Frequently asked questions

Am I able to sign up for housing if I do not pay the housing reservation fee on time?

Students who miss the early housing deadline will be assigned fall housing over the summer based upon space availability. Students must pay the US$750 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee and complete the online housing application before receiving an assignment or being placed on the waitlist, if applicable.

Am I able to sign up for housing if I currently live off campus?

Students who currently live off campus will be assigned fall housing over the summer based upon space availability. Students must pay the US$750 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee and complete the online housing application before receiving an assignment or being placed on the waitlist, if applicable.

What if I want to change my housing assignment after I sign up?

Beginning Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Savannah students will be able to submit an online request for reassignment. Atlanta students may go to 1600 Peachtree St. NW in Atlanta, Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4 to request a housing change. Hong Kong students should contact the residence life and housing office at reslife-hk@scad.edu or call 852.2253.8047 to request a change. As spaces become available, the housing office will consider requests in credit-hour order. Students will be offered any reassignment via email and will have 48 hours to accept the reassignment. Requests will be considered through Friday, June 1.

What if I miss my sign-up time online?

Students who miss their sign-up time on same-room or same-hall days may sign up on the next sign-up day, if eligible, and will receive an email with more details. Students who do not select a room by the end of the room sign-up process will be assigned a space over the summer based upon space availability. If no spaces remain, a waitlist will be created and students will be contacted as space becomes available.

What if I want to cancel my housing assignment after I sign up?

Students who sign up for housing and later decide to cancel may submit a written request to the housing office in person or via email for the appropriate location — in Atlanta, Hong Kong or Savannah. Students who request cancellation prior to Friday, June 1, 2018, will lose only the US$750 nonrefundable/nontransferable housing reservation fee. Students who request cancellation after Friday, June 1 and are approved will lose the US$750 housing reservation fee and will be charged an additional US$500 nonrefundable cancellation fee.

What are my chances of getting into apartment housing?

It is difficult to determine if one student will be able to sign up for a space in apartment housing over another. Availability depends on the number of students currently assigned to this housing and whether they are signing up to return. Apartment housing consists mostly of juniors and seniors.

Are all spaces in upperclassman housing available for returning students?

A limited number of spaces in upperclassman halls are held back for new incoming transfer and graduate students based on the projected numbers from the admission office. In addition, all handicap-accessible and hearing-impaired rooms are held for students needing those spaces.

Is there a limit on the number of students in each class that can sign up?

Savannah residence life and housing may implement a class cap if the number of reservation fees paid greatly exceeds the number of available spaces. Class cap means limiting the number of students within each class (freshmen, sophomores, etc.) who can sign up for housing initially. If a class cap is necessary, more details will be provided via email. Students who are removed from the sign-up process due to a class cap will have first priority on spaces at the conclusion of the online sign-up process. No class cap is anticipated at the Atlanta or Hong Kong locations at this time.

Do any groups receive priority in signing up?

No groups receive any special priority during the sign-up process.

What do students with medical accommodations need to do to sign up for housing?

Students with medical accommodations currently on file with the counseling and student support services office do not need to renew them. Students who do not have any accommodation requests currently on file but need one should contact the counseling and student support services office by early March to initiate a housing accommodation. If there is no space available in the housing that will meet the medical accommodation, students should still sign up for a space in housing. Once the online sign-up process is complete, residence life and housing will review all medical accommodations and contact students individually if the accommodation was not met. Students will be reassigned to a space that meets their needs as space becomes available.

What housing options are available for Summer 2018?

Residence life and housing will offer housing for students enrolled for the summer quarter at Turner Annex, Gold Coast Residences and ACA Residence Hall. The full residential meal plan is required for those living in Turner Annex. In order to be assigned to housing for the summer quarter, students should pay the US$250 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee to the student accounts office by Tuesday, May 1, 2018, and complete the summer application online. Assignments will be released via email in late May. The MicroFridge® with Safe Plug® rental program will be offered at a rate of US$94 for the summer quarter in Savannah. Check-in for the summer quarter is Friday, June 15, and checkout is Friday, Aug. 24. On-campus storage is not available between quarters.

What happens if I pay the housing balance after my assignment is canceled due to nonpayment by Aug. 1?

The housing balance is due by Friday, Aug. 1, 2018. Students who are canceled for nonpayment and then pay will be assigned as space is available. Residence life and housing will attempt to reassign students to the same room or hall prior to cancellation. If space is not available in the same assigned room or hall, students will be assigned to any available space. Students are responsible for the cancellation fee.

What happens if the roommate I request does not pay by the deadline?

Only students who pay by the 5:30 p.m. (ET) Monday, April 9, 2018, deadline for Atlanta or Savannah housing or 5:30 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, April 25 deadline for Hong Kong housing are eligible to participate in the housing sign-up process. If a roommate request is made for a student who has not paid the housing reservation fee by the above deadlines, that student is ineligible to participate and cannot be requested as a roommate. Students who pay after the deadline will be assigned a space over the summer based upon space availability. Hong Kong students should contact the residence life and housing office at reslife-hk@scad.edu or 852.2253.8047 for assistance.

What if I am attending SCAD Lacoste for fall quarter?

Fall Lacoste students should not sign up for housing online as they are not eligible to live on campus in Atlanta, Hong Kong or Savannah. These students may pay the reservation fee later in the fall quarter in order to receive housing for winter quarter upon their return.

Is there an opportunity to see the upperclassman halls before sign-up?

Savannah residence life and housing will offer a tour of housing in both the winter and spring quarters. Contact Savannah residence life and housing for more details and a schedule. Atlanta and Hong Kong students interested in seeing a room should contact the residence director of the building in which they are interested.