University Housing / Future Residents / Contracts & Processes (2024)

Fall/Spring Housing

Eligibility

Students who have been admitted to FSU for Summer or Fall 2024 are eligible to complete this contract. Students who are in a “deferred” or “waitlist” status with Admissions are not eligible to complete a housing contract until they are fully admitted.

Welcome Window:

The Fall/Spring contract will open on February 21st, 2024 at 10 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 21st through 11:59pm February 25th to be included in our earliest contract group. All students who submit contracts during these first five days will all be entered into a lottery and will receive a randomized contract number on February 26th. Contract numbers are displayed in the myHousing Portal.

After the Welcome Window:

If you submit your contract on February 26th 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 and establishes your priority for room/hall preferences. Your contract number will be larger than those who contracted during the first five 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.

Before Contracting: 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". This may take 1-2 business days, so this should be done in advance. 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

We also highly recommend setting up your Two-Factor Authentication through Duo Mobile before the contract opens to ensure you can properly log into the portal.

Summer Admits

Please complete your Fall/Spring contract before you complete your Summer B housing contract, as we become fully booked for Fall/Spring housing much earlier than Summer. The Summer B contract will be available starting on March 7th, 2024 at 10am.

Terms and Conditions of the Contract

The following are highlights of the terms and conditions of the Fall 2024/Spring 2025 housing contract:

  • This contract creates a financial obligation to pay on-campus rent for both Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters. Rental rates for the 2024/2025 year are available here
  • This contract is binding regardless of room assignment. Most students should anticipate an assignment to a shared bedroom space with an adjoining bathroom to another shared bedroom.
  • This contract cannot be cancelled for Fall 2024 unless you provide written notice to the Housing office that you will not be enrolling at Florida State University for Fall 2024. If notice is provided to University Housing by May 1, 2024 and you made a prepayment, you will be refunded your prepayment less a $50 cancellation fee.
  • This contract cannot be cancelled for Spring 2025 unless you provide written notice to the Housing office that you will not be attending Florida State University for Spring 2025, OR are studying abroad for Spring 2025.

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 2024/Spring 2025 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" for the appropriate term (Fall and/or Summer, if applicable).
  5. Click "Continue"
  6. Continue following remaining prompts to select your payment method and make payment

NOTE: Students with Florida Prepaid Housing benefit remaining: You will be given more information during the contract process about the deposit payment related to your Florida Prepaid.

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

If you are under the age of 18 on the day you submit the Fall/Spring housing contract, you will need to complete a Fall/Spring Parent/Guardian Contract Consent.

  1. Download the Fall/Spring Contract Parent/Guardian Contract Consent form PDF
  2. Print and complete the form, including non-electronic signatures
  3. Return form via email to housing@fsu.edu 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 request 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.

We recommend you do not sign an off-campus lease if you have already completed a housing contract for Fall 2024/Spring 2025, as you will not be able to cancel it if you enroll at FSU.

To cancel your contract:

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

Hall and Room Type Preferences

You can submit/update your hall and room type preferences as many times as you would like between February 26 and May 1.

Most students should expect to be assigned to a shared bedroom space with a shared bath that adjoins another shared bedroom.

  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.

If you have a requested roommate, you should ensure that both you and your requested roommate have the same hall/room type preferences in the same order before May 1st.

When you select hall and room type preferences, you will be asked to rank several different halls/complexes and room types. Some similar halls are grouped together. Read more about the different halls/complexes and room types here.

Roommate Request — Submit Between Febuary 26th and April 17th

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 Febuary 26th through April 17th. Students with a mutual roommate request will be assigned based on 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

Students who have submitted a Fall/Spring housing contract will be able to submit building and room type preferences between February 26th and May 1st. University Housing will consider these preferences when assigning students in contract number order.

Students who completed a housing contract and pay an admission deposit by May 1, and completed registration for orientation by their posted deadline, will receive more information about housing assignments in early July. Remember that if you mutually select a roommate on your housing contract, you and your roommate will be assigned using the later/worst of your two contract numbers.

Spring 2024 Housing

  • Students who have been admitted to FSU for Spring 2024, and current FSU students who are living off-campus or at home can complete the Spring 2024 contract. The Spring 2024 contract will be available starting on Wednesday, September 27th at 10am Eastern Standard Time.
  • Assignments are made based on the contract submission date and will be published in mid-late December, no later than December 22nd.
  • You can tell us your room type preferences through November 15th. Our ability to honor your room type preferences will depend on what space is available at the time you are assigned.

