FAQ

For more information, please contact the Corvias Management Office at Howard.Summerhousing@corvias.com or 1-877-620-4480.

All maintenance requests must be submitted through the University work order portal at www.HUFIXIT.com. Please remember to provide all requestor information and be as detailed as possible when completing your ticket.

Card-operated laundry facilities are located in each residence hall. Each load costs $1.75 to wash and $1.75 to dry.  Summer guests who do not have an individual Howard University ID card may check out a temporary laundry card with the front desk attendant of your assigned residence hall. Instructions for adding funds will also be available at the front desk. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets are not provided.

Guests should consider bringing the following items:

  • Cookware and utensils
  • Desk or floor lamp (some units are not equipped with ceiling light fixtures)
  • Standard twin-xl sheets, pillow, pillowcase, fitted sheet and blanket*
  • Washcloths and towels*
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Television and coax cable
  • Personal toiletries
  • Shower curtain
  • Cleaning supplies (including a trash can and/or trash bags)
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent

*Residents participating in group housing accommodations are encouraged to speak with their summer coordinator to confirm whether or not these items have been purchased for participants in advance. 

All mail, packages and deliveries can be retrieved from the Mail Room in your assigned residence hall. Summer hours will be posted at the front desk. Guests should not have anything delivered to the residence hall until they have received their room number and officially checked into the residence hall. Mail that arrives before or after a resident’s scheduled move-in will be returned to sender. 

Please note that packages are delivered to the Universities’ Central Mail Office prior to delivery to the residence halls. Therefore, it may take up to 72 hours for your mail to be delivered to your hall.

Summer residents may use the “Visitor” Wi-Fi in order to access the internet during their stay. Instructions for accessing the Wi-Fi are as follows:

  1. Connect to the SummerGuest-WiFi network.
  2. Upon connecting to the network, users will be directed to enter a passcode.
  3. The passcode is summer2020 (all lower case)

INTERNS

Guests will receive a Welcome Email at least two weeks prior to your scheduled check-in date with detailed check-in instructions. You will need to show a valid photo ID at time of check-in. An approved government-issued photo ID can be either a driver’s license or other state-issued ID.

Room assignments will be provided to all guests upon checking into their assigned residence hall. 

Yes. If an intern would like to request a specific roommate of the same gender, both applicants must list each other as a requested roommate when submitting their housing request. While every effort is made to honor roommate requests, please keep in mind that accommodations are based on space and availability.

Yes, if an intern refers a friend and both applicants book a 30 night minimum stay; the referring applicant will be rewarded $25 for EACH referral! Click here for a list of referral terms and restrictions.

All guests visiting the facility must be at least 18 years of age and are required to sign in at the front desk and leave their ID during the visit. Identification must be in the form of a valid government issued or university ID card. IDs will not be returned unless both the guest and the host are present during the visitor’s check-out. 

Visitors must be accompanied by the hosting resident at all times. Any guest violating university policy or found in the building unaccompanied will be asked to leave the building. Hosts are always responsible for the behavior of campus guests; visitors are expected to conform to the behavioral standards set for students at the University.

Please notify us in writing at Howard.Summerhousing@corvias.com of any changes in your housing arrangements or cancellation requests. As a reminder, the $135 deposit is non-refundable. If an intern chooses to cancel their application after arrival, the intern will be responsible for all nights originally requested on the Intern Housing Invoice and no refunds will be issued. Interns are encouraged to reference their signed Summer Housing License Agreement for an inclusive list of cancellation terms.

All check-in and check-out date changes must be approved to ensure we can accommodate your request. Requests for check-in/out date changes can be sent to Howard.Summerhousing@corvias.com.

HOWARD STUDENTS

Students transitioning from spring to summer housing must move out of their spring housing assignment and into the Towers by Friday, May 15th. The Corvias Housing Team will work with all residents during the transition. Email communications pertaining to the spring-to-summer transition will be shared with Howard Plaza Tower summer residents in May.

While roommate requests are not guaranteed, the Housing Team will do our best to accommodate everyone’s submission. Please keep in mind that all requests are approved based on space and availability.

The Howard Plaza Towers East and West are the preferred on-campus housing options for Howard students during the summer. Any students attending summer classes or provide verification of summer employment or internship, regardless of undergraduate classification, are eligible to reside in the Towers.

Any students housed in the East Tower during the summer months will still have access to all amenities offered on the plaza level of the West Tower.  This includes The Market, fitness center, game room, meeting rooms, lounge spaces and study rooms. Hours of operation will be shared with residents in May.

Students in need of summer housing accommodations due to an internship or summer employment must complete the Intern Housing Application. All summer housing costs must be paid in full prior to move-in. Additional instructions will be shared via email following submission of the housing application.

Students graduating in May are not eligible to register for summer housing via StarRez and must complete the Intern Housing Application in order to secure their stay. All summer housing costs must be paid in full prior to move-in. 

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