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Fall/Spring Housing

Eligibility

Students who have been admitted to FSU for Summer or Fall 2020 are eligible to complete this contract.

The Fall/Spring contract will open on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9 AM. However, we know that you are busy and may have tests, school events, or family commitments at that time. You have the flexibility to submit the housing contract at any time from when it opens on February 5 through 11:59pm February 6, and be included in our earliest contract group. Students who submit contracts on these first two days will all be entered into a lottery and will receive a randomized contract number on February 7th.

If you submit your contract on February 7th or later, you will receive a contract number based on the date and time your contract is submitted. The contract number serves as your "place in line" for receiving on-campus housing. Your contract number will be larger than those who contracted during the first two days. The contract will be open until May 1st, but remember that the earlier you submit your contract, the more options will be available at the time of your assignment.

Activate Your FSUID

To access the contract on the housing portal, you will need to have activated your FSUID. To activate your FSUID, visit my.fsu.edu and click "Activate Your FSUID". You will need:

  • Your EMPLID as provided by Admissions (a nine-digit number)
  • Your date of birth
  • The last five digits of your social security number

Summer Admits

If you have been admitted for Summer, you must follow the instructions provided by FSU Admissions to accept your admission offer for Summer before you can submit a housing contract.

Please complete your Fall/Spring contract before you complete your Summer C housing contract, as we become fully booked for Fall/Spring housing much earlier than Summer.

Terms and Conditions of the Contract

The following are highlights of the terms and conditions of the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 housing contract:

  • This contract creates a financial obligation to pay on-campus rent for both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.
  • This contract is binding regardless of room assignment.
  • This contract cannot be cancelled for Fall 2020 unless you provide written notice to the Housing office that you will not be attending Florida State University for Fall 2020. If notice is provided by May 1, 2020 and you made a prepayment, you will be refunded your prepayment less a $50 cancellation fee.
  • This contract cannot be cancelled for Spring 2021 unless you provide written notice to the Housing office that you will not be attending Florida State University for Spring 2021, OR are studying abroad for Spring 2021.

The full Housing Contract Terms and Conditions are available here.

Process

Your contract will be cancelled and you will lose your original contract number if you do not complete all of the steps below.

Step 1 — Submit the Contract

  1. Login to the myHousing portal with your FSUID and password
  2. Select the "Fall 2020/Spring 2021 housing contract"
  3. Follow the steps provided to indicate:
    • Contact information
    • Individuals to release housing contract/billing information
    • Missing person emergency contact
  4. Agree to the terms and conditions of the contract.

Step 2 — Within 7 calendar days of submitting the contract, make your Prepayment

  1. Click on the FSU Fee Payment site
  2. Click "I have a permanent FSUID" button
  3. Enter your login information (this will automatically redirect you to the "make a payment" screen in your Student Central account)
  4. Select the checkbox next to "Housing Deposit"
  5. Click "Continue"
  6. Continue following remaining prompts to select your payment method and make payment

Step 3 — Within 7 calendar days of submitting the contract, send in your Parent/Guardian Signature, if applicable

  1. Download the Fall/Spring Contract Parent/Guardian Signature form PDF
  2. Print and complete the form, including non-electronic signatures
  3. Return form and allow 2 business days for processing

Check Contract Status

You can check the status of your contract, payment, required forms, view your contract number and any roommate requests on the housing portal.

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Check Contract Status"
  4. Look for any items marked as NOT COMPLETE and follow the instructions provided by the deadline listed for each item.

Cancellation

Only students who will not be attending Florida State University for the Fall Semester will be permitted to cancel their Fall/Spring housing contract.

To cancel your contract:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Cancel Housing Contract"
  4. Follow the prompts on the page
  5. Repeat for Summer C contract, if applicable

Roommate Request — Submit Between February 19 and April 15

Incoming students who would like to room with a specific individual (must also be an incoming student) will be able to submit a roommate request starting February 19 through April 15. Students with a mutual roommate request will be assigned to the same Room Selection time, based on the contract number of the roommate with the worst/highest contract number of the roommate pair.

