Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the eligibility requirements for new students applying to University Housing?
- When should I apply for University Housing?
- How do I apply for on campus housing?
- How much is the pre-payment?
- What completes my application process?
- When is my priority date?
- What happens if I request a private room and none are available when my priority date is reached?
- If my application for admission to the University is not accepted, can I get a refund of my housing application fee and pre-payment?
- Is my housing application a binding agreement?
- What happens if I cancel my housing request prior to paying my fees?
- What are the refund policies for the housing application fee?
- What are the refund policies for the housing prepayment fee?
- What are the refund policies for room charges?
- What happens if I am unable to secure 12 hours of classes before the 15th class day or I drop below 12 hours prior to the 15th class day?
- What happens if I drop below 12 hours after the 15th class day?
- When do I update my room information for the following semester if I currently live on campus?
- How can I be released from my housing agreement at the end of the fall semester?
- What are the requirements to remain as a resident in on campus housing?
- If I drop below a 2.0 overall GPA, how can I appeal to live on campus and what are the deadlines?
- What happens if I fail to turn in my appeal before the academic appeal deadline?
- What are the deadlines for housing academic appeals for students not living in housing?
- Do I have to purchase a meal plan?
- Can I choose my roommate?
- How do you match roommates?
- Will I be guaranteed a room assignment?
- When will I be notified of my room assignment?
- What if I don't get along with my roommate once we move in together?
- Can Freshmen have cars on campus?
- How are the rooms furnished?
- What size beds are in the residence halls?
- What facilities are available in each hall?
- Is there a curfew?
- What about safety?
- Are there any other requirements that I should be aware of?
First time Southeastern students must be fully admitted to the university prior to
being accepted for University Housing. All continuing Southeastern students must have
a 2.0 overall GPA or a 2.0 on 12 hours or more from the previous semester prior to
applying for University Housing.
Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible since residential housing is
limited. Room assignments are based on the student's priority date. It is anticipated
that all spaces will be filled for the fall semester prior to June 1st. The earlier
the student applies, the better the chance of securing a desired accommodation and
roommate request. It is strongly suggested that students apply in the early spring
for the fall semester.
University Housing applications are accepted online through LEONet. Directions on
how to apply are found on the University Housing webpage – www.southeastern.edu/liveoncampus - and click the link "How to Apply for Housing." The $150.00 processing fee and appropriate
prepayment will post to the student's LEONet account within one to two business days
following the application submission. These charges must be paid in full before the
application can be processed. Payments are made by credit card online or by check/money
order mailed to the Controller's Office, SLU 10720, Hammond, LA 70402. Any payments
made online will be applied to prior semester balances before current or future balances
are paid. It is the student's responsibility to check their LEONet account to verify
the payment was processed.
Applications submitted after June 15th for the fall, November 15th for the spring, and May 15th for the summer must include a $200.00 processing fee along with the appropriate prepayment.
Requests for private rooms require a prepayment of $500.00 due at the time of application; this payment must be in the form of a check, money order, or credit card.
Shared Rooms and other accommodations:
Requests for shared accommodations, apartments, and organizational housing require a prepayment of $250.00 due at the time of application; this payment must be in the form of a check, money order, or credit card.
- The applicant has been fully admitted to the University.
- The $150.00 application fee is received ($200.00 if application submitted after June 15th for the fall semester, November 15th for the spring semester, and May 15th for the summer semester).
- The appropriate prepayment or payment in full is received.
A student's application is considered complete and eligible for assignment when the
student has been fully admitted to the University, the online housing application
has been submitted, and the processing fee and prepayment are remitted. Once all of
these actions are complete, the student's priority date is generated and assignments
are made based on this date and space availability.
While the housing application does allow up to three (3) hall preference requests to be listed, the application covers all on-campus housing in which the applicant meets the requirements (shared or private). Applicants who request a private room but are not assigned a private space are placed on a Relocate List by priority date. As cancellations are received, those vacancies are filled from this list. If University Housing is not able to accommodate the request for a private space upon check in, the difference in the prepayment will be credited to the student's LEONet account .
Applicants receive a full credit of any prepayment and a partial application fee credit of $100.
Once a student’s housing application has been processed, it becomes a binding agreement to which the student is financially committed. Students submitting a housing room application agree to live in housing and are responsible for all housing and meal charges through May commencement, unless applying for summer school housing only.
