UH extends lease cancellation deadline after rent increase

UH extends lease cancellation deadline after rent increase

In early April, housing officials notified incoming on-campus residents of increases in rent pricing for 2019-2020, citing aging facilities and equipment as reasons for the change. Soon after being notified, residents took to Reddit to voice concerns about the timing of the notification as well as the deteriorating infrastructure in...

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Students trapped in study room for 3 hours

Students trapped in study room for 3 hours

Three students in Residence Hall Northwest were trapped in a study room for nearly three hours after the doorknob malfunctioned, forcing maintenance staff to break through a wall in order to safely extract them. Computer engineering freshman Colton Mikeska and two of his friends were studying during the evening of...

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Payment change causes concern

Payment change causes concern

University Housing has begun preparing for the transfer of management of certain on-campus housing properties from American Campus Communities to the university. But while university officials attempt to ensure a smooth handover, students are expressing concern that the change could do more harm than good. When University Housing announced it...

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Housing switches internet provider

Housing switches internet provider

For the third time in two years, campus housing has changed internet providers. The most recent transition, from UTD-sponsored internet – CometNet and TemocNet – to Apogee, began in May and ended June 15. Director of Housing Operations Kevin Kwiatkowski said the move was a joint decision by University Housing, the...

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Insight on Inns

Insight on Inns

While students aren’t given much of a choice for freshman year housing at UTD, it’s always good to be aware of the benefits and drawbacks of nearby living options. Between the dorms in University Commons and the luxury apartments at Northside, the search for affordable housing can be difficult, but...

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Program provides community for first-gen students

Program provides community for first-gen students

UTD will add one more living space to its current eight academically-focused areas. Rather than have a major-specific focus, however, this living space is designed for students whose parents did not complete a four-year college program in the United States. The university administration hired Mary Jane Suarez Partain in 2006...

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University Village switches to semesterly payment policy

University Village switches to semesterly payment policy

Starting next semester, residential students living in all university housing facilities will be required to pay their housing expenses by semester instead of monthly. With the on-campus housing renewal and sign-up process for next semester beginning on Jan. 23, students can expect a change if they choose to live on...

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New LLC to focus on women in STEAM

New LLC to focus on women in STEAM

To advance female representation in the STEAM fields and help foster connections among those female students, University Housing is piloting a program in fall 2017 called Women in STEAM, which will be a new Living Learning Community on campus. From the LLC website, “Living Learning Communities are groups of freshman...

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