Halls will open for Spring Move-In on Thursday, January 4th at 5 pm.Information about move-in will be sent with assignment notifications.

Terms and Conditions of the Contract

The following are highlights of the terms and conditions of the Spring 2024 housing contract:

  • This contract creates a financial obligation to pay rent for on-campus housing for the Spring 2024 semester.
  • This contract cannot be cancelled for Spring 2024 unless you provide written notice to the Housing office that you will not be enrolled in any Florida State University classes (including online/remote courses) for Spring 2024. Notification must be received by our office in writing prior to the official hall opening date on January 4, 2024.
  • Prior to submitting the contract, you should consider your own personal health status and any increased COVID related risk factors when deciding to live on campus.
  • This contract is binding regardless of room assignment. Please see below for important information about the availability of preferences for the spring semester. Most students should plan on an assignment in a double (shared) room with a bathroom adjoining another double room.

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 the Spring Parent/Guardian Contract Consent 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.

Step 1 — Online Portion of Contract

  1. Login to the myHousing portal with your FSUID and password
  2. Select the "Housing Contract" under the Spring 2024 heading
  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
  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 Contract Consent Form, if applicable

  1. Download the Spring Contract Parent/Guardian Contract Consent 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 2024 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 enrolling in any Florida State University classes (including online/remote courses) 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 Room Type Preferences

Since new Spring 2024 residents are assigned to spaces that are vacated by Fall 2023 residents, our ability to accommodate room type preferences from new spring residents may be limited or not possible. Unfortunately, due to the limited number of vacancies available for Spring semester, we are unable to offer the option to request a specific roommate or hall for the Spring semester.

  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 submission date.

Summer Housing

Eligibility

Only students who have been admitted to FSU for Summer 2024 are eligible to complete this contract.

The Summer B housing contract for first-year students will be available on March 7th, 2024 at 10 AM . 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 B contract does not carry over to your Fall/Spring contract.

NOTE: The summer contracts for upper division transfer and current FSU students 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 B 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
  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" for the appropriate term (Summer and/or Fall, if applicable).
  5. Click "Continue"
  6. Continue following remaining prompts to select your payment method and make payment

NOTE: Students admitted through the CARE Program will not have a deposit due for Summer term, as the CARE Program covers the deposit cost.

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

If you are under the age of 18 on the day you submit the summer B housing contract, you will need to complete a Summer B Parent/Guardian Contract Consent.

  1. Download the Summer B Contract Parent/Guardian Contract Consent form PDF
  2. Print and complete the form, including non-electronic signatures
  3. Return form and via email to housing@fsu.edu 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 B.
  • This contract is binding regardless of room assignment.
  • This contract cannot be cancelled unless you provide written notice that you will not be enrolled in any Florida State University classes for Summer B 2024.

Room Assignments

Students who both complete a housing contract and pay an Admissions deposit by May 1, and complete registration for orientation by the published date, will receive more information about summer room assignments in early June, shortly before the start of the Summer B 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 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.

Hall and Room Type Preferences

You can update your hall and room type preferences as many times as you would like until May 1. Most students should expect to be assigned to a shared bedroom space with a shared bath that adjoins another shared bedroom.

  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

If you have a requested roommate, you should ensure that both you and your requested roommate have the same hall/room type preferences in the same order before May 1st.

Cancellation

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

We recommend you do not sign an off-campus lease if you have already completed a housing contract for Summer 2024, as you will not be able to cancel it if you will be enrolled at FSU.

To cancel your contract due to not attending FSU:

  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 Contract Consent

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 and email to housing@fsu.edu with "Parent Guardian Contract Consent" in the subject line (Preferred Method)
    • Fax signed document to (850) 644-7997

If a Parent/Guardian Contract Consent is not received for a contract period (i.e. Summer, Fall/Spring, Spring) within 7 days of contract submission, the student's housing contract may be cancelled.

Signature Forms

  • Parent-Guardian Contract Consent Summer 2024 (PDF)
  • Parent Guardian Contract Consent Fall 2024/Spring 2025 (PDF)
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