After June 15 for the fall semester, November 15 for the spring, and May 15 for the summer, application fees and prepayments are not eligible for a credit. If no fees were submitted for Housing, the application is not considered complete and will be canceled.
The application fee is non-refundable, although it may be transferred to the following semester (within the same academic year) if the request is made in writing prior to June 15th for the fall semester, November 15th for the spring semester, and May 15th for the summer semester. University Housing will process a credit to the student's LEONet account only if the applicant is denied admittance to the University or is academically ineligible to live on campus. In these cases, the student may request a partial credit of $100.
University Housing will process a credit to the student's LEONet account of the prepayment if the student is denied admittance to the University or is academically ineligible to live on campus. A credit is also given if the student submits a written request to cancel the application prior to June 15th for the fall, November 15th for the spring, and May 15th for the summer.
Room charges are credited if a cancellation request is submitted in writing prior to checking in to the appointed space. If a student chooses to cancel a housing assignment after checking in to the appointed space but remains enrolled in classes, the student is not eligible for a credit of any of the charges (application fee, prepayment, room fee). If a student resigns from the University, the student will be given credit as per the University's refund schedule, less the processing fee and any outstanding charges. No credit will be given to any student resigning after the fifteenth class day (full summer session, eighth class day). NO CREDITS or PRO RATA CREDITS are given for DISCIPLINARY REMOVAL from the residence halls or residential community. Housing charges are considered part of the University fee schedule; therefore, the University will not refund fees if a balance remains on a student's account.
Students who do not register for twelve hours or more or who drop below twelve hours prior to the fifteenth class day will be required to submit a "Permission to live in the residence hall as a part-time student" form which will be reviewed by the Assistant Director of Residential Life. If approved, the student will be notified that they have been placed on "residence hall probation" as a provision of their part-time status. If the request is denied, the student will be required to add classes or check out of the residence hall within forty-eight hours. The Director of University Housing will determine if any credits are due on a cases-by-case basis. Students who live in University Housing are required to maintain full-time status.
Students who drop below twelve hours after the fifteenth class day will be required to submit a "Permission to live in the residence hall as a part-time student" form which will be reviewed by the Director of University Housing. If approved, students will be allowed to remain in the residence hall but will be placed on "residence hall probation" because of their part-time status. Students may have their probation status removed by increasing their enrolled hours to at least twelve by registering for one or more Term II classes. If permission is denied, students may add Term II classes or will be given forty-eight hours to check out of the residence hall. University Housing policy states that there are no credits given after the fifteenth class day. Students will also be required to fulfill their University Housing agreement obligation through May commencement if applicable.
Students living in University Housing during the FALL SEMESTER are obligated to remain
in on-campus housing through May commencement. During September, ALL residence hall
students are required to submit an Information Intent Form and must register for the
Students living in University Housing during the SPRING SEMESTER will be required to complete the online reapplication process, to remit the appropriate pre-payment and to register for the fall semester by the May deadline to maintain priority over new applicants. Residents who do not apply by the deadline must follow the same steps as a new applicant to reapply and will be required to pay the processing fee as well as the prepayment. Residents who apply but do not submit the prepayment by the deadline will be assigned by priority date and space availability after application is considered complete. Returning students will be allowed to cancel housing and request a credit of their prepayment through June 15th. After June 15th, the credit policies are the same as for new applicants.
If a student wishes to be released from the housing agreement at the end of the fall semester, he/she must submit an intent form indicating they are not returning. This notification must be received prior to the December deadline. All students not returning for the spring semester will be assessed a $750 cancellation fee. Exceptions will be made for students who do not enroll in classes during the spring semester or are graduating at the end of the fall. A cancellation fee will not be assessed to students who provide documentation and a valid reason for not being able to fulfill the Housing agreement (Military service, personal illness, change in marital status).
- All housing resident students are required to maintain a 2.0 overall grade point average or a 2.0 on 12 hours from the previous semester.
- Students must register for and maintain 12 or more course hours.
- All fees must be paid prior to the student’s applicable fee payment deadline.
Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to live in residential or organizational housing
and a 2.3 for Southeastern Oaks apartments. If a student drops below a 2.0 or 2.3
overall GPA or 2.0 or 2.3 on 12 hours from the previous semester, the student may
submit a housing appeal to be considered for continued living in University Housing.
