These frequently asked questions are for Spring residents who participate in the housing renewal process for the Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 academic year for the Boca Raton campus between February 7th - 14th at 5:00 p.m.  

Housing application renewals are online through the Housing Portal. If you do not find your answer below please email housing@fau.edu or call us at 561-297-2880.  

  • How much do I need to pay to renew my housing application? Spring residents who renew their housing application DO NOT have to pay the $100 application fee.


  • How do I complete a housing contract for 2024 - 2025?

    a. Log in to the Housing Portal on your assigned date to apply for housing between February 7th at 9:00 a.m. until February 14th at 5:00 p.m.

    b. Select the 2024 – 2025 Academic year application.

    c. Agree to the Terms and Conditions within the application by completing the DocuSign page with your signature. Select save and continue.

    d. Review your personal details and update your cell phone number if needed.

    e. Update your emergency contact if needed. 

    f. Answer all general questions. This includes if you want to request gender inclusive housing.

    g. Add three room type preferences. Available room preferences can be found here

    h. Answer the lifestyle questions. If you plan to search and match with roommate(s) you must check “display in roommate search results” on the lifestyle questions page of the housing application. This allow students to view your profile and request you as a roommate.

    i. Select your meal plan. If you added a room preference for Parliament Hall you must select a meal plan. As a reminder, IVA and UVA Apartments do not have a meal plan requirement.

    j. Enter your student Z number on the confirmation page to complete your housing application. This is the final step to complete your housing application.

    k. You will receive an email confirmation after you complete your housing contract. Make sure you check your FAU student email.

    l. If you plan to request a roommate(s), return to the housing application to start a roommate group or accept roommate requests. You may only add or request roommates who have completed housing contract.


  • How is priority determined for a housing assignment if I renew my housing application between February 7th – 14th at 5:00 p.m.?
    Housing assignments for renewal applications will be made by priority groups. The application date is not a factor for a housing assignment. Priority groups are based on the student’s year of entry.  Within each priority group housing assignments will be determined by the student’s tuition deposit date to the university and if they are part of a roommate group, the roommate’s year of entry and tuition deposit date will also be a consideration. 

1st Priority Group
Spring residential students who started during Summer and Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 as a first-year student

2nd Priority Group
Spring residential students who started during 2022 or Spring 2023 and Transfer residential students who started during 2023 or 2024

3rd Priority Group
Spring residential students who started during 2021

4th Priority Group
Spring residential students who started during 2020

5th Priority Group*
Spring residential Graduate students and 2nd bachelor degree students

*We anticipate students in the 5th priority group will be waitlisted. The waitlist number for Graduate students and 2nd Bachelor degree student will be determined by their acceptance date as a tuition deposit is not required for these students.


  • How can I add a room preference for Atlantic Park Towers, Indian River Towers, Heritage Park Towers or Glades Park Towers? Atlantic Park Towers, Indian River Towers, Heritage Park Towers and Glades Park Towers are first year only residence halls. Students renewing their housing application may not add preferences for first year residence halls. 


  • Do I have to have a meal plan if I live in Parliament Hall?  Yes, all students residing in Parliament Hall or any other residence hall are required to have a residential meal plan. The current meal plan rates are subject to change for Fall 2024.


  • What is Gender Inclusive Housing? Click here for a full description on gender inclusive housing. If you have more questions after you review this information, we encourage you contact us by email at housing@fau.edu or by phone at 561-297-2880.


  • I answered the Gender Inclusive housing questions incorrectly, how can I change this? Please revisit the general questions page of the housing contract to change your answer(s) up to February 14th at 5:00 p.m.


  • I completed a housing contract but I am unable to find the person I would like to request as a roommate. 
    • Talk to this person that you are trying to request to make sure that person completed a housing application for 2024-2025. They must have a completed housing application.

    • Make sure they have the same answer to Gender Inclusive Housing on the General Questions page of the housing application.

    • Make sure they have checked the box to participate in roommate matching on the Lifestyle Questions page of the housing application. 


