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Housing & Residence Life: Apply Now!

New Students

Housing and Residence Life is accepting applications for Academic Year 2017-18. All first-year students completing their academic year applications by May 1 will receive priority placement. Apply for Housing today to secure your priority placement.

Simply follow these five steps and get set to live in one of our vibrant and highly diverse student communities. Housing and Residence Life strives to provide something for everyone!

Step 1:

Review your choices.  All our residential communities are just minutes from classes, the Student Union, dining, the Recreation Center, the Learning Commons and intramural playing fields.

Step 2:

Read the Housing's Community Living Guide.

Step 3:

Log in to your Port of Armstrong account and go to the Register tab to access the online Housing application. At the bottom of that screen there is a box for Housing and Residence Life Application. You can complete the Housing application, make your community and meal plan selections, and sign the Housing agreement all from that site!

Minors (Students who will not be 18 by August 10, 2017), please sign, have guarantor sign, and return the following application pages:  Meningococcal Disease Notification  and Housing Contract Agreement  (Exhibit A and Exhibit B). Please mail signed pages to the address listed before in Step 4.

Step 4:

Mail a check or money order (including your student identification number) for your $250 nonrefundable application fee to:

Armstrong State University
Office of Business and Finance
Attention: Housing and Residence Life
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

or pay your $250 nonrefundable application fee online through your Housing application.

The $250 non-refundable application fee is a one-time administrative for all incoming housing students (first years and transfer students). It is not a deposit that will be credited back to you if you cancel your housing contract.  Please let our office know if you have questions about this fee. 

Step 5:

Check on the status of your application online by logging into Port of Armstrong. Once your application fee has been received, your status will be updated in the portal, so make sure to check back to make sure everything has been received! Fall room assignments will be solidified by the third week in June. Room assignments will be posted on your housing applications when created. Please continue to monitor your student email for room/ roommate details.

Returning Students

Returning students who wish to return to housing for another year should apply online via Port of Armstrong as indicated above under the 5-step new student process. Returning students ARE NOT required to pay the housing application fee as it was a one-time fee. Returning students must, however, self-select their own space during their designated time period to ensure they get the space they want. 

Option 1: Theme Community Housing

Students wishing to join one of the four upper-class theme housing communities, Finish Strong, Global Crossroads, or Greek Housing  need to contact Housing and Residence life via email at to indicate that intention. Priority placement for these communities has ended as of February 17, 2017, but students will be placed on an as available basis until all beds are full.

Option 2: Same room self-selection

Same Room Self-Selection for 2017-2018 has ended.
Students wishing to return to their same room for next academic year should self-select their room at the end of January. The specific dates will be emailed to you prior to the selection period. You can do this by proceeding to the room selection tab inside your online housing application.

Option 3: Different room self-selection 

Students wishing to select a different room or community for next academic year should select their new room during the first two weeks of February. Current upper classman may select their new rooms during the first week of February. Current first-year students can renew during the second week of February. 

Option 4: Return to Windward Commons

Students wishing to return to Windward Commons for a second year will be permitted to do so on a limited basis, and may be asked to move to a different location within the building. Please email before Spring Break indicating your interest if you wish to pursue this option.

Any student who has applied for Housing but has not self-selected a space by the start of Spring Break will be assigned to a space based on indicated preferences, on a space available basis.

Special Accommodation Needs

The Offices of Disability Services and Housing and Residence Life work closely together to evaluate requests for housing accommodations for students with disabilities. Students requesting special accommodation or modification for housing must complete and submit the Housing Accommodation Form  in order to receive consideration. In addition, the student requesting accommodation must also have a current fully completed housing application on file before the university will evaluate a request for housing accommodation. A request for housing accommodation does not guarantee a housing assignment.

The student should complete Section I and the medical provider should complete Section II. This request must be completed in its entirety before a request will be considered. All requests for accommodation must be made by 60 days before arrival.

Documentation must substantiate a diagnosed impairment that is a current substantial limitation to a major life activity as it relates to housing needs. To ensure the provision of reasonable and appropriate on-campus accommodations for students, the university requires current and comprehensive documentation of the disorder from a current treatment/ assessment professional qualified to make the diagnosis. (Please note, a diagnosis in and of itself does not automatically qualify for requested accommodation.)

This request form must be submitted each year in order to review and renew, as appropriate, accommodations provided through the Offices of Disability Services and Housing and Residence Life.