Among campus living options for Hofstra students, a popular type of living for upper class students is suite-style living. Students in suites live in two or more single or double rooms, share a bathroom and in some suites share a common area space as well. Previously, only students of the same gender could live together in a suite.
Effective for the Fall 2012 Room Selection process, Co-ed Housing will provide the option for students to share a suite, regardless of gender. However, two students within the same "room" in a suite must share the same gender. Co-ed Housing is currently being offered only in Norwich House in the Colonial Square complex. This option is only available to students who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors in the upcoming academic year.
Co- Ed Housing: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How and when do I sign up for Hofstra's Co-Ed Housing?
A: After paying the $300 deposit, interested students should come to the Office of Residential Programs (244 Student Center) on March 19th in order to sign up for this housing option. Students can sign up on a first come, first serve basis.
Q: When will I be notified of my assignment?
A: The Office of Residential Programs will provide students with a confirmation email in regards to their Co-Ed housing assignment.
Q: Can I live with my friend of an opposite gender in the same "room" within a suite?
A: No. Different gendered-students cannot share the same "room" under the Co-Ed Housing policy.
Q: What does it take to "fill" a suite in Co-Ed Housing?
A: Depending on the configuration and room capacity limits within the suite (i.e. single, double), all available bed space within the suite unit must be occupied. For example, under the Co-Ed Housing option, two double rooms within the suite must have the same gendered students in each of the double rooms with no remaining bed space.
Q: What happens if there is no more space available?
A: Students will be notified in advance of the general lottery if there are no more rooms available for Co-Ed Housing. This provides students the opportunity to go through room selection process for their general lottery period.
Q: Can I Homestead my room if I already reside in Norwich?
A: Homesteading is NOT permitted on the first floor of Norwich, where the Co-Ed Housing living option will exist.
Q: Are my parents involved or notified of my decision?
A: Parents are not notified of student housing assignments during the Room Selection Process. However, should parents contact Residential Programs with regard to an individual student assignment, the Office will share information based on the student's FERPA information on file with the University.
Q: Is there a cost difference for this option?
A: There is NO difference in price between Co-Ed Housing and other similar living accommodations of campus housing.
Q: How can I learn more about Co-Ed Housing?
A: Information is available on the Office of Residential Programs website.