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FAQ

When can I apply for Housing?

In order to be able to submit your housing application, you must be accepted to Georgia Southern by the Office of Admissions. Once you have been admitted to GS, you will receive notification from the Department of University Housing inviting you to apply for housing.

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. You can review the housing community information using the Housing Brochure

What residence hall should I select?

It is different for everyone so you need to carefully read the portion of the Housing Guide that outlines the community options. You can also go to the Communities page. When completing your housing application, you will be asked to prioritize up to 10 hall/room type choices. Choosing appropriate hall/room choices will provide you with the best living environment possible for your needs.

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 up to three people as a roommate(s). 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. However, do not delay completing your housing application because you are waiting for your desired roommate to be accepted to Georgia Southern University or to decide if they are living on campus, as this may affect your chances of being assigned your top community choices

Is there an Application Fee?

Yes. Your application must be submitted with a $100.00 non-refundable application fee. You may pay your housing deposit via check, money order, 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 deposit.

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 application fee, we will only notify you via email. Please be sure that Georgia Southern has your correct email address on file.

Can I make changes to my lifestyle profile?

Yes, you can log into the Student Web and submit your changes until you are assigned or March 1st, whichever is earlier.

Can I make a change to my roommate preference?

Yes, you can log into the Student Web and submit your changes until March 1st.

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.)

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

Residence Hall assignments will be made for those who apply by March 1st by April 1st. Applications received after March 1st will be made in the summer. When you receive your assignment, you will also be sent the Residence Hall Contract that must be signed and returned to University Housing with a $250.00 pre-payment fee.

What if I change my mind about living on campus?

Once you have signed the housing contract , you are bound to all terms and conditions of the Residence Hall Contract. All first year students and transfer students with less than 30 hours must live on campus in accordance with the First Year Live-On Requirement. Please refer to the housing contract regarding canceling your housing while enrolled.

What happens if I do not sign and return the housing contract?

If you do not return the housing contract by the date your contract is due, your residence hall assignment will be canceled and you will need to contact our office to re-activate your application. All first year students and transfer students with less than 30 hours must live on campus in accordance with the First Year Live-On Requirement.

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

You can submit a request at www.gsuhousing.com until July 1. However, we are unable to guarantee that we will be able to accommodate the change request. All changes are based on the availability of space, the number of requests, and the date that the request is received.

I have decided not to attend Georgia Southern University, what do I need to do?

Please log on to www.gsuhousing.com/cancel and 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 www.gsuhousing.com).

Last updated: 2/27/2016