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$500 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?

All continuing students who pay the US$500 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee payment on time and complete their housing application will be able to match up with roommates and select their specific fall housing assignment in April and May, regardless of whether they currently live in SCAD housing or are currently enrolled.

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

The room reassignment process is available for students at the conclusion of the returning student sign up process. Students who have selected an assignment, will have the option to request reassignment to another residence hall, as space permits. Requests are not guaranteed and are only considered until June 1. Students will have the option to accept or decline a reassignment offer. More information regarding reassignment requests will be sent at the conclusion of the returning student sign up process.

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?

Please note the US$500 housing reservation fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Should you change your mind after depositing and no longer wish to remain on campus, the US$500 reservation will be forfeited, regardless of when you cancel.  Any request for housing assignment cancellation must be in writing (email) and sent to the residence life and housing office, Atlanta or Savannah. If your request is approved, the fees associated with the cancellation are determined by the date the notification is received by our office.

  • If you cancel in writing (email) with our office PRIOR to June 1, we will cancel your assignment and only retain the US$500 housing reservation fee. You will owe nothing else.
  • If you cancel in writing (email) with our office AFTER June 1, we will cancel your assignment, retain the US$500 housing reservation fee and apply an additional nonrefundable cancellation fee of US$500 to your student account.

Students may submit a cancellation request in person at your location's main housing office or via email from your SCAD email account. Include your full name and SCAD ID number with your request.

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 location 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 2021?

FORTY in Atlanta and The Hive in Savannah. Students who choose to live in SCAD housing should be prepared to have a roommate and suitemates. Students can list preferred roommates or suitemates in their summer housing application. A traditional meal plan is required.

Students interested in living in SCAD housing during summer quarter will be able to pay the $250 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee starting Thursday, April 1. Additional details, including housing options, are available on the residence life and housing MySCAD page.

Once the fee is paid, students must wait 24 to 48 hours to receive and complete their summer housing application in MyHousing. Priority is given to students who complete their summer housing application by Saturday, May 1. Housing assignments will be sent out in mid-May. Summer quarter move-in is Friday, June 18.

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 Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. 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 12, 2021, deadline for Atlanta or Savannah 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. 

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 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?

Contact Savannah residence life and housing for more details and a schedule. Atlanta students interested in seeing a room should contact the residence director of the building in which they are interested.