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Eagle Incentive Program

University Housing is excited you have elected to get a head start on your career at Georgia Southern University. As a way to help facilitate your success, University Housing has developed a special housing program just for EIP participants. One important component of the EIP will be your residential environment. All EIP students are encouraged to live on campus. On campus housing can provide you with programs and services to help you succeed.

Overview

Some of these include:

Trained Staff Members

CLs will live on the floor with you and serve as a valuable resource.

Computer Lab Access

Computers are located in a lab in the clubhouse.

Programs and Activities

Academic and social programs will be held throughout the summer.

Location

EIP will be located in the Southern Courtyard and Southern Pines residential complex.

In addition, you will live exclusively with other starting freshmen students. Because of this, you will have study partners and classmates right down the hall. All of this together is a formula for success! As a matter of fact, over 90 percent of the students who lived on campus during the EIP program last year completed the program and were permitted to attend Georgia Southern University in the fall!

Also, because you are part of the EIP, you will be allowed to apply for housing for both Summer and Fall. This will help ensure you have a space in housing for the fall semester.

Statement of Community

Living in a residence hall at Georgia Southern University means living in a community of students. This community is a dynamic place, composed of various people with different values, cultures, lifestyles, and attitudes. As members of the community, we must strive to understand the individuality and life choices of those among us. We can best learn from one another in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and mutual respect. We must possess a genuine desire to learn from those around us as well as give others the respect and tolerance we desire. Each person has a role to play in our residence hall community and should be allowed to do so.

Georgia Southern University residence hall communities incorporate the following:

  • EDUCATION – to ensure that teaching and learning take place outside the classroom
  • OPENNESS – so that ideas and thoughts can be discussed freely
  • RESPECT – to ensure that the individual is honored so diversity can be pursued
  • RESPONSIBILITY – so that the individual accepts obligations to the community and is held accountable for individual actions
  • CARING – to ensure that the individual’s well-being is supported and that community service is encouraged
  • INVOLVEMENT – so that all individuals have a voice in decisions concerning their community
  • OWNERSHIP – to ensure that all individuals care for their building facilities and adjacent property
  • CELEBRATION – so that Georgia Southern University history and culture is included and that residence hall traditions are shared

Your rights in our community include: To socialize in your room; to sleep and study without disturbance; to live in a supportive and stimulating community; to live in a safe, secure, healthy, and clean environment; to enjoy access to a variety of programs, services, and facilities; and to involve yourself and others in promoting an educational, open, respectful, responsible, caring, involving, and celebrative community.

Your responsibilities in our community include: To consider the needs of other residents and balance them with your own needs; to promote care of the physical facilities, equipment, and services; to communicate with other residents and staff members, to let other residents know when they are disturbing you; to demonstrate a commitment to the community by getting involved; to promote campus and individual safety, and to demonstrate dignity and respect for all individuals.

Living on campus at Georgia Southern affords you many opportunities to face challenges head on, achieve in a variety of areas and grow as an individual. However, these things only happen when you actively participate and support the community ideals stated there.

Adapted from In Search of Community, Ernest Boyer, Carnegie Foundation For the Advancement of Teaching

Costs

This summer, EIP will be housed in Southern Courtyard and Southern Pines.  Rates for EIP are listed below. All students also pay a $10 Housing Activity Fee for the summer which is included in the amounts listed below. This will be charged to your University account at the time you register and will need to be paid at the start of the semester.

You will also be required to submit a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee when you apply for housing for the first time. This fee is good for both your EIP and Fall housing application. Please note: this fee is in addition to the $65 EIP fee you pay to the Office of Admissions.

Rates Summer 2017

NOTE: Rates are per person/ per term.

Term Building Room Type Cost
Term A Southern Courtyard 4 BR/2 BA* $655
EIP Term Southern Pines 2 BR/1 BA* $690
EIP Term Southern Pines 4 BR/2 BA* $655
EIP Term Southern Courtyard 2 BR/1 BA* $690
EIP Term/Term B Southern Courtyard 4 BR/2 BA* $655

An additional $10 Activity Fee is charged for Term A and Term B.  A $20 Activity Fee is charged for Long Term.
*Single Occupancy Rate

 

How to Apply

First you will need to apply for Fall housing. At the end of the process you will be given an opportunity to complete your EIP Housing Application. If you are only applying for EIP housing and not Fall, you must contact our office at housing@georgiasouthern.edu. You will be required to submit one $100.00 non-refundable housing registration fee, which will cover both EIP and Fall housing.