  • Do I have to request a roommate or accept a roommate request? No, you do not have to request a roommate. If you receive a roommate request you may decline the roommate request or allow the request to expire. If you do not decline the roommate request, all roommate requests expire within 2 days.


  • How can I be sure I receive a specific room type? We cannot guarantee you will get your preferred room type. There are steps you can take to help increase your chances. First, add the room preference as your #1 choice for your room preference on your application. Additional factors that affect will placement include your priority group and original tuition deposit date to FAU. If you match with a roommate (s) their priority group and tuition deposit date can affect your assignment. Certain room types are extremely limited.  IVAN 2-bedroom apartments have the highest demand. Demand exceeds capacity for many rooms types and we are NOT able to guarantee that every student will receive one of their room type preferences.  


  • I am going into my second year at FAU and I plan to room with students who are entering their third year and forth year, will this affect my placement in housing? Yes, this may affect your housing assignment.  Priority for placement in housing through the renewal process is given to students entering their second year at FAU who are part of priority group 1 and their tuition deposit date. If you decide to match with students who are in a different priority group this can affect your priority for placement in housing and you may be waitlisted for housing.  


  • If my roommates that I matched with cancel, can I request a new roommate after the housing renewal process is over? Unfortunately, you may not add or change roommates’ requests after 5:00 p.m. on February 14th. Housing has limited spaces that allow for roommate pairing and we are not able to accommodate roommate changes or requests after February 14th at 5:00 p.m.


  • If I don’t receive a housing assignment on February 26 and I receive notification that I am waitlisted, what does this mean? Students who do not receive a housing assignment on February 26 and are notified that they are waitlisted will remain active for a housing placement as long as they stay on the waitlist. Housing assignments for waitlisted students will be made throughout the summer up through the second week of classes. Waitlisted students have two options: 
    • Do nothing. Stay on the housing wait list. The housing department will provide monthly updates on your status starting in the beginning of May. We do anticipate being able to accommodate students from the waitlist during the Summer and the weeks preceding Fall opening.   
    • If at any time prior to being assigned a space, you may cancel the housing application. There is no financial penalty as long as you cancel prior to being assigned. Simply complete the housing cancellation form at fau.edu/housing/cancellation/. This gives you the flexibility if you sign a lease elsewhere and/or if you no longer need on-campus housing. 


  • I do not want a room that has ADA modifications, how can I make sure I am not assigned to a space that has modifications? FAU Housing works closely to use ADA designated units for our students who require accommodations. Remaining spaces are assigned to our general student population. Students are not able to cancel or decline a housing assignment due to being assigned a space that has ADA modifications nor are these units discounted for modifications.  


  • If I don’t want the room I am assigned on February 26, how can I request a room change? We will be unable to accept room changes due to our increased demand for housing. If you do not want to accept your room assignment that you receive on February 26th, you may cancel your housing assignment by the deadline of March 1st, 2024. There is no penalty for canceling by March 1st. Thereafter, the Terms and Conditions within the housing application will apply.


  • Will my room assignment I receive on February 26 change before Fall move in? We do not anticipate room assignments changing before Fall move in. However, your room could change if a roommate is approved for an Emotional Support Animal, or through room consolidation if we have to change the enter gender of your assigned unit. We will make every effort to notify you in advance if we need to change your assignment and if we do, it would be to the same room type..


  • I entered my room preferences but would like to change the preferences? You have until February 14th at 5:00 p.m. to change your room preferences on the room preference page within the housing application.


  • I only need housing for Fall 2024, can I do a Fall only housing application? The housing application is an academic year application for Fall 2024 - Spring 2025. However, there are some reasons per the Terms and Conditions that do allow for canceling the Spring portion of your housing application. For example, if you will be away for Spring 2025 for an internship or if you will graduate at the end of the Fall semester, you may cancel the Spring portion of the housing application. Housing will email cancellation reminders to students in October to remind them to cancel the Spring 2025 portion of the housing application.