2015 J-Term Housing Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q: Which Residence Halls will be open during J-Term?

A: J-Term housing will only be available in Goodwin-Kirk, Morehouse, Jewett and Ross halls. All other residence halls will be closed during the January Term.

Q: Who can live in the residence halls during J-Term?

A: Students within two years of high school graduation who are enrolled in an on campus or partial on campus J- term course are required to live in a Drake Residence Hall during J-Term.  These students will be assessed a room and board charge of $48/day for all dates between January 4-24, 2015, which are not indicated as travel-away dates in the course syllabus.

 Students assigned to live in GK, Morehouse, Jewett, or Ross Hall for the academic year, that are beyond two years of high school graduationand enrolled in an on-campus or partial on-campus J-Term course and wish to live in the Residence Halls during J-Term or students who are on-campus for official university business (for example, sophomore athletes whose teams are here during J-Term and have written approval from the Office of Residence Life) will be able to live in Goodwin-Kirk, Morehouse, Jewett or Ross during J-Term. You must submit an e-mail request to the Director of Residence Life, Lorissa.Lieurance@drake.edu  by December 12, 2014 to obtain written J-Term housing approval.  These students will be assessed the $48/day room and board charge for all dates between January 4-24, 2014 for which they are required to be on-campus for their course or approved official Drake activity and are not indicated as travel-away dates in the course syllabus or by those coordinating the official Drake activity in which they are participating.

Q: If I am not registered for an on campus or partial on campus J-Term class can I live in GK, Morehouse, Jewett or Ross or access my room in those halls during J-Term?

A: No.

Q: Is there an additional room and board fee for J-Term?

A: Yes. All students who are required or who have requested and been approved J-Term housing will be assessed room and board fee of $48/day for all dates between January 4-24, 2015, which are not indicated as travel-away dates in the course syllabus or by those coordinating the official approved Drake activity in which they are participating. Room and board charges for J-term total $960 ($48/day).  Room and board charges for J-Term courses or activities that are partially on/partially off campus will be computed based on the number of days spent on campus.

J-Term Room and Board refunds will not be granted after January 2, 2015, even if the student decides to drop the J-Term course.

 Q: What is the definition of residency requirement?

A: All full-time students must live in a Drake residence hall for the first two years out of high school. Exceptions include individuals who are married or live within a 45-mile radius of Drake University and have requested and received written approval from the Office of Residence Life to live off campus with a parent/legal guardian.

Q: If my parent/legal guardian lives within a 45 mile radius of Drake University, can I be a commuter student for the J-term session and live on campus for first and second semester?

A: Individuals requesting to be a commuter student and live with their parent/legal guardian for the J-Term session only, may do so without having contract breakage penalties or the J-Term room and board fees applied if requests are received and written approvals granted by the Office of Residence Life no later than December 12, 2014.  Please be clear in your communication if you are only seeking commuter status for J-Term.

Q: If I am studying abroad during fall 2014 and will still be within two years of high school graduation and required to live on campus upon my return in spring 2015 and want to register for J-Term and get J-Term housing, what should I do?

A: You may contact your advisor or your Dean’s Office to register for a J-Term course. If registering for an on campus or partial on campus course you will also need to email Theresa.Graziano@drake.edu by April 25, 2014 informing the Office of Residence Life of your J-Term housing request.

Q: When do the halls open and close for J-Term housing?

A: Goodwin-Kirk, Morehouse, Jewett and Ross housing for students enrolled in on-campus or partial on-campus J-Term courses will open Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 10 am.

A: Goodwin-Kirk, Morehouse, Jewett and Ross housing for J-Term will end Saturday January 24, 2015 at noon.

Additional Information may be found under J-Term frequently asked Questions & Answers in the quick reference section of the housing materials.

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