General Housing Information
The housing application and $350 deposit may be submitted online at www.indianatech.edu/housing. If you are unable to submit the payment online, make remittance payable to Indiana Tech by check or money order and mail it to the admissions office. Do not send cash.
Housing can be guaranteed only if the deposit is paid by May 1st prior to the first term of attendance. If paid after May 1st, you will be placed based on availability.
Housing Deposit / Room Reservation Fund
The $350 deposit will be held as a reservation deposit for as long as you are on the list for assignment. Once this assignment is made and the student occupies the room, the deposit is then held as a damage deposit. Since assignments are made on the basis of the date the deposit is received, application and deposits must be made before the prospective student is admitted to university housing. The deposit will be retained for as long as the student continues to utilize campus housing and will revert back to a reservation deposit each summer. Should a student decide to cancel their on campus room or housing contract, a refund of the deposit may be obtained by submitting a written request or email to Residence Life no later than May 1st of the current year’s upcoming Fall semester or December 1st of the upcoming Spring semester or by completing the housing questionnaire indicating such by the required deadline. Failure to provide notice of cancellation by the required deadline will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit.
Contracts / Housing Requirement
All Freshmen and Sophomore students are required to reside in campus housing. Immediate exemption may be granted if the student meets one of the following criteria:
- 21 years of age or older prior to the start of the initial semester of enrollment.
- Residing with Parents, Guardians or Grandparents (some exceptions for responsible relatives may be granted) who has a 6 month established residency within 50 miles of the university.
- Married and living with spouse within 50 miles of the university.
- Veteran of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
- Medical Exemptions with documentation.
- Junior Standing prior to opening of Fall semester.
Room assignments are made in late May and information is communicated electronically in early June. Initial requests for specific roommates are honored provided the deposits and applications are made prior to May 1st and both applicants indicate their preference for each other as roommates on the online application. Applications without specific requests are assigned using personal background information furnished on the application for maximum compatibility. Building selection is primarily based on the completion date of the application. The university reserves the right to make changes to room assignments when it is in the best interest of the residents and/or the university.
Meal Service (Board Plans)
All first year students are required to participate in the full meal plan. In addition, any student residing in the Pierson Center Hall or Kalbfleisch Hall is required to participate in the full meal plan. Returning or transfer students in Evans-Kimmel Hall, Frank and Anne Oropeza Hall, or Summit Hall may choose between the Any 5 meals, Any 10 meals, or the full meal plan options. Returning or transfer students assigned to a townhouse in Warrior Row A or B or Rogers Hall may choose to participate in a meal plan but are not required. Exceptions may be made for medical reasons or at the university discretion when returning student occupancy exceeds facilities typically allocated for that population of students.
Contract meals begin on the first official date of housing each semester and end on the last date of final examinations each semester. Although the university may offer meal service during scheduled breaks during the academic year, they are not considered part of the contracted board plan.
Room Furnishings and Supplies
For information on room furnishings and amenities in each building, please visit www.indianatech.edu/housing and click on the building in which you are assigned. None of the furniture provided may be removed from the room. Mattresses are twin long and you will need to provide your own bedding. Refrigerators are allowed but limited to approximately 4 cubic feet. You may wish to bring a small desk lamp for additional lighting. Hot plates (cooking appliances with open top burners), deep fryers, and space heaters are not permitted. Telephone service is not provided in the rooms as most students utilize cell phones and online communications. Toiletries and cleaning supplies are your responsibility. Shower curtains will be provided. Additional information on rooms and suggestions on what to bring is also located on the website.
Laundry machines are located in each facility for residential students only at no additional cost. Students desiring finished laundry and/or dry cleaning may find this available within a reasonable distance off campus.