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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to many questions that you may have about Mississippi College Residence Life

Who can sign up?

  • All undergraduate students currently residing in on-campus housing who plan to be enrolled for Fall Term 2019 are eligible to participate in Housing Sign-Up.
  • All new students who have been accepted to the university and have paid their $200 non-refundable housing fee.
  • If you want to return to on-campus housing after living off campus, you can still apply for on-campus housing after all the current on-campus undergraduate residents update.

What is my priority?

Current Students: Housing sign-up is based on the student’s number of hours completed and the hours you are currently enrolled in for the 2019 Spring semester.

Incoming Freshmen and Transfers:  Housing sign-up is based on when a student has been accepted to MC and when their $200 housing fee is paid.  Please visit the Incoming Freshmen or Transfer pages to review the Housing for Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 timeline.

What if I need a roommate or have roommate preferences?

  • Students will be able to go in and search for a specific student to request as a roommate, create their own housing profile, and search the profiles of other students who have applied for on-campus housing.
  • You can only select individuals to be your roommate if they have completed a housing application. 

How do I apply for housing?

How will I know if I successfully signed up for a room?

  • You will receive a confirmation email from Residence Life.
  • You can always return to the "Application Status" tab in the online housing portal to review your current housing assignment.  

Can I change my assignment after I am assigned to a room?

  • Students can return to the online housing portal and change their room assignments as many times as they wish until Housing Sign-Up ends on July 26, 2019.
  • After July 26, 2019 assignments will not be changed until after the two week freeze period that begins on the first day of classes.  

What if I want to cancel my housing assignment after I sign up?

Students can cancel their housing assignment or application anytime. Just remember that Mississippi College has an on-campus living requirement so make sure you have reviewed the Residency Requirement Policy before making any final decisions. To cancel, log back into the online housing portal and cancel your application or assignment.   

What is the cost of housing for 2019-2020?

Double Occupancy Room (Does not include meal plan)

  • Premium Housing (New Men's/New Women's East/New Women's West): $3,375.00
  • Non-Premium Housing (Chrestman/Hederman/Gunter/Latimer-Webb/Mary Nelson/Ratliff/Whittington): $2,770.00

Private Room (Does not include meal plan)

  • Premium Housing (New Men's/New Women's East/New Women's West): $6,750.00 per semester as space is available
  • Non-Premium Housing (Chrestman/Gunter/Latimer-Webb/Mary Nelson/Ratliff/Whittington): $5,540.00 per semester as space is available
  • Designated Single Rooms Ratliff and Latimer-Webb Private: $5,540.00 per semester as space is available for selection during current student sign up beginning March 19th. 

College Plaza

  • 1 Bedroom: $3,870.00 per semester with 100 points and no meal plan or laundry
  • 2 Bedroom: $4,630.00 per semester with 100 points and no meal plan or laundry

University Place (Juniors and Seniors only)

  • $5,200.00 per semester with 100 points and no meal plan

Loft Apartments

  • $5,600.00 per semester and no meal plan 

Summer Rates

  • Loft Apartments: $2,200.00 per session and no meal plan
  • Double Occupancy Residence Hall Room: $775.00 per session and no meal plan

Are all spaces in upperclassmen housing available for returning students?

A limited number of spaces in each upperclassmen hall are held back for new incoming transfer students based on the projected numbers from the Admission Office. In addition, all handicap accessible and hearing impaired rooms are held for students needing those spaces.

Do students who need ADA accommodations need to do to sign up for housing?

Students with medical accommodations currently on file with the counseling and student support services office do not need to renew them. Students who do not have any accommodation requests currently on file and needs one should contact the Counseling and Disabilities Services Office. These students will still need to complete an online housing application and contact Counseling and Disabilities Services Office directly with their ADA request.  The requests and housing application should be done by May 27th for Returning students and May 7th for New students.  Counseling and Disabilities Services and Residence Life will review all ADA accommodations and assign those students to spaces that meet their needs.

Please visit the Counseling and Disabilities Services website for more details.

How do squatters rights and selection priority work for University Place and College Plaza?

For all on-campus apartments, current students who are either rising Juniors or Seniors will form a group of four students for University Place or a group of two students for College Plaza. They can start making their groups on February 24th at 10pm. Priority will be given based on seniority, see graphic below, and we will use the time the group was created as a tiebreaker with priority given to those who created their group first.

See below for a chart explaining seniority for apartment selection. 

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Frequently Asked Questions