Housing Selection

Current students eligible to participate in Housing Selection will have the unique opportunity to browse available housing assignments from our residential communities and select their own assignments for the upcoming academic year!

Please read the information provided below carefully in order to understand the timelines, eligibility and instructions for Housing Selection. You can review our Housing Selection Guide for more detailed information about our housing selection process.

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.

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

Students can log in to their Housing Central homepage and find a link to their Housing Selection process at the bottom of the page. Navigate to the next page to see your roommate group and other helpful information. You will be able to view rooms prior to your housing selection appointment time beginning Tuesday, April 16, at 10:00 a.m. Housing Selection will run from April 16 to April 22 beginning at 6 p.m. each day.

To watch a step-by-step video of how to select a room during housing selection, please watch our How to Select a Room Video!

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!

To watch a step-by-step video of how to form a roommate group, please watch our Forming a Roommate Group Video!

Simply visit Housing Central, click on Roommates at the top of the page, select the Fall 2024 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 a good roommate match!

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

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 Selection to choose an assignment in an Animal-Friendly Housing Location, if not already placed by RL&L in an assignment prior to Housing Selection in accordance with your ESA application. 

Pets and Service Dogs-in-Training will only be approved to live in Animal-Friendly Housing. Therefore, new students eligible to participate in Housing Selection should make every effort to select a room in one of our three Animal-Friendly Housing locations during Housing Selection, if not already placed by RL&L in an assignment prior to Housing Selection in accordance with your animal in the residence application. If Animal-Friendly Housing is not available during the 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 become 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.

New Students

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

November 1: Housing Applications Available!

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

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

The following supplemental applications are available on Housing Central.

February TBD: Housing  for New Students Webinar

New students can attend an online webinar to learn more about housing applications, requests for accommodations and animals, housing selection, and more! Click the image below to watch our webinar for New Student Housing Selection.

April 1: Priority Deadline for New Student Housing Applications and Requests

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

April 10: Selection Appointments for Housing Selection Sent

Students eligible to participate in Housing Selection for New 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 Selection on Housing Central to assign themselves to an available space on campus.

April 9: Roommate Groups Deadline

If a student has found a roommate they would like to live with, they must create a Roommate Group in Housing Central. 

April 16 - 22: Housing Selection for New Students!

Between April 16 and April 22, new students eligible to participate in Housing Selection can enter the selection process on Housing Central at their selection appointment date/time and assign themselves and their roommate (if a roommate group has been created and space is available) to an available room on campus.  Once a selection date/time begins, the student will be able to access the available rooms until the selection ends on April 19.

July 31: Last Day to Cancel Housing Assignment Without Fee

New Students who 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 new students will only be canceled if the student receives approval for a Request for Residency Exemption.  As all new students are required to live on campus, only students who 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 17: $1000 Housing Assignment Cancellation Fee

New Students who 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 17 will be assessed a cancellation fee of $1000 if approved.

Housing for new students will only be canceled if the student receives approval for a Request for Residency Exemption. As all new students are required to live on campus, only students who 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 17: New Student Fall Move-In Date

Residence Halls are open for New 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 17: Housing Assignment Cancellation Fee Increases to Half of the Rent for the Remaining Housing Agreement Period

New Students who have selected or been assigned housing at Stetson may request to cancel their assignment and Housing Agreement.  Requests submitted on or after August 19 will be assessed a cancellation fee of half the rent for the remainder of the Housing Agreement Period (Fall and spring).

Housing for new students will only be canceled if the student receives approval for a Request for Residency Exemption. As all new students are required to live on campus, only students who 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.

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 ADA/Accommodation found on the Housing Central Home Page.

  • Requests for 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 the Housing Selection taking place in April. These students will not participate in Housing Selection.
  • Requests for ADA/Accommodation submitted after the Priority Deadline of April 1 will be reviewed following Housing Selection in April. Students eligible to participate in Housing 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 Selection on a rolling basis throughout the months of May, June and July.

Learn more about ADA/Accommodation Housing at Stetson University.

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

New students accepted into the 24-Hour Quiet Community will be provided housing assignments in the residential buildings hosting this community. Assignments will be provided prior to the Housing Selection process in April. Applications for Residential Learning Programs can be found on students' Housing Central Home Page. 

Watch the full webinar on New Student Housing Selection to learn information specifically for our new Steton students attending college for the first time!  The webinar covers housing assignments, ADA/accommodation housing, animals in the residence halls, housing rates for the upcoming year, housing options in the First Year Area, cancellation fees, and more.  Click the image below to watch the full webinar.

New Student Webinar

Current Students

Students who wish to participate in Housing Selection for Current Students must submit a Housing Application by the Priority Deadline of March 1. Participation in housing selection will be based on Stetson's Three-Year Residency Requirement.

November 1: Housing Applications Available!

The following applications are available on Housing Central.  All current students who have not yet satisfied the university's three-year residency requirement must complete either a Housing Application or a Request for Residency Exemption.

