Applying for Residence Hall Housing
Welcome and Congratulations on your acceptance to Johnson C. Smith University. The Office of Residence Life strives to create opportunities for students to experience different interests that will promote growth and development in campus housing while pursuing their education. Our goal for First Year students is to create an environment that promotes success both academically and socially. Housing and Residence Life staff members are committed to helping students in and outside the classroom. While living on campus you will meet new friends and experience a culturally diverse mix of students, explore leadership opportunities, and work tirelessly in achieving your goals. Our experienced professional and para-professional student staff will be available to help in your transition to college.
How will your housing be assigned?
Prospective students interested in on-campus housing should apply online.
May I request a specific roommate?
Yes, if you know of another prospective student that will be attending the university and you would like that person as a roommate, please add their information to your application. Make sure you have the correct spelling of their name and student identification number.
What are the steps?
Generally, housing is assigned on a first come first serve basis. If a Freshman's application is received and their deposit is paid before July 1st, housing is normally available. The University reserves the right to assign or reassign spaces for the benefit of individual students and/or the living units.
Current Students may begin to apply for 2020-2021 housing on April 20 at 9AM. Upperclassmen housing is also assigned on a first come first serve basis. Students are strongly encouraged to pay their housing deposit fee early,register for 12 or more classes for Fall 2020, if on a payment plan, ensure that their accounts are up to date, take care of any outstanding balances or fines, and fill out their application as early as possible the day the application becomes live to ensure that they receive their first choice assignment. Please note that students must qualify to live in certain on-campus housing options.
Step 1 – Read and Review Online Application and Agreement
- You must pay your room reservation fee, in the amount of $150.00 before applying (for housing); once paid you will be given online access
- New students may begin to apply for 2020-2021 housing on February 1st of each year, submit your application online
- Once you have been accepted and paid your fees you will be given a user identification number
- The ID number will allow you access to the online system - please follow the step by step process
Step 2 – Submit Housing Application and Room Reservation Fee
- Decide which halls you wish to reside and where you would like to live
- These residence halls include: Sanders, Liston, Carter and Greenfield Halls
- Current Students may reside in Mosaic Village, Duke, New Residence, Greenfield, and Carter
Step 3 – Submit Application by July 1st
- Once submitted, the housing application becomes the housing contract, (and cancellation process must be followed)
- Housing is guaranteed for new students whom apply before July 1. Please note that housing will be assigned based on the order of submission.
- If you are under the age of 18 at the time you submit your application, a parent and/or guardian must sign the agreement, located in the last section of this page.
- It is important that you note specific documented needs or medical conditions in the special accommodations section of the application.
- If you miss the July 1 deadline you still may submit an application; however students will be assigned based on availability.
Step 4 - Room Assignments
- Students may check their housing assignment online in the JCSU Web portal - be sure you are checking the correct session
- You may print a copy of the room assignment and move-in instructions
- Assignments are made available online for new students in June-July and for current students April-June
Step 5 – Move-in
- Students must arrive on-campus according to the date and time specified. If you cannot move-in during the designated date/time indicated, you must contact the Office of Residence Life, otherwise you may be considered a no show and your room will be cancelled. If you decide for any reason you will not be attending the University, you must contact the Office of Residence Life for cancellation of housing.
- On the day of check-in, please be prepared to complete all necessary paperwork and receive your keys at your designated residence hall.
Applicant under 18:
You need to be 18 years of age to sign a Housing Application and Agreement; otherwise a parent or guardian must also sign.
Student Records Disclaimer:
Student records are stored in a locked secured storage room within the residence halls for 5 years. The disposal of documents are discarded through ProShed an external secured shredding company after 5 years. Professional and Student Residence Life staff are trained on maintaining records in a secure file cabinet.