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Prospective Freshmen

Prospective Freshman

Living on Campus is a great way to begin your experience at Georgia Southern! Students living on campus are more connected to campus live, earn higher GPAs than their off-campus counterparts, and report a greater level of satisfaction from their overall college experience. New students at Georgia Southern, whether freshmen, transfer or graduate students, all have the opportunity to live in on-campus housing and share in the vibrant experience that living in one of our residential communities provides. Please select the type of student that you are for information specific to you.

Students admitted to the Eagle Incentive Program (EIP) can get more information on EIP housing here


All first year students are required to live on campus for their first year of enrollment. Students who begin in the summer or fall are required to live on campus for the Fall and Spring terms, students who begin in the spring are only required to live on-campus for the Spring Semester.

First Year students can apply for Housing approximately two days after they have been admitted (after the applications are available around Nov 1st) and the priority deadline is March 1st. Students who complete their housing application by March 1st will receive their fall housing information by April 1st.

Students requesting an exemption to the First Year Live On Requirement must file a FYLOR Exemption Request. Please visit the First Year Live On Requirement page for more information.


All room assignments are made based on the date you complete your housing application (or the average date if you have a roommate) and some halls and room types go fast. Typically over 60% of first year students meet the March 1st deadline and half of those are completed in the last four weeks, so APPLY EARLY!!!

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Students who have a medical or ADA related condition that requires special accommodation or an exemption to the live on policy may request for a review of their personal circumstances. This review is conducted by either (1) the Student Disability Resource Center or (2) the Chief Medical Officer of the University Health Services Office. A review will require documentation from a physician or testing authority that identifies the specific problems and a history of treatment/issues. Additional information may also be required before a decision is finalized.

Please note that the reviewing authority will determine what accommodations are reasonable and necessary for the student. The student’s personal preferences in housing is not the determining factor in the decision though it may influence final placement. (e.g. if a student requires a private bedroom, any private bedroom option meets that requirement). Students needing to request an accommodation should do so by March 1st or within two weeks of completing their housing application.  Requests for housing accommodations made after May 1st may not be able to be honored do to space not being available. All requests should be in to the SDRC and Housing prior to May 1st.

Students requesting an accommodation of an service or assistance animal can contact the main housing office to discuss the process for documenting the need for the animal as well as completing identifying paperwork.

Students requesting an exemption to the First Year Live On Requirement must file a FYLOR Exemption Request. Please visit the First Year Live On Requirement page for more information.

Hall Options

Incoming Students can live in all halls. To review the amenities and layouts of the rooms, click here, or the hall options page.


First Year students can live with other first year students. We are not able to accommodate requests for freshmen to live with upper class students. If you already know who you want to live with, you can just add their Eagle ID to your housing application.

Please note that in order to be matched with a requested roommate, BOTH applications must:

  • Request to live with the other in the Housing Application
  • Both students must list the same hall choices in the same order

Roommate pairs/groups are assigned using the AVERAGE application complete date for all members of the group.

Last updated: 2/25/2016