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Fall/Spring Returning Resident Re–Contract

Eligibility

To participate in the Returner Re–Contract and Room Selection process students must meet one (1) of the following criteria:

  • be a resident on the Tallahassee FSU campus for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021
  • be a resident on the Tallahassee FSU campus through the end of Fall 2020 and be studying abroad or completing an internship outside of Tallahassee for the Spring 2021 Semester

Students who do not meet one of these criteria are not eligible to participate in this process or have their rooms reserved or selected by those who are eligible.

Process

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

STEP 1) Complete your housing contract starting in mid November, and no later than 11:59 PM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

By 11:59 PM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, complete the online portion of your contract. While completing a contract, please read the terms and conditions carefully. By submitting a housing contract, you are creating a financial obligation for both Fall and Spring Semesters unless you cancel by the deadline provided below.

STEP 2) Pay the required $200 prepayment within seven (7) days of completing STEP 1

You must submit the required $200 prepayment within seven (7) calendar days of submitting the online portion housing contract or the contract will be canceled. The prepayment 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.

STEP 3) Select a room online at/after your designated Room Selection appointment

By completing both Steps 1 & 2 by the deadlines provided, you will be able to select your 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 2020 semester and then randomly if more than 10 students have the same number of total completed credit hours.

In mid January, you will be emailed the day/time your Room Selection window opens. Room selection windows typically open in mid-January. Once your room selection time opens, you will be able to select/change your room after this day/time through April 1.

Students who do not select a room by mid-February will be notified prior to the cancellation deadline of the expected room type and rental rate to which they will later be assigned. Failure to select a room does not remove the financial obligation, or change the cancellation deadline.

CLICK LINK BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ROOM SELECTION WILL WORK, INCLUDING HOW TO REQUEST A SPECIFIC ROOMMATE(S), IF DESIRED:

STEP 4) Consolidation – after April 1

Returning residents with vacancies in their rooms may be consolidated to a different room with the same room type, in the same building, to allow as many Summer/Fall 2021 admitted students to be assigned together as possible. This consolidation process may occur several times between April 2nd and hall opening. Consequently, returning residents are strongly encouraged to select rooms with other returning residents during Room Selection.

What will be offered

  • A number of spaces in our on–campus apartments will be offered in room selection for returning students.
  • A limited number of spaces in suite–style halls will be offered.

Space Limitations

The following limitations will be in effect during the Room Selection process:

  • Living–Learning Communities (LLCs) — LLC spaces are assigned through a separate process.
  • Honors Housing — Students who are admitted to the FSU Honors Program by December 18 will be eligible to select a room in Landis Hall.
  • Suite–Style Spaces — The number of suite–style spaces will be limited in order to make adequate space available for Summer/Fall 2021 admitted students.
  • Singles and Rooms with Private Bathrooms — These spaces are very limited, as many of them are held for students that require medical accommodations.

Cancellation

Written cancellation notice must be received in the University Housing Office by March 1, 2021. Students who cancel will forfeit their $200 prepayment. After March 1, you will be contractually obligated to pay rent for both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

While you can still change rooms through April 1st, you are contractually and rent obligated after the March 1 cancellation deadline.

To cancel follow these steps:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal
  2. Select "Contract Housing Cancellation"
  3. Select reason for cancellation
  4. Click "I Agree" button

Room Selection FAQs

Can I reserve my same room for next year?

Possibly, 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 2020 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 no earlier than December 18th.

I require special/medical housing accommodations. What should I do?

If you have a previously approved housing medical accommodation and have completed a Fall 2021/Spring 2022 contract, our office will contact you in January with more information about your housing placement for 2021/2022.

If you haven't previously provided documentation, you must register with the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) and request housing medical accommodations no later than December 1. Information about what documentation is required is available on the OAS 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 be assigned to a remaining space after all those who have completed both steps on time.

What if I have additional semesters of the Florida Prepaid Housing Plan?

During the contract process, the second page of the contract will display information regarding your current Florida Prepaid Housing Plan status, and how it will impact your prepayment.  If your status indicates that you do have remaining semesters available, Florida Prepaid will be invoiced directly for your prepayment. If you believe the information provided to you during the contract process is incorrect relating to your Florida Prepaid status, please contact us.

What happened to my contract number from last year?

We do not use contract numbers for the returning resident process.

What if I want to live with someone who does not currently live on-campus at FSU (i.e. an incoming freshman/transfer student or off–campus student)?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate roommate matches between returning residents and incoming/off–campus students.

Summer A/B/C 2021 Housing

Current Students & Incoming Transfer/Graduate Students

Housing Options

The halls available for students not admitted for Summer/Fall 2021 as a first-year student are outlined, and are specific to the term for which you contract.

Traditions — Summer A and B terms only

McCollum — Summer C term only

Transfer students with a lower credit hour count may be assigned to a suite-style facility.

Rental Rates are:

Building Room Type Summer A Summer B Summer C
Traditions 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath (2 students) $2,758 $1,379  
McCollum 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath (4 students)     $1,214
  1 Bedrooms/1 Bath (1 student) - very limited availability     $1,479

Contract Process

To secure on-campus housing, submit your housing contract on the myHousing Portal. While completing a contract, you should read the terms and conditions carefully. By submitting a housing contract, you are financially obligating yourself for the selected Summer semester(s) unless you are NOT ENROLLING in any FSU classes (including online/remote courses) for summer and notify the Housing Office in writing PRIOR to the official hall opening date for the contracted summer term. After the official hall opening date, students cancelling a contract who are not attending FSU will incur rental obligations based on the terms and conditions of the contract.

Room assignments for those contracting for Summer A or B terms will be available shortly before the halls open. Room assignments for those contracting only for Summer C term will be available closer to the start of summer C term.

All students must submit a $100 non-refundable deposit within 7 days of their online contract submission.

Returning Residents in Apartment–Style Halls

Students residing in one of the 3 apartment-style halls for the current (Spring 2021) term will receive additional communication via their FSU email account about their summer assignment and the process to request to stay over the break between semesters if they contract by the deadline below.

In order to be eligible to potentially stay during the break between Spring and Summer, students in an apartment-style space for Spring 2019 must contract for Summer A or B housing no later than Friday, April 9th, AND submit a binding intent regarding their break plans no later than Thursday, April 15, 2021 to the University Housing office.

Roommate Requests

Roommates will be placed together on a space available basis, and only if both students have the same contract type, are contracted for the same term (Summer A, B or C), and have mutually requested each other by April 9 (Summer A/B terms) and by May 1 (Summer C term).

Steam Outage

There is a scheduled steam outage for all on-campus buildings taking place between approximately April 24 — May 9, 2021, which will result in no hot water being available on-campus during these dates.

Cancellation

In order to cancel a housing contract for Summer term, a student must not be attending FSU and must drop all summer courses. To cancel, follow these steps:

  1. Login to the myHousing Portal
  2. Select "Contract Cancellation"
  3. Select reason for cancellation — Not Attending
  4. Click "Cancel Contract" button

Cancellation of the summer housing contract once submitted will only be approved if you provide written notice to the Housing office (via email from your FSU account) that you will not be enrolling in any FSU classes (including online/remote courses) for the selected summer session, and have dropped all classes. If you do cancel and then later re–enroll, the contract obligation may be reinstated and rent charges replaced on your account.

If written notification of non-enrollment is received in the Housing office prior to the official opening day of the selected summer term, you will forfeit your deposit but incur no additional financial obligation.

If you notify the main Housing office in writing on/after the official hall opening date for the selected term, you will incur rent charges, regardless of your enrollment status, per the contract terms and conditions.

Hall Opening Dates:

  • Summer A — May 6th at 9am
  • Summer B — May 6th at 9am
  • Summer C — June 17th at 9am

Parent/Guardian Signature form

Students that submit the online portion of their housing contract and thereby agree to the terms and conditions of the housing contract when under 18 years of age must also have a parent/guardian accept the contract terms and conditions using this form.

NOTE: Completing this form is NOT the same as submitting a housing contract! Students must ALSO submit the housing contract online.

Instructions

Complete the following steps within 7 days of contract submission:

  1. Download the appropriate form below and open in your PDF reader (i.e. Adobe Reader).
  2. Fill out fields on the form in your PDF reader (if available).
  3. Print and sign (student and parent) the form–electronic/typed signatures are not acceptable.
  4. Return form using one of these methods:
    • Scan/photograph signed document so it can be legibly read & email to housing@fsu.edu with "Signature Form" in the subject line (Preferred Method)
    • Fax signed document to (850) 644-7997

If a Parent/Guardian Signature form is not received for a contract period (i.e. Summer C, Fall/Spring, Spring) within 7 days of contract submission, the student's housing contract may be cancelled.

Signature Forms

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University Housing Department
Division of Student Affairs
109 Askew Student Life Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Phone: 850–644–2860
Fax: 850–644–7997
Email: housing@fsu.edu

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