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Apartment Leasing

All undergraduate students (including current freshmen), graduate students, transfer students, vet med students and law students can access the housing portal in myLSU beginning February 1 to begin the leasing process for apartments for next year. 

  • Current students will submit their contract, select an apartment space and pay $250 advance rent (non-refundable) to secure that apartment space. If you get an error message, please email us so we can reset your account.

  • Graduate, law, and vet med students should contact the Assignments Team regarding the apartment selection process. 

  • Review cancellation fees before securing a space on campus.

 

Apartment Self-Selection Closed; Wait Lists Now Open

Due to high demand, the apartment selection and wait list pages are no longer available in the housing portal. If you are interested in living in an on-campus apartment for the 2019-20 academic year, please contact the Assignments Team at reslife@lsu.edu. The Assignments Team works through the spring and summer months to fulfill requests. Please be patient while we work through the lists. We will do our best to find a space for you!

    

Date

Apartment Leasing Timeline 

February 1
10 a.m.

Contracts for 2019-2020 Upperclassmen available in myLSU for all current students

  • Submit your housing contract, search for and accept roommates

February 11
1 p.m.

Current ECA, WCA and NGW residents can reserve their same room

  • Securing a space at this time will make you ineligible to participate in the remaining selection days. 
  • Complete before process closes the next day at 10 a.m.
February 12
1 p.m. 

Current ECA, WCA and NGW residents who submitted a contract the day before can pull in accepted roommates into available spaces in the apartment

  • Complete process - both inviting roommates and roommates accepting - before it closes the next day at 10 a.m.
February 13
1 p.m.

Current ECA, WCA and NGW residents can select a different apartment in their same apartment community and pull in accepted roommates into available spaces in the apartment

  • ECA and WCA residents can choose from any ECA or WCA apartment this day 
  • NGW residents can choose any NGW apartment this day
  • Complete before process closes the next day at 10 a.m.

February 14-17

Current ECA, WCA and NGW residents can select an apartment and pull in accepted roommates into any apartment in any community beginning February 14 at 1 p.m.

  • This is the first opportunity for current ECA and WCA residents to choose an apartment in NGW.
  • Exclusive access to apartment selection for current apartment residents ends February 17, 2019, at 10 a.m. 
February 18-24

All-In for Current Freshmen & New Upperclassmen begins February 18 at 1 p.m.

  • This is the first day current freshmen, transfer students, graduate students, vet med students, law students and all other students not currently living on campus can select an apartment space in ECA, WCA, or NGW via the housing portal in myLSU.
  • This is the first day students can select a residence hall space in Pentagon Community or the Honors House in East & West Laville Halls for Honors College students.
  •  Apartment and room selection closes Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. for a week.

February 25 - March 1

 

Housing Portal Closed for Maintenance 

 

March 4
1 p.m.

All Available On-Campus Spaces Reopen for Leasing

All undergraduate students (including current freshmen), graduate students, transfer students, vet med students and law students can access the housing portal in myLSU and secure a space in ECA, WCA, Nicholson Gateway Apartments, and select residence halls

 

Wait Lists Open

Students can add their names to wait lists in the housing portal for preferred apartment/room types, regardless of whether or not they already have an apartment booking for next year. The Assignments Team will work through the spring and summer months to fulfill wait list requests. Please be patient while we work through the lists. Review wait list information below for complete details. 

 

Room Changes Open

Current students who are interested in room changes should contact the Assignments Staff at reslife@lsu.edu to coordinate a room change request.

March 11

 Apartment Self-Selection Closed; Wait Lists Now Open

The apartment self-selection online process is closed; however, limited space is still available in campus apartments. Students should contact the Assignments Team regarding apartment availability. 

 

April 10, 2019

Housing portal is closed for upperclassmen apartment leasing. All requests must go to reslife@lsu.edu.

Due to high demand and limited availability, the apartment selection and wait list pages are no longer available in the housing portal. If you are interested in living in an on-campus apartment for the 2019-20 academic year, please contact the Assignments Team at reslife@lsu.edu. The Assignments Team works through the spring and summer months to fulfill requests. Please be patient while we work through the lists. We will do our best to find a space for you!

