First-year Students - Room & Roommate Selection | LSU Residential Life

Admitted First-year Student Housing Timeline and Process

First-year students live on campus so they can benefit from the advantages of the on-campus experience - higher GPAs, retention and graduation rates, and more opportunities to become part of the LSU community.

Join the next class of Tigers by submitting your LSU enrollment deposit.

Once that's done, you can activate your myLSU account, a personalized online resource center for all deposited LSU students. For incoming students, myLSU is where you will complete enrollment requirements, including housing, immunizations, online orientation, and more.

Until you can log in to the housing portal in myLSU, research where you'd like to live on campus. 

You won't need to enter an exact building name, like Miller Hall or Azalea Hall, but you will tell us if you prefer to live in a traditional residence hall or in a living-learning experience in one of our residential colleges.

You'll gain access to the housing portal usually within 48 hours of activating your MyLSU account to complete one of these two processes:

  1. Submit the housing application, agree to the academic-year housing contract, and submit the $75 non-refundable contract fee, or
  2. Request an exemption to LSU's first-year student live-on requirement

Review the full details of the academic-year contract and contract cancellation penalties before you complete this step! 

The housing contract submission determines your priority for room selection.

Roommate Finder inside the housing portal is like online dating for roommates. You can complete a questionnaire about your personality and preferences, and the system will give you a list of suggested roommates. 

You can also search for particular people if you know who you'd like to room with. 

You'll form a roommate group of folks you prefer to live with. It's not a guarantee you will all be together, but we'll do our best!

If you prefer to live in a residential college, our assignments team will make your room assignment for you in mid-May. Make your preferred roommate groups by May 6 for our team to use when making room assignments. 

If you prefer to live in a traditional housing option and complete the housing contract by May 6, 2022, you will choose your room late May – early June. If you complete the housing contract after May 6, 2022, our staff will make your room assignment for you in late June. 

View a detailed timeline below. 

Room change requests are honored as space is available. Email our team at housing@lsu.edu if you want to change your housing preference or room. 

To cancel your on-campus housing contract, review the cancellation schedule and complete the request form.

Any penalty associated with cancellation will go by the date and time this cancellation form is submitted and will be administered through your university student account.

Pack your bags and hit the road!  It's time to be LSU bound!  Get details on selecting your arrival appointment time, packing just enough and not too much, and getting to campus at lsu.edu/moveinday

 

 

2022-23 Timeline At-a-Glance


Group Contract Submission Roommate Searching Room Selection

Residential Colleges &

the Honors House 

December 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. CST -
May 6, 2022

in the Housing Portal

March 1, 2022 - May 6, 2022*

*May 6 is the priority deadline for you to form preferred roommate groups ahead of room assignments in mid-May.

Your room in the residential college building is assigned by our Residential Life staff.

View your room details May 13, 2022, on the "My Details" tab in the housing portal. 

Traditional Housing 

December 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. CST -
May 6, 2022

in the Housing Portal

March 1, 2022 - ongoing

May 23 - June 10, 2022
When you get to select your room is based on when you submitted your housing contract. 

View your room selection time on May 9, 2022, on the "My Details" tab in the housing portal. 

All contracts submitted May 7, 2022 and later 

May 7, 2022 - ongoing

in the Housing Portal

Ongoing; Roommate preferences accommodated as space allows

Your room is assigned by the Residential Life staff.

View your room details June 24, 2022, on the "My Details" tab in the housing portal. 

Live-on Requirement Exemption Request

December 9, 2021 - October 1, 2022

in the Housing Portal