- Can I decorate my room?
Your room is your home, at least for nine months, so you can decorate within reason. Plants, carpets, rugs, posters, fish in small aquariums, and such. Keep in mind that the furniture must remain the same as when you arrived or you will be charged for damages. Holes in walls are included as damage.
- How do I apply for housing?
After you are admitted to Southern Arkansas University, login to MySAU, click the Housing Application tab, pay the $100 Housing Reservation Fee, and fill out the Housing Application.
You can do it online or in person at the Housing Office (Nelson Hall, Room 115).
There is no deadline for applying but we encourage you to apply early so we have opportunities to meet your needs.
- What if I don’t like my roommate, or my roommate never moves in?
Roommate changes take place after the first two weeks of classes.
If your roommate never moves in, you have three options: 1) You may find another student to move in with you. 2) You may move into a room with another resident within the hall or another hall. 3) You may be able to keep your room as a private room provided there are enough rooms for all students.
- What is the housing like on campus and do I have to live on-campus?
We have several housing options that are available for our students. Students can move off campus or into university apartments if they are older than 21 years old, or they have completed 60 credit hours.
- What is the reservation fee and will I get it back?
The reservation fee guarantees you a room for the upcoming
semester. This fee is non-refundable but must be paid before you are eligible to select a room. It is carried over from year to year, unless you move out or cancel/terminate your lease or contract.
- When can I choose my room assignment and can I change it?
You can begin filling out your Housing Application on November 1, if you have been admitted to the University. Because the application is a two part process, you will be assigned a Room Selection Time to select your room. This time is based on when you completed your application and paid your reservation fee. Room selection for returning residents begins in January. New student room selection will be in late February. You are able to make changes to your room and meal plans until May 15 of each year. After that all change requests must be submitted through the Housing Assignment/Meal Plan Change Request.