sunday, each week. As noted, all meal plan balances are forfeited at the end of the winter semester.
Meal changes are allowed through the first five days of each semester. Upgrades or reloading may occur at any time.
First year students are given a date/time stamp upon submission of the contract and $200 prepayment that creates a virtual line to award rooms on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage you to submit early to try ensure your top room style preference. Students will continue to rank their preferences for first-year living areas and these preferences are taken into account should the staff need to optimize occupancy or assign first year students.
All residents will be able to find their mutual roommate(s) in the housing portal through the Roommate Selection process.
Students in special programs may not have preferences honored due to community limitations by the advisor. It is not possible to honor all requests, although every attempt will be made to do so. The final determination of room assignments rests with the university.
SVSU does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical impairment, disability or veteran status in the provision of education, employment, and other services.
Contract Submission through May 1st:
A resident who notifies Housing Operations in writing by May 1st preceding the contract period to cancel the contract for any reason will be charged a $200 cancellation fee.
Non-Enrollment or Not Attending:
Cancellations for non-enrollment received in writing prior to the official payment due date for fall or winter semesters, if approved by the University, will incur a $100 contract cancellation charge and may result in a $100 refund of the housing prepayment.
Failure to notify Housing Operations in writing by the payment due date of the semester will result in a $200 cancellation charge.
Still Enrolled and Special Circumstances:
At its discretion, the university will consider contract releases outside of the aforementioned criteria only if the circumstances are sufficiently extreme or catastrophic in nature. Requests of this nature must be submitted in writing to Housing Operations and include supporting documentation.
Tuition, fees, housing, and meal costs are applied to a student’s account. Any unpaid balance could result in loss of services including classes and/or housing. All payments must be made by the published due dates. We encourage students to check mySVSU (Self Service) for account status information on a regular basis. All communications are made via the SVSU email account. Printed bills are not generated.
Cancellations or Deferrals by Resident. The Resident will not be released from the Contract to move to off-campus housing or to commute during the contract period. The University will release a a Resident from the Contract or defer the terms of this Contract to winter semester without any cancellation fee upon advance written notice if the Resident:
The university will release a Resident from the contract, subject to the cancellation fees below, if the Resident:
This Contract will not be canceled or deferred due to any change in class content delivery format, such as online. The University at its discretion will consider contract cancellations or deferrals outside the above criteria. Requests of this nature must be submitted in writing to Housing Operations and include supporting documentation. Requests that are approved will be charged a pro-rated housing and meal plan amount for any actual days in residence and are subject to additional cancellation fees. The Contract will be reinstated by the University for any resident who is released due to withdrawal from the University and subsequently re-enrolls during the contract period.
The resident must comply with Housing Operations check-out procedures in order to complete withdrawal from Saginaw Valley State University. A resident failing to follow published check-out procedures may be assessed a minimum $100 improper check-out fee and $50 lost of key fee.
The University at its discretion will consider contract cancellations or deferrals outside the above criteria. Requests of this nature must be submitted in writing to Housing Operations and include supporting documentation. Requests that are approved will be charged a pro-rated housing and meal plan amount for any actual days in residence and are subject to additional cancellation fees.
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