Frequently Asked Questions
Am I required to live on-campus?
SAU has a 2 year requirement to live on-campus.
All full-time undergraduate students are required to live on-campus until they have completed at least 60 college credit hours or are 21 years of age.
Students living with parents and community may apply for a Housing Exemption.
Do I have to be admitted before I can apply for housing?
Yes. You must first be accepted for Admissions to the University.
How do I apply for on-campus Housing?
Once you are admitted, login to the student portal, MySAU.
Then go to the Housing Portal and the Housing Application.
Is there a deposit required to apply for Housing?
University Housing requires a non-refundable, $100 Housing Reservation Fee to apply for Housing.
This is not a deposit. It is a fee to apply for Housing. Apartments require a total of $200 Reservation Fee on-account.
When is Move-in Day?
Move-in Day is officially the Sunday before classes begin in the Fall and Spring.
Move-in Day for the Summer is the day before classes start.
Watch the University Calendar each semester for specific days.
Will I be able to pick my own roommate?
If you apply for Housing before Room Selection begins in spring, you will be able to join a Roommate Group on the Housing Application.
From there you can review students also looking for a roommate.
Otherwise, when you pick a room, you can choose a room that still needs a roommate.
Can I choose to have a private room instead of a roommate?
There are a few Single rooms that will open to choose during Room Selection.
These spaces go quickly. In some halls, private rooms will not be available due to space.
If space allows after a few weeks into the semesters, Double rooms without a roommate may be closed as a private for the additional Private Room Price listed on the fee sheet.
If a student has a medical need for a Private, they should apply for an accommodation with Disability Support Services as soon as possible. Priority date is May 1st.
What is a Living Learning Community or LLC?
LLCs are campus housing options that group students by similar interests or hobbies.
This provides a feeling of community by having at least one thing in common already.
Some halls have an acceptance requirement for the LLC and agreement of participation, since spaces in that hall may be limited.
(Summer Housing does not have LLCs.)
Do I have to join a Living Learning Community or LLC?
While it is not required to be part of a LLC, it is highly recommended.
LLC participation is encouraged to help enrich their on-campus experience.
How do I apply for a Living Learning Community?
You apply for LLCs as part of the Housing Application.
When will I receive my room assignment?
After you have made an application in the Housing Portal, you will be contacted via email during the spring with instructions on how when to select your room.
You will actually select the building and room where you will live. Please check your SAU email regularly.
Am I required to have a meal plan?
Every student living on-campus is required to have a meal plan according to whether they live in a hall or apartment.
How do I choose a meal plan?
You will pick a meal plan after picking your room on the Housing Application.
Can I have a pet?
Pets are not allowed on-campus, except for a small fish.
What if I need a special accommodation?
Students will apply with Disability Student Services on-campus for any accommodations needed.
Priority deadline to submit accommodation requests is May 1. Submission of a request does not guarantee an accommodation.
Emotional Support Animals fall under Disability Services and accommodations.
When is Move-out Day?
Housing officially closes each semester on the last day of classes. However, students are to move-out within 24 hours of their last final exam each semester.
For additional questions or concerns, please reach out to our Housing Office in Nelson Hall
at Housing@muleriders.saumag.edu or call us Mon-Fri 8am-5pm CST at 870-235-4047.