Room Selection

Room & Roommate Selection

Room and roommate selection in University Housing is an online process. New or returning residents who have completed an online application and paid their room reservation fee will have the ability to choose the residence hall and living space where they wish to reside. Room selection is based on eligibility and availability and on a first come, first served basis. Students who are eligible to participate in the room selection process may do so as long as space is available. The first phase of room selection takes place in the spring for returning residents. 

Upper-class Students
Upper-class students (current residents, current students and transferring students not classified as freshman) will be allowed to select a room following their application or contract received date. Dates for room selection for upper class students are provided on the Fall 2016 Room Selection Calendar to the left.

Incoming Freshman
Incoming freshman who submit their application prior to the dates on the Fall 2016 Room Selection Calendar to the left will be able to select their roommate on those dates.

Parking Information for University Commons and Piedmont North
Parking applications are open to all residents beginning on June 6, 2016. To complete a parking application:

  1. Login to MyHousing
  2. Select Personal Preferences and complete the vehicle information.
Select a Roommate
To select a roommate, students must know the full name and campus ID of their desired roommate. All roommate requests must be mutual. If both students do not mutually request each other, they will not be assigned together.

  1. To begin, log into MyHousing and enter your campus ID and password.
  2. Select the Room Selection menu option on the navigation panel. A drop-down menu should appear. From the drop-down menu, select Roommate Selection.

Select a Room in MyHousing

  1. Log into MyHousing.
  2. Select the Room Selection option on the navigational panel.
  3. Students whose lottery time is activated will be able to select Online Room Selection.
  4. Select Find Available Rooms.
  5. Select Select Room to place themselves in a room.

Roommate Swaps and Changes
Residents may submit a request for a room change prior to the start of classes. Room changes that occur before the start of the semester must be submitted by the resident through MyHousing.

Deadlines for room change request before the start of classes are as follows:
Fall semester: August 2
Spring semester: November 27

Room change requests that occur after the start of semester require approval by the residence hall director (RHD). Room changes, if approved, will occur between dates that will be provided at a later time. The room change fee is $50 per move and additional charges for room rate increases.

No room changes are to take place until written approval is received by the RHD. Any student making a room change without approval from University Housing may be subject to disciplinary action, reassignment to their original room and/or an illegal room change fee of $225. University Housing does not guarantee that a room change request will be approved. Room changes will not be made based upon race, creed, color, sexuality or national origin.

If the request is approved, the resident must change rooms within 48 hours after receiving approval. Failure to move during the designated time may revoke the approval, and an improper check out fee will apply. Residents may change rooms only once per semester. Any living standard conflict that may arise that cannot be resolved by the resident will be addressed through mediation by the Resident Assistant (RA) or RHD.

University Housing makes every attempt to accommodate resident needs, but does not give the resident the right to occupy a specific room. Residents may be relocated at any time at the convenience of University Housing.

Wait List Process
Room assignments will be offered according to the application completion date. A completed application includes:

  • Payment of the room reservation fee
  •  Completion of a housing application on MyHousing.
  •  Return of a signed housing contract to the University Housing office if the resident is under the age of 18.

Wait list numbers will be updated as room assignments are made by the Housing office. To view a wait list number, go to MyHousing. Room assignments are made as rooms or beds become available. This process will begin July 1st and will continue throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Students will be contacted in the order in which they appear on the wait list. When housing spaces become available and University Housing staff has reached a student's number on the wait list, University Housing will send an email to his or her Georgia State University email account notifying him or her of availability. University Housing will then contact the student at the telephone number(s) indicated on the housing application. Students should refrain from contacting University Housing until they receive a phone call. Students should be sure that their phone number is accurate. Phone number(s) can be changed or updated through MyHousing

The housing offer will be for one specific space. University Housing cannot offer a range of choices and cannot accommodate roommate requests. Students must make their decision based on the space available within 24 hours of contact. Students who fail to respond within the 24-hour time frame will have their name removed from the wait list.

Students who contact University Housing within 24 hours will have three options.

  • Accept the space offered.
  • Cancel their application by completing the Student Housing Contract Notice of Termination form. Please note: cancelling from the wait list at the time an offer of a space is made will result in forfeiture of the $350 room reservation fee. To receive a full refund, students must cancel before an offer of housing is made.
  • Decline the current space and remain active but be placed at the end of the wait list.

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