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Future Residents

As a freshman, you’ll be matched with a roommate in one of our freshman residence halls or learning communities. Most of our freshmen housing is in South Housing. Our detailed questionnaire helps us match you with someone who has similar interests, a process that has proved very successful. Not knowing your roommate may seem intimidating at first, but it’s a great way to meet new friends and get involved in new activities.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Housing application becomes available TBA
Deadline to request disability and medical accommodations. TBA
Deadline to apply for Engaged Living TBA
Deadline to submit housing assignment request form TBA
Housing assignments viewable to students in their Housing Self-Service Portal TBA

Review your housing options

Most of our students are assigned to South Housing. Our incoming student assignments process will match you with a roommate with similar lifestyle preferences and assign you to a space. Because every freshman will have an RA and FRAD responsible for building community on the floor and forming a relationship with each student, we do not accept building preferences.”

Consider Engaged Living

Engaged Living, Furman’s living and learning community for first-year students, is available to students interested in enhancing their education and becoming more involved in our campus community. If you’re interested, you’ll need to complete the Engaged Living application. Apply for Engaged Living.

Request disability or medical accommodations

If you have a disability or medical condition that requires special housing, visit our disability and medical accommodations page.

Apply for housing

To submit your preferences, login to your Housing Self Service Portal using your Furman username and password. If you have yet to receive this information, please contact the ITS Service Center at

Once you are logged into your Housing Self-Service Portal:

  • Select the “Personal Information” tab on the left side of the page
  • Click “My Info”
  • Choose the “Fall 2021” term in the top, middle of the page
  • Answer all questions and click “Save” at the bottom of the page
  • You can update your preferences at any time prior to 5:00pm on June 1.