2013 Summer housing information will be published soon.
2013-2014 Housing Assignment Information
The on-campus housing selection process for 2013-2014 begins March 4, 2013. The priority deadline to submit your contract and have it included in the lottery is March 22, 2013 at 11:59p.m. Please visit our Timeline for more details. Residents with contracts in by the priority deadline will be assigned a randomly selected lottery number that will dictate their place in the order of selection.There will be two lottery processes, one for sophomores (this year's freshmen) and a combined one for juniors and seniors (this year's sophomores, juniors and seniors).Credit hours are not considered.In each selection process, the person with the lowest lottery number will be assigned their room, suite or apartment, AND all the people (as space allows) they wish to have as roommates or suitemates.ALL roommate requests must be mutual.Contracts received after March 22nd at 11:59 p.m. will go into a separate assignment process - depending on availability and on a first come first serve basis.Assignments will be finalized by late April.
Residents of campus housing must be enrolled at Mercer University and maintain a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester.Mercer University requires first year and second year students to live in on-campus residential facilities. Third year students will be required to live on campus beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year.
Log in to MyMercer to complete your contract beginning March 4, 2013. Read all instructions carefully as you fill out the contract.Any changes to a completed contract must be made prior to the March 22nd deadline.We cannot guarantee that changes received after that date will be accepted.
The Office of Residence Life cautions you against entering into an off-campus housing agreement until such time as you are confident that you have met or will meet the terms of the residency requirement prior to the beginning of the next academic year or have received a signed, written release from an appeal of the residency requirement from the Office of Residence Life. Once you have submitted the contract, you are bound to the terms of the contract (see Terms and Conditions and the Contract Cancellation policy).
Mercer University requires freshmen, sophomores and juniors to live in on-campus residential facilities, except for students:
- who are juniors and entered the University prior to Fall 2012
- who are at least 21 years of age
- who are married
- who are parents and have their child living with them
- who live at home with a parent or guardian within a reasonable commuting distance
- who are veterans
The Housing Contract is for the entire academic year. The contract is for residence in University Housing - not for a particular hall, room, or roommate. The contract is accessible through MyMercer under the Housing and Residence Life Heading.
Rooms not claimed by the first day of classes each term may be reassigned.
Students are allowed to make room changes at identified times, usually during the second week of each semester. Students desiring to move to a new room must follow procedures as directed by the Office of Residence Life to formally change rooms. A resident may NOT move into any room other than the one assigned to him/her without the approval of the Area Coordinator/Office of Residence Life. A resident who wishes to change a room assignment during the academic year must do so in writing to their Area Coordinator, who will only entertain the requests after peer mediation exercises have been attempted. The request must include the reason the resident feels a change is needed. If the request is made due to roommate/suitemate conflict, the requesting resident should provide the following:
- Examples of attempts made to resolve the conflicts or issues (talked with current roommate about issue, talked with RA, or completed a roommate agreement)
- A brief summary of the conclusion of those discussions (who mediated the discussion?)
Unauthorized room changes are subject to a $50 improper room change fee. The resident may be requested to return to their assigned space.
After the identified room change period at the beginning of each semester, residents without roommates will be put through the Consolidation Process. They will have the following options:
- choose a roommate
- declare a private room
- be prepared to have someone assigned to their vacant space at any time.
The completed cancellation form must be approved by the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
Further information can be found in the Housing Handbook.