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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mayflower will open on time

The University is delighted to announce that Mayflower Residence Hall will be open and ready for move-in by August 23, 2008, as originally planned. The building has passed all structural inspections and flood recovery employees, contractors, and University Housing staff have been working in the building since June 28 to determine necessary repairs. We’ll be working 24/7 to ensure that the building is ready to go this fall.

Although not all first-floor areas will be available when the building opens, they will become available throughout the fall semester. These areas include a 24-hour desk and mail center, computer lab, fitness center, vending area, convenience store, game room, and study/meeting spaces.

The ability to open Mayflower will have a remarkably positive impact on the residence hall community at Iowa. It means that students who have already been assigned to Mayflower will be able to occupy their originally-assigned rooms (unless they were assigned to first-floor rooms, in which case we will relocate them to another room in Mayflower). In addition, students assigned to other residence halls who received letters turning their single rooms into doubles and their double rooms into triples will have their singles and doubles back!

If you’ve applied for housing and haven’t received your assignment yet, please be patient. Our assignments have been delayed because of the flood. Our next group of assignments will be sent in mid-July. If you haven’t applied for campus housing, we still have space and will accept applications through the month of July. You can apply online through your Admissions Profile on ISIS.

If you have questions, call the University Housing Contracts and Assignments Office at 319-335-3009, weekdays from 8-5.

We look forward to your arrival in August!

Von Stange, Ed.D.
Director of University Housing
The University of Iowa
8 Burge Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242