Room Selection

Room selection is the process in which currently enrolled students sign up for a residence hall space for the 2014-2015 academic year. We will hold our annual room process mid-Febrauary to mid-March. Due to new housing software implementation, we will conduct the room selection process online but we will also be available in the Housing and Residence Life Office during business hours to assist students with the online process. Current students who did not reclaim a space and want to participate in room selection must go online to let us know they want to participate in room selection. This interest process will take place February 17-26, during this interest process students will also be able to manually select a roommate(s).  If a student fails to express their interest, he or she will not be able to participate in room selection and must wait to be placed on the waitlist after room selection concludes.

Prior to March 5th, students will be sent an email invitation to participate based on the number of credit hors completed and cumulative GPA. The invitation will include a date and time that the student will be able to begin th online room selection process. Note: Not every student will be sent an invitation. Invitations will be sent out based on the number of spaces available. If a student does not receive an invitation, he or she will have the opportunity to be placed on the waitlist. Please note that Housing gives priority to upperclassmen in descending order (seniors-sophomores) but holds the largest number of spaces in ascending order (sophomores-seniors) due to socialization, academic success and personal growth needs. Beginning on their assigned date and time, invited students must log in and complete the online room selection process. Roommate pairs or groups will be linked together based on mutual acceptance during the interest process and one person in the pair or group will log in and select one space for the pair or group. However, all students in the pair or group must go in and complete the online process to confirm the selected space. Once a space has been selected and the process is completed, the selection is final. Students will not be able to log back in and make changes to their selection. It is very important that students decide ahead of time the type of space(s) they prefer so they are prepared when going through the process.

Any hold on a student's account (student conduct violations, parking tickets, library overdue book fines, etc.) must be paid first to participate in room reclaim or room selection.

Because of limited space for returning students, please be aware that not all returning students are guaranteed to receive a space on campus during the room selection process. If a student does not receive a space, he or she will have the opportunity to be placed on the waitlist. The waitlist is for the first available space, not a particular residence hall. Students place on the waitlist will be able to  find out their status beginning Friday, March 21. However, Housing will work through the summer to fill all spaces for students on the waitlist who still desire a placement for the 2014-2015 academic year. Note that waitlist priority numbers are based on a weighted average of housing more sophomores, then juniors, then seniors and graduate students. There is no guarantee that being on the waitlist will ultimately result in an offer to move on campus. Priority for vacant upper-class spaces is given to residents remaining from the March 2014 waitlist signup. Waitlist room offers will be made via phone call and/or e-mail sent to the student's valdosta.edu e-mail address. Students will only have 24 hours to accept an offer from the time it is sent, so the student needs to make sure to check his or her messages and/or email frequently. If a student declines a space offered, he or she will forfeit their space on campus and will not be able to remain on the waitlist.   

Comparing the Options

Options

Centennial

Converse

Hopper

Length of Contract

12-month contract

12-month contract

9-month contract

Building Style

Apartment

Apartment

Suite-style

Layout

2 or 4 private bedrooms, living room, and fully equipped kitchen, semi-private bathrooms

1 efficiency room or 1 bedroom (shared by two people) with separate living room, fully equipped kitchen, semi-private bathrooms

2 private bedrooms with a shared bathroom or 2 semi-private rooms (2 beds in each bedroom) with a shared bathroom

Verify Completed Hours and GPA:

  • Login to your student Banner account.
  • Click on the Student and Financial Aid Tab.
  • Click Student Records.
  • Click Academic Transcript.  Note: If you have a hold(s), you will not be able to view the information.
  • Once you click submit, scroll down to the Transcript Totals section to view the overall information (earned hours and GPA overall). 

If you have questions, please contact your Complex Director / Residence Hall Director or the Housing and Residence Life Office via phone – 229-333-5920 or via email – housing@valdosta.edu.