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Application Procedures for JSU Housing

New Spring 2020 Only and Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 New First-Year Students or Transfer/New Upper-Class Applicants Only! Current residents will reapply for housing in March 2020!

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 form 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. Application fees are not covered by Loans, Grants, or Scholarships. 
  • You will need your MyJSU username and MyJSU password to log onto MyResCenter. We recommend using Chrome Browser and using a computer rather than a cell phone to log onto MyResCenter. 
  • The University Housing Application/Lease Agreement is a legal, binding document for the entire academic year, lasting NINE months. The Pointe @ JSU is a 12 month lease agreement, lasting fall, spring, and summer. 
  • Spring ONLY lease agreements last for the spring semester only.
  • Summer housing applications are applicable to the term for which you are enrolled. 
  • 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.
  • April 1 is the priority deadline for housing applications.
  • If you do not live on campus for consecutive academic years you will be required to submit another housing application fee. 

Assignment Procedures:

  • 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, an app for students to search for roommates. 
  • First-Year Student Assignment Procedures:
    • This year incoming freshmen will be self-selecting their room assignments. Starting in April 2020, freshmen will log back into MyResCenter to select their exact room assignment for the fall 2020 - spring 2021 terms. They will be broken up into three groups:

      1. Group 1 will consist of all those who submitted their application between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Group 1 will select their room assignments beginning April 15, 2020 to April 21, 2020.

      2. Group 2 will consist of all those who submitted their application between January 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020. Group 2 will select their room assignments beginning May 1, 2020 to May 7, 2020.

      3. Group 3 will consist of all those who submitted their application between March 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020. Group 3 will select their room assignments beginning May 15, 2020 20 May 21, 2020.

      Groups will receive a reminder notification two weeks, one week, and 48 hours before their selection dates. Students who submit their application after April 1, 2020, or do not select their room during their assigned date, will be assigned by the housing office based on preferences and availability.

    • Transfers and New Upper-Class students who are wanting to live on campus will be assigned by the Housing Operations staff. 

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
  • We typically make the Room Change Request form available during move-in weekend for the fall semester. 
  • 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. 
  • Any room changes taking place outside of room change week will result in additional charges. 


  • 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 HRL by April 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 April 1

Apply through MyResCenter

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