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2016-2017 Housing Sign-up Checklist

New Students

  1. After being accepted, make your $150 tuition deposit to the Admissions Office.

  2. Receive your housing information with your acceptance packet or through our office.

  3. Complete your housing application/contract and send it back to the Residence Life Office.

  4. Make your $200 refundable housing deposit. Deposit can be made through EagleWeb, by calling (770) 720-5520, or mailed in with your application.
  5. Return your health forms (find here).

  6. Housing Sign-Up

    Receive your housing assignment in July.

  7. Move-in at your designated time in August.

Current Students

How do I sign-up for housing for 2016-2017?
Housing sign-up is based on your classification (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior) at the completion of this current semester. Based on your credit hours you will have an assigned day to give your housing application/contract to Residence Life and they will assign you based on your preferences. You will drop off your application and Residence Life will handle all assignments.  Sign-up days are:

March 23 – Squatters Rights (Retain your current room only)
March 24 – Squatters Rights (Retain your current room only)
March 28 – Seniors (90+ credit hours)
March 29 – Juniors (60-89 credit hours)
March 30 – Sophomore (30-59 credit hours)
March 31 – Freshmen (29 or less credit hours)
Starting April 1st - Open sign-up

How do I know what my credit hours are?
Your hours are based on the total amount of credit hours earned at the completion the spring 2016 semester. So if you had earned a total of 15 credit hours at the end of fall 2014 and you are currently taking 18 credit hours then you would have a total of 33 credit hours and your assigned day would be April 1st. Summer does not count towards your total hours.

Which buildings can returning students live in next year?
The following buildings are designated for returning students. Female students can reside in the West Apartments and Smith Johston Hall.  Male students can reside in the East Apartments, Hubbard Hall, Blue Hall, and Roberts Hall.  The following buildings are designated for freshmen and not able to house returning students unless occupancy requires it: Gordy Hall, Gold Hall, Cobb Hall, and Paul Jones Hall.

Is it first come first serve on my assigned day?
No, students are assigned based on credit hours so the person with the highest amount of credit hours on their assigned day will be assigned first and so on.

Can an upperclassmen reserve a room for a underclassmen?
Unfortuntately not.  All assignments are done by classification so students with more hours will receive priority regardless of any roommate requests.

What if I want to keep my current room (maintain Squatters Rights)?
As long as your current room is not designated as freshmen housing, ADA, or an RA room you can have first priority on keeping it (regardless of classification) as long as you sign-up on our Squatters Right’s Days (March 23rd and March 24th). After those days pass your room will be considered open and available to be reassigned.

What if I want to live with someone who is a different classification or different hours than I am?
If you want to live with someone who is a different classification you must make sure it is a mutual request. Based on availability on their assigned day we will assign you with that person as long as the space is not taken by someone with a higher classification.

What if I cannot make my scheduled day?
You can either have someone drop off your application/contract on your assigned day or come by the Residence Life Office the day following your assigned day and we will assign you at the beginning of that group.

How do you coordinate assignments?
The housing assignments are done at the end of each day starting with the person with the most hours.  We then continue to assign based on the student with the most credit hours until we complete all applications received that day.  After the sign-up week is over students are notified of their assign within 2 weeks.

What is the cost for room and board for 2016-2017?
Costs for room and board can be found at the following link:   

What if I currently have a single room, can I keep it?
Unfortunately until we know how many students we will have on campus this fall all rooms (excluding East/West) will be assigned as a double. If we have the ability to offer rooms as a single, it will be based on classification.

Does my potential/future roommate need to come with me when I drop off my application?
No, but you need to make sure that all requests are mutual and they drop off their application on their assigned day.

Will my housing be dropped if I am not registered for Fall 2016 by the end of semester?
Yes, your housing will be dropped if you are not registered by the last day of finals (May 5th) and there is no guarantee that you will be able to be reassigned to the same spot once you get registered.

Can I also sign-up for summer housing in this process?
Summer housing is a different process, but we can provide you information for summer by request.

What if am not returning to Reinhardt due to graduation, transferring, or I am planning to move off-campus?
If you are graduating or transferring you do not need to go through any process with our office.  If you are planning to move off-campus, you may need to complete an off-campus verification form depending on your financial aid situation and classification.