Upper Class Housing

Important Dates (2015-16):

  • CLO Applications due 2/5/16
  • CLO Decisions Announced 2/12/16
  • Townhouse Applications due 2/19/16
  • Townhouse Decisions Announced 3/4/16

Upper Class Housing Options/Process:

Community Living Option:

  • An off campus housing privilege within the hamlet of Houghton and some surrounding areas; approved students are responsible for securing their own rental contracts. Students living in a CLO are still expected to abide by the Statement of Community Responsibilities and Community Covenant. Some other rules/restrictions apply for those who are approved and can be explained in the Office of Student Life.  Applications can be found online (Community Living Option Application) and are due by Friday, February 5 at 5:00pm

College Townhouses:

  • On campus living facilities offered to students of Junior or Senior status.  College Townhouses hold up to eight residents.  Groups applying with seven residents will only be considered once full applications have been approved.  Applications must be filled out by each townhouse group member: Townhouse Application and  are due by Friday, February 19 at 5:00pm. 

All of the above housing options require students to be of Junior or Senior status (holding 60 credits or more). CLOs as well as Townhouse groups are determined based on average credit hours completed as of December 2015.  Any questions may be directed to the Office of Student Life, housing@houghton.edu, or at the annual housing meeting on January 28 (11:00am in Wesley Chapel).

Living Learning Communities:

Creation Care House:

Residence Life and the Houghton Sustainability Office have partnered together to create the Creation Care House (CCH). This exciting new living-learning community provides townhouse residents with the opportunity to not only learn about important creation care concepts, but to actively and intentionally incorporate these principles into their college residential experience. The CCH receives a small program budget and residents benefit from regular interactions with sustainability experts. CCH residents agree to partner with the Sustainability Office to model sustainable practices and to promote creation care learning withinthe townhouse area.

Students who are interested in applying to live in the Creation Care House must fill out the townhouse application. Applicants must also submit a one- to two-page statement that outlines the group’s interest in working with the Sustainability Office and clearly specifies the areas of creation care the group desires to explore while living in the Creation Care House. Examples of broad topics could include sustainable food, energy use, waste reduction, etc. More information about the Creation Care House may be found at this link: Creation Care House.

Married Housing:

Please contact the Housing Office if you are interested in married housing for the upcoming academic year at housing@houghton.edu or in person.

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