Southern Polytechnic State University

Graduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Student Housing

SPSU offers nearly 1800 on-campus student housing beds. In addition to providing a convenient and economical home for students, on-campus living also provides a great learning opportunity. Living on campus contributes to the educational development of each student through exposure to students of varied backgrounds, experiences, and personal philosophies. The Department of Housing and Residence Life is staffed by 8 full-time professionals along with 38 Resident Assistants. The primary function of the Housing and Residence Life staff is to create and maintain a desirable environment for all residents.

All students who have been accepted to Southern Polytechnic State University will need to visit the Housing and Residence Life website at www.spsu.edu/housing for application information. On-campus housing is required for all first-year students. However, this requirement may be waived if you will be living at home with a parent/guardian. Please contact our office for more information.

Howell Residence Hall and Hornet Village Suites are reserved for traditional first-year freshmen only. There is also a mandatory meal plan for all residence hall residents. Our on-campus apartments, University Courtyard and University Commons, are available to upperclassmen students. Consideration of a roommate request will be given providing the request is mutual and space is available.

Housing payments are due in full each semester. If you have any additional questions you may contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life by calling 678-915-7335 or by sending an email to housing@spsu.edu.

Application

All students who have applied for admission to Southern Polytechnic State University and who have requested information about on-campus housing will be sent an application. Since space is limited, it is important to make requests for housing early. A request for housing consists of:

  • The completed and returned Residence Life lease agreement
  • A $100 application fee

The application and fee should be sent to the University's Residence Life Office. However, completing the request does not guarantee housing will be assigned. When the lease agreement and deposit have been received, a notification of housing status will be sent by Residence Life.

The Director of Residence Life is responsible for all room assignments. Preferences for a specific residence hall or apartment will be honored whenever possible. Mutual roommate requests should be so marked on the lease agreements of both students. Consideration of a roommate request will be given providing the request is mutual and space is available.