New Students can Now Start Applying for Campus Housing Now!
Incoming Freshman, Transfers and Graduate Students, it is time to confirm your housing! We are excited to welcome you to participate in the online housing process. This simplified process responds to students’ needs for both convenience and personal choice.
STEP 1: Log Into myHousing Portal
Shenandoah University requires all Freshman students to live on campus. In order to secure housing for the incoming year, you will need to complete the online application through the myHousing Portal.
Beginning April 2nd, you can access the myHousing Portal at https://su.starrezhousing.com/starrezportal.
When logging into the portal for the first time, select the “New Student Initial Login”. You will need to log in with your personal email (please use what you provided to the Admissions Office) and SU Student ID number. You received your SU student ID number in your admission acceptance letter.
You will then receive an email from Residence Life with the subject line “Student Housing – Update Credentials”. Please click the link provided to set up your password for the myHousing Portal.
Once you have created a password, you will return to the home screen of the myHousing Portal. Select “Housing Application” to begin the process of filling out the Housing Application.
STEP 2: Filling out Housing Application
All students seeking university housing must fill out a housing application. Once you have selected “Housing application” Please fill out all information and remember to save and continue at the end of each page.
STEP 3: Selecting your roommate
After completing your Housing Application, you will be directed to a Roommate Selection page. This will allow you to search for a specific roommate or find one based off your indicated preferences.
Roommates are selected through the “Roommate Group” process. Roommate Group is a fancy way to say Roommate Selection. If you want someone to be your roommate, you need to request that person to your group. By accepting an invitation, you are automatically assigned/given preference to that student. DO NOT accept an invitation if you are not confident in rooming with that student. You have the ability to add multiple people to your group, but preference will be given in the order that those individuals accepted the invitation. Roommate requests must be mutual. Unanswered or declined roommate requests will not result in roommate pairings.
The myHousing Portal has a unique feature that allows you to match with other incoming students. Matches are determined based off your answers to the “Roommate Matching” questions. You can view your suggested roommates by clicking “Suggested Roommates”. Suggested Roommates will populate a list of students who have a high percentage of question matches to you. If you are interested in reaching out to one of the suggestions, you can send them a message by clicking “Send Message”. This communication will appear in the uppermost right corner of your screen. If you are confident in this match, you can request them to be in your group, therefore, making you both preferred roommates.
You are not required to have a roommate entering Shenandoah, but it is encouraged that you explore your options. If a student does not have a confirmed Roommate Group in the portal by July, they will be auto-assigned to a room with a student of similar preferences as indicated through the Portal.
Gender Neutral Housing is available
Students interested in this option for 2018-2019 should contact J. Santiago, Associate Director of Residence Life (email@example.com) for more information.
Students requiring special accommodations in housing
Contact J. Santiago, Associate Director of Residence Life (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your housing needs.
The priority deadline to apply for housing is June 1st. Applications will still be accepted after this date, but preferences and roommates cannot be guaranteed. Housing assignment emails with roommate information will be sent to the email address on file around July 15th (if received by June 30th).
Applications received after July 1st will be sent as paired with roommates and assigned to a room.
SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR SHOPPING LIST Before packing your car to move into your new room, here is a list of items current Shenandoah students suggest you bring with you to SU. Not all of the items listed below are required, but they are recommended. We encourage you to talk to your roommate before purchasing larger items.
|FOR SLEEPING:||FOR EATING:|
|sheets sets (twin extra long, unless in ECC or a single room)||mini fridge (one 3.1 cubic feet or smaller per room)|
|mattress pad & comforter||microwave oven (one 1000 watts or smaller per room)|
|pillows & pillow protectors||small coffee maker|
|extra blanket||a few forks, spoons & butter knives|
|bed risers (without built in electrical outlets)||reusable plates, bowls, cups & mugs|
|reusable water bottle|
|FOR GROOMING:||air-tight containers|
|bath towels & wash cloths||chip bag clips|
|toothbrush & holder|
|hair dryer||FOR ORGANIZING:|
|shaving razors||storage boxes/totes|
|shower shoes||over-the-door organizer|
|bath robe||clothes hangers|
|personal toiletries||flashlight & batteries|
|FOR STUDYING:||FOR RELAXING:|
|alarm clock||TV (only one allowed per room)|
|pens & pencils||coaxial cable|
|highlighters||DVD player & DVDs|
|notebooks||radio or docking station|
|desk lamp (non-halogen)||small fan|
|surge protector with a reset switch (reset switch required)||slippers|
|MacBook accessories||pictures from home|
|stapler||posters & wall decorations|
|flash drive||sticky tack for hanging things|
|air freshener||laundry hamper & bag|
|small vacuum cleaner||laundry detergent|
|swifter mop (rooms with private bathrooms and laminate flooring)||fabric softener|
|cleaning wipes||stain remover|
|trash can & bags||quarters for laundry|
|dish soap||iron & ironing board|
|sponge for dishes|