Room Selection

Room & Roommate Selection

Room and roommate selection in University Housing is an online process. After a new or returning resident completes an online application and pays their room reservation fee, he or she will have the ability to choose the residence hall and living space where he or she wishes 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 Roommate Calendar to the left.

Incoming Freshman
Incoming freshman who submit their application prior to the dates that will be provided later 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 your vehicle information.
Select a Roommate
You must know the full name and campus ID of your desired roommate. All roommate requests must be mutual. If you and your desired roommate have not mutually requested each other, you 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. When your lottery time is activated, you will be able to select Online Room Selection.
  4. Select Find Available Rooms.
  5. Select Select Room to place yourself 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 Resident 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:

  1. Payment of the room reservation fee
  2.  Completion of a housing application on MyHousing.
  3.  Return of a signed housing contract to the University Housing office if you are under the age of 18.

Wait list numbers will be updated as room assignments are made by the Housing office. To view your 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 your number on the wait list, University Housing will send an email to the your Georgia State University email account notifying you of availability. University Housing will then contact you at the telephone number(s) indicated on your housing application. Please refrain from contacting the University Housing until you receive a phone call. Be sure that your phone number is accurate. You can make changes or updates to your phone number(s) through MyHousing

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

If you contact University Housing within 24 hours, you will have three options.

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