Complete the following to request a roommate:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Select Roommate Request"
  4. Follow the prompts on the page. You will need the last name and date of birth of the student that you would like to request.
  5. Check to see if your requested roommate is "Confirmed". If not, have your requested roommate follow these steps to request you.

Room Assignments

Starting February 19, students who have submitted a Fall/Spring housing contract will be able to submit building and room type preferences. University Housing staff will use these preferences to assign students in contract number order.

Students who completed a housing contract, paid an admission deposit, and completed registration for orientation by May 1 will receive a housing assignment in late June. 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.

Spring 2021 Housing

Eligibility

Only these students are eligible to complete this contract:

  • Students who have been admitted to FSU for Spring 2021, and current FSU students who are living off-campus or at home can complete the Spring 2021 contract.The Spring 2021 contract will be available on Tuesday, October 27th at 9am EST and will be available until early December.
  • Assignments are made based on the contract submission date and will be published on a rolling basis starting in late November.
  • You can request a roommate and tell us your room type preferences through November 20th. Our ability to honor your roommate and room type preferences will depend on what space is available at the time you are assigned.

Spring 2021 Information

  • Halls will open January 4th at 5pm. Students will be required to sign up for a specific move-in day and time. Information about move-in sign up will be sent before the end of fall term.
  • The University made changes to the Spring 2021 semester in an announcement that includes virtual classes for several days at the start of the term, removing spring break, and ending the term earlier than previously scheduled.
  • You can request a roommate and tell us your room type preferences through November 20th.Our ability to honor your roommate and room type preferences will depend on what space is available at the time you are assigned.

Terms and Conditions of the Contract

The following are highlights of the terms and conditions of the Spring 2021 housing contract:

  • This contract creates a financial obligation to pay rent for on campus housing for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • This contract is binding regardless of room assignment. Please see below for important information about the availability of preferences for the spring semester.
  • This contract cannot be cancelled for Spring 2021 unless you provide written notice to the Housing office that you will not be attending Florida State University for Spring 2021. Notification must be received by our office in writing prior to the official hall opening date on January 4, 2021.

The full Housing Contract Terms and Conditions are available here.

Process

The process to complete your housing contract is as follows. Click each step below to learn specifics about how to complete each item.

  1. Step 1 — Complete online portion of contract, including reviewing the terms and conditions of the housing contract
  2. Step 2 — Within 7 calendar days of completing Step 1, pay the $225 advance payment on the FSU Fee Payment site
  3. Step 3 — Within 7 calendar days of completing Step 1, submit parent/guardian signature form (if student is under 18 on the contract submission date).

Failure to complete all of the steps that apply to you will result in cancellation of your housing contract, and will require you to resubmit your contract, if available. This will also result in a loss of your original contract number.

Step 1 — Online Portion of Contract

  1. Login to the myHousing portal with your FSUID and password
  2. Select the "Spring 2020 housing contract"
  3. Follow the steps provided until you reach the page that confirms that you have submitted the online portion of your housing contract.

Step 2 — Submit Prepayment

  1. Click on this link: FSU Fee Payment site or browse to (FEES.FSU.EDU PDF)
  2. Click "I have a permanent FSUID" button
  3. Enter your login information (this will automatically redirect you to the "make a payment" screen in your Student Central account)
  4. Select the checkbox next to "Housing Deposit" (MAKE A PAYMENT PDF)
  5. Click "Continue"
  6. Continue following remaining prompts to select your payment method and make payment

Step 3 — Submit Parent/Guardian Signature, if applicable

  1. Download the Spring Contract Parent/Guardian Signature form PDF
  2. Fill in pertinent information on the form
  3. Print and sign form with pen (cannot be an electronic signature)
  4. Return form (instructions provided on form) within 7 calendar days of your contract submission date.

