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Residence Life

Housing Updates for Fall 2020

The university is currently in planning for Fall 2020 operations. Please check http://park.edu/coronavirus for university updates and check back here at the Residence Life page for any housing specific updates by mid-June. Students will also want to closely monitor your Park email account.

What to Expect: Fall 2020 Courses

June 2, 2020

Dear Student,

Earlier this week you should have received the update from Provost Myers on the plans for Park University for the Fall 2020 semester. For a reminder of that announcement, please check the university website. As a follow-up to that message, we wanted to provide you with details of the impact and plans for Residence Life at Park.

In alignment with the mandates from the Platte County Health Department regarding Phase 2- Tier 3 of the Reopening, we currently plan to have only one student living in each bedroom. We will plan for that scenario of single occupancy and communicate accordingly if we can instead provide double occupancy as desired. Based on these new guidelines, we must start with a blank slate for room assignments and placements.

In order to assist us with the new room assignment process for Fall 2020, all students, even those who already submitted Returning Room request or roommate preferences, will need to complete the Priority Housing Form.

For new students, please be sure you have completed the 3 step process including: Housing Application, $100 deposit, and updated e-Housing Contract. Additionally, you will need to complete the Housing Preference Form mentioned above.

For residents having gone through Returner Room Selection, those preferences will be void and you will need to complete the Housing Preference Form mentioned above and be sure to complete the updated e-Housing Contract.

Note: If a student is required to live in a single room due to mandate by the Health Department, the student would be charged the regular double rate.

Forms – ACTION NEEDED

Priority Housing Form All students who wish to be considered for a residence hall placement must complete the Priority Housing Form. This information will be used to assign the spaces that we have available. A priority deadline for completing this form is Monday, June 15. This will allow Residence Life to work through the forms and make room assignments, with the goal to communicate by early July, if not sooner. Students completing the Priority Housing Form can expect to hear back by that time with either details about a Fall 2020 Waiting List or a Fall 2020 Room Assignment & Roommate Information. Details about move-in will come later in the summer.

Off Campus Waiver Exemption Form Students who meet the criteria for an Off-Campus Exemption to waive the requirement to live on campus should fill out the Waiver Request Form. If you do not meet the listed normal requirements, but would like special consideration due to the current situation, please complete the form and add in comments, “COVID Special Exempt Request.” The approval process for these waivers will occur in late July.

Updated Housing Contract

Please note the Housing Contract has moved to an electronic jot-form and students must sign the updated contract online. If you previously completed the paper copy or PDF, you will still need to complete the updated contract under STEP 3 here: https://www.park.edu/life-park/parkville/residence-life/. You may also access a PDF file of the contract to review. As noted in the updated Housing Contract, there are a few changes you will see as you read through. Please review for a thorough understanding.

Please note that the Housing Contract is only valid once you move in to campus housing. If there are additional changes in the nationwide or local situation that require the University to update the plans for Fall and would prevent students from moving in, the students are not held to the contract.

Rates are the same as originally posted which are located here: https://www.park.edu/life-park/parkville/residence-life/rates/. If single occupancy is mandated, students will only pay the double rate.

Community Guidelines

In line with the guidelines from the community and university that have been set out, it is expected the following Residence Guidelines will be in place:

  • Suspension of the residence hall guest policy. No non-residents permitted during the day or overnight.
  • Single swipe entry at residence hall doors. (Each resident must swipe their own id card).
  • Students should limit interaction in public spaces such as bathrooms and laundry rooms.
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.
  • Students will continue to be expected to frequently take out their trash to provided trash chute or dumpsters area.
  • Failure to follow the student code of conduct and/or Residence Life rules and regulations may result in disciplinary measures, up to and including removal from on-campus housing.
  • Students will be expected to follow all regulations as outlined by the Platte County Health Department and Park University to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Discretion is held by the university in regards to suspending housing and meal service, resulting in move out, if there is a spike in COVID cases and this does not guarantee reimbursement of expenses.

Regarding options in the Dining Center at Thompson, here is what you can expect:

  • To go options
  • No more than 50 people in dining center

Thank you for your patience during this time. If you have additional questions, you may contact us at reslife@park.edu. Please keep in mind that the assignment process will not begin until after June 15 to allow for the priority deadline submissions, so specific answers may not be available regarding room assignment placement, roommate request, and off campus exemptions. If you have questions after receiving updates from Residence Life with your placement in a room or waiting list for the fall, you are encouraged to reach back out at that point.

Please watch your Park University email account for further details as the summer progresses. You may also watch Park University and Residence Life websites for updates.

Sincerely,

The ResLife Team

New Students

Welcome to the Office of Residence Life and Education. We’re glad you’re considering living on campus or are visiting this site as a member of our community. We work hard to provide Park students with a premier living experience.

Resident Life and Education Policies

Engage with The Honors Academy Residential Learning Community.

STEP 1: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

Park University’s housing application will provide the Residence Life staff with your contact information and living preferences, which will be used to match you with a roommate. If you have a preferred roommate, list that person’s name on the application. Once you have your MyPark user name/password, login to MyPark to be directed to the application for housing. If you have already applied but would like to change any of your information (hall, roommate, etc.), email  reslife@park.edu.

STEP 2: HOUSING DEPOSIT

The housing deposit will hold your space on the waiting list. The deposit will be refunded when you move off campus as long as all balances are paid upon departure.

The deposit may be paid with any of the following methods:

  1. login to MyPark an select “Make a Payment” in the Student Account Tools. Be sure to include the words “Housing Deposit” in the comments section before you enter your credit card information to process the payment,
  2. by calling (816) 584-6800 and selecting Option 4,
  3. or by mailing a check to:

Office of Residence Life
Park University
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152.

Returning students do not need to pay a deposit. Housing deposits are refundable up to July 1.

STEP 3: SIGN THE HOUSING CONTRACT

The final step is to complete the Housing Contract online. Be sure to review the housing contract thoroughly before submitting. All students will be held to the terms and conditions of the contract. Communication regarding housing assignments will happen mid-summer.

Housing Contract

An automated confirmation will be sent to you once your contract has been received. Additionally, you may reference a PDF copy of the contract text here

For any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@park.edu.

WAIVER TO LIVE OFF-CAMPUS

To submit a request to be exempt from the requirement to live on campus, complete the waiver form either by following the link below or downloading the form provided here and emailing or mailing to Residence Life.

Download the form

complete waiver request

ROOM RATES, ASSIGNMENTS & WAIT LISTS

Room and board rates for each of the resident halls, Copley, Dearing and Chestnut, and room assignment timelines. More

SUMMER CONFERENCES

Park University has a proud tradition of planning summer visits to campus by providing residence hall accommodations, meals, meeting venues and technology resources. More

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