So You’ve Applied…Now When Will You Get a Room Assignment?
- Way to geaux! If you have successfully completed your housing application, you will receive email verification that your application was submitted.
- Actual room selection begins in the spring and continues throughout the summer:
- Students interested in living in traditional residence halls: Based on your housing date of application you will receive a designated Room Selection Timeslot to log in to the online housing portal and select your actual room and building. Details of your timeslot and the process for selecting your room will be emailed to you.
- Students interested in living in a residential college, the Honors House, or a themed housing program will have their room assigned to them by the Res Life Assignments staff. We have to make sure you and your preferred roommate are eligible for those specific programs, so we’ll work with you to make your room assignment.
- All students – regardless of your housing preference – will have access to the roommate-matching portion of the online housing portal in the spring, where you can create a personal profile, search for potential roommates, accept/decline roommate invitations, or accept a random roommate assignment.
- To check your housing status, log in to myLSU and view “On-campus Housing” under the Student Services menu.
- To change your building preference to a residential college or other living-learning program, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students applying for traditional residence halls DO NOT submit a preference for an actual building at this time. We just need to know if you’re interested in a residential college, the Honors House, or themed housing program to check your eligibility for that program.
- After the online room selection process is over, anyone who has not selected their room will have their building and room selected by the Res Life assignments staff.
All About Roommates
- You’ll soon have access to the roommate-matching portion of the online housing portal, where you can create a personal profile, search for potential roommates, accept/decline roommate invitations, or accept a random roommate assignment.
- All roommate requests must be mutual to be honored. So, you and your roommate must agree to be roommates.
- While we do our best to accommodate preferences, not all requests can be honored.
- If you are a residential college participant, your requested roommate must also be a residential college participate from the SAME residential college program.
- If you a participant in a themed housing program, your requested roommate must also be a themed housing program participant from the SAME themed housing program.
- If you participate in the Honors House, your roommate request must also be an Honors College student. If space is available in late summer, we will allow Honors House students to have non-Honors roommates.
- Traditional students (non-residential college, Honors, or themed housing participants) can only invite other traditional housing students to be roommates.
- You are not required to choose a preferred roommate. If you do not have a roommate request, you can opt for a random roommate.
Wait List? Standby List? What’s That?
If demand begins to exceed the number of beds we have available, we use two different types of lists to manage bed spaces:
- Residential College Wait list: When a residential college program reaches the maximum number of qualified students, a wait list for that individual residential college is started. For example, the Engineering Residential College (ERC) has had a wait list because the number of students applying for the ERC exceeded the number of spaces (beds) available in the program. Many of the students on the res college wait lists get into the res colleges as spaces become available, and the remainder all get spaces in the traditional halls.
- If a space opens up in your requested program, you will be re-assigned to your requested residential college by our Res Life assignments staff.
- Standby list: The standby list is different than the wait list. Once the number of overall housing applications has exceeded the total housing capacity, a housing standby list is implemented. All students who apply for housing after this point will be placed on the standby list. As room cancellations come in, those rooms are assigned to students on the standby list in the order of their date of housing application (first-come, first-serve). The standby list helps provide housing to as many students as possible in the fairest way possible. Get the latest information about standby lists in the FAQ section.