Housing Assignments

Every student that applies to live in campus housing is provided with a housing assignment.  A space in a room, suite or apartment to call their own while they attend Stetson University. Students receive housing assignments on campus by either assigning themselves during Housing Self-Selection or through a manual process in which Residential Living and Learning provides the student with an assignment to campus housing.  Regardless of how a student is assigned, living on campus is a memorable and valuable experience.

Incoming Student Housing Assignments

Housing Self-Selection for Incoming Students

New incoming students that complete the enrollment deposit and submit the Housing Application by the Priority Deadline of April 1 are eligible to participate in Housing Self-Selection for Incoming Students.  During self-selection, students can browse available spaces in the first-year residential buildings.  They can assign themselves and their preferred roommate to a room for the upcoming academic year. Learn more about Housing Self-Selection for Incoming Students. 

Manual Housing Assignments

There are a number of incoming students that will be assigned housing through a manual assignment process based on their involvement with a specific group or program, acceptance into Residential Learning Programs (RLPs), or due to a specific housing assignment process. Incoming students in the following programs or groups that submit the Housing Application by the Priority Deadline of April 1 will be provided assignments prior to Housing Self-Selection in April.  Those that submit the Housing Application after April 1 will be provided assignments on a rolling basis throughout the months of May, June and July. 

  • ROTC Students
  • Student-Athletes
  • Honors and Bonner Program Members
  • LivingWell and Women's Leadership Residential Learning Program (RLP) Members
  • Students that submit the Request for Special/ADA Accommodation by the Priority Deadline of April 1

In addition, all new incoming students that submit the Housing Application after the Priority Deadline of April 1 will be provided a housing assignment by Residential Living and Learning through the manual assignment process. Housing assignments are provided to students in priority order by enrollment deposit date and are based on housing preferences selected in the Housing Application, roommate groups, and space available in campus housing. Housing assignments are made on a rolling basis and communicated to students throughout the months of May, June and July.

ROTC and Student-Athletes

Incoming ROTC members and Student-Athletes will be assigned housing to a first-year residential building by Residential Living and Learning.  Assignments for these students will be made on a rolling basis beginning in April.  Students may request to live with a specific roommate by forming a roommate group in Housing Central.  Student-Athletes and ROTC members should discuss their preferred roommate with their program leaders when creating their roommate group.

Honor and Bonner Members

Incoming students accepted into the Honor and Bonner Programs at Stetson are assigned to Conrad Hall for their first year on campus. Conrad Hall hosts the Honors and Bonners Community Residential Learning Program.  Students in the Honors and Bonner Programs may request a fellow program member or a non-member as their preferred roommate.  Preference is in the assignment process is given to roommates who are both members of the programs.  Non-Honor/Bonner member roommates will be assigned to Conrad Hall as space allows.  

Living Well and Women's Leadership Residential Learning Programs (RLPs)

  • The Living Well Community is designed for returning and transfer students who desire to lead healthy lifestyles. Students in the Living Well Community learn about creating and maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit.  Students accepted into the Living Well Community will be assigned to residential House 2.
  • The Women's Leadership Community is designed for new female students who desire to invest in the exploration of their authentic self in relation to leadership development within a group of strong female leaders.  Students accepted into the Women's Leadership Community will be assigned to Chaudoin Hall.

Students accepted into the Living Well and Women's Leadership Residential Learning Programs (RLPs) will be provided housing assignments in the residential buildings hosting these RLPs.  Assignments will be provided prior to the Housing Self-Selection process in April.  Applications for these Residential Learning Programs can be found on students' Housing Central Home Page. Learn more about the Residential Learning Programs at Stetson University.

Special/ADA Accommodation Assignments

Students may request special consideration in the housing assignment process based on a special or medical need.  If specific housing accommodations are required, the student should submit the Request for Special/ADA Accommodation found on the Housing Central Home Page. 

  • Requests for Special/ADA Accommodation submitted by the Priority Deadline of April 1 will be provided with a housing assignment by Residential Living and Learning that meets their specified needs prior to Housing Self-Selection taking place in April.  These students will not participate in Self-Selection.
  • Requests for Special/ADA Accommodation submitted after the Priority Deadline of April 1 will be reviewed following Housing Self-Selection in April.  Students eligible to participate in Self-Selection may attempt to select a space in residential housing that meets their accommodation needs.  If they are unable to do so, an appropriate housing assignment will be provided after Housing Self-Selection on a rolling basis throughout the month of May, June and July.  

Continuing Student Housing Assignments

Housing Self-Selection for Continuing Students

In order to participate in Housing Self-Selection for Continuing Students, the Housing Application must be submitted by the Priority Deadline of March 1.

Eligibility to participate in Housing Self-Selection for the upcoming academic year will be based on Stetson's Three-Year Residency Requirement.   

  • Students required to live on campus under Stetson's Three-Year Residency Requirement that submit the Housing Application by the Priority Deadline will be automatically entered into the Housing Self-Selection for Continuing Students taking place in April.

  • Students that have satisfied the Three-Year Residency Requirement and are no longer required to live on campus that submit the Housing Application by the Priority Deadline will be entered into a lottery to participate in Housing Self-Selection for Continuing Students taking place in April.  A random selection process will allow 100 students not required to live on campus to participate in Housing Self-Selection.

During self-selection, Continuing students can browse available spaces in the first-year and upper-division residential communities and the upper-division residential communities. Students can assign themselves and their preferred roommate(s) to a room, suite or apartment for the upcoming academic year. Learn more about Housing Self-Selection for Continuing Students. 

