When I contracted for summer, the email said:
"Students contracting for Summer Housing and who will hold an on-campus Housing contract for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year will have the option to remain on-campus after the end of their Summer Housing, September 3rd, and the beginning of their Fall move-in date, September 17. Fall Bridge Housing is available only for students contracted for Fall 2011 and living in Summer Housing on September 3. Students may be able to move from their Summer residence to their Fall residence during Labor Day weekend and will be assessed a room only charge (dining not included) from September 4 – September 16 based on the Summer room rate (single vs. double). Students will not contract for Fall Bridge at the time they are submitting their housing application. Students will sign their Fall Bridge contract addendum in early July, only after they have received an email from the Housing Office identifying them as eligible for Fall Bridge."
However, I did not remember that students will be contacted early July, but thought otherwise (near the end of August). That is my fault; however, while I satisfy both requirements of being on campus at end of August and am a student in the upcoming fall quarters, I was never contacted via email information regarding bridge housing. I inquired about this to the proper department and they told me that contracts deadline was August 1st.
In addition, when I signed for summer housing, the housing authority sent me some papers where I was suppose to mark what housing programs I was interested in (summer early, summer I, summer II, bridge housing, not sure if there were more). I am not sure weather this was the contract itself but I did check box where it said 'bridge' housing, so they knew I had interest in bridge housing.
Now I am unsure what to do, because the summer contract expires on the 3rd; I have my fault as well, not contacting Housing for information around July or early August. However, I assume that university is also at fault as well, and in my opinion, greater fault than mine, since I showed intention for bridge housing and they still did not contact me despite me meeting requirements.
Since I was never in such a situation (dealing with bureaucracy, contracts) I need advice on how to deal with this properly. Thanks TL.