The Room Selection process is done on a First Come, First Serve System. Students that are eligible to participate in the Room Selection Process may do so as long as space is available. The first phase of room selection takes place in the spring for returning residents. If a returning resident misses the deadline for the first phase, the student will be allowed to select a room the Friday at noon, following their application contract received date. Once a selection is made, it will not be changed until the open room change period.
Room selection at Georgia State University is an on-line process. After a new or returning resident completes an on-line application, pays their Room Reservation Fee, he/she will have the ability to choose the Residence Hall/Living Space where they wish to reside, if eligible. Room selection is based on eligibility and availability.
Steps to Select a Roommate and a Room:
Select a Roommate
You must know the full name and campus ID of your desired roommate. All roommate requests must be
mutual. If you and your desired roommate have not mutually requested each other, you will not be assigned together.
Select a Room in MyHousing
Residents may submit a request for a room change prior to the start of classes. Room changes that occur before the start of the semester must be submitted by the resident through MyHousing.
Deadlines for room change request before the start of classes: Fall – August 2 and Spring – November 27.
Room change requests that occur after the start of semester require approval by the Resident Hall Director (RHD). Room changes, if approved will occur between the following dates:
Spring Semester: February 4, 2013 - March 4, 2013
Fall Semester: September 18, 2013 - October 30, 2013
Spring Semester: February 5, 2014 - March 5, 2014
Room change fee is $50 per move and additional charges for room rate increase.
No room changes are to take place until written approval is received by the Resident Hall Director (RHD). Any student making a room change without approval from University Housing may be subject to disciplinary action, reassignment to their original room, and/or illegal room change fee of $225. University Housing does not guarantee that a room change request will be approved, room changes will not be made based upon race, creed, color, sexuality or national origin.
If request is approved, the resident must change rooms within 48 hours after receiving approval. Failure to move during the designated time may revoke the approval and improper check-out fee will apply. Resident may change rooms only once per semester. Any living standard conflict that may arrive that cannot be resolved by the resident will be addressed through mediation by the Resident Assistant or RHD.
University Housing makes every attempt to accommodate resident needs, but does not give the resident the right to occupy a specific room. Resident may be relocated at any time at the convenience of University Housing.
Room assignments will be offered according to the application completion date. A completed application includes:
Wait list numbers will be updated as room assignments are made by the Housing office. To view your wait list number go to https:/housing.gsu.edu/myhousing. Room assignments are made as rooms/beds become available. This process will begin July 1st and will continue throughout the fall and spring semester. If you are no longer interested in Housing, please submit a Housing Cancellation form.
Students will be contacted in the order in which they appear on the wait list. When housing spaces become available and when the Housing staff has reached a student’s number on the Wait List, University Housing will send an email to the student’s Georgia State University email account notifying him/her of availability. University Housing will then contact the student at the telephone number(s) indicated on their housing application. Therefore, it is very important that students have an accurate phone number or we will not be able to offer a space in housing. To make changes or updates to your phone numbers go to MyHousing. Please refrain from contacting the housing office until you receive a phone call. Providing a non working or inaccurate phone contact information will result in the housing office moving the student to the end of the wait list.
The housing offer will be for one specific space - unfortunately we cannot offer you a range of choices, nor can we call you back later with a different housing space. You must make your decision based on the space available when we called.
If we are unable to reach a student by phone, University Housing will leave a voice mail message and the office will send the student an email. The student has 24 hours from the time of the email to call the housing office.
If you decline the space that has been offered to you or if you fail to respond within the 24-hour time frame, your name will be removed from the Wait List. At that point you will have the option of canceling your application or you can choose to remain active on the wait list. If you choose to cancel please complete a Cancellation form. ** If you choose to remain active on the wait list your application will be moved to the end of the wait list
**Canceling from the wait list at the time University Housing makes a room offer by phone, voice mail, or/and before the office sends you an email, will result in forfeiture of the room reservation fee. Student must cancel before an offer of housing is made to receive a refund of $295.