Check Contract Status

Complete the following to check your status:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Check Contract Status" under the Spring 2021 heading
  4. Look for any items marked as NOT COMPLETE and follow the instructions provided by the deadline listed for each item.

Cancellation

Only students who will not be attending Florida State University for the Spring Semester will be permitted to cancel their Spring housing contract. Cancellation of your contract will also result in cancellation of your FSU admission.

To cancel your contract:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Cancel Housing Contract"
  4. Follow the prompts on the page

Updating roommate and room type preference:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Update/Review Preferences and Contact Information"
  4. Follow the prompts on the page

Updating room type preferences will not change your contract number.

Summer Housing

Eligibility

Only students who have been admitted to FSU for Summer 2020 are eligible to complete this contract.

The Summer C housing contract for first-year students will be available on February 12, 2020. If you intend to live on campus for Summer and Fall/Spring terms, you should NOT wait to complete your Fall/Spring contract until the Summer contract is available, as this will significantly impact your Fall/Spring contract number. Your Summer C contract does not carry over to your Fall/Spring contract.

NOTE: The upper division transfer and off-campus summer housing contracts for Summer terms A, B and C will open in late March.

Process

Your contract will be cancelled and you will lose your original contract date if you do not complete all of the steps below.

Step 1 — Submit the Contract

  1. Login to the myHousing portal with your FSUID and password
  2. Select the "Summer C housing contract"
  3. Follow the steps provided to indicate:
    • Building preferences
    • Room type preferences
    • Individuals to release housing contract/billing information
    • Missing person emergency contact

Step 2 — Within 7 calendar days of submitting the contract, make your prepayment

  1. Click on the FSU Fee Payment site
  2. Click "I have a permanent FSUID" button
  3. Enter your login information (this will automatically redirect you to the "make a payment" screen in your Student Central account)
  4. Select the checkbox next to "Housing Deposit"
  5. Click "Continue"
  6. Continue following remaining prompts to select your payment method and make payment

Step 3 — Within 7 calendar days of submitting the contract, send in your Parent/Guardian Signature, if applicable

  1. Download the Summer C Contract Parent/Guardian Signature form PDF
  2. Print and complete the form, including non-electronic signatures
  3. Return form and allow 2 business days for processing

Terms and Conditions of the Contract

The following are highlights of the terms and conditions of the Summer housing contract:

  • This contract creates a financial obligation to pay on-campus rent for Summer C.
  • This contract is binding regardless of room assignment.
  • This contract cannot be cancelled unless you provide written notice that you will not be attending Florida State University for Summer C 2020.

Room Assignments

University Housing staff will assign room numbers to all contracted and eligible students. Summer room assignments will be available on the housing portal in mid-June, shortly before the start of the Summer C term.

Students are assigned in order by the date/time students complete Step 1 of their housing contract as long as the student completes Steps 2 & 3 by the deadlines.

Roommate Requests

Incoming students who would like to room with a specific individual will be able to submit a roommate request starting on February 12th and through May 1. Those students with a mutual roommate request at the time room assignments are made will be assigned based on the latest contract date of the roommate pair.

Complete the following to request a roommate:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Select Roommate Requests"
  4. Follow the prompts on the page. You will need the last name and date of birth of anyone that you would like to request.
  5. Check to see if your requested roommate is "Confirmed". If not, have your requested roommate follow these steps to request you.

Preferences

You can update your preferences as many times as you would like until May 1.

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Update Preferences"
  4. Follow the prompts on the page

Updating building and room type preferences will not change your contract date.

Cancellation

Only students who will not be attending Florida State University for the Summer C Semester will be permitted to cancel their Summer C housing contract.

To cancel your contract:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Cancel Contract"
  4. Follow the prompts on the page

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 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 7 days of contract submission, the student's housing contract may be cancelled.

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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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