Housing

Move-In Procedures

  1. Arrival: Each resident must advise Housing of their arrival date in advance and can either send e-mail to housing@dts.edu or call 800-DTS-WORD ext. 5210. All residents must give at least one week notification of your arrival. You may not just show up out of the blue!
  2. Check-in with the Washington Hall Apartment Manager at 1107 St. Joseph Street prior to your arrival. The manager’s office number is 214-887-5212.
  3. If you arrive after 8 p.m. but before 10 p.m. Monday through Friday you will be provided a key to your apartment and will be allowed to sleep in your apartment on an air mattress until the next morning when you will be allowed to move in. Residents arriving prior to 8 p.m. may not move in any item after 10 p.m. Those not finished unpacking vehicles by 10 p.m. must complete the move on the following day. No arrivals will be allowed after 10 p.m.
  4. Residents may not move in on Sunday. If you arrive after 8 p.m. on Saturday you will be allowed to sleep in your apartment on an air mattress until Monday at which time you will be allowed to move in and sign your lease.
  5. Signing Your Lease: residents must sign the lease on the business day immediately following their move-in:
    • The Washington Hall lease meetings begin at 3 p.m. in the Housing Office.
    • The Housing Office will hold two lease meetings each day.
    • At this meeting the lease will be reviewed for your signature and pro-rated rent for the current month and the balance of the apartment deposit will be collected.
  6. TV and phones: The only source of high speed internet and/or television for the apartment complex is through AT&TUVerse. You may contact AT&T UVerse either by phone (866-636-6683) or online (att.com/easymove). As AT&T UVerse is delivered via the telephone lines in your apartments, the only elements that you may need to purchase or lease will be for inside your apartment. Residents who do not desire to use AT&T UVerse for their phones or internet are free to choose their own provider. There is no other provider available for TV, however.
  7. Electricity: The Seminary is reselling electricity to residents which will provide the lowest residential rate available. The Housing Office will bill each apartment monthly for these utilities and one resident for each apartment will be responsible for making this payment to the Housing Office. (It is not possible to process multiple resident payments for utility charges. Sorry, no credit cards for utility payments). There will be a $25 late fee charge for non-payment five days after the due date on the billing statements so make sure to designate someone responsible!
  8. Mail: If you want to receive mail at your apartment, submit a change of address form to the US post office. You can either fill out a form or go to https://moversguide.usps.com to change your address online (quicker and less chance of error but there is a $1 charge). You will have a student box on-campus so may have your mail sent to either location. Your address in the building is 1107 St. Joseph Street and your box number will NOT be the same as your apartment number. You may contact the Housing Office if you'd like to get your box number in advance of your move-in date.
  9. Furniture: All apartments are unfurnished except for major kitchen appliances (microwaves are not included) so residents are responsible for their own furniture.
  10. Windows: There are mini-blinds installed but you may put up curtains/drapes as long as there is no drilling involved. Windows are 5'-4" wide and 5'-2" high. Arched windows on the 7th floor are 6'-2 5/8" to the top of the arch.
  11. Laundry: Washers - 75 cents per load; Dryers - 50 cents for 60 minutes. The washers and dryers utilize a "SmartCard" system instead of coins or tokens. Instructions will be given upon move-in.

Some common questions:

Q: What food service options do I have?

A: There is no food service plan required as all apartments have full kitchens. However, you're more than welcome to set up a commuter account in the Dining Commons. You may expect information on special meal programs for residents to be sent to you from the Dining Commons.

Q: How will I be paying for my apartment?

A: Each resident has a rent account and will be billed monthly for their rent. We don't send rent statements so it's up to each resident to pay their rent on time (you'll go over that when you sign your lease). You'll pay your pro-rated rent when you move in and then each month thereafter.

Q: Where do I pay my rent?

A: You may pay your rent directly to the Housing Office. Please make checks payable to DTS and include your ID number and the word "Rent" on the memo line. There is also an option to pay online using a debit/credit card but there is a 2.75% fee for each occurrence.