Apply for Housing
Fall 2021 Applications Open October 1, 2020!
How do I apply for housing on campus?
- Apply for admission to ASU. Get your username and password.
- Visit our webpage to Apply Online for housing at ASU. You can apply for the 2021-2022 academic year starting October 1st, 2020.
- You will be asked to submit your $100.00 non-refundable Housing application fee during the apply on-line process. Payment on-line may be via electronic check, credit or debit card.
I applied for admission to ASU. Does that reserve a room for me on campus?
No. Since not every student who attends ASU needs housing on campus, applying for housing is separate from applying for admission to ASU.
Before you apply for housing, you should first apply for admission to ASU. After admissions receives your application, you will be issued a username and password. You will need this information to Apply On-Line.
After you have applied for housing, if your plans to attend ASU change, you must submit a written request to cancel your housing reservation. The cancellation deadline for the academic year is August 15th.
Please note that requesting cancellation of your academic year contract is NOT the same process as requesting an Exemption to the University’s Housing Policy. There may be financial consequences associated with late contract cancellation, so please contact our office to discuss your situation if you are thinking about requesting cancellation.
When I applied online, I listed a specific hall as my building preference. Does that mean I will be assigned there?
Not necessarily. Your housing application is for a SPACE on campus, it is NOT for a specific building or area.
When you apply online and through the MyHousing interface, you will be asked to list up to three building preferences. As with roommate requests, the automated system will take your preferences into consideration when assignments are made. Please be aware that current residential students are given first choice of room and building assignments during their spring renewal (re-application) process. Assignments for new students are made after the renewal process. Also, please know that listing the same building more than once will not improve your chances of being assigned to that building and may in fact limit your options by not letting us know what your alternate preferences are in the event that your first choice is full.
Which buildings can first-year students live in?
In support of the university’s Freshman College, there will be clusters within most residential buildings designated as primarily first-year housing options. These include Texan Hall, Plaza Verde, Robert and Mary Massie, Centennial Village, and Carr Hall. First-year students, who are part of the university’s Honors program, may request assignment to the Honors area of Texan Hall.
The Vanderventer Apartments will be set aside for priority assignment to sophomore and above students.
Enhanced programming, events and workshops designed to help you succeed in your first-year at ASU are offered in the designated “first-year” housing options.
Which building(s) do the athletes live in?
We don’t have a designated housing building or floor for athletes. Our student-athletes, like all of our students, are assigned based on preferences and space availability. You will find varsity athletes living in several residence halls on campus.
Can I choose my roommate, or will one be assigned to me?
I have a Specific Person I want to be Roommates with…
If you have a specific person in mind to be your roommate(s), you will have the opportunity to request them through MyHousing. If both you and your roommate have completed your housing applications within the same timeframe, you can select each other. If you don’t have a specific person(s) in mind, don’t worry; you can search for someone based upon their roommate profile. If you do not select a roommate, the auto-assign system will attempt to pair you with the best match available based on the information you entered in your personal and room preferences. A detailed how-to guide is provided here: Roommate Selection Guide.
I Do Not have a Specific Person I want to be Roommates with…
If you don’t have a specific person in mind, don’t panic. The majority of our students don’t. With the online system, you will have the opportunity to log in to our website and enter some general information about your room and roommate preferences. You can search for a roommate based upon this information, or let our auto-assignment system pair you up with the best available match. A detailed how-to guide is provided here: Roommate Selection Guide.
We put a lot of effort into providing you as many options as we can, but please understand that it isn’t always possible to honor every request. Please also keep in mind that like all other relationships, roommate relationships are based on a lot of subjective and intangible elements. There just aren’t any guarantees that your roommate situation will be totally conflict-free. In fact, whether you are living with someone you have known for a long time, or someone you have never met, you should expect for there to be some adjustments and compromises involved in making the roommate relationship work. What we can guarantee you is that we will be here to help you work through any roommate issues that may arise.
Many new students assume that if they have a private room or live with someone they already know, they won’t have roommate or other interpersonal conflicts. This is NOT usually the case! Anytime you share a space with or live in close proximity to others, some differences in habits, preferences, tastes, etc., are going to occur. Most of these conflicts are minor and can pretty easily be resolved. Learning to handle these differences and disputes appropriately is an important part of learning how to deal with future interpersonal conflicts—problems with co-workers, significant others, bosses, neighbors, etc. We understand that this is one of the scariest parts of living on their own for many of our students. You may not feel comfortable or know how to handle these problems because you probably haven’t had to face them before. It’s OK. We can help you learn these skills. Learning these skills can really help build your confidence and help prepare you for “real world” situations. Good communication, an open mind and mutual respect are great places to start. Of course, we can’t help if we don’t know you need it, so please let us know when problems arise.
How much will it cost to live on campus?
Current year rate sheets are available on our web page and in hard copy form at our office in the Centennial Village Office Suite near the tower entrance. We think you will find that our rates are regionally competitive and that a range of affordable options is available.
We understand that attending college represents a significant financial and personal investment for our students and their families. It is our goal to provide you exceptional value for your money by providing a comprehensive package of quality facilities, amenities, convenience and broad scope of both personal and academic support services that you just can’t find in off-campus housing options.
Is my contract just for the fall semester?
For new students, your housing contract is for an ACADEMIC YEAR (August-May). It is a legally binding contract, so please review it carefully for complete terms and conditions.
For renewal students, who choose to live on campus for their second year or beyond, your housing contract is for the Fall semester. It will automatically renew for the Spring semester without any additional action necessary, unless you notify housing of your desire to cancel at semester. The deadline to cancel is January 10 for the Spring term.
Your Housing contract is a legally binding document and as such, it is important that you be aware of important provisions of the contract including financial obligations and provisions related to contract release.
Students who meet the university requirements to live off campus, will have until August 15th to request contract cancellation (in writing) without penalty for the Fall term. The deadline for the Spring term is January 10th.
Students who request cancellation of their Housing Contract will have their request reviewed to determine if they will be released and may be subject to Liquidated Damages Charges. All application fees are non-refundable.
Are there any health or vaccination requirements?
Students who attend public universities must receive the bacterial meningitis vaccination, or in some cases, show proof of having been vaccinated within the past 5 years. For more information about this change and how it may impact you, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
Spaces in Centennial Village, Mary Massie Hall, Robert Massie Hall, Plaza Verde, Texan Hall, and the Vanderventer Apartments have been adapted to meet the needs of students in wheelchairs or who have other forms of physical disabilities. Students who need assignment to one of these facilities due to a disability should notify the Housing and Residential Programs Office as soon as they decide to attend Angelo State.
Designated handicapped parking spaces are provided in each parking lot serving a university building. Each building has access ramps and an elevator as needed to provide convenient access to all building activities.
If you encounter any issues regarding the accessibility of programs, services, or facilities, please contact the Disability Services Office at 325-942-2047.
Follow this link for more Disability Services Information.
Your Fall building, room, and roommate assignment is based on your Housing Application Date. Below is the New Student Assignment Timeline which will answer when you can participate in the Roommate Request Lottery and when you will be able to log into your MyHousing account to find out where and with whom you will be living in the Fall!
New Student Assignment Timeline
Here is the timeline of when you will be able to see your room and roommate assignment in your MyHousing account.
If your Housing Application
process is COMPLETE between:
You will be able to see your Fall 2021
room and roommate assignment on:
October 1st (2020) - February 21st February 26th February 22nd - May 23rd May 28th May 24th - June 20th June 24th June 21st - July 11th July 16th July 12th - August 18th As Received (please allow 1 week after application completion)
“Complete application” means:
- You have submitted your housing application on-line.
- You have paid your $100.00 non-refundable housing application fee.
- You have been officially admitted to ASU.
Roommate Request Process
Once you have applied for housing, you are automatically placed in the roommate request process. In your MyHousing, you are able to choose someone specific (if they have applied during your same time frame) or use the advanced roommate selection and find someone with your common interests.
Things to keep in mind:
- Requests must be mutual. You and your prospective roommate(s) must each log in to your separate MyHousing accounts and request each other.
- Roommate requests will override hall requests.
- Roommate requests MUST be participating in the same assignment process.
- If you don’t request a specific individual(s) as room or suitemates, you will be matched prior to being assigned to a room, based on the information you provided in your personal and building preferences.
View Room and Roommate Information
To view your room assignment and available roommate contact information:
Log in to your MyHousing account on or after the date indicated. Your future roommate’s ASU email address will be included so that you may attempt to contact them ahead of time.
- Some students, particularly first-time students, may not have activated their ASU email accounts yet. You may not get an immediate response, so please don’t assume that they don’t want to contact you.
- Room and roommate assignment information can change. This is particularly true for roommates and suitemates as students request changes or their plans to attend ASU change. Please check your assignment info periodically.
Once you have applied for housing, you can request a roommate who has also applied for housing during the same assignment window. If you already know someone that you want to room with, or if you simply would like to search for people with similar interests, you can request that person as a roommate by using MyHousing. For a step-by-step guide on how to search for & request a roommate, please view the Roommate Selection Guide.
Here are a few frequently asked questions concerning roommate selection:
Why don’t I have the option to select a roommate?
In order to start roommate selection, you must first apply for housing. If you have applied for housing and still don’t have the option to select a roommate, your selection period has ended.
Why isn’t my friend listed when I search for him/her?
If the person you want to room with isn’t listed:
- They haven’t applied for housing; or
- They have accepted a roommate request from another student; or
- They applied in an earlier / later assignment window
I’m a new student and don’t know anyone. How do I find a student with similar interests to room with?
If you use the “Advanced Roommate Search” (located right below the “Simple Roommate Search” in MyHousing) you can filter students who have applied for housing by their academic major, hobbies, music preference, bedtime, & cleanliness (just to name a few).
Once you find someone that you think would be a good match, you can message them to see if they would like to be your roommate. You can also click the “request as roommate” button below their name. Your request will show up in their MyHousing the next time they log in.
I changed my mind and do not want to room with someone I requested. Can I cancel my request?
You can reject or cancel a roommate request anytime before assignments are made. After assignments have been made, your request cannot be changed without visiting with a staff member at the main housing office.