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General Information

Current on-campus students who plan to live on campus for the 2024-2025 academic year must go through the Reapplication process by following the steps below.

ReApplication process:
  • Closed December 3, 2023.
  • Submit your electronic housing application via the University Housing StarRez portal (opens in a new tab).
  • Completing the housing application does not obligate you to live on campus; it gives you the opportunity to select on-campus housing if you receive an invitation to do so later in the Reapplication process.
  • If you would like to room with a specific individual or group of individuals for the following academic year you will create a roommate group during the selection invitation process, which will begin in January for most students. Note, you will not be able to modify, create, or delete roommate groups once you select a space and sign a contract.
Once the application period closes:
  • Students will start to receive invitations to select a room at the start of the Spring Semester. Invitations will be sent out in waves in the following weeks through the end of February. Invitations are sent by a lottery, which is randomized. Students will receive notification of important housing and roommate information via their student email account.
  • Key days in the wave process
    • Fridays: Students will be notified to expect an invitation to select a room on the next Monday.
    • Mondays: Students receive an invitation to select a room, and their timeslot officially opens to select their bed space.
    • Thursdays: The timeslot closes. For the exact closing time, students should refer to the email they received on Monday
  • Invitations will expire on Thursday each week at the time they opened. If you miss your selection invitation window, you will be unable to sign a contract for on-campus housing.
  • If you receive an invitation and wish to accept, simply log into the University Housing StarRez portal (opens in a new tab) and choose an available room. You must read and agree to the Residence Hall License Contract during this process.
  • While continuing students invited to the selection process will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of room types, they may not be able to select from all building options. Most halls within the campus core will be held for incoming first-year students, transfer students, and those with priority housing status.
  • Once you choose a room you are contractually obligated to live on campus for the duration of the academic year (both Fall and Spring semesters). If a student wishes to break their contract with University Housing, the student must communicate that request in a written format.
    • The contract cancellation policy (prior to the start of the academic year) is as follows:
      • If  you choose to cancel your contract and notify University Housing in writing within 2 business days, you may avoid a cancellation fee.
      • A $500 cancellation fee will be assessed, provided you notify University Housing in writing of your intent to not live on campus on or before May 31st.
      • A $1,000 cancellation fee will be assessed, provided you notify University Housing in writing of your intent to not live on campus on June 1st through July 15th. 
      • You will be held liable for the entire amount of the housing charge for the fall semester if you notify University Housing of your intent to not live on campus on or after July 15th, unless you are not enrolled for the fall semester.


Common Reapplication Questions
How and when do I sign up?

Current on-campus students wishing to sign up for ReApplication must log into the University Housing StarRez portal using their Appalachian State University username and password. Those eligible for ReApplication will be directed to the first step of the entry process. Should a student be ineligible for the ReApplication process they will be presented with a message informing them of their ineligibility. Students may sign up for ReApplication at any time during the application period.

How long does ReApplication last?

Invitations will be sent via Appalachian email until the last available space for returning students has been filled.

What are my chances of receiving an invitation?

Students who receive invitations to select a room are chosen from the ReApplication applicant pool by the StarRez system. The chance of any individual student being selected to receive an invitation is entirely dependent upon the number of available spaces and the number of students who choose to reapply for on-campus housing that particular year. Students with housing-related scholarships, Honors students, continuing Residential Learning Community students, and current University Housing employees are prioritized in the selection process. We offer a greater percentage of invitations to rising second-year students than upperclass students during the selection process.

Can I choose the room that I want? How can I increase my chances of getting the building/room that I want?

Yes, provided that the room you want has not already been chosen by another student or is otherwise unavailable for ReApplication. Upon logging into the University Housing StarRez portal, students will be presented with a list of residence halls with available spaces. If a room or residence hall is missing from this list, then that space/building is no longer available for ReApplication. Since the ReApplication process operates on a "first-come, first-served" basis, students may increase the likelihood of getting the building/room that they want by checking their Appalachian email account frequently and responding to any invitation as quickly as possible. Most halls within the campus core will be held for incoming First-Year students.

How do I request a roommate?

Continuing students may make roommate groups of up to 4 people. Creating a roommate group opens at the beginning of December and will remain open until your timeslot invitation opens.  Students will be able to create or edit their roommate groups until they receive their selection invitation. Students who do not indicate a roommate preference will be matched by the our system using the information provided in their housing application.

It is the policy of University Housing to honor mutual roommate requests based upon space availability; however, we cannot guarantee that all such requests will be honored.

What if I am unable to obtain housing on campus?

Appalachian State University provides assistance to students seeking other forms of off-campus housing through the Office of Off-Campus Student Services (opens in a new tab). Students may contact their office at (828)262-8284.