Academic appeals for University Housing must be submitted to the housing office within
four business days following December commencement for the spring semester and four
days following May commencement for the fall semester. Appeals will not be accepted
after the deadline. If the student's appeal for the spring semester is denied, the
student will be required to move out of the residence hall prior to the close of the
University for the winter break or will be fined $250.00. If the student is not checked
out by the deadline, the student's property will be removed from the residence hall,
and the student will be charged a $300.00 disposal fee in addition to the fine. The
University will not be responsible for any damage or loss of property during this
Any appeals submitted after the deadline will be processed and considered for the following semesters. In the meantime, students must find alternate housing as on-campus housing may not be an option.
Students will be contacted via their university email account on the Tuesday following
commencement if they failed to meet the academic requirements. Academic appeals for
University Housing must be submitted within three (3) business days following December
commencement for the spring semester and three (3) business days following May commencement
for the fall semester. Students will be notified via their university email account
if their appeal was approved or denied.
All students living in the residence halls must purchase a meal plan. Please visit
the Campus Dining website for plan descriptions and costs. Residents living in Southeastern Oaks are
encouraged, but not required, to purchase a commuter or residential meal plan.
If you and a friend wish to room together, you should both indicate this on your applications. However, both students must be fully admitted to the University and have all housing fees paid in order for the request to be considered. If you meet someone at your Summer Orientation Program, and both decide you would like to room together, you may contact University Housing via email to have your agreements modified to indicate the mutual request. Roommate assignments are based on the student's priority date and space availability.
On the housing application, you will indicate your preferences on a number of roommate
compatibility factors. We use that information to match you with a roommate who considers
the same factors most important. The earlier you submit your agreement and pay fees,
the more likely you will be placed with a roommate who shares your preferences.
Applications are accepted online on a continual basis; however, assignments are based on space availability and the student's priority date. Room assignments are contingent upon final acceptance for admission to the University and receipt of the processing fee and prepayment. Returning students do have priority for available rooms as long as the housing application and prepayment are submitted by the deadline. It is important for new students to apply for housing and pay fees as soon as they are admitted to the University. Room assignments cannot be guaranteed due to space availability.
Students with completed applications as of May are notified of their assignment in
June; roommate notifications are emailed later to accommodate any changes that may
occur. Students with completed applications in June are notified in July of their
assignment and roommate.
Our residential staff members are trained to help roommates communicate with each
other, to identify what they consider important, and to negotiate the "house rules."
However, if roommates decide that they are not compatible, efforts will be made to
facilitate a room change for one of the roommates. Room changes are not allowed during
the first two weeks of any semester since this time period is used to verify vacancies
and maximize the options for those who wish to relocate.
Any student is allowed to have a car on campus as long as the vehicle is registered through University Police and has a valid parking decal.
Shared residence hall rooms contain two twin bunkable beds, two desks, two chairs and two armoires (private rooms contain one of each). In Southeastern Oaks, each unit is fully furnished and includes a sofa, chair, two end tables and entertainment center in the common area. The kitchen includes a dining table with chairs, stove, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator. Each bedroom includes a double bed, desk, dresser and closet. Amenities include utilities, high-speed internet per person and basic cable per room.
Mattresses in our residence halls are extra-long (6'7"X3'1"). University Housing has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide our students with a convenient, affordable, way to purchase extra-long bedding items, as well as other campus-living necessities. Please visit the RHL website: http://www.rhl.org/sel
Laundry facilities are available in Washington Hall, Hammond Hall, Louisiana Hall
Cardinal Newman Hall, Zachary Taylor Hall, and on North Campus. Snack and drink machines
are located on North Campus, Hammond Hall, Louisiana Hall, Pride Hall, Taylor Hall
and Washington Hall. Mane Market Convenience Store is located in Louisiana Hall.
While there is no curfew for residents, safety requires certain limitations. All residence halls are locked at all times with student access available via room keys or ID cards to enter their buildings.
In addition to key or ID access to buildings, security cameras are placed throughout the residential community. While Southeastern offers a safe environment for its students and visitors, staying aware and responsible are key ingredients for protection against crime. Students should always lock their room doors, walk with a friend at night, and take other precautions to ensure personal safety.
Are there any other requirements that I should be aware of?
- Students should participate in Early Registration for the upcoming Fall semester if applying for the Fall/Spring academic year (returning students only)
- Students should have good financial standing with the University and University Housing (up-to-date with all current fee payments)
- Students should have good behavioral standing with the University and University Housing (no interim suspensions or lease terminations from University Housing)