Making LSU Home
After you submit your enrollment deposit and activate your myLSU account, complete your housing application and agreement or request an exemption to the live-on requirement in the housing portal.
The housing agreement submission helps determines your priority for room assignment.
Once you've made LSU your choice, submit your non-refundable required enrollment deposit in your LSU Admissions Portal to save your spot in the incoming class.
MyLSU is a personalized online resource center for all deposited LSU students.
Within 48 hours after activating your myLSU account, you will be able to access the housing portal to submit your housing application and agreement and view other myLSU features.
- Visit my.lsu.edu
- Enter your myLSU username in the “myLSU account or Email Address” space. (Your myLSU username can be found in your LSU Admissions Portal ex: mtiger1).
- Click “Forgot Password”
- Complete steps to create a password
Anytime you login to myLSU, you must use your myLSU username. Do not use a personal email address to login to myLSU. The system will not recognize your personal email address.
Until you can log in to the housing portal in myLSU, research where you'd like to live on campus.
You won't enter an exact building name, like Miller Hall or Azalea Hall, on the housing application, but you will tell us if you prefer to live in a traditional housing option or have a living-learning experience in a residential college.
If you change you mind later, email firstname.lastname@example.org to update your application.
The housing portal opened on December 5, 2022, at 10 a.m. CST for 2023-24 applications.
The Housing Portal will be closed for admitted students February 23-March 2, 2023. It will reopen for applications on March 3, at 10 a.m.
Use your myLSU log in credentials to access the housing portal. It can take up to 48 hours after first accessing myLSU for you to gain access to the housing portal.
Once you have access to the housing portal, you must complete one of these two processes to enroll at LSU:
- Submit the housing application and academic-year housing agreement, and submit the $75 non-refundable fee, or
- Submit an exemption request to the first-year student live-on requirement. Requests must be approved.
Review the full details of the academic-year agreement and cancellation penalties before you complete this step!
If you submit your housing agreement May 6, 2023, or later, you will not be able to self-assign your room. Our assignments team will make your room assignment for you and will accommodate roommate preferences as space allows.
Roommate matching opened at 10 a.m. CST on March 13, 2023, for fall 2023, and remains open through mid-June. Use the roommate matching feature or search for friends by their myLSU username.
Create a roommate group of people you prefer to live with.
- You will only see potential roommates who have the same housing preference as you.
- Being in a group together does not guarantee you'll be together, but just indicates who you'd prefer to live with.
- Students living in residential colleges should have their preferred roommate group complete by May 8, 2023.
- Students living in traditional housing options should have their preferred roommate group complete by May 21, 2023.
Students living in residential colleges can view room and roommate assignments on the housing portal's "My Details" tab May 12, 2023, once our assignments team makes your room assignment for you.
Students living in traditional housing options can view their room selection time slot on the housing portal's "My Details" tab on May 2, 2023.
Room Selection Time Slot: The day and time students living in traditional housing options who submitted the housing agreement before May 6 will gain access to self-select their room and pull in roommates from their preferred roommate group. Traditional housing room self-selection is May 22-June 9.
If you complete the housing agreement May 6, 2023, or later, our staff will make your room assignment for you. View room and roommate assignments on the housing portal's "My Details" tab on June 30, 2023.
Room change requests are honored as space is available. Email our team at email@example.com if you want to change your housing preference or room.
Cancellation penalties begin June 1, 2023.
If your plans to live on campus or attend LSU change, you must cancel your housing agreement. Review the full details of the academic-year agreement and cancellation penalties before you complete this step!
Freshmen Live on Campus
Freshman Resident: Resident Ratio
2023-24 Room Selection Resources
A step-by-step guide, gender designation list, and current availability chart will be available mid-spring to help navigate traditional housing room selection.