Welcome Smithites !
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.
Housing and Residence Life Mission Statement
The Office of Residence Life is committed to providing a safe environment that is conducive to students’ growth mentally, physically, and spiritually while catering to their social and cultural needs. Residence Life contributes to each student’s holistic living and learning environment, enhancing the student's overall health and wellness. Thereby allowing them to develop a compelling sense of social and civic responsibility for leadership and service in a dynamic, multicultural society.

Welcome to the JCSU Community! 

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. JCSU has collaborated with StarRez to allow students to autonomy of selecting a room assignment. The system allows housing to do multi-functions, reporting, and meet deliverables to our residents.  It allows residents the opportunity, if you meet the cut-off date to self-select a room assignment. Freshman students will not be able to self-select; all freshman students will be assigned based on the Matching Scale; students will be paired based on their interest inside and outside of the residence hall. 

Please pay Housing Payment of $150 here: Room Reservation Fee

Please proceed to Star Rez Home Page to complete the following, based on the applicable timeline:


Freshman and Transfer Students Timeline 

Step 1 - Freshman Application Opens on May 1st, 2024 at 9 a.m. Proceed to Star Rez Home Page to pay the Room Reservation Fee and complete the Housing Application. (All applicants under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian signature)

Step 2 - All students will receive their housing assignment by May 15th, 2024. 

Step 3 - Move-In dates are Friday, August 16th, 2024 - Sunday, August 18th, 2024, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (All students have to be financially cleared to move into the residence halls)

Current Students Timeline 

Step 1 - Current Student Priority Housing Application Opens on April 2nd, 2024 at 9 a.m. Proceed to Star Rez Home Page to pay the Room Reservation Fee and complete the Housing Application. 

Step 2 - Current Student Priority Housing Application Closes on April 16th, 2024 at 5 p.m. 

Step 3 - For all completed application, time slots will be given on April 17th, 2024. 

Step 4 - Room selection will begin April 22nd, 2024, and ends April 25th, 2024 for Priority Housing Selection. 

Step 5 - All assignments will be confirmed by April 29th, 2024. 

Step 6 - Move- In dates are Saturday, August 17th, 2024 - Sunday, August 18th, 2024, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (All students have to be financially cleared to move into the residence halls)

Meal Plan Options 

All students who contract for housing on campus are required to participate in the University's Board Plan (Meals). The University offers two meal plan options to students living on campus (Freshman can ONLY participate in Meal Plan 1). Students assigned to Mosaic Village, JCSU's off-campus housing complex, are allowed to pick any of the three meal plans below. Only students assigned to Mosaic Village may decline to purchase one of the options. The meal plans are as follows: