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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 main FSU campus for Fall 2016
  • be a resident on the main FSU campus through the end of Fall 2016 and be studying abroad or completing an internship outside of Tallahassee for the Spring 2017 Semester

New Spring 2017 on–campus residents: A separate contract and room selection process will take place for you. For your specific dates, see the *(starred) information in each section.

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 early November, and no later than 11:59 PM on Friday, December 23, 2016 (*New for Spring 2017 residents — Contract between January 12–February 6, 2017)

By 11:59 PM on Friday, December 23, 2016 (*New Spring residents — by Feb 6, 2017), complete the online portion of your contract. While completing a contract, please read the 2017/2018 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 $100 prepayment within (10) ten days of completing STEP 1

You must submit the required $100 prepayment within (10) ten 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 2016 semester and then randomly if more than 10 students have the same number of total completed credit hours.

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

**New Spring 2017 residents — Your Room Selection will take place in late–February.

Students who do not select a room by 5:00 PM on February 21st will be assigned to a room. Failure to select a room does not remove the financial obligation. Housing staff will attempt to assign these students to a space that is as close as possible to their Spring 2017 assignment, based on availability.

The Room Selection window will close between February 22–24, in order to assign those who have not yet selected a room.

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 2017 admitted students to be assigned together as possible. 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 23 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 2017 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, 2017. Students who cancel will forfeit their $100 prepayment. After March 1, you will be contractually obligated to pay rent for both Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 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

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?

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 2016 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 December 23 (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?

If you have a previously approved housing medical accommodation and have completed a Fall 2017/Spring 2018 contract, our office will contact you in January with more information about your housing placement for 2017/2018.

If you haven't previously provided documentation, this must be provided by December 1. 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 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 2017 Housing

Current Students & Incoming Transfer/Graduate Students

Housing Options

The halls available for students not admitted for Summer/Fall 2017 as a first-year student are outlined, and are specific to the term for which each student contracts.

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) $2,489 $1,169  
McCollum 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath (4 students)     $943
  1 Bedroom/1 Bath (1 student)     $1,333

Contract Process

To secure on-campus housing, submit your housing contract on the myHousing Portal. While completing a contract, students should read the terms and conditions carefully. By submitting a housing contract, students are financially obligating themselves for the selected Summer semester(s) unless they are NOT ATTENDING 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 on April 26th for those students who complete their housing contracts by April 14. 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 10 days of their online contract submission

Returning Residents in Apartment–Style Halls

Students residing in one of the 4 apartment-style halls for the current (Spring 2017) or Fall 2017 terms will receive additional communication about their summer assignment and options to schedule moving to their FSU email account.

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 14 (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 May 6 — May 14, 2017, 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 that you will not be attending FSU 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 12th at 9am
  • Summer B — May 12th at 9am
  • Summer C — June 21st 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. (Students that will turn 18 years old within 10 days of contract submission may affirm their acceptance of the contract without a parent/guardian on/after their birthday on the myHousing Portal.)

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 10 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 housinginfo@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 10 days of contract submission, the student's housing contract may be cancelled.

Signature Forms

Housing Preferences

Students with complete housing contracts, paid admission deposit, and complete registration for orientation by May 1 will select Fall/Spring rooms on the housing portal starting in mid-May. Eligible students will be emailed a selection time to log into the housing portal and choose from available spaces. Selection times will be allocated in contract number order. Remember that if you mutually select a roommate on your housing contract, you and your roommate will receive a selection time at the later/worst of your two contract numbers. Assignment in a building and/or room type that is not your preference is not grounds for cancellation/termination of this contract.

Rental rates vary by building and room type. Our current rental rate chart is available on our website.

Your Room Assignment

Summer C Students

You will list building and room type preferences on your housing contract. Housing staff will assign you to your Summer C room. Your assignment information will be available on the housing portal in June. There are no dining membership requirements or Living-Learning Communities in the summer.

Fall/Spring Students

When you log into the housing portal at your selection time, you will be able to select a room from all available space. We have many types of buildings, room types, and programs. You are encouraged to research options and call us with questions ahead of your selection time. Click here for more information about our residence halls

Special Considerations:

  • Landis Hall is only available for students that have been admitted to the FSU Honors Program.
  • A separate Living-Learning Community (LLC) application is required for the LLC programs in these buildings:
    • DeGraff, Wildwood, Cawthon, and Reynolds Halls house LLCs on 1-2 floors. The remaining spaces in these buildings are for residents who are not participating in an LLC.
    • Bryan Hall only houses students that have been admitted into the Bryan Hall LLC.
  • The following buildings require residents to purchase a dining membership through Seminole Dining: Broward, Bryan, Cawthon, Jennie Murphree, Landis, Gilchrist, and Reynolds.
  • If you have the Florida Prepaid Housing Plan, it will pay, in full, the rent for a suite-style double room with shared bathroom. However, you may select an assignment to other buildings and/or room types. If you have an assignment in a room type that is more expensive than what Florida Prepaid will cover, you will be responsible for the difference.

Room Types

Each residence hall may contain several room types. These are the most common room types available for new incoming students:

McCollum Townhouse

Townhouse with two double bedrooms. Two students are assigned to each bedroom, for a total of four students in the apartment. Each apartment has a full kitchen, one bathroom, and a shared living room area.

Salley Suite Double with Shared Bath

Two people are assigned to a bedroom that shares a common room and bathroom with another double room. The bathroom and common rooms are contained within the suite.

View the sample room layout on the Salley Hall building page.

Suite Double with Shared Bath

This is our most common room type. Two people are assigned to the room. The bathroom is shared with a single, double, or triple room next door.

Suite Triple with Shared Bath Three people are assigned to the room. The rooms are larger than double rooms and are fully equipped for three students. The bathroom is shared with a single or double room next door. There are a very limited number of these rooms.
Suite Double with Private Bath Two people are assigned to the room. The room has a private bathroom. There are a very limited number of these rooms.
Suite Triple with Private Bath Three people are assigned to the room. The rooms are larger than double rooms and are fully equipped for three students. The room has a private bathroom. There are a very limited number of these rooms.
Suite Quad with Private Bath Four people are assigned to the room. The rooms are extremely large and are fully equipped for four students. The room has a private bathroom. There are a very limited number of these rooms.

Roommate Requests

Students should complete their Fall/Spring housing contract as soon as possible. Students with completed contracts will be able to submit roommate requests from February 15 through April 3 provided that all students have submitted a housing contract. If you mutually request a roommate, your roommate pair will be assigned a room selection time based on the worst of your two contract numbers.

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