Office of Housing & Residence Life

Frequently Asked Questions

On-campus housing is affordable and central to everything Delta State’s campus offers! Delta State Housing puts you in the middle of the action for all sporting events and special programs. Living on campus broadens the college experience; it provides opportunities to make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. The Office of Housing & Residence Life is dedicated to making your Delta State residence hall experience the best it can be!

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we receive from students concerning Student Housing at Delta State University:

How do I apply for a residence hall room?

Submit the housing application with a $75 application fee (non-refundable). You will be notified of your room assignment prior to the opening of the residence halls for the requested semester. If you should change your mind about living in Delta State Housing, please make a written notification to the Housing Office before the following deadlines: August 1, for fall semester; December 1, for spring semester; May 15, for summer I semester; and June 15, for summer II semester.

When should I apply for campus housing?

The sooner, the better since preferences are honored by date of application. Early application enhances a student’s chances of getting the requested roommate and hall of his/her choice.

How do I pay for my room?

You pay your housing fees when you pay other fees during registration for classes.

Do I choose my own roommate?

The Housing Office will make every effort to honor roommate requests. To make a request, each applicant must request the other as a roommate, and both applications (including application fees) must be received by the Housing Office. Students not requesting specific roommates will be assigned a roommate in a room with an available space. Both applicants must be fully admitted by the University in order to be assigned together.

What about private rooms?

Housing does not guarantee private rooms upon request. All students requesting housing must be assigned and the initial room change process completed before private rooms are offered. A private room contract will be issued to all residents living alone on the first Friday of each term, regardless of the circumstances that caused the single occupancy.

The contract offers two options: (1) Pay an additional fee to guarantee the private room for the semester only, (2) Reassignment to a new room with a roommate or have a roommate move into your room. Upon receiving the contract, the resident must respond immediately either by accepting the private room charge or coming immediately to the Housing Office for assistance in reassignment with a roommate. Failure to follow this process will result in an automatic charge for the private room.

How do I change rooms or roommates?

Room Change Day is the second day of classes. Any student who is unhappy with their assigned room or roommate should come to the housing office on Room Change Day to begin the initial room change process. All room changes should be approved by housing and initiated in the housing office.

Is it possible to live in my room during holidays and semester breaks?

The residence halls are closed during regular University holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring vacation and interim periods between semesters. Your room rent does not include vacation periods or interim periods.

If you have extenuating circumstances, permission may be granted to live on campus during holidays and semester breaks for an additional charge. For safety and security, you may be assigned to a new room for this period of time. You must request permission ONE WEEK prior to the closing for the holiday or interim period. For additional information, see the DSU Student Handbook.

Who manages the residence halls?

Each residence hall is served and supervised by a residence hall director, who is responsible for implementing the residential life program within the residence hall. Each floor or section has a resident assistant, who is there to assist, just as the name implies. Additionally, each residence hall has a Residence Hall Council, which fosters a sense of community within and between the residence halls. It is composed of students from within the hall, who help plan academic, community service, recreational and social programs.