Re-applying early for housing comes with incentives

A UK student walks into Blanding Tower in Lexington, Ky., on Monday, October 7, 2013. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

A UK student walks into Blanding Tower in Lexington, Ky., on Monday, October 7, 2013. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

 

By Olivia Senter
news@kykernel.com

From Oct. 21 to 24, UK Auxiliary Services is giving students an early opportunity to apply for housing for the 2014-15 academic year.

During this week, students may apply or re-apply for traditional residence halls, semi-suites and full suites with private bedrooms.

Students that choose to apply for the traditional residence halls will be able to lock-in the current housing rate, which is lower than what the rate will be during the 2014-15 school year.

Incentives to re-apply for these halls in the Kirwan-Blanding Complex include priority parking spaces closest to the complex, the opportunity to request their current residence hall, room and floor, and the chance to win an iPad mini.

“We want the residents to know that we want them back,” said Sarah Nikirk, associate director of auxiliary services.

Each day during the “Re-Apply for Housing Week,” students can re-apply in different places, including the Housing Assignment Office, Blazer Café, the Student Center, and Commons.

UK Auxiliary Services will host a tailgate party from 4-9 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Commons Food Court. The tailgate will include raffles, t-shirts, food and the UK vs. Mississippi State football game.

Students currently living in the Kirwan-Blanding complex said they would not opt to live in the complex again if it weren’t for the incentives Auxiliary Services is offering.

“I do not mind being on the ninth floor, but I would like a room of my own,” Undecided freshman Sam Woehler said.

Chase Little, a business management sophomore, said that he would not live in one of the towers again next year due to poor conditions, such as the water stopping frequently.

However, both students said they would consider living in the Kirwan-Blanding Complex again if they received some of the special incentives that would be offered to them, such as the single rooms and lower rate.