First, let’s talk roommate matching and roommate requests:
- The roommate matching section of the online housing portal opened on Monday, January 25, 2016.*
- Access the housing portal via myLSU account > Student Services > On-Campus Housing > Application
- This is where you can search for compatible roommates, invite students to room with you, and accept or decline roommate requests. Even if you know who you want your roommate to be, you must go into the system and accept each other as roommates.
- New this year: You can also request suite mates! Just invite them to be in your accepted roommate list in the order of preference. So have your preferred roommate as your first roommates preference, and then your suite mates as your second and third preference.
- You will only be able to see roommates you are eligible to live with. So if you are in the Engineering Res College, you will only see roommates who are also in the Engineering Res College.
- For detailed instructions, please review the New Assignments Guide, or read more in our FAQs.
Tips for Res College and Honors Residents:
- The priority deadline to indicate your roommate preferences in the housing portal is March 18, 2016.
- Please try to have your roommates/suite mates requested and confirmed by this date so the Res Life Assignments staff can place you correctly when they start room assignments March 21-24, 2016.
- You will only be able to see roommate/suite mates you are eligible to live with. So if you are in the Engineering Res College, you will only see roommates/suite mates who are also in the Engineering Res College.
- Honors students have priority in the Laville Honors House. Honors students may request non-honors roommates by emailing email@example.com, but those assignments will only be made as space is available in the Laville Honors House which may not be until late summer, if at all.
Tips for Traditional Housing Students:
- Log in to the online housing portal starting January 25 to search for and request roommates.
- Only requested and confirmed roommates will be able to be invited into your room or suite during room selection in April. Learn more about that process below.
- New this year: You can also pull in suite mates when you select your room! Just make sure they are on your list of accepted roommates in the housing portal so they’ll show as options when you are selecting your room and pulling in your preferred roommate/ suite mates.
Now, let’s talk room assignments:
Room assignments are done in two ways:
(1) If you indicated your building preference as a residential college or the Honors House on your housing application:
- Our Res Life Assignments staff makes your room assignment for you starting March 21, 2016. Our staff looks at who you requested as a roommate in the housing portal, and if that person accepted your request. All roommates’ requests must be mutual to be honored, and we do our best to get everyone with their preferred roommate. Same goes for suite mates.
- Please try to have roommate requests in by March 18, 2016, so the staff can make accurate room assignments in March.
- To see your room assignment, view your housing status in the online housing portal via myLSU.
- If 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) may have a wait list because the number of students applying for the ERC sometimes exceeds 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 you are not assigned to your preferred program by the date your application group goes online to select traditional spaces, you will participate in the traditional housing online room selection process. 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 prefer to stay in your traditional assignment and not be moved, you need to change your preference by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) If you indicated on your housing application your preference was to live in a traditional housing option:
- First-year students opting to live in traditional residence halls, those open to all years of students and all majors, go online according to the schedule below to select their room assignment with the option of inviting roommates and suite mates into the room.
- You will go online to select your room and building according to the schedule below, based on your housing date of application. This process is only for traditional halls, and does not apply to students living in residential colleges, themed housing, or the Honors House.
- Be sure to search for, request and accept roommates as described at the top of this page before you go online in April to select your room. You must request a roommate and that roommate must accept your roommate request to be able to pull each other into a room during online room selection in April. Same goes for suite mates if you’re in a building with suite-style rooms.
- Once you have access to the housing portal to select your room, you will continue to have access to it until the system closes May 1.
- Students who do not select their hall/room during this time will have their assignments made by the Res Life staff.
- By the end of the last group’s assigned days, there may not be a sufficient number of spaces accessible in the system for all remaining students to receive their room assignments at that time. Please be patient. This is a normal part of the assignment process, and these students will receive their room assignments as room cancellations come in, and holds on rooms for special programs are released.
- Review the New Assignments Guide for complete instructions.
|If you applied for traditional housing:||You will choose your space:|
|October 1-15, 2015||April 4 (1 p.m.) – April 8 (10 a.m.)|
|October 16, 2015 – November 15, 2015||April 11 (1 p.m.) – April 15 (10 a.m.)|
|November 16, 2015 – December 2015||April 18 (1 p.m.) – April 22 (10 a.m.)|
|January 2016 and later||April 25 (1 p.m.) – April 29 (10 a.m.)|
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. 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.