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Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 New First-Year Students or Transfer/New Upper-Class Applicants Only

First year undergraduate students are required to live on campus inside the residence halls, however, we do allow students to request exemptions. If you are a student from Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, St. Clair, or Talladega county and do not wish to live on campus, we ask that you submit a request for exemption online
  • You must be accepted to JSU before applying for a housing assignment.
  • A $200 nonrefundable application fee is required before you can submit your application.
  • You will need your MyJSU username and MyJSU password to log onto MyResCenter.
  • The University Housing Application/Lease Agreement is a legal, binding document for the entire academic year, lasting NINE months.
  • Spring ONLY lease agreements last for the spring semester only.
  • Paper applications are not available.


Additional Application Information:

  • New applications for each academic year will be available beginning October 1.
  • If you are receiving any type of scholarship you must pay the $200.00 nonrefundable application fee; it is not covered by your scholarship.
  • We are not able to take your application fee out of your financial aid award.
  • May 1 is the priority deadline for housing applications.
  • We will send out assignment information via your JSU email account on or around May 15 for students who have applied before May 1 and have been assigned. 
  • Students who apply after the May 1 priority deadline will be assigned according to application submission date and availability. We will send out assignments every two weeks beginning June 1 for students who have been assigned. 
  • If you do not live on campus for consecutive terms you will be required to submit another application fee. 

Assignment Procedures:

  • You will be assigned according to the date the application and application fee were submitted online.
  • Returning students receive priority if you apply during the designated reapplication period in March.
  • We cannot guarantee a specific assignment.
  • Roommate preference questions will also be used to assign roommates if you do not request a roommate on your application.
  • You may also search for roommates through MyResCenter using search criteria. 
  • Be sure to use RoomSync, a Facebook app for students to search for roommates. 

Private Rooms

  • We currently do not offer private rooms upon application for housing.
  • You may request a private room after move in. The room change request form can be found online under MyResCenter
  • If space becomes available and your request is granted, you may move during the third full week of classes (room change week).
  • You will be required to pay the difference in housing rates if you are moving to a more expensive housing assignment. 


  • Roommate requests must be mutual and must include the correct student number of each roommate.
  • Both roommate applications and application fees must be received online by UHRL by May 1 to be considered.  
  • Both roommates must select the same living options in the same order of preference.
  • You will be assigned another roommate if your desired roommate does not request you as a roommate, cancels their application, or both applications are not received by May 1

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If you will be living in Crow, Curtiss, Daugette, Dixon, Fitzpatrick, Logan, Meehan, Patterson, or Sparkman you are required to purchase a meal plan. For more information, please visit Campus Dining Services.

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