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There are SO many great reasons to live on campus – you’ll do better in school, make lifelong friends, have a built-in support system, and live close to everything. South students are not required to live on campus...they choose to!

USA Housing has moved to a brand new housing management system, called My USAHousing. 

Once admitted to USA, apply for housing through your student housing portal, My USAHousing,where you will complete the steps below. More detailed information can be found in My USAHousing (your Jag Number and JagMail password is required for access).

  • Review the Personal Details section for accuracy and answer questions
  • Provide Emergency and Missing Persons Contact Info 
  • Complete your Roommate Profile and Questionnaire 
  • Review and accept the Housing Contract Terms & Conditions 
  • Pay your $150 Housing Prepayment 
  • Select your Residential Meal Plan (required) and Meal Plan Upgrade (optional) 
  • Select/Rank your Room Preferences
  • Submit your contract

SPRING 2017 ROOM ASSIGNMENTS
Room assignments for new spring semester students are made in mid-December based on the student's contract completion date. Assignments are based on space availability at the time the assignments are made. After assignments are made an email will be sent to your University email (JagMail) with instructions on how to view your assignment inside My USAHousing.

SPRING 2017 ROOMMATE ASSIGNMENTS
Space is more limited for new spring semester assignments, which may prevent us from accommodating specific roommate requests. However, if you have someone in mind, you may submit a roommate request (see instructions below) and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. If you do not submit a roommate request, we will use your selected room preferences to guide us in making your assignment, based on availability. 

Roommate Request Instructions: Roommate requests may be submitted by sending your full name and Jag number as well as the full name and Jag number of your preferred roommate in an email to housing@southalabama.edu. Please keep in mind all roommate requests must be mutual and in writing so your requested roommate will also need to send us an email requesting you as their roommate OR list you on their housing contract when submitted.

PAYMENT DEADLINE
Your housing and meal plan charges will be added to your student account once your assignment has been made. All University charges, including housing and meal plan charges, are typically due by the 3rd business day of the week prior to classes each semester. Visit USA's Academic Calendar to learn the exact date.

Summer Only 2017 Housing Contract Available to new students: Mid-to-late January 2017

Once admitted to USA, apply for housing through your student housing portal, My USAHousing, where you will complete the steps below. More detailed information can be found in My USAHousing (your Jag Number and JagMail password is required for access).

  • Review the Personal Details section for accuracy and answer questions
  • Provide Emergency and Missing Persons Contact Info 
  • Complete your Roommate Profile and Questionnaire 
  • Review and accept the Housing Contract Terms & Conditions 
  • Pay your $150 Housing Prepayment 
  • Select your Residential Meal Plan (required) and Meal Plan Upgrade (optional) 
  • Select/Rank your Room Preferences
  • Submit your contract

Mid-May: Receive your hall/room assignment, assigned by USA Housing (inside My USAHousing)

  • Your room assignment will be made based upon availability using your selected room preferences and/or roommate as a guide where possible
  • Notifications will be sent to your JagMail once they're made available in My USAHousing

PAYMENT DEADLINE
Your housing and meal plan charges will be added to your student account once your assignment has been made. All University charges, including housing and meal plan charges, are typically due by the 3rd business day of the week prior to classes each semester. Visit USA's Academic Calendar to learn the exact date.


For Academic Year 2017 - 2018

As soon as you are admitted to the University of South Alabama you should apply for housing. Those who complete their contract early will have the largest selection of campus housing locations and types. We offer two types of hall/room assignment processes for the academic year contract term:

  • Housing Contract completed by May 1st: you will be eligible to pick your hall and room, based on availability. Invitations to self-assign (choose your hall and room) will be sent to your JagMail in early May. You will be given a specific time slot (day and time) to participate in Room Selection based on the date your housing contract was completed. The earlier you complete your contract, the earlier you will have access to self-assign. Those who do not participate in Room Selection will be assigned by USA Housing. 
  • Housing Contract completed after May 1st: USA Housing will assign your hall and room, taking into consideration your selected preferences (based on availability). If your roommate is in the self-assign group they can “pull” you into a hall with them during self-assign (based on availability).

