Housing to change contracts; dining to offer new plans
The Residential Life and Housing and Dining Services staff gave a presentation Wednesday, at the E.E. Oberholtzer Residence Hall, concerning the fee changes to be implemented in 2012 and 2013.
Upcoming projects for the Residential Life and Housing Department, which will include the modifications of all residential buildings and the construction of two more buildings, will result in a five-percent increase in rates, said Don Yackley, executive director of RLH.
“We try to keep our costs low while maintaining the best outcomes for our students,” Yackley said.
Plumbing repairs and elevator upgrades are planned for Moody Towers. If all goes well, hallway carpets will also be installed.
Calhoun Lofts will have easier termination agreements for graduating seniors, exchange students and transfer students, Yackley said.
The Lofts’ utility and electrical fees will also be included in the housing fees without surprise additions.
All residential buildings can expect increased security, improved paperless applications and laundry services with new machines that offer text and email notifications, Yackley said.
Cougar Village II and the sophomore housing, are currently under construction, Yackley said.
Geoff Herbert, director of operations for UH Dining Services, introduced the All Access Meal Plan. This meal plan allows unlimited access to UH dining facilities without restrictions on the number of times the card is swiped.
The new meal plan is split into two options, All Access 5 and All Access 7, referring to the number of days per week it can be used. There will also be a 4.7-5.6-percent price increase to current meal plans.
For more information, students can go to www.housing.uh.edu/ and www.uh.edu/auxiliaryservices/.