“Do I have to live on campus?”
First year students are not required to live on campus! However, students who live on campus typically have higher GPA’s, are more likely to return to LSU for a second year, and are also more likely to graduate.
“Ok, you’ve convinced me… How do I go about this process?”
It is important that you apply for housing as soon as you’re admitted. You’re housing application will be numbered based on the date it was received. This will determine which groups your are placed in for housing selection. Residential Life suggests that you apply 8-12 months in advance for housing. They begin accepting housing applications in October for the next fall semester.
“I’ve been admitted to LSU. I’ve applied for housing. Now what?
It’s important to know that on-campus housing is not guaranteed. However, the goal is to provide housing to every student who applies. For the past several years, Res Life has used a standby list, and the vast majority of students who stay on the list are assigned to a space on campus. If you end up applying later in the year, it is possible that you will be placed on the standby list.
From here on out, it is important that you check your emails and your housing status to make all selections and updates as soon as it becomes available to you.
Still curious? Check out Residential Life’s website.