So You’ve Applied…Now What Comes Next?
- Select Your Room in the spring and 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.
- Roommate matching opens January 23, 2017. At this time, you will be able to create a personal profile, search for potential roommates and suite mates and accept/decline roommate invitations. Please note that Residential Life does not utilize your personal profile to match you with your roommate. It is a tool we provide to you for finding your roommate in our system.
- Check your housing status on myLSU > Student Services > On-campus Housing. Click on “Application Status” in the top right corner.
- Change your housing preference by emailing email@example.com. Once you complete the application, you won’t be able to go back in and make a change.
- Review Housing Options, Rent Rates and the Cancellation Policy.
- The roommate matching service opens in the housing portal on January 23, 2017.
- Only the people listed in your “Accepted Roommates” list in the housing portal will show as potential roommates during room selection in March. Make sure you search for and accept your preferred roommate’s request so you can select a room together.
- For example, if you are accepted into the Engineering Res College, you will only see roommates who are also in the Engineering Res College.
- If you request to change your housing preference, the potential roommates you see may change.
- Residential college or Honors House residents can only request roommates who are also be participating in the SAME residential college or the Honors House.
- If space is available in late summer, we will allow Honors House students to have non-Honors roommates. Honors students may request non-honors roommates by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Residents preferring to live in traditional halls can only request roommates who also have their housing preference set as traditional housing.
- You are not required to choose a preferred roommate. If you do not have a roommate request, Residential Life will randomly assign you a roommate.
- You can also request suite mates. Simply invite them to be in your accepted roommate list in the order of preference. Please be sure to place your preferred roommate as your first roommate preference, and then your suite mates as your second and third preferences.
- All roommate requests must be mutual to be honored. While we do our best to accommodate preferences, not all requests can be honored.
- For detailed instructions, please review the New Assignments Guide, or read more in our FAQs.
- First-year students are assigned a time based on their housing date of application to go online and select their actual building and room assignment with the option of inviting roommates and suite mates into the room/suite.
- Be sure to search for, request and accept roommates before you go online in March to select your room if you want to be able to invite people into your room/suite.
- 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 31.
- Students who do not select their hall/room during this time will have their assignments made by the Res Life staff.
|If you applied for housing: (Dates TBD)||You will choose your room:|
|Group 1||March 6 (1 p.m.) – March 10 (10 a.m.)|
|Group 2||March 13 (1 p.m.) – March 17 (10 a.m.)|
|Group 3||March 20 (1 p.m.) – March 24 (10 a.m.)|
|Group 4||March 27 (1 p.m.) – April 31 (10 a.m.)|
|Online Room Changes||April 24-28 and May 22-26, 2017|
When a residential college program reaches the maximum number of students, a wait list for that individual residential college is started.
For example, the Engineering Residential College (ERC) typically has a wait list because the number of students applying for the ERC exceeds the number of spaces (beds) available in the program. Many of the students on the res college wait lists get into res colleges as spaces become available throughout the summer, but the remainder of students all get spaces in the traditional halls.
- If you are not admitted into your preferred residential college by the date your application group goes online to select rooms, you will still participate in the online room selection process to choose a space in a traditional hall.
- If a space opens up in your requested res college, 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 email@example.com.
- Residential Life does its best to place you in your preferred housing option. Please be sure to login to your myLSU account regularly to see updates to your room assignment or roommate/suite mate information.
- You can only be on one res college wait list at a time.
If the number of overall housing applications exceeds 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.
First-Year Student Room Selection Guide (2017 version coming soon!)