Housing Self-Selection for Incoming Students

Incoming students eligible to participate in Housing Self-Selection will have the unique opportunity to browse available housing assignments in the first-year residence halls and select their own assignment for the upcoming academic year!

Students who wish to participate in Housing Self-Selection for Incoming Students must complete the enrollment deposit and submit a Housing Application by the Priority Deadline of April 1.

Please read the information provided below carefully in order to understand the timelines and instructions to participate in Housing Self-Selection.

Important Dates

February 1: Housing Applications Available!

The following applications are available on Housing Central.  All incoming students must complete either a Housing Application or a Request for Residency Exemption.

  • Housing Application for New Student
  • Housing Application for Transfer/Exchange Student
  • Request for Residency Exemption
    • This is a request to live off-campus for students that meet one or more of the Residency Exemption Criteria

The following supplemental applications are available on Housing Central.

March 3: Housing Self-Selection for Incoming Students Webinar

Incoming students can attend an online webinar to learn more about housing applications, requests for accommodations and animals, housing self-selection, and more!  The link to sign up for the webinar on FaceBook will be available here soon.

April 1: Priority Deadline for Housing Applications and Requests

  • Housing Applications
    Incoming Students that complete the enrollment deposit and submit the Housing Application by April 1 will be eligible to participate in Housing Self-Selection!
  • Residential Learning Program Applications
    Requests to join a Residential Learning Program are due April 1
  • Request for Special/ADA Accommodation
    Students that submit the Request for Special/ADA Accommodation by April 1 will receive a housing assignment prior to Housing Self-Selection.  Learn more about the housing assignment process for Incoming Students.

Coming Soon: Selection Appointments for Housing Self-Selection Sent

Students eligible to participate in Housing Self-Selection for Incoming Students will receive their selection appointment date and time on a date that will be announced soon.  This is the date/time that students will have access to Housing Self-Selection on Housing Central to assign themselves to an available space on campus.

April 28 - 29: Housing Self-Selection for Incoming Students!

Between April 28 and April 29, incoming students eligible to participate in Housing Self-Selection can enter the self-selection process on Housing Central at their selection appointment date/time and assign themselves and their roommate (if a roommate group has been created) to an available room on campus.  Once a selection date/time begins, the student will be able to access the available rooms until self-selection ends on April 29.

July 31: Last Day to Cancel Housing Assignment Without Fee

Incoming Students that have selected or been assigned housing at Stetson may request to cancel their assignment and Housing Agreement in order to live off-campus.  Requests submitted on or before July 31 will not be assessed a cancellation fee.

Housing for incoming students will only be canceled if the student receives approval for a Request for Residency Exemption.  As all incoming students are required to live on campus, only students that are exempt from the university residency requirement may live off-campus.  DO NOT secure off-campus housing until your request for exemption is approved.  Learn more about the Request for Residency Exemption.

August 1 - August 14: $1000 Housing Assignment Cancellation Fee

Incoming Students that have selected or been assigned housing at Stetson may request to cancel their assignment and Housing Agreement in order to live off-campus.  Requests submitted between August 1 and August 14 will be assessed a cancellation fee of $1000 if approved.

Housing for incoming students will only be canceled if the student receives approval for a Request for Residency Exemption. As all incoming students are required to live on campus, only students that are exempt from the university residency requirement may live off-campus. DO NOT secure off-campus housing until your request for exemption is approved. Learn more about the Request for Residency Exemption.

August 14: Incoming Student Fall Move-In Date

Residence Halls open for Incoming Students!  Students will be required to sign up for a Fall Move-In Appointment.  Information regarding move-in appointments and requests for early arrival will be sent to students in June.

August 15: Housing Assignment Cancellation Fee Increases to Full Semester Rent

Incoming Students that have selected or been assigned housing at Stetson may request to cancel their assignment and Housing Agreement.  Requests submitted on or after August 15 will be assessed a cancellation fee of the full semester rent if approved.

Housing for incoming students will only be canceled if the student receives approval for a Request for Residency Exemption. As all incoming students are required to live on campus, only students that are exempt from the university residency requirement may live off-campus. DO NOT secure off-campus housing until your request for exemption is approved. Learn more about the Request for Residency Exemption.

Stetson's Three-Year Residency Requirement

Stetson University is proud of both its residential campus and its tradition of a vibrant campus community. The on-campus experience provides residential students with a number of benefits not available to commuter students, including support from residential staff that live and work in our buildings alongside our residents, access to university resources and academic buildings just a short walk from their home-on-campus, and opportunities to build relationships within the large campus community. In addition, national research shows that students living on campus have higher grade point averages, higher graduation rates, and greater involvement in university and student organizations. Therefore, Stetson has a three-year residency requirement in which all students are required to live on campus for the first three years of their enrollment at the university.

Exceptions to the residency requirement may be granted to those students who satisfy one or more of the following criteria on or before August 1st AND submit the Request for Residency Exemption found on Housing Central.

Incoming students interested in living off-campus while attending Stetson can learn more about the Request for Residency Exemption.

Requests for Special/ADA Housing Accommodation

After completing a housing application, students who are seeking additional consideration in the housing assignment process or reasonable requests for modifications to their housing assignment must submit a 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.

Learn more about Special/ADA Housing Accommodations at Stetson University.

Requests for Animals-in-Residence

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.

Emotional Support and Service Animals may live in any residential building, however, we do encourage students eligible to participate in Housing Self-Selection to choose an assignment in an Animal-Friendly Housing Location.  

Pets and Service Dogs-in-Training will only be approved to live in Animal-Friendly Housing. Therefore, incoming students eligible to participate in Housing Self-Selection should make every effort to select a room in one of our three Animal-Friendly Housing locations during Housing Self-Selection. If Animal-Friendly Housing is not available during the self-selection process, the student should select an available space outside of Animal-Friendly Housing. The student's Request for Animal-in-Residence will remain in submitted status and, should space in Animal-Friendly Housing come available at a later date, the student will be offered a reassignment.

Learn more about Animal-Friendly Housing locations, university and Residential Living and Learning animal policies, and the Request for Animal-in-Residence.

Residential Learning Program Housing

Residential Learning Program Applications for Incoming Students are Due April 1.

Incoming 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.

Creating a Roommate Group

If a student has found a roommate they would like to live with, they must create a Roommate Group in Housing Central.  Forming your roommate group is easy! Simply visit Housing Central, click on Roommates at the top of the page, select the Fall 2021 term and enter your preferred roommate's Roommate Code found at the top right corner of all students' Housing Central Home Page.  An invitation will be sent via email with a private link to join the roommate group.  Students can click on the link to accept the invite.  Students without a preferred roommate can even browse resident profiles to find find a good roommate match!

Remember, all students must have an approved Housing Application in order to create or join a roommate group. 

Housing Self-Selection Process

This section is being updated.  Please check back in the coming days and weeks for more information on how students select a space in campus housing through the self-selection process.