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.

You'll gain access to the housing portal in myLSU usually within 48 hours of activating your myLSU account (after it opens Dec. 5)

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 housing option or in a living-learning experience in one of our residential colleges.

The housing portal opens for incoming first-year students on December 5, 2022 at 10 a.m. CST. See full schedule below. 

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

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

The housing agreement 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 8 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 5, 2023, you will choose your room in late May – early June. If you complete the housing contract May 6, 2023, or later, 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.

To cancel your on-campus housing agreement, 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! You're 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

 

 

2023-24 Timeline At-a-Glance


Group Application & Housing
Agreement Submission
Roommate Searching Room Selection

Residential Colleges &

the Honors House 

December 5, 2022 at 10 a.m. CST -
May 5, 2022

in the Housing Portal

March 13, 2023 - May 8, 2023*

*May 8 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 12, 2023, on the "My Details" tab in the housing portal. 

Traditional Housing 

December 5, 2022 at 10 a.m. CST -
May 5, 2023

in the Housing Portal

March 13, 2023 - ongoing*

*May 21 is the priority deadline for you to form preferred roommate groups ahead of room selection. 

 

View your room selection time slot on May 2, 2023, on the "My Details" tab in the housing portal. 

May 22 - June 9, 2023
Select your room during this time based on when you submitted your housing contract. 

All contracts submitted May 6, 2023 and later 

May 6, 2023 - ongoing

in the Housing Portal

Ongoing through June 11; Roommate preferences accommodated as space allows

Your room is assigned by the Residential Life staff.

View your room details June 30, 2023, on the "My Details" tab in the housing portal. 

Live-on Requirement Exemption Request

December 5, 2022 - October 1, 2023

in the Housing Portal 

Review details before submitting.