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University Housing / Current Residents / Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Returning Resident Re-Contract

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Returning Resident Re-Contract

 

ELIGIBILITY

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 2014 by January 24
  • be a resident on the main FSU campus through the end of Fall 2013 and be studying abroad or completing an internship outside of Tallahassee for the Spring 2014 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.

 

PROCESS

To secure on-campus housing, you must complete all 3 of these steps in order:

STEP 1)  Complete your housing contract by 8:00 AM on Monday, February 3
  By 8:00 AM on Monday, February 3, 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 the end of Fall 2013 semester and then randomly if more than 10 students have the same number of total completed credit hours.

In mid-February, you will be emailed the day/time your Room Selection window opens. Once selected, you will be able to change your room after this day/time through May 1.

Students that do not select a room by March 7 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 2014 assignment based on availability.

The Room Selection window will close during Spring Break, March 10-14, in order to assign those that have not yet selected a room. 

CLICK LINK BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ROOM SELECTION WILL WORK BASED ON IF YOU HAVE ROOMMATE(s) IN MIND:

 

ROOMMATES

If you are interested in selecting a room with 1 or more specific individuals, please click here to learn more.

 

SPACE LIMITATIONS

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 January 24 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 2014 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.
  • McCollum efficiency apartments (1/1) - Will be limited to graduate students.

 

CANCELLATION

If students wish to cancel, they are required to submit a written cancellation notice to the University Housing Office by April 18, 2014. Students that cancel will forfeit their $100 prepayment. After April 18, students will be contractually obligated to pay rent for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

While you can still change rooms after this deadline, you are contractually and rent obligated after the April 18 cancellation deadline.

To cancel follow these steps:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal
  2. Select "Contract Cancellation"
  3. Select reason for cancellation
  4. 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 2013 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 January 24 (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 January 24, students that previously provided documentation must email housinginfo@fsu.edu if they want this considered for the Room Selection process. If you haven't previously provided documentation, this must be provided by January 24. 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.
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