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Housing Application and Assignments FAQs:

When can I apply for housing?

Answer: The housing application is typically available as follows: Fall – early February, Spring – mid-October and Summer – early . Once a student applies for the fall semester, he or she does not need to reapply for the spring semester. Students living on campus for summer will need to complete an application for the term attending. You will apply at MyCoastalHome.

When can I select my space?

Answer: Students are eligible to participate in Room Selection if Phase One of the housing application is completed by the priority deadline. All students who meet the priority deadline will be issued a time slot to select a space. Learn more about Room Selection online.

How can I see my room assignment?

Answer: You will be able to see your housing assignment at MyCoastalHome after you select your space. The assignment can be accessed through the "Application Status" page and will provide your roommate(s) screen name so you can begin to communicate.

What do I need to do if I have a medical need for a specific type of housing assignment?

Answer: Contact the office of Accessibility and Disability Services at 843-349-2503 for more information on the process. You can find the forms on their website, www.coastal.edu/disabilityservices. We highly recommend submitting your request as early as possible to allow University Housing ample time to honor the request if approved.

How soon can I request a room change?

Answer: Once housing selection is complete, changes are limited as spaces may not come open frequently. Prior to fall move-in, you may go to MyCoastalHome to search for other spaces. To do so you will go back to your housing application and click on the Room Selection step.Pre-fall moves are permitted until July 31 and all room changes are put on hold until the third week of the semester. Once the academic year has begun, room change requests are processed through the Community Coordinator (CC) after the second week of the semester. We use the first two weeks of the semester to verify occupancy which may lead to open spaces available for room changes. Requests are granted based on the spaces available and the reason during the third through sixth weeks of the semester. If a resident wants to change rooms because of a roommate conflict, he or she must consult with the Resident Adviser (RA) or Community Coordinator (CC) and discuss the issues at hand before a room change can be considered.

Why did I not get the roommate I requested?

Answer: Roommate requests must be mutual at MyCoastalHome, so it is possible that the person you requested did not accept your request or did not pull you into the space with them during Room Selection. In addition students who are accepted into a Special Interest Housing community are only permitted to live with other students accepted into that same community. Roommate requests are not guaranteed and although University Housing does its best to honor all mutual requests, in some cases they cannot be granted.

I have selected my room but want to change my roommate. What can I do?

Answer: Once housing selection is complete, changes are limited as spaces may not come open frequently. Prior to fall move-in, you may go to MyCoastalHome to search for other spaces. To do so you will go back to your housing application and click on the Room Selection step. Pre-fall moves are permitted until July 31 and all room changes are put on hold until the third week of the semester. Once the academic year has begun, room change requests are processed through the Community Coordinator (CC) after the second week of the semester. We use the first two weeks of the semester to verify occupancy which may lead to open spaces available for room changes. Requests are granted based on the spaces available and the reason during the third through sixth weeks of the semester. If a resident wants to change rooms because of a roommate conflict, he or she must consult with the Resident Adviser (RA) or Community Coordinator (CC) and discuss the issues at hand before a room change can be considered.

What happens if I do not get along with my roommate?

Answer: All residents assigned to a room, suite or apartment will complete a roommate agreement with their Resident Adviser (RA) at the beginning of the semester, which will help residents set limits and rules for their living space. University Housing staff will work to help resolve any conflicts or disagreements that occur between roommates. If a resolution is not possible and you wish to move out of the space, a request can be made through your Community Coordinator (CC) if space is available.

Can I cancel my housing?

Answer: If you are not attending Coastal Carolina University, you can cancel your housing any time prior to move in. Cancellations may be made online at MyCoastalHome by clicking on the "Cancel Application" page. The $50 application fee and $100 advanced prepayment are non-refundable. In addition you will be charged a cancellation fee as outlined in the license agreement. More information about the cancellation process is available online, Cancellation Prior to Occupancy. After you have checked in, you will need to meet with your Community Coordinator regarding the process to cancel your housing license agreement.


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