Student Housing Assistance Review Process
The Student Housing Assistance Review Process (SHARP) is intended to help students request on-campus housing after November 22, 2020, the last date for regularly-scheduled housing for the Fall 2020 semester, through the spring semester. Specifically, SHARP is designed to help two groups of students:
- First years, sophomores, and juniors who have already been approved for on-campus housing through SHARP Fall 2020 and need to continue to remain in on-campus housing after November 22, 2020
- Current seniors who live on campus who wish to request on-campus housing after November 22, 2020
Undergraduate students who are currently living off campus and feel that their living situations have changed should contact Student Support Services if they need to request on-campus housing. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis while considering the same criteria below.
For seniors who are currently living on campus, the intent of this process is to assist students who are in need, based on the criteria below. SHARP is not intended for students who simply want to remain on campus.
If you are considering submitting a request for housing assistance, please thoroughly review the resources on this page and consider seriously whether your situation meets these criteria. Decisions about housing assistance will be aligned with public health guidance and the criteria that guide this process. If your situation does not meet the criteria, we ask that you refrain from applying.
Overview and Process
SHARP is coordinated by a team from across the Chancellor’s Office (David Randall, Jag Patel, Jimmy Doan, and Kate McCarthy) and involves staff from the Division of Student Life (DSL) and the Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC). They work in consultation with the Faculty Chairs of the Committee on Student Life and the Committee on Academic Performance. Student representatives from the UA, UA COVID Student Support Committee, and FLI were instrumental in developing the criteria and principles for this process and the resources to reduce worry and anxiety throughout the process.
SHARP will open on Monday, November 2 and remain open until Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12:00 noon ET. All requests will be acknowledged and questions will be answered as quickly as possible. We ask that you check your email and respond promptly if a SHARP team member contacts you with any questions or to request more information. The SHARP team may also work with you to think about alternative options for your individual situation.
Only student support professionals on the SHARP team and those directly involved in managing the process will have access to the information you share. They will not share information with individuals outside of the review process. They may consult with appropriate offices (e.g., Disability and Access Services, Student Financial Services, International Students Office, Office of Minority Education, Student Support Services, Housing & Residential Services) to make sure their decisions are well informed.
We will try our best to send decisions out by Friday, November 6. Although we know students will want decisions quickly, you should not expect to hear a decision until after SHARP closes. (Please note that it is possible more complex cases may take longer to work through with the individual student seeking assistance). We encourage all students to use the resources described below while you await a decision.
Students whose applications are not approved will be able to appeal the decision if they choose. Appeals will be reviewed by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, and Vice President and Dean for Student Life. Please keep in mind that space on campus is finite, and the number of appeals that can be granted is limited.
This is the eligibility criteria for students who cannot live at home.
- Students who cannot return home due to travel restrictions, circumstances in their home state/country, or circumstances of their home life
- Students who have home environments that significantly impair remote learning
- Students who have no other place to live or for whom being at home would be unsafe given the circumstances of their country or home life
Frequently Asked Questions (will be updated as needed)
Many of your questions might be answered in these spring 2021 FAQs.