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On-campus Apartments

Life on campus doesn't end after freshman year. Three on-campus apartment complexes offer second-year students and above the convenience of living on campus with private bedrooms and amenities experienced Tigers seek.

With campus apartments' all-inclusive rates, you can focus on academics since there are no monthly bills to pay or commuting to worry about. Parents can also rest easy knowing the same in-hall support staff in residence halls is available in on-campus apartments - a live-in professional, graduate, and student staff is on-site or on-call 24/7/365.  

EAST CAMPUS APARTMENTS

Outside of ECA

East Campus Apartments (ECA) offers LSU students space and privacy of apartments, with all the benefits of living in the heart of campus. 
  • Honors Sophomore Learning Community occupies two buildings
  • One, two, and four-bedroom apartments

ECA VIRTUAL TOUR

WEST CAMPUS APARTMENTS

student walking to class from wca

West Campus Apartments (WCA) puts students a short walk from both on-campus  athletic venues and on-and off-campus retail locations. 
  • Two, three, and four-bedroom apartments

WCA VIRTUAL TOUR

NICHOLSON GATEWAY APARTMENTS

Canal Hall and Nicholson Gateway lobby

Nicholson Gateway Apartments offers modern apartments and on-site restaurants, grocery store, and retail stores across the street from campus athletic venues.  
  • Open during summer
  • Studio, one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments
  • Graduate students welcome

VIRTUAL TOUR


Apartment Contracting Timeline 

Current students begin the on-campus apartment contracting process for the next academic year in February. A $250 non-refundable advance rent payment is required at the time of apartment selection to secure that apartment space.

Dates & Times Apartment Contract Timeline 

February 1, 2022
10 a.m. CST

Housing portal opens in myLSU to begin apartment contracting process and create preferred roommate groups
February 1-3, 2022 

Secure your exact same room in your apartment. After this time, your room can be selected by other students.

February 4, 2022
10 a.m. CST 

If you secured an apartment room February 1-3, you can place members of your preferred roommates group into any available apartment rooms. This exclusive access ends February 6, 2022.

February 8-13, 2022

Select a different apartment in your same apartment community starting February 8 at 10 a.m.:

  • ECA and WCA residents can choose from any ECA or WCA apartment during this time
  • Nicholson Gateway residents can choose any apartment in Nicholson Gateway during this time

February 15-20, 2022

Select any available apartment in East Campus, West Campus, and Nicholson Gateway Apartments starting February 15 at 10 a.m.

This is the first opportunity current ECA and WCA residents can select an apartment in Nicholson Gateway. 

This is your last chance to secure an apartment before first-year students gain access to select apartments. 

February 22, 2022
10 a.m. CST

Housing portal opens to all residents to select apartments February 22-27, 2022.

February 28 - March 6, 2022

Housing portal closed for maintenance over Mardi Gras break

March 7, 2022 
10 a.m. CST

Apartment wait list opens in the housing portal

Dates & Times Apartment Contract Timeline
February 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. CST Housing portal opens in myLSU to begin the apartment contracting process and create preferred roommate groups. This will remain available throughout February, so there is no rush to do it right at 10 a.m. since you are not selecting an apartment yet. 
February 22, 2022
10 a.m. CST

Housing portal opens to all residents to select apartments February 22-27, 2022.

This is the first day current first-year students, transfer students, graduate students, vet med students, law students and all other students not currently living on campus can select an apartment space in East Campus Apartments, West Campus Apartments, or Nicholson Gateway Apartments via the housing portal in myLSU.

Apartment selection is first-come, first-served, so having your contract submitted and preferred roommates in a roommate group before 2/22 is advised. 

Closes February 27, 2022.

February 28 - March 6 Housing portal closed for maintenance over Mardi Gras break
March 7, 2022 
10 a.m. CST

Apartment wait list opens in the housing portal 

 

Dates & Times Apartment Contract Timeline
February 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. CST Housing portal opens in myLSU to begin the apartment contracting process and create preferred roommate groups. This will remain available throughout February, so there is no rush to do it right at 10 a.m. since you are not selecting an apartment yet. 
February 22, 2022
10 a.m. CST

Housing portal opens to all students to select apartments February 22-27, 2022.

This is the first day current first-year students, transfer students, graduate students, vet med students, law students and all other students not currently living on campus can select an apartment space in East Campus Apartments, West Campus Apartments, or Nicholson Gateway Apartments via the housing portal in myLSU.

Apartment selection is first-come, first-served, so having your contract submitted and preferred roommates in a roommate group before 2/22 is advised. 

Closes February 27, 2022.

February 28 - March 6 Housing portal closed for maintenance over Mardi Gras break
March 7, 2022 
10 a.m. CST
Apartment wait list opens in the housing portal 

 

Roommates

You can create a preferred roommates group in the housing portal prior to apartment selection. If there are available rooms in the apartment you choose, you can place friends in your preferred roommate group into those available spaces in your apartment. Roommates must accept the room invitation in the housing portal and submit advance rent complete the process and secure the space. 

You can only place roommates in your apartment who appear in your preferred roommate group in the online housing portal.

Being in a roommate group does not guarantee you to be roommates. 

 

Apartment/Room Changes 

Once you secure an apartment space online and submit the $250 advance rent, you will have to contact our room assignments staff to make any changes to your room/apartment assignment. 

A $250 non-refundable advance rent payment is required to complete the on-campus apartment contracting process and secure your apartment for the next year. 

Payment must be made with a credit or debit card in the online housing portal within 24 hours of apartment/room reservation. After 24 hours, reservations will be purged to make spaces available to other students.

The entire $250 will be applied toward regular rent in the fall. However, those that cancel their assignment will forfeit the entire $250 advance rent amount, and are subject to the cancellation fee schedule.

Scholarship Payment

Students who use scholarship money for their on-campus rent will need to pay the advance rent during the online renewal process with a credit or debit card. Advance rent will not affect the amount covered by scholarship. Once the scholarship funds are applied to the student’s fee bill, the entire housing charge will be paid, and any overage in the student account will be refunded to the student’s account.

Pelican Promise

If you have the Pelican Promise award, you do not have to submit the $250 advance rent payment at the time of contracting. The advance rent payment is deferred to your fall fee bill.  

If you did not secure an apartment during contracting and are still interested in living in on-campus apartments next school year, add yourself to the apartment wait list(s) of your choice in the housing portal starting March 7, 2022 at 10 a.m. CST.

Any student can access the wait list, whether you have a current or future on-campus apartment assignment or not.  

Our goal is to find space throughout the spring and summer using vacancies that occur from room changes or cancellations to offer you an apartment space that better meets your preferences in the quickest and fairest way possible. While it is not guaranteed, we will do our best. This process takes time, and we thank you for your patience in advance.

If a space becomes available, the Assignments Team will contact you via email, and you have 48 hours to respond to the email. We will move on to the next person on the wait list if we don’t hear from you. Make sure to check your email daily!

lsu.edu/cancelcontract

Students who have paid the advance rent and decide to cancel their fall reservation will forfeit the $250 per the housing contract and are subject to cancellation penalties.