FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
University Housing is still moving forward with plans to offer housing for 2020-2021. Housing applications are currently open. To apply for housing please login to the MyHousing portal. A deposit of $350 is due upon submitting your housing application. Waitlists are currently in place for both continuing and new students.
Yes. University Housing as implemented additional restrictions in order to comply with CDC guidelines. The restrictions include, but are not limited to the following:
- No guests are permitted in University Housing.
- Residents only have access to their assigned residence hall and other spaces as needed for mailroom access.
- Refrain from all social gatherings/parties.
- Practice social distancing – maintain a distance of 6 feet from others; avoid gatherings of 10+ people.
- Use of community rooms, lounges and learning centers will be adjusted for social distancing – adjustments include closure of rooms, reduced seating, etc.
- Residents are required to wear masks in public spaces, elevators and other spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained (though not in their assigned rooms and suites).
First-year residents will receive room selection instructions during the week of July 20th via their Georgia State student email.
For continuing students whose room assignment has been affected by reduced occupancy, staff from our assignments team will be following up directly via their Georgia State student email during the week of July 13, 2020 about next steps regarding change(s) to your room type and/or room rate.
University Housing will be at approximately 75% occupancy using the following criteria:
- No more than two people sharing a bathroom
- No more than four people in an apartment
- Minimal shared room options
Please complete your roommate selection process quickly as it will close on Sunday, June 12, 2020.
Room rates are published on the University Housing website for 2020-2021. Some housing room rates have been adjusted due to reduced occupancy and will be communicated directly to residents.
Move-in plans are in progress with procedural adjustments due to COVID-19. Once assignments are finalized, full detailed instructions will be emailed to your GSU student email. However, residents and families can expect the following:
- Expanded move-in time frame; we expect move-in to begin August 15, 2020 and go through August 23, 2020.
- Residents will be required to sign up for a move-in time, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the dates listed above.
- Centralized check-in location (GSU Stadium parking lot).
- Completion of education modules and forms prior to arrival to campus.
- Wearing of masks.
- No more than two (2) individuals to assist with move-in.
- No move-in volunteers.
- No bins provided; please bring your own cart to help with move-in.
- Social distancing measures.
Yes, there are currently waitlists in place for both new and continuing students. For continuing (upperclass) students, any applications received on or after February 13, 2020, are on the waitlist and for new (first-year) students, any applications received on or after June 25, 2020, are on the waitlist. Students can view their waitlist number by visiting the MyHousing portal.
University Housing cannot guarantee a room assignment for applicants on the waitlist. Housing is offered based on availability and application date. Additionally, new first-year students are prioritized.
Housing applicants on the waitlist are eligible to receive a refund of the room reservation fee if the housing application is canceled prior to a room being offered. To cancel the housing application, log in to the MyHousing portal to complete and submit the Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Housing Termination form.
Room change requests are not being fulfilled at this time.
If you have tested positive, are experiencing symptoms and/or were exposed, you should wait until your quarantine/isolation period ends to return to campus. If you tested with a rapid antigen test, you may need a PCR test to verify the results.
We strongly encourage testing for anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19. Testing continues to be offered via self-administered, PCR saliva test kits at residential community desks, Student Center East information desk and all Student Health Clinics. Information about locations and hours of testing is available on our COVID-19 Resources page here: https://covidinfo.gsu.edu/covid-19-resources/covid-19-testing/. Upon picking one up, complete the instructions and return the test to the drop box at the pick-up location.
Early move-in is only permitted for certain groups such as athletes and international students. These arrangements are made directly with coaches and program directors.
At the current time, spring 2021 plans would mirror fall 2020 plans. However, developments related to COVID-19 can affect spring 2021 and it is too early to provide definitive details for spring 2021. Additionally, deferring an application to spring 2021 does not guarantee a space on campus.
Housing applications are still open for fall 2020. However, there are currently waitlists in place for all applicants and on-campus housing cannot be guaranteed.
Developments related to COVID-19 are challenging to predict that far in advance, specifically for our campus environment. There is a possibility, should the virus worsen or experience a second wave that an early move-out could occur. We are working on plans for this should the need arise. University Housing will provide as much notice as we are able.
We are following regular updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As new information emerges, University Housing will follow the recommended actions as directed by these entities. University Housing has been cleaning high traffic points such as doorknobs, handrails, drinking fountains, elevators, laundry facilities, etc. even more frequently than usual. Additionally, residents can expect to see the following:
- Sanitizing stations throughout the residence halls
- Plexi-glass shields at high service areas
- Staff wearing PPE
- Educational materials provided to staff and students on social distancing, cleaning rooms, proper ways to wear and care for PPE
- Maximum occupancy for common spaces, lounges, learning centers and laundry rooms
- Water fountains turned off except for bottle filling stations
- Adjustments to health & safety inspection procedures
- Protocols for staff entering students rooms
University Housing cannot provide medical care. We encourage students who are experiencing symptoms of the flu or coronavirus to return home and seek medical care with their primary care physicians or at the University’s Student Health Clinic.
For those approved to stay in housing for summer 2020, the move out date is Saturday, August 1. Detailed information will be sent to residents' GSU student email account on specific move-out procedures. Students who have a confirmed housing assignment for fall 2020 may be qualified to remain in housing for the month of August. More details are forthcoming once fall 2020 plans are finalized.
The CDC provides guidance on cleaning and disinfecting homes. Residents should disinfect their own spaces using these guidelines.
University Housing currently has a waitlist in place for fall 2022. The housing application for first-year students is still open. Click here to apply.