Signing up for on-campus housing

FALL 2018 – SPRING 2019

Starting Nov. 1, current FAU students enrolled in classes during the fall 2017 semester will be able to complete a housing contract for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters. Once a housing contract is successfully submitted, students may self-select their space during the room selection process. Visit fau.edu/housing/room-selection/timeline.php for more information about the room selection process. To complete your housing contract, log into the Housing Self Service Portal on or after Nov. 1 and self-select your room for the 2018-19 academic year.

Current FAU students who submit their housing contract after Dec. 1 will be assigned housing by Housing and Residential Education staff on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Newly admitted first time to college students and transfer students for summer 2018 and fall 2018 may complete a contract starting Dec. 1.

We encourage all students to sign up early for on-campus housing. Contract date is a consideration in the housing assignment process.


SPRING 2018

Students applying for spring 2018 follow the steps below:

  1. Login to the Housing Self Service Portal with your username and password. (NOTE: You must have a FAUNetID and password.)
  2. Depending on when you are signing for Housing, as well as which campus, you will see a drop-down menu of Housing Contract options. Select the correct contract term before clicking "next".
  3. Read through the entire contract before agreeing to it! Very important – the FAU Housing Agreement is a legally binding document.  It is similar to a lease, so do not submit unless you read and agree to the terms stating that you want to live on campus. Print a copy of the contract  for your own records.
  4. Beginning January 1, 2015 a non-refundable administration charge of $100 will be accessed to all first time applicants or students who had a break in their semester housing for an academic semester. (We accept all major credit cards and electronic check as payment.)
  5. The next web page is the Housing Contract questions page. Answer all Housing Contract questions as these answers are very important to us. You may select your preference for building and room type on the Living Preference page.
  6. Upon successful completion and submission of your online contract, you will see a notification on your screen saying "Thanks for submitting your contract". A copy of this page will be sent to your FAU e-mail account. *If you do not see the "Thanks for submitting your contract" page your submission failed. We will not be able to process your contract and you will have to resubmit the contract.

Students applying for Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 follow the steps below:

  1. Login to the Housing Self Service Portal  with your username and password. (NOTE: You must have a FAUNetID and password.)
  2. Click on the Applications section. Select the contract term and campus location (Boca Raton or Jupiter).
  3. Read through the terms and conditions of the contract before agreeing to it! Very important – the FAU Housing Agreement is a legally binding document.  It is similar to a lease, so do not submit unless you read and agree to the terms stating that you want to live on campus. Print a copy of the contract  for your own records.
  4. The next few web pages will be the Housing Contract questions page. Answer all Housing Contract questions as these answers are very important to us. You may preference a building and room type and request a roommate.
  5. You will select a meal plan if you are a first time to college student or preference a residence hall which requires a meal plan.
  6. A non-refundable administration charge of $100 is required for all first time applicants or students who had a break in their semester housing for an academic semester. (We accept all major credit cards and electronic check as payment.)
  7. Upon successful completion and submission of your online contract, you will receive an email confirming your contract was completed. Please check your FAU email account for the confirmation. If you do not review an email confirmation your submission failed. We will not be able to process your contract and you will have to resubmit the contract.

Important Tips for Prospective Students:

  • Spaces are limited and fill up quickly, so sign up early.
  • There are very few single rooms, and we cannot guarantee single rooms for everyone who makes the request. The earlier you sign up, the better your chances will be to get your priority building or room type.
  • The basic housing contract covers the Fall and Spring semester; you are responsible for the terms of the contract.
  • Housing will make every attempt to honor roommate requests, however, this is based upon space availability and the timeliness of requests.
  • Students living in the residence halls are required to participate in the Campus Meal Plan Program. For information, please visit our Dining Services page.
  • If you plan to request special housing considerations based upon a disability or health concern, you must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). In order to register, you must submit an SAS Application for Support Services and appropriate documentation of your disability. You must have registered with SAS by June 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring in order for your request to be considered.
 Last Modified 12/6/17