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Application Information for SSIR and Themed Communities

The faculty and staff for the Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR) and themed living-learning communities are looking for a diverse group of students for each program: athletes, international students, students who are undecided on a major, and students with a lot or with little involvement on campus thus far are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline for the 2019–20 academic year for Sophomore Scholars in ResidenceEarth Lodge, and UR Living Well is February 9, 2020.

Key Dates for 2020–21

February 9, 2020

Participant Applications for SSIR, Earth Lodge, and UR Living Well due

February 15, 2020

SSIR and Living-Learning Interview Day

February 18, 2020

Offers to join communities are made

February 21, 2020

Students must complete their participation contract

March 2-6, 2020

First community meetings

Housing Accommodations

Disability Services works collaboratively with the Office of Residence Life and Housing to provide housing accommodations to students whose medical conditions or disabilities substantially limit their housing options. To be considered for such special housing, the student must submit a completed application for disability accommodations, with supporting documentation, to Disability Services.

In addition to filing an application for a disability accommodation and submitting the supporting documentation, students must meet all housing deposit deadlines.

  • Returning upper-class students must complete the application for disability accommodations and supporting documentation by January 15.
  • Any enrolled student who has a newly diagnosed disability that may require special housing should submit an application for disability accommodations to Disability Services as quickly as possible.

Gender Flexible Housing

Gender flexible housing is available as an option within Sophomore Scholars and living-learning communities for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students will be given more information about how gender flexible housing during their first community meeting. Students within the community interested in gender flexible housing will need to complete the online application prior to their community's room selection date.

As with all housing options, GFH is not guaranteed.

Students within a Sophomore Scholars or living-learning community who might have a need for GFH—especially those who identify beyond the binary, including but not limited to genderqueer, gender questioning, or trans students—should contact the Director of Living-Learning Programs to discuss their needs and available options.