Those students who are employed by BVU and/or pursuing academic endeavors during the summer are being given first priority to reside on-campus. Housing assignments are administrated based on submitted application date and employment status. Due to summer conferencing schedules, all students hoping to reside on-campus for a given summer must be able to move to their summer location by 5pm on Friday, May 24th, 2019. All residence hall and university policies remain in effect during the summer months. Applications for summer residence are made available online via the Residence Life website and are due by 5pm on Monday, May 3rd, 2019 to the Office of Student Success. Students are notified via BVUNews when applications are available.
Summer Employment Opportunities
All campus offices remain active during the summer and many offer employment opportunities for students. Students interested in working for a particular office are encouraged to contact that office directly to inquire about possible openings. Summer positions are often posted in BVUNews or through the Human Resources office.
The library and recreational facilities are available during the summer on a limited basis. Canoes and kayaks are available through Campus Recreation. Supplies available at the information desk during the academic year can also be checked out during the summer.
Summer Housing Application
All students wishing to live on campus during summer should fill out and submit a Summer Housing Application by May 3, 2019 to the Office for Student Success.
Summer Housing Taxing Information, Unpaid Time-Off, and Payroll Schedule
Since June 30, 2006, Buena Vista University has been in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service, Code 119 regarding summer lodging. Code 119 requires that any lodging furnished to employees must be reported as wages by the employee and therefore taxed accordingly.
For 2019, summer housing total is $1,150. Over six pay periods students will be taxed a set amount. Taxed amounts depend on the total number of hours’ students are scheduled to work. The amount of taxes deducted vary depending on the number of tax allowances claimed. Students that are working reduced hours, will be charged a room fee and taxed on a portion of the total housing amount. The correlation between hours worked, taxed amount and room fee is listed in the chart below.
Amount taxed per pay period
*The room fee will be charged directly to the student account and students will be required to pay ½ the balance by May 28, 2019 and the remaining balance by June 30, 2019.
Students are allowed to take unpaid time off and remain eligible for student housing. The maximum amount of hours that students are allowed to take off in May/June and July/ August are in correlation with the number of hours they are scheduled to work each week. Time off is to be approved by the student’s supervisor.
Unpaid time off