Apartment Application Policies for Private or Shared Bedroom Accommodations for Fall/Spring 2016-2017 Lease Period
To provide reasonable consideration to current residents who want to return to their Apartment Community and to extend opportunities to current Residence Hall Residents and new housing applicants, available apartment bed spaces shall be assigned to apartment applicants based on the following priorities.
Priority One Applicant Status: Existing apartment residents will be able to RENEW between February 16 through February 19, 2016.
Existing residents must be current in the payment of all housing and meal plan charges to be eligible to renew for the same space for the 2016-2017 lease period.
Priority Two Applicant Status: Current residence hall residents who have applied for a space at The Heights on Pecan Apartments, Timber Brook Apartment and The Lofts Apartments.
- Lease offers for priority two applicants will be sent begin to be sent on February 29, 2016.
Priority Three Applicant Status: All applicants on the waitlists for The Heights on Pecan Apartments, Timber Brook Apartment and The Lofts Apartments.
Lease offers for priority three applicants may be issued as early as March 2016.
In all instances, assignment to available bed spaces shall be offered on a first-come, first-served basis according to applicant’s priority status as noted above, then according to applicant’s apartment application date.
The following policies shall also apply:
- Housing Eligibility: Application for housing is separate from application to the University of Texas at Arlington. Acceptance as a student is acknowledged only through the Office of Admissions and is not a prerequisite for applying for housing; however, applicants must be accepted for admission to the University prior to an apartment lease being offered.
- Enrollment Requirement: Apartment residents must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at UTA. Residents need not be enrolled in summer classes provide they will be enrolled in the fall and spring semesters.
- Early Application Encouraged: To increase the likelihood of being offered available housing, early apartment application is encouraged.
- Limited Availability and Contingency Plans: Available apartment bed spaces are limited. For these reasons, apartment applicants are encouraged to develop contingency plans in the event a bed space is not available. In this instance, early application for alternate apartment accommodations is encouraged.
- Accommodation Preferences: The assignment priorities of the Housing Office are first to offer available bed spaces and second to try to accommodate apartment type preferences as noted on the application. As reservations are confirmed, housing options will become more limited. Applicants are encouraged to list multiple apartment type preferences to increase the likelihood of being offered available housing.
- Application Expiration: An applicant, who does not receive an offer before the start of the semester may come to the Housing Office during the first week of classes to indicate continued interest in any beds which may become available throughout the semester.
- Offer of Housing Property: Offers for The Heights on Pecan made by email. Applicants are contacted via their UT Arlington email account. Applicants are responsible for checking their email daily. Applicants are responsible for immediately updating their Personal Contact Details on line, if there is any change to their phone number, email address, or mailing address. . Applicants are encouraged to sign up for text alerts to enhance the notification process. To receive notification via text messaging, text UTAHOUSING to 292929.
- Acceptance of Offer: To accept an offer, the applicant must respond promptly and without delay. The appropriate leasing personnel must receive the required documents and monetary consideration as stated in the offer, or the offer will be considered void. Occupancy is not guaranteed until a $150 apartment deposit has been received with all required documents by the dates outlined in the lease offer.
- Special Conditions - Changing Accommodation Preferences: After submitting an initial application, some applicants may consider changing their accommodation preferences. Requesting to change your apartment space preferences is allowed up until a contract offer is made.
- Special Conditions - Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Many properties are already accessible for students with disabilities. If you have special needs because of a disability, you must note this on your application and contact the Office for Students with Disabilities 817-272-3364. You may also visit www.uta.edu/disability for more information. Special requests should be made as soon as possible. Major alterations may require 4-6 weeks for completion.
- Policies Subject to Change: The University, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to make exceptions and changes to the assignment priorities and policies without prior notice and without compensation to applicants waiting for assignment to university housing.
- Resident Policies and Lease Terms and Conditions: Applicants may want to be aware of various resident policies and lease terms and conditions before applying.
As a minimum, applicants should be aware of the following policies:
- No Pets Allowed
Except for service or guide dogs for persons with disabilities and fish in aquariums less than 10 gallons, no pets are allowed (even temporarily) anywhere in the apartment, apartment community, without prior written authorization from The University.
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Tobacco Free Campus. The use of all tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products) by students, staff, faculty and visitors are prohibited on all UT-Arlington properties. Thus, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the Premises, the building containing the Premises, or on the campus.
Parking areas are located next to each community. Residents with vehicles must display the proper parking tag on their vehicle. Because of limited space, only one vehicle per resident is permitted to be parked in the parking lot. Parking tags may be purchased at the Parking Office at 1225 W. Mitchell. For more information, call (817) 272-3381 or visit http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/police/parking/
Renter's, Health, and Life Insurance are the responsibility of each resident. UTA assumes no liability for loss, damage, or theft of personal property, injury, or death. Residents are encouraged to adequately insure themselves against such losses.
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