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Returning Student Process

Current Students (Brookings campus):

 

Important Dates

Take note of these dates relevant to the application timeline!

  • November 13, 2018 @ 10 a.m. 
    • New students (Spring 2019) and current students: meal plan changes and exemption requests open. 
  • November 27, 2018 @ 10 a.m.
    • Winter break and Early arrival application opens 
  • January 29, 2019 @ 10 a.m. 
    • Housing application opens for returning students. 
    • Students complete and submit their applications. Confirmation windows are assigned based on the date the application is COMPLETED.
    • Students will receive a RANDOM self-assign time slot based on the confirmation window they are in. (Example: student completes application in dates of confirmation window 1, that student would be assigned a  random self-selection time in self-assign window 1.) 
      • Confirmation Windows: 
        • Window 1: Completion date of 1/29/19 - 2/4/19
        • Window 2: Completion date of 2/5/19 - 2/12/19
        • Window 3: Completion date of 2/13/19 - 2/20/19
        • Window 4: Completion date of 2/21/19 - 3/12/19
        • If the application is completed on or after 3/13/19, you will not receive a self-assign time slot. 
      • Self-assign time slot windows: 
        • Students who requested and were approved for LLCs will receive a time slot window before self-assign window 1. 
        • All windows begin at 10 a.m. the first day and close at 5 p.m. the last day.
        • Living Learning Community (LLC): 3/20/19-3/26/19
        • Self-assign window 1: 3/27/19-4/2/19
        • Self-assign window 2: 4/3/19-4/9/19
        • Self-assign window 3: 4/10/19-4/16/19
        • Self-assign window 4: 4/17/19-4/20/19
  • April 23, 2019 @ 10 a.m. through May 3, 2019 @ 5 p.m. 
    • ​​​​​​​Reassignment request window opens for returning students. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the application process. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our office with any other questions you may have.
Housing and Residential Life: 605-688-5148 or sdsu.reslife@sdstate.edu

Q: What are the confirmation windows for?

A: Students will be able to self-assign to a hall and room during the self-selection windows. The confirmation window helps our system generate a RANDOM self-selection window based on application complete date. 

Q: What is a self-assign window for? 

A: Students who complete the application within a confirmation window will be RANDOMLY assigned a time to self-select their hall and room. This is all completed in the application during the self-selection window assigned to the student. 

Q: What do I need in order to complete my housing application?

A: You will need your login information for MyState as well as a means to pay the $75 confirmation fee and you will need to sign the housing contract. If you a roommate in mind, you will need to also have their first and last name in order to request them in the application. 

Q: What information am I able to put into the application? 

A: Students will be able to request special accommodations, indicate additional interests, indicate interest in a Living Learning Community (LLC), apply for up to two (2) LLCs, create a profile for a roommate search (about me information, living environment preferences) and search for, request and confirm roommates. 

Q: Do I have to choose a roommate? 

A: No, not necessarily. However, if you do not choose a roommate, you will not be able to self-assign during your self-assign selection window. Housing & Residential Life will assign you at the end of your self-assign window.

Q: Is there a limit to how many roommates I can have? 

A: You can send up to eight (8) roommate requests. To fill a double room, you need to confirm at least one roommate. To fill a four person suite, you need to confirm at least three roommates (same for 6 and 8 person suites). If you wish to live in a suite, you must confirm ALL the roommates you wish to have in the suite with you. This is the only way to self-assign to a suite. Students must have enough roommates to fill a suite when the self-selection window becomes available or they will not be able to self-assign. 

Q: Why isn't my friend showing up in my roommate search? 

A: It is possible that your friend has not yet completed a housing application. Your friend also needs to select being included in roommate search results in their application. Only roommates who are eligible to live in the same spaces will show up in search results (a first year student will not show up in a second year student's search results, etc.). 

Q: What happens if my roommate and I have different self-selection times? 

A: The person with the earliest self-selection time will be able to assign both students to a double room during their assigned time frame. Likewise, the person with the earliest self-selection time will be able to assign all confirmed roommates to a 4, 6 or 8 person suite during their assigned time frame. 

Q: Why can't I access the self-selection step right away? 

A: You must have been assigned a selection time in order to access this step. When your self-selection time arrives, assign yourself to a room. 

Q: What happens if I receive a server message? 

A: Like most on line systems, the software has user capacity limits for how many people can access it at any given moment. As soon as one student logs off or leaves the site, another student will be able to access the portal. If you receive a "server is busy" message, please return in a few minutes. 

Q: What if I need to cancel my application because I decided not to return to SDSU? 

A: Here is our cancellation policy: 

  • If your application is cancelled on or before May 31st, your $75 confirmation fee will be refunded to you. 
  • If your application is cancelled between June 1st and July 31st, your $75 confirmation fee will be forfeited. 
  • If your application is cancelled on or after August 1st through the date of 60% completion of the current semester, your $75 confirmation fee is forfeited and you will be charged a $200 early termination fee. 

 

Where can I live?

2018 or earlier Grads: 

  • Both men and women: 
    • Meadows South 1st floor, 2nd floor (4 person apartments) 
    • Meadows North 1st floor, 2nd floor (4 person apartments) 

2018 Grads: 

  • Women: 
    • LLCs (approved application required): 
      • Ag/Bio- Pierson Hall 4th floor
      • Allied for Acceptance- Caldwell Hall 3rd floor
      • Engineering- Mathews Hall 3rd floor 
      • Health Professionals- Mathews Hall 3rd floor 
      • Healthy Lifestyles- Schultz Hall 4th floor 
      • Honors-1st, 2nd, 3rd floors (4, 6 and 8 person suites)
      • Leadership-Caldwell Hall 3rd floor (4 person suites)
      • Military Affiliated- Brown Hall 1st floor 
      • Natural Resource Management- Pierson 2nd floor
      • Oyate Yuwitaya Tipi Inclusive Community- Mathews Hall 1st floor 
      • Performing Arts- Schultz Hall 2nd floor
      • Quiet Lifestyles- Abbott 4th floor 
      • Returning Rabbits (2nd year experience)- Caldwell Hall 3rd floor (4 person suites)
    • Non- LLCs: 
      • Brown Hall 4th floor 
      • Caldwell Hall 1st floor, 2nd floor (4 person suites)
      • Young Hall 4th floor 
      • Spencer Hall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors
      • Hyde Hall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors (doubles and 4 person suites)
      • Hansen Hall all floors

2018 Grads: 

Men:

  • LLCs (approved application required): 
    • Allied for Acceptance- Caldwell Hall 3rd floor (4 person suites)
    • Ag/Bio- Pierson Hall 4th floor
    • Engineering- Mathews Hall 3rd floor 
    • Health Professionals- Mathews Hall 3rd floor 
    • Healthy Lifestyles- Schultz Hall 4th floor 
    • Honors- Honors Hall 1st, 2nd, 3rd floor (4, 6, 8 person suites)
    • Leadership- Caldwell Hall 3rd floor
    • Military Affiliated- Brown Hall 1st floor
    • Natural Resource Management- Pierson 2nd floor 
    • Oyate Yuwitawa Tipi Inclusive Community- Mathews 1st floor
    • Performing Arts- Schultz 2nd floor
    • Quiet Lifestyles- Abbott 4th floor
    • Returning Rabbits (Second year experience)- Caldwell Hall 3rd floor (4 person suites)
  • Non-LLCs: 
    • Brown Hall 4th floor 
    • Caldwell Hall 1st floor, 2nd floor (4 person suites)
    • Young Hall 4th floor 
    • Spencer Hall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors
    • Hyde Hall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors (doubles and 4 person suites)
    • Hansen Hall all floors