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Fall/Spring Housing

Eligibility

Students who have been admitted to FSU for Summer or Fall 2019 are eligible to complete this contract.

The Fall/Spring contract will open on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 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 6 through 11:59pm February 7, 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 8th.

If you submit your contract on February 8th 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 choices you will have during room selection.

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 2019/Spring 2020 housing contract:

  • This contract creates a financial obligation to pay on-campus rent for both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.
  • This contract is binding regardless of room assignment.
  • This contract cannot be cancelled for Fall 2019 unless you provide written notice to the Housing office that you will not be attending Florida State University for Fall 2019. If notice is provided by May 1, 2019 and you made a prepayment, you will be refunded your prepayment less a $50 cancellation fee.
  • This contract cannot be cancelled for Spring 2020 unless you provide written notice to the Housing office that you will not be attending Florida State University for Spring 2020, OR are studying abroad for Spring 2020.

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 2019/Spring 2020 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 20 and March 27

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 20 through March 27. Students with a mutual roommate request at the time room assignments are made will be assigned together as long as space permits, 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

In late May, students who completed a housing contract, paid an admission deposit, and completed registration for orientation by May 1 will receive information about selecting Fall/Spring rooms. Fall/Spring room selection will begin in early June. 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.

Spring 2019 Housing

Eligibility

Only these students are eligible to complete this contract:

  • students who have been admitted to FSU for Spring 2019
  • current FSU students that are living off—campus

The Spring 2019 contract will be available on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Terms and Conditions of the Contract

The following are highlights of the terms and conditions of the Spring 2019 housing contract:

  • This contract creates a financial obligation for the Spring 2019 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 2019 unless you provide written notice to the Housing office that you will not be attending Florida State University for Spring 2019. Notification must be received by our office in writing prior to the official hall opening date on January 3, 2019.

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.

Room Assignments

Room assignments will be available in late December. Some students may receive their assignment as late as December 21, 2018.

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. The date/time order in which students submit their contract is represented by the student's contract number.

Step 1 — Online Portion of Contract

  1. Login to the myHousing portal with your FSUID and password
  2. Select the "Spring 2019 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 2019 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

Room Type Preferences — Deadline October 31, 2018

Since new Spring 2019 residents are assigned to spaces that are vacated by Fall 2018 residents, our ability to accommodate room type preferences from new Spring residents may be extremely limited or not possible. Unfortunately, due to the limited number of vacancies available for the Spring semester, we are unable to offer the option to request a specific roommate or hall for the Spring semester.

Updating 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

Students admitted for Summer and Fall 2018 should complete their Fall/Spring housing contract ASAP.

The Summer C housing contract for first-year students will be available on March 7, 2018. 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.

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

Eligibility

Only students who have been admitted to FSU for Summer 2018 are eligible to complete this contract.

Summer Admits

If you intend to live on campus for Summer and Fall/Spring terms, please complete your Fall/Spring contract before you complete your Summer C 2018 housing contract. There are a number of reasons for this:

  • We get overbooked for Fall/Spring housing much earlier than Summer.
  • Your Summer C contract does not carry over to your Fall/Spring contract.
  • We have fewer buildings open for Summer C and all are in close proximity to each other and have similar amenities.
  • For students who are still deciding if they will be attending or not, the Summer contract cancellation charge is higher ($100) than the Fall/Spring cancellation charge ($50) provided notice is provided by May 1. (Only those students not attending FSU can cancel their Summer C or Fall/Spring contracts.)

Process

In short, the process to complete your housing contract is as follows. Click each step below to learn specifics about how to complete each item.

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 again.

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 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 2018.

Room Assignments

Summer room assignments will be available in mid-June for the earliest 95% of students who contract for housing.

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 March 7th 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

Step 1 — Online Portion of 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 — Submit 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 — Submit Parent/Guardian Signature, if applicable

  1. Download the Summer C Contract Parent/Guardian Signature form PDF
  2. Fill in pertinent information on the form
  3. Print and sign form
  4. Return form (instructions provided on form) within 7 calendar days of your contract submission date.

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 7 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 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: housinginfo@fsu.edu

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