  • Housing Application for Current Student
  • Request for Residency Exemption
    • This is a request to live off-campus for students who meet one or more of the Residency Exemption Criteria

The following supplemental applications are available on Housing Central

February TBD: Housing Selection for Current Students Webinar

Current students can attend an online webinar to learn more about housing applications, requests for accommodations and animals, housing selection, and more!  Watch our full webinar for Fall 2024/Spring 2025 on Current Student housing by clicking the image below.

March 1: Priority Deadline for Housing Applications and Requests

  • Housing Applications
    Students who wish to participate in Housing Selection must submit a Housing Application by the Priority Deadline of March 1. Participation in housing selection will be based on Stetson's Three-Year Residency Requirement.  Students who have not yet satisfied their three-year residency requirement and complete a Housing Application by the priority deadline will be automatically entered into Current Students Housing Selection.  Those students that are no longer required to live on campus will be added to a Housing Selection Waitlist in the order in which their Housing Application is received.  As space in Housing Selection becomes available, students on the waitlist will be notified that they and any students in their roommate group are eligible to participate in Housing Selection.
  • Request for Special/ADA Accommodation
    Students who submit the Request for Special/ADA Accommodation by March 1 will receive a priority housing assignment prior to Housing Selection.  Learn more about the Housing Assignment Process for Current Students.

March 1:  Residential Learning Program Applications Due

  • Residential Learning Program Applications
    Requests to join a Residential Learning Program are due March 1

March 18: Selection Appointments for Housing Selection Sent

Students eligible to participate in Housing Selection for Current Students will receive their selection appointment date and time via their Stetson Email.  This is the date/time that students participating in selection will have access to Housing Selection on Housing Central to assign themselves to an available space on campus.

March 22 - 24: Housing Selection for Current Students!

Between March 18 and April 22, current students eligible to participate in Housing Selection can enter the selection process on Housing Central at their selection appointment date and time and assign themselves and their roommate (if a roommate group has been created and available space allows) to a room on campus. 

Check out our housing options for Current Students on our Residential Living & Learning webpage!

May 15: Last Day to Cancel Housing Assignment With a $500.00 Fee

Current Students who 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 May 15 will be assessed a $500.00 cancellation fee.

  • Students who have not yet satisfied the three-year residency requirement must meet one or more of the residency exemption criteria in order to cancel their housing and live off-campus.  These students may request to cancel their housing by submitting a Request for Residency Exemption.  DO NOT secure off-campus housing until your request for exemption is approved.  Learn more about the Request for Residency Exemption.
  • Students who have satisfied the three-year residency requirement may submit a Request to Cancel Housing in order to live off-campus.

May 16 - August 17: $1000 Housing Assignment Cancellation Fee

Current Students who 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 May 16 and August 19 will be assessed a $1000.00 cancellation fee.

  • Students who have not yet satisfied the three-year residency requirement must meet one or more of the residency exemption criteria in order to cancel their housing and live off-campus. These students may request to cancel their housing by submitting a Request for Residency Exemption. DO NOT secure off-campus housing until your request for exemption is approved. Learn more about the Request for Residency Exemption.
  • Students who have satisfied the three-year residency requirement may submit a Request to Cancel Housing in order to live off-campus.

August 18: Current Student Fall Move-In Date

Residence Halls are open for Current Students!  Current Student Move-In takes place at Residential Living & Learning at University Hall.

August 18: Housing Assignment Cancellation Fee Increases to Half the Remainder of the Housing Agreement Period

Current Students who have selected or been assigned housing at Stetson may request to cancel their assignment and Housing Agreement in order to live off-campus. If the request is submitted after August 17th (the published move-in date), the cancellation fee is half of the remaining rent due for the entire Agreement Period (Fall and spring).  

  • Students who have not yet satisfied the three-year residency requirement must meet one or more of the residency exemption criteria in order to cancel their housing and live off-campus. These students may request to cancel their housing by submitting a Request for Residency ExemptionDO NOT secure off-campus housing until your request for exemption is approved. Learn more about the Request for Residency Exemption.
  • Students who have satisfied the three-year residency requirement may submit a Request to Cancel Housing in order to live off-campus.

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 ADA/Accommodation found on the Housing Central Home Page.

  • Requests for ADA/Accommodation submitted by the Priority Deadline of March 1 will be provided with a housing assignment by Residential Living and Learning that meets their specified needs prior to the Housing Selection taking place in April. These students will not participate in Housing Selection.
  • Requests for ADA/Accommodation submitted after the Priority Deadline of March 1 will be reviewed following Housing Selection in April. Students eligible to participate in Housing 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 Selection on a rolling basis throughout the months of May, June and July.

Learn more about ADA/Accommodation Housing at Stetson University.

Students involved in a Fraternity or Sorority will be added to their house roster by their organization president.  Members who would like to live in their sorority/fraternity house should reach out to their president to ask about available space!  House rosters for the upcoming Fall/Spring academic year are due from organization presidents by March 1st.  Students placed on the roster to live in the house will receive a priority assignment within their organization house prior to housing selection taking place in March. 

Watch the full webinar about Current and Transfer Student Housing to learn more about our housing assignment processes, ADA/accommodation housing, animals in the residence halls, housing rates, current and transfer housing options, cancellation deadlines and fees, and so much more!  Click the image below to watch our full webinar.

Current Student Webinar