This is not part of the $65 EIP Deposit that is paid to the Admissions Office to participate in the EIP program. All Georgia Southern students are encouraged to live in EIP housing for EIP term and are required (unless eligible for exemption) to live on campus for the fall.

In order to complete your housing applications, you will need your Eagle ID and password to log into the on-line housing system. This information was e-mailed to your email.

Start Application Process

When can I apply for Housing?

Once you have been accepted to the EIP program by the Office of Admissions, paid your non-refundable deposit to Admissions and turned in your EIP contract to Admissions, you may apply to live on campus for the Fall school year and the EIP summer program.


What do I need to apply?

To apply, you will need your Eagle ID (the student ID number Admissions has randomly assigned you), and your birthday.


Where will students live during the EIP program?

During the EIP program, students will live in Southern Courtyard in an apartment style or Southern Pines in a suite style environment.


How do I tell you who I want for my roommate?

If you desire to live with a specific person, you will need to indicate that person’s full name and their Eagle ID when you complete your housing application. You may request only one other person as a 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. Also, keep in mind that roommate assignments are based on the average application complete date of both roommates, so encourage your roommate to apply early too.


Is there a Registration Fee?

Yes. Your application must be submitted with a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee. You may pay your housing registration fee via check, money order, Web Check or credit card by clicking here. Please do not send cash through the mail. Your application is not considered complete until we receive both the application and the registration fee. The $100 registration fee you pay at the completion of your Fall application process also covers your EIP application.

Once we have processed the “EIP Summer Housing” portion of your application, you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail.


Didn’t I already pay a Registration Fee?

No. The $65 application deposit for the EIP program that is paid to the Admissions Office is used to secure your seat in the academic component of the EIP program. All students must pay the $100.00 non-refundable housing registration fee when they apply for housing. EIP students pay this fee only once, whether they apply for summer or for both summer and Fall-Spring housing.


How will I know that you received my application?

Once your application has been processed you will receive notification your application is complete and the date it is complete. The Application Complete Date will be the date by which we will make your room assignment. Should there be any problems with your application, or registration fee, we will only notify you via email. Please be sure that Georgia Southern has your correct email address on file.


How are residence hall assignments made?

All residence hall assignments are made on a modified* first come first served basis so it is important to apply for housing as soon as possible after receiving your acceptance to the university. (*Roommates are assigned by the average Application Complete Date of both roommates.)


Should I also apply for a space for University Housing for the Fall?

YES, all freshmen are required to live on campus unless they are eligible for exemption. Our room assignments are based on a first come first served basis so it’s a good idea to apply for Fall as soon as possible. EIP students are eligible to live in any “all student” or first year residence hall community.


What if I want to live on campus for the EIP program, but not for the school year?

As all freshmen are required to live on campus unless they are eligible for exemption, the EIP housing application is part of our Fall application process. If you wish to live on campus for EIP, but will be requesting an exemption to the First Year Live on Requirement, you must call our office at 912-478-5406 during regular business hours to apply for EIP housing.


Can I make changes to my lifestyle profile?

Yes, you can log into the student web and submit your changes for summer EIP and Fall until March 1, 2018.


Can I make a change to my roommate preference?

Yes, you can log into the student web and submit your changes for summer EIP and Fall until March 1, 2018.


When will I find out what my room assignment will be?

Fall Residence Hall assignments will be e-mailed to students by April 1st, if you apply for housing before March 15th. For the fall and the summer, you must sign and return a residence hall contract. For Fall 2018, your signed housing contract must be returned completed. EIP housing assignments for summer will be sent out at the beginning of June.


Can I request a change in my assignment after I receive it?

If you would like to request a room change for your Fall housing assignment, you may do so by visiting https://bfit.georgiasouthern.edu/housing/roommate/. Since all rooms in Southern Courtyard and Southern Pines are very similar, however, room change requests are not available for the Summer EIP program.


What if I retake the SAT/ACT and receive the required score or I decide not to attend Georgia Southern University, what do I need to do?

If you receive the required score or change your mind about living on campus for the EIP program, you will need to cancel your housing, although the $100.00 registration fee is non-refundable. Please log on to www.gsuhousing.com/cancel to cancel your housing assignment. Cancelling with the admissions office does not cancel your housing assignment.


Who should I contact for other questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, by email (housing@georgiasouthern.edu), by phone (912) 478-5406 or by using our “Live Help” from any housing website page which is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. as well as by visiting our website at (http://www.gsuhousing.com).

Last updated: 11/10/2017