Returning Residents Housing and Residence Life Furman

Returning residents have the option to live in South Housing, Lakeside, North Village, learning communities or their Fraternity and Sorority Life community. We also occasionally utilize overflow housing for seniors in our off-campus apartments. Each spring, we determine the number of seniors who will live in overflow housing to accommodate the rest of our undergraduate student population. The number of apartments designated for senior overflow housing varies each year, depending on the numbers of students enrolled in the university.

New this year, students will select their specific room assignment for the next school year through their Housing Self-Service Portal. Priority is given to rising seniors, rising juniors and then rising sophomores.

As a returning resident, you'll have the option to choose your roommate(s) in advance of the lottery. We honor mutual roommate requests, assuming space is available to accommodate each student.

Important Dates and Deadlines for 2018

Current Senior Housing Intentions Closed
Deadline to submit a request for an off-campus exemption Feb. 19, 2018
Returning Student Housing Agreement Form Open

Housing Lottery Schedule for 2018

Date Time       Housing option Lottery Status Lottery Results
Mar. 13 5pm - 10pm Lottery Day 1

Mar. 14 5pm - 10pm  Lottery Day 2

Mar. 15 5pm - 10pm Lottery Day 3 

Mar. 20 5pm - 10pm Lottery Day 4

Mar. 21   5pm - 10pm  Lottery Day 5

Mar. 22 5pm - 10pm Lottery Day 6

The Housing lottery in three easy steps

  • Step 1: Sign your Housing Agreement

      The Housing Agreement is an acknowledgment of the terms and conditions of living in campus housing. The Housing Agreement contains specific housing-related dates, policy notices, and other key aspects of your housing experience.

      To sign your Housing Agreement, log-on to your Housing Self-Service Portal. Once you are logged in, scroll across the top ribbon and select the "Applications" drop-down menu and click "2018/2019 Housing Agreement". From there, read each section of the Housing Agreement thoroughly and electronically sign at the bottom. 

      This is only the first step in the lottery process. Signing your Housing Agreement does not assign you to a housing space.   

  • Step 2: Form your Roommate Group 
    • Students can form roommate groups of four, three, two, or go through the lottery by themselves. 

      You must form a roommate group in advance of the lottery or go through the lottery by yourself. 

      To form a group, go to your Housing Self-Service Portal. Once you are logged in, scroll across the top ribbon and select the "Room and Roommate Selection" drop-down menu. Then click "Roommates/Suitemates" and choose "Fall 2018". 

      From there, you can search for students that you wish to live with next year. Please be aware that while rising seniors and rising juniors can live with each other, rising sophomores can only live with other rising sophomores. 

      Once you have made your roommate requests, those students must log-in to their Housing Self-Service Portal to confirm or decline your request. Likewise, if another student requests you as a roommate, you must go to your Housing Self-Service Portal and confirm or decline the request.

      Important to note, all student within a roommate group must fully match with the others in the group. For example, if Mike, Steve, Josh, and David want to live with each other:

    • Mike must select/confirm: Steve, Josh and David
    • Steve must select/confirm: Mike, Josh and David
    • Josh must select/confirm: Mike, Steve and David.
    • David must select/confirm: Mike, Steve and Josh.

  • Only spaces that match your group size will appear for you to select. To increase your group size in your Housing Self-Service Portal, click: Room and Roommate Search > Roommate/Suitemate > Fall 2018 > Submit > Search by Name. To decrease your group size click the red box titled "Remove" under the student's name in your Housing Self-Service Portal. This will remove the student from your group and mark them as a "pending roommate." You can re-add your "pending roommate" by clicking the green box next to their name. 

  • Step 3: Enter the Housing Lottery, Select your Assignment, and Confirm

      Once you have signed your Housing Agreement and formed a roommate group, each student will be given a lottery start date and time.

      The student with the best start date and time within their group will select a space for them and their roommates. 

      To enter into the lottery, go to your Housing Self-Service Portal . Scroll across the top ribbon and select the "Room and Roommate Selection" drop-down​ menu. Then click "Select a Room or Suite". 

      From there the screen will list the students in your group and give you options to filter a room search. When you click "Find Available Rooms" the system will show you all available spaces for your group size.

      You can also change the size of your group by removing or adding roommates.  

      Once you have found a space for your group, click "I agree - Continue Assigning Group". Then you will be able to choose which student will be in which bed. Finally, you can confirm your selection and your assignment has been made for the next school year. 


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