2020-21 Housing Updates
2020-21 Housing Waitlist
We are now on a waitlist for the following populations:
- Female First-Year Students on the Kennesaw Campus
- Male First-Year Students on the Kennesaw Campus
- Female First-Year Students on the Marietta Campus
- Male First-Year Students on the Marietta Campus
- Female Upper Class Students on the Kennesaw Campus
- Male Upper Class Students on the Kennesaw Campus
- Female Upper Class Students on the Marietta Campus
- Male Upper Class Students on the Marietta Campus
While we no longer have housing available for your gender and classification, each year, we place hundreds of students from the waitlist into on-campus housing. Students can place themselves on a waitlist on the Housing Portal. If a room becomes available, one of our staff members will send the student an email and will also call with an offer. The student will have 48 hours to accept the offer. After 48 hours, we will offer the assignment to the next person on the waitlist. Students can see their place on the waitlist anytime by looking on the front page of the Housing Portal. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Talon One Service Center.
How do I join the waitlist?
You must wait until your Room Selection time ticket opens to add yourself to a waitlist, and you will only be able to add yourself to a waitlist once we reach a waitlist for your population (classification, campus and gender).
First-Year Students: You will only be able to see one option for you to choose based on your classification, campus and gender.
Upper Class Students: You must place yourself on either the Kennesaw or Marietta Campus waitlist. You cannot add yourself to both.
Is the Marietta Live-On Requirement still in effect?Since we have reached a waitlist for the Marietta Campus, Housing and Residence Life will grant exemptions to the Live-On Requirement should your student not wish to place themselves on a waitlist. Click here for more information about the Live-On Requirement and to complete the exemption form.
Can my Roommate Group be on the waitlist together?No, students must place themselves on the waitlist as individual applicants and beds are offered one at a time as they become available. It is best to place yourself on the waitlist through the Housing Portal as soon as the option becomes available.
Is my place on the waitlist based on when I originally completed Step 1 of the Housing Application?No, students must choose whether or not to place themselves on the waitlist. However, you must wait until your time ticket opens to add yourself to the waitlist. The waitlist will only be an option if no beds are available for your campus, classification and gender. It is best to place yourself on the waitlist through the Housing Portal as soon as the option becomes available to increase your chances of being offered a bed.
How will I be notified if a bed becomes available?When a bed becomes available, the next student in line on the waitlist will receive communication to their KSU student email address and a phone call from someone on the Housing and Residence Life team. Because of this, we encourage you to actively check your email as offers expire after 48 hours. Once an offer has been made, each student will have 48 hours to pay the Room Booking Fee and reserve the room. If you do not reserve the room and pay the Room Booking Fee within this window of time, you will be dropped from the waitlist and will need to add yourself again if you wish.
If the offer I receive is not my top choice, can I decline and remain in my place on the waitlist?No, if you do not like the room that is available from the waitlist, you can decline the offer but will be removed from the waitlist. You can add yourself again to the waitlist but will not be able to have your original placement on the list.
Can I get on the waitlist if I do not like my selected room?No, you cannot be placed in a room and also be on the waitlist.
If I am on the waitlist and do not receive a room, will I be refunded the Application Initiation FeeNo, the Application Initiation Fee is non-refundable.
Can I get on the waitlist for a specific building?
No, the waitlist only becomes available when there are no beds available for a specific campus, classification and gender. When a bed becomes available, it is offered to the next person on the waitlist that meets the specifications campus, classification and gender for the unit.
Since housing is filling up, can I go ahead and add myself to a waitlist?
You must wait until your time ticket opens to add yourself to the waitlist. The waitlist will only be an option if no beds are available for your campus, classification and gender.
How can I check my place on the waitlist?
There are two places for you to check your place on the waitlist. Inside the “Roommate & Room Selection” tab on the Housing Portal, we have a “Waitlist Status Page.” There is also a summary on the “Roommate & Room Selection” landing page, which lists your number is on your waitlist.
How many students typically get placed off the waitlist?
This depends on the year. Each year we have historically placed several hundred students off the waitlist before the start of school in the fall. We will also continue to place students after school starts if beds become available.
When will you stop placing students from the waitlist?
We will continue placing students from the waitlist until we have no more rooms to offer. Traditionally, this occurs in the first or second week of September.
What else should I know during this time?If you have completed Step 1, you are held to the License Agreement that you signed during this step, including cancellation fees that may apply if you decide to cancel.
Changes to Howell Hall for 2020-21
- In an effort to better support the new Kennesaw State University students who need
on-campus housing, we will allocate a number of spaces in University Courtyard and
Hornet Village 100 to first-year students.
- Certain students in these particular communities will not be eligible to renew their same space for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 academic year. However, they are eligible to reserve any other available room.
- Howell Hall will be taken offline to undergo a significant upgrade. This means we
will be losing almost 300 beds for first-year students.
- This change does not affect students currently living in Howell Hall. They will continue to have their room assignments until the end of their lease in May and will be able to apply to live in upper class housing when the application opens on January 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM.
- There are a limited number of upper class student beds available on the Marietta Campus and students impacted by this change will have first priority to select beds as soon as they become available.
Students that did not receive an email from Housing and Residence Life are not affected by this change. All upper class students will be able to renew or apply for housing on January 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM.
When will I know if there is an on-campus housing space available for me to select from?Our same-bed renewal process will run through the end of January 2020. Once that process is complete, we will know exactly which beds will be available. These beds will not be available for selection until April of 2020, but we will be happy to provide you with as much information as we can so you can make an informed decision.
What do I need to do to be eligible for on-campus housing for2020-21?Due to the limited number of spaces available, we advise you to complete your housing application as soon as it opens on Friday, January 3. We will issue timeslots for you to select from the available rooms based on the date/time you complete your application. You will not pay any application fees unless you are able to secure a room for 2020-21.
Will my roommates and I be able to move together to a new apartment/unit for 2020-21?It is highly unlikely we will be able to accommodate roommate pairings for 2020-21. However, we will do everything we can to place roommates with or near one another, if possible.
What communities will not be able to renew for 2020-21?Specific units in Hornet Village 100 and University Courtyard 1000, 2000 and 3000 and University Columns Houses. This change only applies to students who received communication from Housing and Residence Life.