Manual Housing Assignments

There are a number of continuing students that will be assigned housing through a manual assignment process based on their involvement with a specific group or program, acceptance into Residential Learning Programs (RLPs), or due to a specific housing assignment process. Continuing students in the following programs or groups that submit the Housing Application on or before April 1 will be provided a housing assignment prior to Housing Self-Selection in April. Those that submit the Housing Application after April 1 will be provided assignments on a rolling basis from April through July.

  • Honors and Bonner Program Members (upon request only)
  • Fraternity Members and Friends of the Fraternity
  • Sorority Members and Friends of the Sorority
  • Residential Learning Program Members
  • Students that submit the Request for Special/ADA Accommodation by April 1

In addition, all continuing students that submit the Housing Application after the Priority Deadline of March 1 will be provided a housing assignment by Residential Living and Learning through the manual assignment process. Housing assignments are provided to students in priority order by enrollment deposit date and are based on housing preferences selected in the Housing Application, roommate groups, and space available in campus housing. Housing assignments are made on a rolling basis and communicated to students throughout the months of May, June and July.

Honor and Bonner Members

Continuing students that are members of the Honor and Bonner Programs at Stetson are free to live in any of the residential buildings on campus.  Those that are eligible to participate in Housing Self-Selection may choose from all residential locations available and those that are not eligible to participate in Housing Self-Selection will be provided an assignment based on the student's selected housing preferences and space available within our buildings.

However, those that wish to be assigned to Conrad Hall and live in the Honors and Bonners Community Residential Learning Program must specifically request to be assigned to Conrad Hall for the upcoming academic year by emailing Residential Living and Learning. Students in the Honors and Bonner Programs may request a fellow program member or a non-member as their preferred roommate. Preference is in the assignment process is given to roommates who are both members of the programs. Non-Honor/Bonner member roommates will be assigned to Conrad Hall as space allows.

Fraternity and Sorority Members

There are a number of Fraternity and Sorority organizations that reside in campus housing.  The residential houses on campus are host to these various greek organizations and each spring the Presidents are responsible for selecting members to live in the organization house for the upcoming academic year.  House rosters are provided to Residential Living and Learning prior to Housing Self-Selection in April and the selected members are assigned to the available spaces in the houses. 

If an organization does not have enough members to fill all available spaces, they may add Friends of the Sorority/Fraternity to their house roster and these students will also be assigned prior to Housing Self-Selection.  Connect with your Sorority and Fraternity President to request an assignment to your organization's house for the upcoming year!

Residential Learning Program (RLP) Members

Residential Living and Learning hosts several Residential Learning Programs on campus designed to engage continuing students in an environment where living, learning, and values meet.  The RLPs bring together students with shared interests and purpose working together to achieve program-specific goals and to develop themselves personally through shared experiences, engagement with students, faculty, and staff, and building connections on campus and with the community at large. 

Students accepted into the RLPs will be provided housing assignments in specific residential houses on campus prior to the Housing Self-Selection process in April. Applications for these Residential Learning Programs can be found on students' Housing Central Home Page. Learn more about the Residential Learning Programs at Stetson University.

Special/ADA Accommodation Assignments

Students may request special consideration in the housing assignment process based on a special or medical need. If specific housing accommodations are required, the student should submit the Request for Special/ADA Accommodation found on the Housing Central Home Page.

  • Requests for Special/ADA Accommodation submitted by April 1 will be provided with a housing assignment by Residential Living and Learning that meets their specified needs prior to Housing Self-Selection taking place in April. These students will not participate in Self-Selection.
  • Requests for Special/ADA Accommodation submitted after April 1 will be reviewed following Housing Self-Selection in April. Students eligible to participate in Self-Selection may attempt to select a space in residential housing that meets their accommodation needs. If they are unable to do so, an appropriate housing assignment will be provided after Housing Self-Selection on a rolling basis throughout the month of May, June and July.

Animal-Friendly Housing Assignments

Stetson University provides a unique experience allowing students to live with their animals on campus. There are four different categories of Animals approved by Residential Living and Learning; Pets, Emotional Support Animals, Service Animals and Service Dogs-In-Training. All animals living on campus must be approved through a request process. Students wishing to bring an animal to campus must submit the Request for Animal-in-Residence found on their Housing Central Home Page.

To learn more about Animal-Friendly Housing, how to request to live with your animal on campus, and the housing assignment process for residents and their animals, please review the Request for Animal-in-Residence webpage.

Housing Preferences

When submitting a housing application, students will be asked their preferences for residential buildings, room types, bathroom types and roommates. The housing preference selections help us to understand the type of living space and environment the student would prefer during their time living on campus. Though Stetson has a wide variety of housing options on campus, we also have a limited supply of space in specific buildings and room configurations. If a specific building or room type is not available, we will use students' preference selections to provide the next best option based on the available space at the time of assignment.

Unfortunately, due to the limited availability of the many different housing options on Stetson's campus, we cannot guarantee a housing assignment that exactly matches a student's preference selections. However, we try our best to assign the greatest number of students to their preferred housing. Students can increase their chances of receiving a preferred housing assignment by submitting housing applications by the priority deadlines (March 1st for Continuing Students and April 1st for Incoming Students) and participating in Housing Self-Selection that takes place in April.

Students not eligible to participate in Housing Self-Selection are assigned housing by Residential Living and Learning after the selection process ends. Students' housing preferences are used to identify the best housing option for each student based on the available space at the time the student is assigned.