The first step in the application process for Returning Student Sign-Up opens on Monday! If you have any questions about RSSU, they should be answered below.
Q: Can student stay in their same room?
A: Yes. Current residents will be able to re-select their same room as long as it is in the same area you submit an application for and it is not reserved for special housing in 2013-2014. Those buildings are S, T, and apartments 13-24 in Oak in North Lake Village. If you currently live in S,T, apartments 13-24 in Oak, or South Village, you will have to select a new room.
Q: How much is the application fee?
A: Students currently living on campus do not have to pay an application fee as long as they go online between February 18 and 27 to update their applications. After February 27, a $50 application fee will apply.
Q: What information do I need to apply?
A: You will need to log into the housing web portal, so you will need your UIN and PIN for the Gulfline system. You also need to know whether you’re applying for West Lake Village or North Lake Village.
Q: Can I submit an application to both West Lake Village and North Lake Village?
A: No, you need to select one area or the other.
Q: What happens after I update my application on-line?
A: Pay attention to your Eagle e-mail. You will receive a series of e-mails about the next step in the process, which is selecting a room online. The online room selection process for West Lake Village will occur between March 11 and 20 and the process for North Lake Village will occur between March 25 and April 4.
Q: What happens if I apply for West Lake Village and don’t get a room there?
A: Depending on the number of applicants for West Lake Village, there is a chance that some students will not be able to select a room there. If that is the case, we will automatically transfer your application to North Lake Village so that you can select a room there. You may also ask to be placed on the WLV waiting list by emailing the housing office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I sign up for the Honors or Wellness community?
A: Both of these communities are in North Lake Village, so you will need to apply for North Lake Village. Then, if you would like to live in Honors housing, the room selection process is the same as regular rooms. If you would like to live in the Wellness community, you will need to select your room in person in the main Hosing office March 25-29.
Q: Can I choose my roommates?
A: Yes. You can pull-in roommates as long as your roommate(s) have applied for the same housing area. In addition, your prospective roommates will need to create screen names in the housing portal. They can do this by logging into the portal via Gulfline, clicking on Profile and then on Screen Name. You will need to know all of your prospective roommates’ UINs and screen names prior to pulling them in. This year, you will also be able to search for compatible roommates using the RoomSync application on Facebook. Look for RoomSync instructions in your Eagle e-mail during the month of February.
Q: I’ve heard that West Lake Village and North Lake Village agreements have different terms. What’s the difference?
A: North Lake Village is a standard agreement for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 terms. West Lake Village agreements are for Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Summer A&B 2014. Enrollment as an FGCU student will not be required in West Lake during Summer 2014. If you are applying for West Lake Village, you must give serious consideration to your financial and enrollment plans. While we will have a re-let (sublease) option for the Summer terms ONLY, please keep in mind that you can only re-let to FGCU students and those students must be approved by the Office of Housing and Residence Life prior to their moving in. There is no guarantee that you will be able to find someone to re-let to.
Q: Do I have to take classes over the summer to live in West Lake Village?
A: No, you do not have to enroll in any summer classes to live in WLV. You must have been enrolled in spring classes though. Seniors graduating in the spring are still allowed to live in WLV over the summer.
Q: Can I still apply for housing after the Returning Student Sign-Up process?
A: Yes. Any student who does not update his or her application online between February 18 and 27 may still apply for housing. You will be required to pay the $50 application fee and complete a paper application in the housing office. If the online room selection process is still happening, you will be able to select a room online. If the online process has ended, you will be assigned a room in June along with new applicants.
Q: What happens if I don’t select a room online before April 4?
A: Your application will be canceled. If you still want housing, you can apply through the new student process.
For more information on Returning Student Sign-up, visit our website. You can also watch our FAQ video on YouTube.