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Spring 2021 with University Housing

Whether you lived on campus for fall, or are joining us new for spring, you’ll find important information about Spring 2021 residence hall opening below. We will add information to this page as details become available.

Spring 2021 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is housing available to students who are newly admitted for spring? What about for students who attended FSU for the fall, but lived at home to start the year?

A: Yes! The housing contract timeline can be found on our spring contract website

Q: When will the halls open for spring 2021?

A: Halls will open on January 4th at 5pm. New and returning students must sign up for a move in time, and sign up for a COVID test. More information about both sign-ups is listed below.

Q: Has the Spring 2021 academic schedule been adjusted?

A: Yes, in an announcement you can find here. The beginning of spring term course work will be held remotely, and spring break was removed from the schedule. Please consider this schedule carefully before completing a housing contract.

Q: Can I cancel the spring contract after I complete it?

A: No, the contract is binding once it is complete, so please consider your course delivery and personal medical concerns before submitting the contract. If you are enrolled in classes at FSU, even if those classes are all online, we are planning to have you in our residence halls for spring term and you will have a rent charge due. Appeals will be considered only for unforeseen extraordinary medical or financial circumstances.

Scheduling Your Spring 2021 Move-In Day and Time

All new and returning students must sign up for a move-in day and time. The link to sign up for move-in, along with information about required COVID testing, will be emailed to students at their email address in November. You can find the Sign Up Genius link for your hall here

How to Schedule Your Move-In Appointment

  • Move-in appointments will occur Monday, January 4 through Tuesday, January 19.
  • We are utilizing Sign Up Genius to schedule move-in appointments. You do not need to create a Sign Up Genius account to participate.
  • You will receive a Sign Up Genius link specific to your building. This link will be emailed to your FSU email account . Do not share that link with students who live elsewhere; it will not work for them.
  • You can sign up for one appointment only. Each appointment one hour long. In that hour you should arrive on campus, check in to get your key, unload your vehicle, and move your vehicle to a parking garage, then walk back to your residence hall.
  • There are more than enough appointments for all students.
  • There are weekday and weekend appointment options.
  • If your preferred day and time is not available, we cannot schedule you for a day that already has all the slots taken. Please choose an appointment that is closest to your preference. The number of move in slots per day has been carefully calculated to allow for social distancing during check in.
  • You must use your FSU email ( to schedule your move-in appointment. Sign Up Genius will not recognize or accept a non-FSU email address.

Scheduling Your Spring Opening 2021 COVID Test

  • You should sign up for a COVID test about an hour prior to your move in time.
  • There are weekday and weekend appointments.
  • You must test at the Civic Center, off-campus test results will not be accepted.
  • Visit the University Health Services FAQ website for more information about testing.
  • All new and returning students are required to complete a COVID test unless you have tested positive for COVID since October 1, 2020. This is because based on CDC guidelines, a previously positive student may still continue to have a positive test result for three months, even though they are not spreading COVID.
    • If you tested positive October 1, 2020 or later at the FSU Civic Center testing site, no action is required, you are exempt from the spring opening testing requirement for residential students.
    • If you tested positive October 1, 2020 or later at any other testing site besides the Civic Center, email your positive results including date and testing site location clearly identified to if you have not previously done so. Your email should indicate that you are seeking a testing exemption for housing. Please note that antibody tests are not acceptable documentation for a spring opening testing exemption.


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Phone: 850–644–2860
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