The Shire Mods are a residence community that offer apartment-style living arranged around courtyards that provide students with medium-sized, outdoor common areas as well as large grassy areas outside the courts for student gatherings and activities. The community also includes a central card-operated laundry facility and a large recreation room that features a lounge area, ping pong tables, and a community kitchen. The Shire’s layout is excellent for community-building, and its location on campus allows easy access to university resources and services. Electricity, water, and gas costs are included in the rates listed below.
Floor Plan A offers traditional two-bedroom apartment housing intended for four students. These units have one bathroom and a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator and a stove. These apartments also have window air conditioners and wall heaters. Each student receives a bed (APU Bed Specifications (PDF)), desk, dresser, and chair.
Floor Plan B (H-court only) is a suite-style unit housing five students in three bedrooms with one bathroom and a common living room. These renovated units have central heating and air conditioning. Each student receives a bed (APU Bed Specifications (PDF)), desk, dresser, and chair. H-court units do not have a full kitchen; they have a small kitchenette area in which students may place small appliances, such as a microwave, small refrigerator, or toaster oven (not provided). Because of this, students living in H-court must purchase a dining plan in accordance with university requirements. Also, there is no quintupling discount for students in H-court because the price is already adjusted for five students.
Housing rates are reviewed for each academic year and are applied directly to student accounts for each semester. Rates vary based on living area and room type. Rates may also differ based on student occupancy in oversubscribed* rooms. For current semester rates and information on voluntary and and involuntary oversubscription discounts, view the 2016–17 Housing Rate Sheet (PDF).
*Please see the housing policies for more information on oversubscriptions.
*Floor plans may vary from unit to unit. All dimensions noted in these plans represent the best information we have and should be used as approximations. We ask that you please remain flexible on move-in day if dimensions vary on site.