J-term 2021 Housing
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
Q: Which Residence Halls will be open during J-Term?
A: J-Term housing will only be available in Goodwin-Kirk, Jewett and Morehouse 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 $57.00/day for all dates between January 3-23, 2021, which are not indicated as travel-away dates in the course syllabus.
Students assigned to live in GK, Jewett, or Morehouse Hall * for the academic year, that are beyond two years of high school graduation and 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) may be able to live in Goodwin-Kirk, Jewett or Morehouse during J-Term. You must submit an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2020 to obtain written J-Term housing approval. These students will be assessed the $57.00/day room and board charge for all dates between January 3-23, 2021 which they are required to be on-campus and are not indicated as travel-away dates in the course syllabus.
Q: If I am not registered for an on-campus or partial on-campus J-Term class can I live in GK/JE/MH or access my GK/JE/MH room during J-Term?
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 $57.00/day for all dates between January 3-23, 2021, which are not indicated as travel-away dates in the course syllabus. Room and board charges for J-term total ($57.00/day). Room and board charges for J-Term courses that are partially on/partially off campus will be computed based on the number of days spent on-campus according to the course syllabus.
J-Term Room and Board refunds will not be granted after January 4, 2021, even if the student decides to drop the J-Term course. The last day to add or drop a class online is December 11, 2020. You may add or drop in person, on campus until January 4, 2021.
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 by emailing email@example.com and received written approval from the Office of Residence Life to live off campus with their 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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and written approvals granted by the Office of Residence Life no later than November 30, 2020 by 4:00pm. Subject line of email should read J-Term Commuter Request. Please be clear in your communication that this commuter request is only for J-Term
Q: If I am studying abroad during Fall 2020 and will still be within two years of high school graduation and required to live on campus upon my return in Spring 2021 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 email@example.com by April 17, 2020 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, Jewett and Morehouse * housing for students enrolled in on-campus or partial on- campus J-Term courses will open Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
A: Goodwin-Kirk, Jewett and Morehouse * housing for J-Term will end Saturday January 23, 2021 at noon.
Q. If I am an athlete taking an on-campus or partial on-campus J-Term course, is there anything specific I need to know in addition to the regular J-Term information?
Additional Information may be found under J-Term frequently asked Questions & Answers in the quick reference section of the housing materials.
*Subject to change by the University
For additional J-term 2021 questions that are directly related to Housing, please contact:
Lorissa L Sowden
Assistant Dean of Students / Director, Residence Life
2875 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311-4034