 

 

 

Roommates

To better accommodate your roommate preferences, you will be allowed to pull in other residents into available spaces in your room or apartment.

  • You will only be able to pull in roommates who appear in your “Accepted Roommates” list in the online housing portal.
  • Remind your roommates they should accept or decline the invitation by the end of your selection period timeframe, usually 10 a.m. Invitations not accepted will be purged to make room for other students looking for spaces.
  • Roommates must accept the room invitation in the housing portal and submit advance rent or the contracting fee to complete the process and secure the space.

 

Advance Rent

A $250 (non-refundable) advanced rent payment is due to complete the contract renewal process for both on-campus apartments and residence halls. Payment must be made with a credit or debit card in the online housing portal within 24 hours of apartment/room reservation during the online renewal process. After 24 hours, reservations will be purged to make spaces available to other students.

The entire $250 will be applied toward regular rent in the fall. For those students that reserve a space, pay their fee bill, and move into their on-campus housing, advance rent will not cost any more money. However, those that cancel their assignment will forfeit the entire $250 advance rent amount, and are subject to the cancellation fee schedule.

Students who use scholarship money for their on-campus rent will need to pay the advance rent during the online renewal process with a credit or debit card. Advance rent will not affect the amount covered by scholarship. Once the scholarship funds are applied to the student’s fee bill, the entire housing charge will be paid, and any overage in the student account will be refunded to the student’s account.

The advance rent program is part of Residential Life’s concerted effort to keep apartment and residence hall spaces open and available to those students who are truly serious about staying on campus.

 

Wait Lists

Please note , the housing portal is closed for upperclassmen apartment leasing. All requests must go to reslife@lsu.edu.

As of April 10, 2019, the apartment selection and wait list pages are no longer available in the housing portal due to high demand and limited remaining availability. If you are interested in living in an on-campus apartment for the 2019-20 academic year, please contact the Assignments Team at reslife@lsu.edu. The Assignments Team works through the spring and summer months to fulfill requests. Please be patient while we work through the lists. We will do our best to find a space for you!

If you are interested in living in on-campus apartments for the 2019-20 school year, complete the available steps in the 2019-2020 contract and add yourself to the apartment wait list(s) of your choice:

  1. Access the 2019-20 contract in the housing portal via myLSU.
  2. Complete the welcome, personal details, accessible housing, contract agreement, application confirmation, personal profile, and personal preferences pages.
  3. Scroll to the “Wait list Search” step in the navigation bar.
  4. Select desired apartment location and click “Search.”
  5. Select desired apartment type and click “Assign.”
  6. You may revisit the Wait list Search step to sign up for additional wait lists, review which wait lists you are on, and remove yourself from wait lists at any time.

The Res Life Assignments Team is currently working the wait lists and will notify you as spaces become available.

 

 

Wait Lists FAQs

How will I know if I have a fall space from the wait lists?

The Assignments Team will contact students on the wait lists via LSU email as spaces become available. Students will have a designated time frame to accept the offered apartment space and submit the advance rent payment, if not already submitted. Residents who currently have a fall booking will not lose that space or advance rent payment by joining a wait list.  

By joining a wait list, there is no guarantee a space will become available. 

 

What if I have a preferred roommate?

Roommates must individually join wait lists. If you are contacted in regards to an available space and want to move with a linked roommate, reply to the notification stating your roommate request. Our Assignments Team will work to accommodate roommate requests as space allows.

 

Do I have to pay advance rent to be on a wait list?

Not at this time.  Students are only required to pay advance rent once they have a 2019-2020 assignment. Once the Assignments Team assigns you to a space, you will have 48 hours to pay your advance rent. Instructions will be provided to you with your assignment information. 

 

By completing the contract and signing up for the wait lists, am I subject to any penalties related to the contract?

Not at this time. Students confirm their contract by paying advanced rent. Students with an active contract and no advanced rent payment will be purged from the system as determined by the Assignments Team.

 

Need to cancel your fall housing reservation?

Please complete the cancellation request. Residents who have paid the advance rent payment and decide to cancel their fall reservation will forfeit the $250 per the housing contract and are subject to cancellation penalties.