Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Returning Resident Re-Contract
The process for Spring 2013 University Housing residents to sign up for the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 academic year is significantly different from previous years. Read below to learn more.
To participate in the Room Selection process students must meet one (1) of the following criteria:
- be a resident on the main FSU campus for Spring 2013 by February 7
- be a resident on the main FSU campus through the end of Fall 2012 and be studying abroad or completing an internship outside of Tallahassee for the Spring 2013 Semester
Students that do not meet one of these criteria are not eligible to participate in this process or have their rooms reserved or selected by those that are eligible.
To secure on-campus housing, you must complete all 3 of these steps in order:
|STEP 1)||Complete your housing contract by February 10|
|By February 10, residents must complete the online portion of their contract. While completing a contract, students should read the terms and conditions carefully. By submitting a housing contract, students are financially obligating themselves for both Fall and Spring Semesters unless they cancel by the deadline provided below.|
|STEP 2)||Pay the required $100 prepayment within (10) ten days of completing STEP 1|
Residents must submit the required $100 prepayment within (10) ten days of submitting the online portion housing contract or the contract will be canceled. The fees may be paid at fees.fsu.edu or in person at the University Housing Office located in the Askew Student Life Building.
Florida Prepaid Housing Plan - See the FAQ below for instructions if you have additional semesters of the Florida Prepaid Housing Plan remaining,
|By completing STEPS 1 & 2, students are financially obligating themselves for both Fall and Spring Semesters unless they cancel by the deadline provided below.|
|STEP 3)||Select a room online at/after your designated Room Selection appointment|
Those individuals that complete both Steps 1 & 2 by the deadlines provided will be able to select their room online. Room Selection windows will be assigned in order first based on the number of TOTAL COMPLETED CREDIT HOURS (see the FAQ below for definition) on file with the FSU Registrar’s Office as of February 8, 2013 and then randomly if more than 10 students have the same number of total completed credit hours.
On February 12, you will be emailed the day/time your Room Selection window opens. You will be able to select or change your room after this day/time through May 1.
CLICK LINK BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ROOM SELECTION WILL WORK BASED ON IF YOU HAVE ROOMMATE(s) IN MIND:
Students that do not select a room by March 10 will be assigned to a room. Our staff will attempt to assign these students to a space that is as close as possible to their current Spring 2013 assignment based on availability.
The Room Selection window will close during Spring Break, March 11-15, in order to assign those that have not yet selected a room.
If you are interested in selecting a room with 1 or more specific individuals, please click here to learn more.
The following limitations will be in effect during the Room Selection process:
- Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) - No LLC spaces are eligible to be selected.
- Honors Housing - The number of returning residents spaces in Landis and Gilchrist Halls will be significantly limited in order to make space available for incoming first-year honors students. Only students that are admitted to the FSU Honors Program by February 8 will be eligible to select a room in Landis or Gilchrist Hall.
- Suite-Style Spaces - The number of suite-style spaces will be limited in order to make adequate space available for Summer/Fall 2013 admitted students.
- Rooms with Private Bathrooms - Suite-style rooms that do not share a bathroom with another room are very limited, as many of them are held for students that require accommodations due to mobility issues.
If students wish to cancel, they are required to submit a written cancellation notice to the University Housing Office by April 19. Students that cancel will forfeit their $100 prepayment. After April 19, students will be contractually obligated to pay rent for both Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.
While you can still change rooms after this deadline, you are contractually and rent obligated after the April 19 cancellation deadline.
To cancel follow these steps:
- Login to the myHousing portal
- Select "Contract Cancellation"
- Select reason for cancellation
- Click "Cancel Contract" button
MANDATORY MEAL PLANS
All students who live in Broward, Bryan, Cawthon, Gilchrist, Jennie Murphree, Landis, and Reynolds Halls are required to purchase a meal plan through Seminole Dining. For questions about meal plan memberships please contact Seminole Dining.
ROOM SELECTION FAQs
|Can I reserve my same room for next year?|
|Yes, if your current room is available at the time you select your room.|
|What does TOTAL COMPLETED CREDIT HOURS mean?|
|All credit hours that were completed during Fall 2012 or earlier either at FSU with a passing grade or through AP/IB/dual enrollment/transfer credit that has been accepted by FSU. This information will be pulled for the purposes of Room Selection from the FSU Registrar’s Office on February 8, 2013 (this date may be adjusted to a later date, but will not be any earlier).|
|I require special/medical housing accommodations. What should I do?|
|By February 8, 2013, students that previously provided documentation must email firstname.lastname@example.org if they want this considered for the Room Selection process. If you haven't previously provided documentation, this must be provided by February 8. Information about what documentation is required is available on our website.|
|What if I do not complete both STEP 1 and STEP 2 above by the specified deadlines?|
|If we are still accepting additional contracts, you would only be able to select a room after all those that completed both steps on time.|
|What if I have additional semesters of the Florida Prepaid Housing Plan?|
|Please note this when completing your contract in STEP 1. We will invoice Florida Prepaid directly for your prepayment.|
|What happened to my priority number from last year?|
|We are no longer using priority numbers for the returning resident process.|