Returning student housing sign-up

Returning students living in the residence halls may select their 2021-22 housing spaces during housing sign-up through the online process conducted during spring quarter. Returning students must pay the US$500 nonrefundable and nontransferable reservation fee on or before Monday, April 12, 2021. Students who are interested in living on campus for the 2021-22 academic year are encouraged to attend information sessions held during winter and spring quarters. Students who wish to be roommates must sign up together and be matched through the housing portal online before selecting a room. 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 Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, 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 Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Students who do not participate in housing sign-up are assigned housing according to the procedures for new students over the summer based upon space availability. Once assignments are made, students are notified by SCAD email. At that time, assignments and roommate information will become available through MySCAD.

Pay the US$500 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee

Students signing up for housing should pay by 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday, April 12, 2021. Students can pay the fee by the above deadline by mail or online via Touchnet. 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 > "My Student Account Online" link. Click the eDeposits tab, select "Fall 2021" 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 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 2021-22 housing license agreement with an electronic signature and entering personal preferences. It must be completed prior to a student's chosen room sign-up day. 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 SCAD 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, completed the housing application, and currently live on campus (in Atlanta, Lacoste, or Savannah) are eligible to be requested as roommates. Students must submit roommate requests prior to their chosen room sign-up day. Roommate requests may be submitted online through My Housing under the My Info tab in the Residence Life and Housing channel. 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

Students may choose from 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 their housing application is completed and the preferences listed in their housing application.

Pay the housing balance, Aug. 1, 2021

The remaining fall quarter housing balance is due to the student accounts office by Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. 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$500 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 housing sign-up process for returning students.
  • Click on "Atlanta" 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.

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$500 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee once per academic year.


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