Housing Frequently Asked Questions

New students who have not participated in our room selection process should pay special attention to this information concerning housing selections for the next academic year. Students choose rooms according to Housing Selection Guidelines and their cumulative hours and gpa earned at the end of their previous Fall semester at H-SC. Therefore, the better your academic performance, the better choice you will have for housing. Any questions may be directed to the Office of Student Affairs at 434.223.6317. Please note that ALL housing is contingent on a student registering for Fall courses during his registration period.
ESTIMATED Room Rates: These are listed on the Housing Selection Calendar when available. Actual figures are listed online when they are available during the summer at Tuition and Fees. Double and single room rental rates are the same in residence halls and apartments.
NEW in January 2016
  • Signing the Housing Agreement in mid-January: Any student planning to return to H-SC in the Fall must go to TigerWeb Documents and Forms to read, sign and submit their housing agreement. Failure to do so will exclude a student from housing selections in February and March. A $100.00 Late Housing Registration fee will be charged to anyone who has not signed an agreement or contacted our office about their plans by mid-April. 
  • Read the Agreement. 
  • Confirmation E-mail – a student involved in any non-traditional housing (those processes that take place late January-February) involving an online submission by a house manager or OSA staff person will receive an e-mail which requires the student to reply and confirm his housing/room assignment by submitting his e-mail address as his signature and pick a meal plan to secure his housing assignment.
Late January:
Housing Policy Exemption forms due in Blake A are available online. Medical exemptions request forms must be picked up and returned to the Wellness Center. A housing committee will review properly submitted requests. No forms will be accepted after February 1. Those due in Blake A (Ms. Huskey) include:
  • Married students who live off campus with their spouses or seek on-campus housing must make arrangements through the Office of Student Affairs. Incoming students should indicate this request on the New Student Housing Questionnaire by June 1. Generally, married students live in the Blake Apartments, when available, or off campus. 
  • 5th year seniors (transcript required), 
  • Non-traditional students (age 24 or older) 
  • Students commuting from their parent or guardian's home 
  • Qualified students requesting to "squat" their current room. (This form is only available from Ms. Huskey in Blake A.) 
Those due by February 1 in the Wellness Center include:
  • Medical exemption forms with required documentation are due in the Wellness Center.
February housing selections include:
  • Resident advisor selections (applications, interview process, hiring, rehiring and confirmations) 
  • Fraternity housing rosters (submitted online by house managers or OSA staff) and confirmations 
  • Sophomore, Junior and Theme Housing paper applications, awards and confirmations 
  • Students awarded permission to live in Theme Housing for a second year, Chairman of the Student Court and Student Body President and roommates.
  • Confirmation E-mail – a student involved in any non-traditional housing (those processes that take place late January-February) involving an online submission by a house manager or OSA staff person will receive an e-mail which requires the student to reply and confirm his housing/room assignment by submitting his e-mail address as his signature and pick a meal plan to secure his housing assignment.
March: Two online housing selection procedures will take place after Spring Break for upperclassmen.
  • Specialty Housing: traditional (32) off-campus slots (landlord pay) and College-owned cottages and apartments. Students should not sign a lease until they secure one of these slots. 
  • Regular Housing: Selections take place after Spring Break when Specialty Housing selections have concluded. These include housing in Regular Residence Halls (Venable Hall, B Dorm, Johnson Hall, Hampden-House Units, Carpenter Z, and Carpenter Y ground floor.) Students who have no online housing left to choose or those who passed their opportunity to choose housing during their selection time will automatically be put on a TBA (to be assigned) waitlist. Each student will get an e-mail concerning his housing options and meal plan selection. After July 1, students may view their room and or roommate assignment on the TigerWeb Student Life portal if it has been done. If not please keep checking back as the Dean will make assignments up until the College reopens in August.
  • Fall abroad programs: If you have definite plans to study abroad in the Fall and are working with the Office of International Studies you will not need to sign up for housing. Remember to contact the Office of Student Affairs before December 10th to discuss your housing options when you return in January (434-223-6317).
  • Spring or Full Year abroad programs: Students who plan to study abroad for the Spring Semester should compete for Fall housing online or e-mail shuskey@hsc.edu if you need assistance by February 1. If you study abroad for the entire academic year you should compete for online housing during the second semester or contact the Office of Student Affairs to discuss your options by February 1. 
  • Unsure? If a student is unsure of his study abroad commitment he should compete for housing and assume he will be on campus for the remainder of the year. Remember, once your selection time passes your options will diminish quickly so make your selection early. The student should contact our office as soon as he confirms his plans. Room assignments cannot be held for a student who will not be in attendance.
John Ramsay – Director of Residence Life (Jramsay@hsc.edu) 434-223-7154
Shirley Huskey – Student Life Data Coordinator (shuskey@hsc.edu) 434-223-6317