Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I have to live on-campus?
- How do students choose a residence hall room?
- What kind of items can be brought to the rooms? Which items are prohibited?
- Can students choose their roommate?
- What type of security do you provide?
- What is an RE?
- What is an RA?
- What do students do if they cannot get along with their roommate?
- How many students live on campus?
- How much does it cost to live on campus?
- What will I need to pay in order to secure a housing assignment?
- Can I fax my Housing Application?
- What is the deadline to pay the required fees?
- How do I connect to the Internet?
- Is there Cable Television in the Rooms?
- Where do I do my laundry?
- What do I do if I lose my keys?
- Are freshmen allowed to bring cars?
- Where can I get a parking decal?
- What do I do when I need something in my room fixed?
- What telephone services are provided?
- What furnishings are provided in the room?
- Are pets allowed in the Residence Halls?
- Can I bring my own room decorations?
- Can I burn candles and incense?
- Are the residence halls air-conditioned?
- When can I move into my room?
- Can I have a single room?
First-year undergraduate students are required to live on-campus, unless their permanent home of residency is within a 25 mile radius of VSU, the student is 21 years of age or older, married or previously married, or has completed a tour of military service.
Housing assignments are random for first time freshman and transfer students. Current students select their room during online room selection.
See: Item to Bring List
Returning students can choose a roommate. New students can not make roommate selections. New students are assigned by the housing office.
There are staff in the residence halls 24 hours a day, and access to the halls is controlled by use of student IDs 24 hours a day. Staff members conduct rounds periodically to respond to any incidents and ensure that the building is secure. A night manager can be found at the front desks of every residence hall during overnight hours..
A Residence Educator is a professional staff member who supervises, manages, and directs the residence hall and staff.
Resident Assistants are student leaders living in the Residence Halls who provide guidance to students from a peer perspective.
Students need to work at a roommate relationship, just as anyone living with another person would need to do. The Residence hall staff will work with students to learn how to communicate with their roommates/suitemates and floor mates. Most conflicts can be resolved if the parties involved are willing to try.
- Please see ROOMMATE SUCCESS TIPS.
- Please see ROOMMATE AGREEMENT FORM.
If there is no other solution than to move a student then the Director of Residence Life in concjunction with the Residence Educator will determine which student is moved and to where.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life provides housing to nearly 3,000 students.
Please see the tuition and fee guide by click here.
- Students new to the University must pay a total of $475.00 – (the $150.00 Housing Deposit, the $150.00 Advance Room and Board Fee, the $100.00 Advance Tuition Fee, and a the $75.00 Orientation Fee.)
- Returning students who did not reside on-campus during the previous semester, will need to pay the a total of $300.00 (the $150.00 Housing Deposit, and the $150.00 Advance Room and Board Fee.
- Returning residents only need to pay the $150.00 Advance Room and Board Fee.
Yes. You may fax all Housing related correspondence to (804) 524-5663.
You may contact us at (877) 291-9596 for detailed information as the actual date changes however the due month for Fall admission is May and for Spring admission it is November.
Students residing in residence halls have the opportunity to connect their personal computers directly to University Network. This connection will give you direct, fast, full-time access to the Internet, your email account, library databases, and the Blackboard online course management system. Please visit the website http://www.vsu.edu/pages/888.asp for specific information about technical requirements and getting connected.
Yes. Effective Fall 2004, basic cable service is provided in every student room. Cable service is provided by College Cable Services, Inc.
Each Residence Hall is equipped with Coin and University OneCard-operated laundry facilities. The cost for washing is $1.00 per load and for drying is $.75 per load. Students may add money to their cards by reporting to the 1Card office located in the UTS Building.
If for any reason your key is removed from your possession you should immediately contact your Residence Educator or the Resident Assistant on duty so that you and your roommate may obtain a replacement at the cost of $50.00 to the person having been removed from his/her key.
No. Only Upper-class students are allowed to bring automobiles to campus.
Upper-class students may obtain parking decals through the University Cashier’s office, located on the first floor of Virginia Hall.
Contact your Residence Educator or Resident Assistant and have them submit a work order request identifying what exactly needs to be repaired in your room. Once the request is processed, someone from Facilities Management will attend to the matter.
All residence hall rooms are equipped with a single telephone line and LOCAL telephone service. Students must provide their own telephones. Additional Services (e.g., caller ID, voice mail, etc…) are available upon request. Please visit the University Telecommunication Services (UTS) building for details.
Generally speaking, each resident is provided with a regular twin-sized bed w/ drawers, and a desk and chair. Rooms that don’t have built-in closets are provided with Wardrobes (portable closets).
Fish in tanks no larger than 10 gallons are the only permissible pets.
Feel free to decorate your rooms with posters and pictures, but remember to use removable adhesive to hold them up. Nails, tacks, and staples are not approved for hanging, and students will be charged up to $300.00 to repair and paint walls. Our windows are furnished with vertical blinds so you cannot bring your own curtains.
ABSOLUTELY NOT. Due to local and state fire regulations, candles, incense, or heated oils may not be used. No halogen lamps or bulbs may be used either.
Yes, all of our residence halls have air-conditioning in the rooms.
Generally speaking, students move in a week before classes start. See our main website for more information.
An extremely limited number of single rooms are available in the residence and will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. Once all single rooms are filled, an interest list will be generated and maintained in the Housing office. If you have paid for a single room and no singles become available your single room deposit will be credited to your university account. Upon request and submittal of proper medical documentation, singles may be assigned for health related reasons depending upon availability.