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Residency Requirement

Averett University mandates a three-year on-campus residency for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, unless they have received an exemption from the Department of Housing and Residence Life. To live off-campus, students must submit a request through the Off Campus Housing Waiver Form, which must undergo a comprehensive approval process by the Housing and Residence Life office.

The deadlines for submitting the Off Campus Housing Waiver Form are as follows:

  • July 1 for the Fall Semester
  • December 1 for the Spring Semester

The Selection Process

All current residential students have the chance to take part in the housing selection process. Nevertheless, it’s essential to understand that specific hall assignments and roommate requests cannot be assured in all cases, as they are contingent on availability and mutual consent.

Students who have not selected their housing by August 1 may be automatically assigned to a space and billed for housing starting on August 1.

  1. Verify Your Student Account
    • Please review the status of your student account to ensure it is in good standing. Housing assignments may be delayed if there are registration, dean of students, or business-related holds on your account. Additionally, any outstanding holds on your account can result in the cancellation of your individual assignment.
  2. Enroll in Classes
    • In order to maintain your room assignment, it is imperative that you register for classes. If you are not registered for classes by the check-in day for the academic year, your individual assignment as a student may be revoked.
  3. Complete the FAFSA
    • The completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year is essential to determine your eligibility for federally funded financial assistance for post-secondary education. Ensure you meet the eligibility requirements to benefit from these resources.
    • For assistance with your FAFSA, visit or contact the Student Accounts and Financial Aid department if you have any questions.
  4. Access Your Housing Portal with Ease:
    • Log in using your Averett email username (minus the and your password.
  5. Complete Your Returning Student Housing Application:
    • Fill out the Returning Student Housing Application and remember to select your meal plan when prompted.
  6. Choosing Your Roommates:
    • When searching for roommates, you can either leave the search fields blank or input specific criteria – it’s up to you. Just click “begin search.”
    • Keep in mind that roommate pairings are only finalized when all parties involved accept the requests. All pairings must be mutually agreed upon. It’s the student’s responsibility to find and select their roommates before the room selection process begins. Any conflicts within pairings should be resolved before the room selection date, as groups with unresolved conflicts may not be eligible to participate in room selection.
  7. Group Leaders:
    • Group leaders are chosen by groups to represent them during the room selection process. These leaders will be responsible for selecting the requested apartment or room on behalf of all mutually agreed-upon roommates.
    • Groups should consist of no more than two people. Each group leader will make selections based on the desired hall and room during the room selection date and time. If students are looking to secure a spot in the commons apartments, both groups of two people seeking to share a particular apartment must reach an agreement before the two group leaders select different spaces.
  8. Log in on your specified individual or group appointment date to finalize your room selection.
    • Appointment dates will be determined by considering the average cumulative credit hours across all individuals or groups submitting requests. Every student’s weighting within the average cumulative credit hours system will be accounted for.
    • For groups, selection dates and times will be accessible via the Housing Portal.
    • A single representative from each roommate group will be responsible for choosing the desired room on behalf of all group members. To ensure both roommates are content with their placement, students should decide on the hall and room they prefer in advance of making their room selection.
    • Example:
      1. Group A comprises two senior students, each having accumulated 92 credits and 96 credits, respectively. The average credit count for Group A is (92 credits + 96 credits) / 2 = 94 credits.
      2. Group B consists of one senior student with 96 credits and one sophomore student with 56 credits. The average credit count for Group B is (96 credits + 56 credits) / 2 = 76 credits.
      3. Consequently, Group A will be assigned to the Senior Housing Selection date.
      4. Likewise, Group B will be assigned to the Junior Housing Selection Date.

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Important Notes

  • If your initial housing preference isn’t available, you have the option to join a waitlist for your desired accommodation. Keep in mind that the availability of spaces may change over time.
  • There will be a room change week just before the last day for adding or dropping classes, and you can find the specific dates in the academic calendar. This gives students a chance to consider alternative options with the assistance of staff.
  • Please be aware that all housing assignments made through the portal during the housing selection process are subject to change based on campus needs and shifting occupancy requirements. Housing and Residence Life may reassign students or introduce new roommates to optimize the use of housing spaces, including apartments.
  • If you decide to cancel your assignment, you will need to participate in the housing selection process again, with no guarantee of being assigned the same room. This is done to ensure equal opportunity for all students to apply and select housing for the next academic year.
  • Once you’ve signed a Housing and Meal Plan Contract and chosen a space, you are committed to that specific space and meal plan for both the fall and spring academic terms.
  • Please be aware that students who fail to enroll in fall courses or settle any outstanding balances by the check-in day may face suspension or cancellation of their housing assignment.

Should you have any questions about the information provided, please feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] or give us a call at 434-791-7202. We’re here to help!

Housing Selection Dates

Priority Housing Selection

  • Housing Application and Roommate Selection Opens: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 9 a.m. EST
  • Housing Application and Roommate Selection Closes: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Housing Selection Opens (by credit hour):
90+ 60-89 30-59 0-29
Tues., April 2, 2024
6 a.m. EST
Wed., April 3, 2024
6 a.m. EST
Thurs, April 4, 2024
6 a.m. EST
Fri., April 5, 2024
6 a.m. EST

General Housing Selection

  • Housing Selection Opens: Monday, May 15, 2024, at 9 a.m. EST
  • Housing Selection Closes: Thursday, August 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST