Housing is guaranteed for all new freshman students. Those who meet the following deadlines are guaranteed housing in traditional first-year student halls:
- May 1 for Fall applicants
- November 1 for Spring applicants
Students who apply for housing after those dates may be housed in triple spaces both in first-year halls and in upper-class halls.
Upperclass and graduate housing is very limited and are available on a first-come first-served basis. Assignments and communication with new transfer and new graduate applicants will be done as soon as possible prior to the end of June.
Deposit forms are obtained from the Admissions Office when a student is accepted. The housing deposit, including the tuition deposit, must be received by the Admissions Office before a student can be scheduled for a room assignment.
Assignments will be made only when a student's application is complete. A completed application consists of:
• $300 Housing Deposit (instructions sent to all accepted students in the Accepted Student Guide)
• completed submission of housing preferences online (instructions sent via email, see timeline below)
Below is our email communication timeline for new students:
|Application term||Housing Preferences email||Housing Assignment email|
|2013–14 schoolyear||around second week in February for early accepts||first week in July|
|2013 Summer||around fourth week in March||three weeks before your requested check-in date|
|2014 Spring||around mid-November||second week in December|
All new students who have been accepted to Pratt and have deposited their tuition and housing deposits will be sent in the mail an acceptance packet. In that packet will be your Pratt OneKey online login credentials and instructions on how to access your pratt.edu email account.
It is vital that new students know how to access their pratt.edu email account as from this point forward, all assignment information and other updates will be sent via your pratt.edu email address.
Completing Your Housing Preferences
In order to complete your online housing application process, you must know your OneKey login credentials and how to access your pratt.edu email account.
Once you have received an email from our office to confirm that you may submit your housing preferences, you may do so by following the steps below.
Step 1: Point your web browser to www.pratt.edu/mypratt/mypratt_resources/mypratt_web_services/ and log on using your Onekey username and password.
Step 2: On that page you should see a link "Residence Life - Student Home." Click on this link to continue on to the "Residence Life - Student Home" page.
Step 3: On the "Residence Life - Student Home" page, on the left-hand column you'll see a link called "My Emergency Contacts." Click on that link. You will then be able to add an emergency contact record. Once you have added at least one emergency contact record, click on "My Home" link on the left hand column; this will refresh the page.
Step 4: On the right pane, you may see a couple of links named: "New Freshman," "New Transfer & Readmit," or "New Graduate."
Click on the appropriate link that applies to you. If your options show the incorrect choice based on your student status, please contact our office to correct the information so you can continue. The next few pages will ask you to submit various preferences that will help us make the best assignment for you.
Step 5: Follow the directions on the preferences pages and be sure to complete all sections. Items that have a red asterisk are required entries. On the last page is the confirmation page and where you finalize your choices and apply your electronic signature. By clicking "I agree" your preferences will be submitted and you are done!
If you later decide to make any changes to your preferences, you may do so. Just follow the same sign-on procedure and you will be presented with a link that lets you edit your housing preferences. Keep in mind that all changes must be submitted before the deadline dates listed on the main page's "Reminders" bar.
We will make room assignments shortly after the deadlines for preferences submission. We will keep you updated on the status of your room assignment via email. If your plans have changed and you will not need housing for the coming term, please contact us so that we may update our records.