Fall semester housing sign-ups are coming soon!
If you want to participate in on-campus housing selection, you must declare your intent by April 9. All students must declare their housing intent for the fall semester by May 13. Visit the Get Ready page for everything you need to do for fall!
Only current full-time undergraduate day students who are eligible to be registered at Oglethorpe for the following academic year and have an enrollment deposit on file are able to participate in room selection. You must not have any “holds” on your account in order to select a room. You must register for classes by the specified deadline or you may be dropped from your selected room. Visit the Get Ready page for details on these topics.
All students are required to live on campus for three years, or to commute from the primary residence of a parent or guardian. Exceptions to this rule include an approved exemption from Residence Life (forms available online in SimpleCampus) or a signed lease from Gables. First-year students are not eligible to live at Gables. Transfer students’ residency requirements are determined by the number of credit hours they have completed at other institutions.
Room Reservation Fee
If you currently live on campus and have a deposit in place, your deposit will be rolled over for the next academic year and it is not necessary for you to pay an additional deposit. Your current housing deposit will remain in place until you either move off campus at the end of the academic year or graduate. If you live off campus now and want to participate in the room selection process, you must pay the $200 non-refundable housing deposit to enrollment services prior to room selection day. On room selection day, you will need to bring a copy of your receipt in order to select a room. Students who have not paid the $200 non-refundable housing deposit will not be permitted to sign up for a room.
Residence hall agreement
All students who select a room must electronically sign a “Residence Hall Agreement.” If you do not sign an agreement, your space will not be held. Please also note that the housing contract is binding for the entire academic year. Students who wish to cancel their contract prior to the start of the academic year will be subject to a contract breakage fee. Students who wish to cancel their contract after the start of the academic year will be charged a breakage fee and will be charged a daily prorated fee of room and board charges. Students are released, without penalty, only in the case of graduation and study abroad. There is no grace period for breaking the agreement. The agreement is considered binding once completed. If you sign an agreement and fail to occupy the space while enrolled, the university reserves the right to charge you for the space. Requests to be released from the contract must be submitted, in writing, to the Director of Residence Life. The exemption approval will be determined by a special committee that meets twice per month beginning in April.