To help you get started, and make sure you get everything completed, we have developed a step-by-step checklist for each assignment process below.


Student Picks Hall and Room Checklist
For those who complete their housing contract by May 1

Print Checklist 
Get admitted to USA. Receive/learn your Jag Number (J00...) and JagMail password
Determine which residence hall(s) you're interested in living in by reviewing our Room Types and Residence Halls pages

Mid-October: Housing Contract Opens - Apply for housing through your student housing portal, My USAHousing, where you will complete the steps below. More detailed information can be found in My USAHousing (your Jag Number and JagMail password is required for access).

  • Review the Personal Details section for accuracy and answer questions
  • Provide Emergency and Missing Persons Contact Info 
  • Complete your Roommate Profile and Questionnaire 
  • Review and accept the Housing Contract Terms & Conditions 
  • Pay your $150 Housing Prepayment 
  • Select your Residential Meal Plan (required) and Meal Plan Upgrade (optional) 
  • Select/Rank your Room Preferences
  • Submit your contract

February 1: Roommate Search Opens (available until 6/1/17)

  • Find a roommate through the roommate search program in My USAHousing (optional) - 'all within the 'Manage Roommates' step
  • Request a roommate (optional); Requests (if applicable) must be mutually accepted before you pick your room
May 1 - May 15: Monitor your JagMail for your invitation to participate in Room Selection (self-assignment process)

Mid-May: Pick your hall and room through the Room Selection step in My USAHousing

  • Those who complete their contract by May 1 will be eligible to select their residence hall and room (self-assign) based on availability.
  • The self-assign process starts mid-May and continues through June 1, based on your housing contract completion date.
  • Invitations to participate in Room Selection (choose your hall and room) will be sent to your University email (JagMail).
  • Once you have a room, you can pick a different available hall or room if you are interested (available until July 1)
June - July: Sign up for additional services (optional)
June - July: Review Move-In information
Mid-July: Complete your Pre-Arrival Online Check-in (inside My USAHousing)
Late-July/Early-August: Start to pack! Be sure to check out the What to Bring checklist
Before School Starts: Complete your payment for the full amount of tuition, housing room, and meal plan (online in PAWS) - typically due by the 3rd business day of the week prior to classes each semester. Visit USA's Academic Calendar to learn the exact date.

Housing Picks Hall and Room Checklist
For those who complete their housing contract AFTER May 1

Print Checklist
 
Get admitted to USA. Receive/learn your Jag Number (J00...) and JagMail password

Determine which residence hall(s) you're interested in living in by reviewing our Room Types and Residence Halls pages

Apply for housing through your student housing portal, My USAHousing, where you will complete the steps below. More detailed information can be found in My USAHousing (your Jag Number and JagMail password is required for access).

  • Review the Personal Details section for accuracy and answer questions
  • Provide Emergency and Missing Persons Contact Info
  • Complete your Roommate Profile and Questionnaire
  • Review and accept the Housing Contract Terms & Conditions
  • Pay your $150 Housing Prepayment
  • Select your Residential Meal Plan (required) and Meal Plan Upgrade (optional)
  • Select/Rank your Room Preferences
  • Submit your contract

Participate in Roommate Search (available 2/1/17 - 6/1/17)

  • Find a roommate through the roommate search program in My USAHousing (optional) - 'all within the 'Manage Roommates' step
  • Request a roommate (optional); Requests (if applicable) must be mutually accepted before you pick your room
June - July: Review Move-In information

July-August: Receive your hall/room assignment, assigned by USA Housing (inside My USAHousing)

  • Your room assignment will be made based upon availability using your selected room preferences and/or roommate as a guide where possible
  • Notifications will be sent to your JagMail once they're made available in My USAHousing
Mid-July: Sign up for additional services (optional)
Mid-July: Complete your Pre-Arrival Online Check-in (inside My USAHousing)
Late-July/Early-August: Start to pack! Be sure to check out the What to Bring checklist
Before School Starts: Complete your payment for the full amount of tuition, housing room, and meal plan (online in PAWS) - typically due by the 3rd business day of the week prior to classes each semester. Visit USA's Academic Calendar to learn the exact date.