Returning student housing sign-up

Returning students living in the residence halls may select their 2018-19 housing spaces during early housing sign-up through the online process conducted during spring quarter. Returning students must pay the US$750 nonrefundable and nontransferable reservation fee on or before Monday, April 9, 2018, for Atlanta or Savannah housing, or Wednesday, April 25, 2018, for Hong Kong housing. Students who are interested in living on campus for the 2018-19 academic year are encouraged to attend information sessions held during winter and spring quarters. Students who wish to be roommates should sign up together and list their mutual roommate requests on their housing applications. All returning students are contacted by the office of residence life and housing prior to fall housing sign-up.

Students must make the quarterly payment by Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, or forfeit their room assignment and be placed in housing after the payment is made, provided space is available. Returning students are subject to an additional US$500 nonrefundable cancellation fee after Friday, June 1, 2018. Students who do not participate in early housing sign-up are assigned housing according to the procedures for new students. Housing is subject to availability. Once assignments are made, students are notified by SCAD email. At that time, assignments and roommate information are available through MySCAD.


Pay the US$750 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee

Students signing up for Atlanta or Savannah housing should pay by 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday, April 9, 2018. Those signing up for Hong Kong housing should pay by 5:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Students have three options to pay the fee by the above deadline: in person at the student accounts office, by mail or online. The preferred payment method is online through MySCAD. When paying online, students can get to the SCAD TouchNet website via MySCAD > My Info tab > My Student Account channel > "Make a Payment – US$" link. Click the eDeposits tab > "Fall 2018" from the drop-down menu for "Term" > and then select your desired location from the drop-down menu for "Deposit Account." This will ensure your housing reservation fee is correctly applied to your account for your desired location. A confirmation page will display to confirm receipt of payment. Students may also confirm payment for the Fall 2018 reservation fee with the student accounts office. Students will receive an email prior to the start of housing sign-up confirming receipt of payment and early housing sign-up eligibility.


Complete the housing application and agree to the housing license agreement online

Students may complete the housing application within 24 hours of the housing reservation fee being posted by student accounts through the Apply or Review My Housing link under the My Info tab in the Residence Life and Housing channel. The housing application includes acceptance of the 2018-19 housing license agreement with an electronic signature and entering personal preferences. It should be completed prior to a student's chosen room sign-up day to avoid any delays. Students will receive an immediate confirmation email upon completion of the housing application. The housing license agreement is a nine-month binding agreement for the entire academic year outlining residence life and housing policies and procedures regarding behavior, room care and condition.


Check your email and MySCAD regularly

Residence life and housing will send regular updates and reminders regarding the process through email. It is vital that students check their email regularly to receive the most up-to-date information. More information is available through the Residence Life and Housing channel in MySCAD.


Submit roommate requests online, if applicable

Students who wish to request a particular student as a roommate may do so online. Only current students who paid the housing reservation fee by the deadline and currently live on campus are eligible to be requested as roommates. Students should submit roommate requests prior to their chosen room sign-up day to avoid any delays. Roommate requests may be submitted online through My Housing under the My Info tab in the Residence Life and Housing channel starting Wednesday, April 11, 2018. All roommate requests are considered during the assignment process but are not guaranteed. If a roommate request is not mutual, the assignment is not granted.


Select your room on your chosen room sign-up day

There are several room sign-up days for students to choose from based on the housing option in which they are interested. Students may select their room during the specified time period for the room sign-up day they have chosen. Sign-up occurs online through MyHousing under the My Info tab in the Residence Life and Housing channel. Students receive an immediate confirmation email upon completion of the room sign-up process. Detailed instructions are available through MySCAD.

Once the online process concludes or during the course of the academic year, any current students who pay will be assigned as space is available based on the date the reservation fee is paid and the preferences listed in their housing application.


Pay the housing balance Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018

The remaining fall quarter housing balance is due to the student accounts office by Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Students who do not pay by the deadline will have their assignment canceled, and the space will be reassigned to another student. Students who use financial aid to pay for housing should have everything in place prior to this date to ensure their assignment is not canceled. Returning students whose assignment is canceled due to nonpayment will have a US$500 nonrefundable cancellation fee applied to their student account, in addition to the loss of their US$750 housing reservation fee.


Sign-up tips and reminders

  • Once students select a space on one of the room sign-up days, they are not eligible to select a space on a different day.
  • Students will see the spaces available on their chosen sign-up day and select their room for next year online.
  • Residence life and housing reserves the right to consolidate spaces to maximize space and to honor roommate requests. If a change is necessary, affected students will be contacted via email.
  • Detailed instructions on completing the housing application and signing up for a room are available through MySCAD.


MySCAD information

Residence life and housing has a channel in the My Info tab in MySCAD. Students may access most of the information and links needed through this channel. Below is a list briefly describing some of the links on the channel that students may find useful during the sign-up process.

  • Click on "Returning Student Sign-up" to obtain information about the early housing sign-up process for returning students.
  • Click on "Atlanta," "Hong Kong" or "Savannah" to obtain information about housing at each location.
  • Click on "Apply or Review My Housing" to access the online application and license agreement once you have paid the housing reservation fee.
  • Click on "Apply or Review My Housing" to access the room sign-up website and submit your roommate requests, if applicable.



Students attending SCAD Lacoste during spring quarter are eligible to participate in the online sign-up process for the upcoming academic year if they follow the instructions outlined in this guide. In addition, Lacoste students must notify residence life and housing of any spring housing request changes by the end of week four of winter quarter in order to be added to the online sign-up process for that location.


Location transfers

Students should email residence life and housing during week four of the quarter prior to their move, skipping summer quarter. For example, if students wish to request housing changes for fall quarter, they should notify residence life and housing by the end of week four of spring quarter. All students are required to pay the US$750 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee once.


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