Will I have to complete the entire “Handle Your Business” process to participate in the housing selection and lottery?
You will need to complete the entire “Handle Your Business” process and be Enrollment Cleared to participate in the housing selection and lottery.
Do my future roommate(s) have to complete their “Handle Your Business” in order for me to choose them as a roommate(s)?
Yes, any student participating in housing selection and lottery must complete “Handle Your Business.”
How often are lottery numbers generated in order to select a room assignment?
Weekly. The Office of Residence Life receives a weekly report from the Office of the Registrar, identifying students who have become Enrollment Cleared. Once a student’s enrollment clearance status is confirmed, the housing system will generate a lottery number, and students will be notified via their MyCSU email.
How do I locate my housing lottery number?
Lottery numbers and housing selections times are in your MyHousing portal under the “My Future Housing Assignment” section of the homepage in red.
When can I choose my roommate for next year?
You can choose your roommate/suitemates from Monday, April 5–Wednesday, April 15. Remember, everyone must complete the “Handle Your Business” process to participate. Once you and your roommate agree to live together, you should decide where you will want to live and who will choose during the housing lottery selection during your appointed time.
How do I choose my roommate(s) and/or suitemate(s) for next year?
1. Click the log-in on the right side labeled MyHousing.
2. In the navigation bar, highlight Room Selection and click on Roommate Selection.
3. Enter the correct spelling OR ID number of the student you wish to have as a roommate.
4. Select Student. You may choose a maximum of two roommate choices.
5. Your proposed roommate will be sent an email stating your request to live with them. They must log in, complete the application, and confirm your request to match you together.
6. Once this occurs, either roommate can proceed with choosing an available room during his\her lottery selection time.
Are single rooms available for room selection?
Single rooms are available and are only offered in certain residence halls. Students interested in residing in a single room must meet the hall requirements in order to select a single room during the housing lottery. Currently, Harry G. Johns Living Learning Center, John R. Fox Hall, Residential | Academic | Wellness Center (new residential hall), Payne Village, and Williamson Hall have single room space designation.
Should students seeking accommodations, still participate in the housing selection process?
Yes, students seeking accommodations are encouraged to still participate in the housing selection process.
Any request for medical accommodations must include a letter from either a physician or health care professional clearly detailing the reasons for needing a single room or accommodations and must register with the Office for Academic Empowerment & Accessibility. The appropriate office will decide whether there is enough cause to grant the request for accommodation. Medical singles are not guaranteed, and students are responsible for paying the appropriate charge for the single. The Office Residence Life cannot guarantee a specific hall or space when allocating accommodation. Should a housing accommodation be approved, the Office of Residence Life will make administrative housing changes accordingly.
How do I select my room for next year?
1. Log on to your MyCSU and enter into your MyHousing Portal.
2. Click on the right login labeled MyHousing.
3. In the navigation bar, highlight Room Selection and click on Roommate Selection.
4. Highlight Room Selection and choose Select a Room/Suite.
5. Choose preferred hall/floor/room and click Find Available Rooms. Only rooms open to your status, and gender will be available for you.
6. Select an available room.
7. If drop-down boxes indicate correct roommates, click Submit Selection. Select a Room
8. Highlight Room Selection and choose Select a Room/Suite.
9. Choose preferred hall/floor/room and click Find Available Rooms. Only rooms open to your status and gender will be available for you to choose.
10. Select an available room.
11. If drop down box shows your name, click Submit Selection.
12. A confirmation notice should appear stating your room selection is now complete.
What are the requirements to select Honors housing?
Honors housing is for students with a cumulative grade point average of a 3.5 or higher.
Can anyone live in apartment-style housing?
Apartment-style housing is for junior and senior-level students with 60 or more credits hours. Sophomore students entering their junior year must have earned a minimum of 50 credit hours at the time in which a housing application is submitted and have a current spring semester schedule of 12 or more credit hours.
Do I have to have a meal plan if I live in an apartment?
Yes, however, modified meal plans are offered to residents who live in the new residence hall.
What are the meal plan options for the 2020-2021 academic year?
Carte Blanche + 50 Marauder Bucks $2,440
Carte Blanche +175 Marauder Bucks $2,540
Carte Blanche +250 Marauder Bucks $2,580
Apartment-style housing meal plan options
Gold Plan $1,275
New Flex Plan I ($500 Marauder Bucks & 75 Meal Swipes) $1,295
New Flex Plan II ($750 Marauder Bucks & 75 Meal Swipes) $1,545
What is the criteria to apply to live off-campus?
In order to apply to live off campus, you must have earned 60 credit hours or more at the time of application and:
1. attend the mandatory off-campus housing meeting on Wednesday, April 15 at 2 p.m., or Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. via Zoom –– Meeting ID Number: 565 852 437
2. not have a judicial action within the last 12 months
3. have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or greater
4. complete the Handle Your Business process
5. complete a housing application and
6. complete an off-campus living application
Once all six steps have been complete, your application will be considered. Applications to live off-campus in the fall of 2020 will only be accepted between Monday, March 9–Friday, May 15. Completing the process does NOT guarantee your off-campus living application will be approved. You must receive an approval letter to live off-campus from the Office of Residence Life. If you sign an apartment or housing lease without approval from the Office of Residence Life, you will be financially responsible for your on-campus housing AND your off-campus housing.
What if I signed a lease to live off-campus for next year?
After you complete the off-campus living application process, you must receive an approval letter to live off-campus from the Office of Residence Life. If you sign an apartment or housing lease without approval from the Office of Residence Life, you will be financially responsible for your on-campus housing AND your off-campus housing. You will NOT be released from housing if you sign an apartment lease without being approved to live off-campus.
I did not attend the mandatory off-campus living meeting. Can I still apply to live off campus?
No, you must attend the mandatory off-campus housing meeting on Wednesday, April 15 at 2 p.m., or Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m., via Zoom 437, in order to apply to live off-campus in the fall of 2020. Meeting ID Number: 565 852
Important Dates to Remember
February 24 – Friday, March 27 – Essay Contest
March 9 – Housing Application available
March 9 - Friday, March 13 – Handle Your Business Week
March 16 – Friday, May 15 – Off-campus petitions accepted: Round I
April 1 – Beginning of Distribution of Lottery Numbers
April 5 – Monday, April 12 – Roommate Selection Week
April 13 – Essay Contest Winner Announcement
April 15 – Housing Lottery Day (portal opens at 12 Midnight EST)
0 – 100: April 15 401-500: April 19
101-200: April 16 501-600: April 20
201-300: April 17 601 and up: April 21
301-400: April 18
|Residence Halls||Classifiction||Hall Type||Requirements||Cost*|
|Foundation Hall II||Freshmen||Coed||General||$3,000|
|Williamson Hall||Freshmen||Female Housing||General||$2,800|
|John R. Fox Hall||Freshmen||Coed||GPA of 3.5+ cum||$3,000 (double occupancy)
|Green Hall||NFT and Transfer||Coed||General||$2,800|
|Anderson Hall||Upper Classmen||Coed||General||$2,800|
|Foundation Hall I||Upper Classmen||Coed||General||$3,000|
|Harry G. Johns Living Learning Center||Upper Classmen||Coed||GPA of 3.5+ cum||$3,000 (double occupancy)
|Payne Village||Upper Classmen||Coed||GPA of 3.5+ cum||$3,200|
|New Residential Apartments
Residential | Academic | Wellness
|Upper Classmen||Coed||Juniors and Seniors
(60+ credit hours)
|$3,300 (double occupancy)
Note: *Housing Costs are subject to change for the 2020-2021 Academic Year