You’ve Applied…Now When Will You Get a Room Assignment?
- First, you will receive an e-mail verification that you have successfully completed your housing application.
- To check your housing assignment at any point, log in to myLSU, click “Student Services” on the left navigation menu, and then select “Student Housing,” and finally “View Application Status.”
- Once you have completed the application process, your housing status will show “Pending.” This is normal, and will show pending until the you have a room assignment.
- If you need to update your building preference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to do so. You won’t be able to go back into the application and make updates.
Room Assignments – Traditional Halls: Once a student has completed the application process, his/her housing status will show “Pending.” This is normal, and will show pending until the student is assigned a room.
- Students applying for traditional residence halls DO NOT submit a preference for an actual building at this time, but will select their building and room during the online selection process in the spring.
- Students will select a room in any traditional residence hall that shows availability during online room selection.
- The online room selection process is broken down into groups of application dates, with a window of when each group can go online and select their building and room. The dates for group number assignments are different every year, but below are last year’s:
Group 1: Students who applied for housing in October 1 – mid October
Group 2: Students who applied for housing in Late October – November
Group 3: Students who applied for housing in December – January
Group 4: Students who applied for housing in February and beyond
- The ‘housing date of application’ (not the university date of application or admittance date) determines which above group the student will be in. All students within each group have the same priority in the online room selection process.
- 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.
- After the online room selection process is over and assignments are completed, instructions concerning when room and building changes can be made will be provided.
Room Assignments – Residential Colleges, Themed Housing & The Honors House: When applying to a residential college, the Honors House, or any Living-Learning/Themed program, that residential college or program must be the student’s housing preference.
- Once a student has completed the application process for a residential college, his/her housing status will show “Pending.” This is normal, and will remain pending until assigned a room in the spring (the date has not yet been determined).
- Students applying to residential colleges will have their room assigned by the Res Life assignments staff, and will receive email notification to go online and check their status.
- Students may include roommate preferences (of students applying and/or approved for the same residential college) on their housing application, and the Res Life assignments will work to honor as many roommate preferences as possible.
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 by the Res Life assignments staff. For example, in the past several years, 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 students applying for a residential college have not received their room assignment by the beginning of the online room selection process for traditional halls, they are on the wait list for their residential college.
- Students on a residential college wait list should self-select a traditional room in the spring. (See the “Room Assignments – Traditional Halls” section above)
- If a space opens in their requested program, they will be re-assigned from traditional to a space in the requested residential college by the Res Life assignments staff.
Standby list: The standby list is different than the wait list. Once the number of overall housing applications have exceeded the housing capacity, a standby list is implemented, and all students who apply for housing after this point will be placed on the standby list. As cancellations come in, and rooms with special holds are released, the rooms are assigned to those 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.