So You’ve Applied…Now When Will You Get a Room Assignment?
- Way to geaux! If you successfully completed your housing application, you should receive an email verification.
- Room selection begins in the spring and continues throughout the summer:
- 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 posted online and emailed.
- Roommate Matching opens in January. You will gain access to the roommate-matching portion of the online housing portal in early spring, where you can create a personal profile, search for potential roommates and accept/decline roommate invitations.
- Check your housing status on myLSU > Student Services > On-campus Housing.
- Change your building preference by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students applying for traditional residence halls DO NOT submit a preference for an actual building on the application since you will select your actual room and building in the spring.
All About Roommates
- 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, Honors House or themed-housing participant, your requested roommate must also be a participate from the SAME program.
- 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.
- If you remain on a residential college wait list, you will participate in online traditional hall room selection in April. The room you select will be your room assignment unless you are moved off your preferred res college wait list and into an available space in that building.
- You can only be on one res college wait list at a time.
- 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 and are not guaranteed housing. 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.