Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012

Student Housing

SPSU offers nearly 1200 on-campus student housing beds. In addition to providing a convenient and economical "home", on-campus living also meets a student's physical needs of shelter, comfort, and attractive surroundings. Living on campus contributes to the educational development of each student through exposure to students of varied backgrounds, experiences, and personal philosophies. The Department of Housing and Residence Life is staff by professionals along with 22 Resident Assistants. The primary function of the Housing and Residence Life staff is to create and maintain a desirable environment for all residents.

All students who have applied for admission to Southern Polytechnic State University and are interested in living on campus, will need to visit the Housing and Residence Life website at for application information. Housing is not automatically reserved for students. On-campus housing is on a first come, first serve basis. Current residents are given preference and an opportunity to renew their housing contract for their same bed for the next year during the spring semester of each academic year before housing is open to all other students.

Howell and Norton Residence Halls are reserved for traditional first-year freshmen only. There is a mandatory 14-meal plan for all residence hall residents. On-campus apartments, University Courtyard and University Commons are available to upperclassmen students. Consideration of a roommate request will be given providing the request is mutual and space is available.

Housing payments are due in full each semester. On-campus apartment residents are given the opportunity to pay in monthly installments.*

*As referenced in the Department of Residence Life "housing contract".

If you have any additional questions you may contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life at 678-915-7335 or