Incoming Student Timeline

Junior Year of High School
Take a tour 

Senior Year of High School
Explore Housing Options

October 1 of Senior Year
Begin Registering for Housing

Receive Acceptance Letter from your Res College

Find Roommates in Online Matching System

March 1
Priority Deadline for Accessible Housing Requests 

March 31
Last day for a full $250 Refund

Select Your Room

Enrollment Deposit Due
Room Changes 

May 31
Deadline for Res College Approval

Room Assignments/Changes Continue
Waitlists Used to Accommodate Building Change Requests 
Cancellation Penalties Begin
Take a Tour

Move-In Day



Room & Roommate Selection 

So You’ve Registered for Housing…What Comes Next?

Find Your Roommate

  • Roommate matching opens January 29, 2018, in the housing portal (myLSU>Student Services>On-campus Housing), where you can create a personal profile, search for potential roommates and suite mates and accept/decline roommate invitations.
  • Please note that Residential Life does not utilize your personal profile to match you with your roommate. It is a tool we provide to you for finding your roommate in our system.

Select Your Room

  • Based on your housing date of application, you will receive a designated Room Selection Time Slot (a day and time) to log in to the online housing portal and select your actual room and building in April/May.

Check Your Status

  • Check your housing status on myLSU > Student Services > On-campus Housing. Click on “Application Status” in the top right corner to view the most up to date information about your room and roommate.
  • If you need to change anything, email

Get on a Building Waitlist 

  • If you don't get into your top choices of building, you can add yourself to a building's waitlist in late spring.


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