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?
You will need your Eagle ID (the student ID number Admissions has randomly assigned you) and your birthday to apply. You can review the housing community information using the Housing Live On Guide.
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 5 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 completion 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 $150.00 non-refundable application fee. You may pay your housing deposit via check, money order, or credit card by logging into the housing application 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. We will only notify you via email if there are any problems with your application or application fee. Please be sure that Georgia Southern has your correct email address on file.
Can I make changes to my lifestyle profile?
Yes, as long as you have not yet been assigned, you can change your lifestyle profile.
Can I make a change to my roommate preference?
Yes, as long as you have not yet been assigned, you can continue to make changes to your roommate preferences.
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 electronically.
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 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 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 through the Housing Portal at my.georgiasouthern.edu until July 15. However, we are unable to guarantee that we will be able to accommodate the change request. All changes are based on space availability, the number of requests, and the date 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. Canceling 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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).
What is the deadline to apply for campus housing?
We have an application priority deadline of April 1 for guaranteed space type preference. This means if you are a new first-year student who completed their housing application prior to April 1, we will make all possible attempts to assign you to your preferred room type (private, semiprivate, etc). We will, however, accept newly completed housing applications on a rolling basis as space permits. At a minimum, housing applications and non-refundable application fees are encouraged prior to your SOAR session date so that we can address any concerns or questions you have at your SOAR session.
Be advised that your RLC preference will override your room type preference and that, as a member of an RLC, you will be placed in a room in that area that may not be the same type as your room type request.
Am I required to live in housing?
Georgia Southern University has a live on requirement for both the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. Please review the First Year Live on Requirement page to determine if you may qualify for an exemption. If you feel that you should be excepted from this policy, you are advised to complete the exemption form. These exemptions are by no means guaranteed, but we will review the requests and make decisions on a case-by-case basis. Click the exemption form for more details.
When will your application be completed?
Once you finish all pages of the application and pay the $150 non-refundable application fee, your application is complete. Your complete date will not populate until we assign you to a room, and your application will still indicate “application not complete” until your assignment is made.
How will you be assigned a roommate?
We assign roommates based on the living-learning community, room type, and roommate preferences. If you do not have a roommate preference, we do our best to match you with another resident with similar student profile questions based on the roommate matching questionnaire you completed on your housing application.
What happens if you didn’t get the room type you preferred?
We automatically place you on a waiting list for your number one room type preference. If an opening becomes available, we call you and ask if you want to move into that opening at that time. Cancellations may come in prior to our cancellation deadline, so there may still be hope.
What should I bring to furnish my residence hall room?
We encourage students to bring the comforts of home to make their rooms personal and more inviting. A good rule of thumb is to avoid anything that produces or requires an open flame (candles, incense, etc), anything that will cause damage to the walls or furnishings (nails, push pins, curtain rods which require screw installation), and any cooking appliance with an open heat element (george foreman grills, hot plates, buffet burners, toasters, etc). Windward Commons has a very sensitive smoke detection system, and the rooms are not equipped with the appropriate cooking appliance ventilation. A complete list of what to bring and not bring is available on our web page.
When can I move in to Windward Commons for Fall 2023?
New, first-year students may move into their fall assignment on Friday, August 11. Your move-in time will be determined by appointment slots that will be available during the summer.
Can you move into your room at a different time from your selected time slot?
Yes! You may move into your new room during your selected time slot or after. If you need to arrive after 5 p.m. on weekdays or over the weekend, please go straight to your move-in destination with your confirmation page. Students who arrive on campus between the hours of Midnight-9 a.m. and who have not notified housing in advance of this late arrival may be asked to come back the next day after 9 a.m. to complete the move-in process. If you anticipate a late-night move-in, contact housing in advance of your arrival time as a courtesy.
Are moving carts available at move-in?
Georgia Southern sponsors a move-in volunteer program that involves faculty, staff, and current students. These volunteers will be assigned our available carts, and you will gain their assistance throughout your move-in process. If you see someone in a bright shirt who is not assisting someone else, ask them for help! That’s why they are here. We encourage students who already own a moving cart to bring their own, as our selection is provided on a first-come, first-served basis which is limited. Make sure to have all of your financial affairs in order. Students who show large outstanding financial balances will not be permitted to move in until they have met with the appropriate student accounts and financial aid representatives.
How do you cancel your housing contract?
Complete a Cancellation Form, submit it to us, and we will process your request. Please review our housing contract for deadlines. Remember that the housing academic year application is a full 1-year contract and that canceling this contract will result in a $500 cancellation fee if you do not meet the applicable deadlines.
Last updated: 4/12/2023