Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Student Housing

SPSU offers nearly 1800 on-campus student housing beds. In addition to providing a convenient and economical home for students, on-campus living also provides a great learning opportunity. 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 staffed by 8 full-time professionals along with 38 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 been accepted to Southern Polytechnic State University will need to visit the Housing and Residence Life website at for application information. On-campus housing is required for all first-year students. However, this requirement may be waived if you will be living at home with a parent/guardian. Please contact our office for more information.

Howell Residence Hall and Hornet Village Suites are reserved for traditional first-year freshmen only. There is also a mandatory meal plan for all residence hall residents. Our 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. If you have any additional questions you may contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life by calling 678-915-7335 or by sending an email to

Every student wanting to live on campus at Southern Poly must submit a housing application, which can be found online in Banner. Since space is limited, it is important to submit your housing application early. A mandatory, non-refundable $200 application fee is required of everyone completing an application to live on-campus. The fee will be added to your student account and can be paid online or in person at the Business Office. Please understand that completing an application does not guarantee housing will be assigned. When the housing application and fee have been received, a notification of housing status will be sent by our office. We will do our best to accommodate all preferences with regards to roommate requests and building placement.  Roommate requests should be so marked on the housing application by all involved students.