First-Year Students

Waitlist Information

We are currently at a waitlist for Spring 2021 housing. If you are interested in living on campus, we encourage you to complete the Housing Application as early as possible and add yourself to the waitlist. The Housing Application for the Spring 2021 semester opens on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

If a room becomes available, one of our Housing and Residence Life staff members will send you an email and call you with a room offer. You will have 48 hours to accept the offer and pay the $375 non-refundable Housing Application and Room Booking fees, so check your email frequently. After 48 hours, we will rescind the room offer and contact the next person on the waitlist about the room available. Students can view their place on the waitlist on the front page of the Housing Portal.

2021-22 Housing Application

The first step of the Housing Application for First-Year students will open on December 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Please note that you must be accepted into the University before you are able to apply to live on campus.

The second step, Roommate Selection, opens on March 22, 2021. During this step, students will have the opportunity to select a preferred roommate. This is an optional step for students who may choose to select a roommate after their time ticket opens. The Roommate Selection process will close on Friday, April 9, 2021.

The final step of the Housing Application, Room Selection, will open April 19, 2021. During this step, students will select a room after their time ticket opens. Time tickets are based on when students signed their License Agreement in Step 1 of the application.

Housing Options

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Explore our 2021-22 housing options for first-year students.

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Living-Learning Villages

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A Living-Learning Village (LLV) is a community of students who live together on campus with similar academic, or lifestyle interests.

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Marietta Live-On Requirement

Living on campus in your first year improves your likelihood for success in college and beyond. Living on campus makes it easier to meet people, helps you transition from high school to college, and can help you achieve academic success and graduate on time.

Housing and Residence Life at Kennesaw State University is committed to supporting first-year students in their academic pursuits. The Marietta Campus has a first-year live-on requirement for students pursuing majors based on the Marietta campus. Kennesaw State University believes it is in the best interest of these students to live in close proximity to their peers and primary course instruction for the first year of college. For specific information on majors based in Marietta, please visit the enrollment services page

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about Housing and Residence Life at Kennesaw State University, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to some of the questions we're asked most often.