Returning Residents Housing and Residence Life Furman

Returning residents have the option to live in upperclassman housing, learning communities or their Greek community. We also occasionally utilize overflow housing for seniors in our off-campus apartments. Each spring, we determine the number of seniors who will live in overflow housing to accommodate the rest of our undergraduate student population. The number of apartments designated for senior overflow housing varies each year, depending on the numbers of students enrolled in the university.

Room assignments are determined by our housing lottery, a computer-based system that aims to accommodate the preferences of each student. Priority is given to seniors, juniors and then sophomores.

As a returning resident, you'll have the option to choose your roommate in the housing application. We honor mutual roommate requests, assuming space is available to accommodate each student.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Deadline to submit request for disability and medical accommodations
Feb. 23
Deadline to submit housing intent form
Feb. 25
Deadline to submit request for off-campus exemption​
Feb. 25
Move-in day for returning students
Aug. 23

Housing Lottery Schedule

Date Housing option Request housing Lottery results
March 17 The Vinings 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 7 p.m.
March 23 North Village co-ed blocks (A-F)
(Private bedrooms)
7 a.m.-10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
March 23 North Village co-ed block (G-K)
(Private bedrooms)
Noon-3 p.m. 7 p.m.
March 24 North Village blocks (A-F)
(Private bedrooms)
7 a.m.-10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
March 24 North Village blocks (G-K)
(Private bedrooms)
Noon-3 p.m. 7 p.m.
March 25 North Village private bedrooms 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 7 p.m.
March 26 North Village shared bedrooms 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 7 p.m.
March 30 Triple rooms in residence halls 7 a.m.-10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
March 30 Single rooms in residence halls Noon-3 p.m. 7 p.m.
March 31 Ramsay Hall blocks of four 7 a.m.-10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
March 31 Ramsay Hall double rooms Noon-3 p.m. 7 p.m.
April 1 South Housing blocks of four
7 a.m.-10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
April 1 Lakeside Housing blocks of four
Noon-3 p.m. 7 p.m.
April 2 Double rooms in residence halls  7 a.m.-10 a.m. 7 p.m.

Application Steps

  • Request disability or medical accommodations
  • Complete the housing intent form

      Each spring semester, we require returning residents to inform us if they're planning to live in campus housing and participate in the housing lottery. Under the housing section of MyFurman, you should enter your information beneath "Select Housing Intention." Students who are planning to study away should enter "live in campus housing." Keep in mind that this initial step does not assign you a room. Visit MyFurman to declare your intent.

  • Review your housing options

      Returning residents have the option to live in upperclassman housing, the Greenbelt Community, or their Greek community. View our residences.

  • Check your eligibility

      Make sure there is no restriction on your account, and that you are eligible to participate in the housing lottery. You should also check the status of your roommates. You can find this information under "Check Lottery Eligibility" and "Check Roommate Eligibility" in MyFurman. You will need your and your potential roommates' housing code to check each status. Visit MyFurman to check your eligibility.

  • View the housing lottery schedule

      Find the date and time for the lottery that you wish to participate in. If you do not receive a room assignment after participating in your first lottery, you should continue to participate in the lottery until you have gained a room assignment.

  • Enter the housing lottery

      Once you have selected the appropriate date and time to participate in the housing lottery, visit the MyFurman portal and enter the system through the "Enter Housing Lottery" section. Visit MyFurman to begin the lottery.

  • Enter your housing code

      Enter your and your potential roommates' housing code to begin the application process. If an error occurs, each student in the group will receive an email describing the error.

  • Select your rooms

      Choose the rooms or apartments that you are interested in. Keep in mind that you cannot select the same room more than once. You should be willing to accept an assignment within the list of available rooms. If you are submitting a request to live in North Village, be sure to include the preferred bedroom order when entering housing codes for each student.

  • Provide your study away information

      If you are planning to study away in the fall, your name and housing code number should be entered in the comments section of the second screen. Be sure to tell us who you will be replacing when you return in the spring.

  • Confirm your submission

      Once you have completed the previous steps, you should receive a confirmation of your submission. The housing lottery will assign you a random, computer-generated number that will determine your room assignment. Each student will receive an email informing them of the submission.

  • Find your room assignment

      Check the housing lottery schedule in the previous step to view when the results for your lottery will be posted. If you did not receive an assignment, you should participate on another day.​ Keep in mind that you should update your meal plan when reviewing your lottery results. If you do not change the information, you will be defaulted to a meal plan for the next academic year.

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