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We are happy to offer Housing Contracts for transfer students for the 2021-2022 academic year!  New transfer students will be able to access the Online Housing System on April 1, 2021Students can access the Online Housing System within 24 – 48 hours of paying their admissions deposit. Housing Contracts must be completed by June 1, 2021.

Transfer students can also search for and select a roommate beginning on April 1, 2021. The deadline to select a roommate for transfer students is June 14, 2021. As part of the Housing Contract process, transfer students will be able to complete a Lifestyle Questionnaire, which assists with the Roommate Selection or assignment process. If a transfer student wishes to live with a current JMU student or an incoming first year student, they should contact Residence Life for assistance with that request. 

Transfer students do not select a room through the Online Room Selection process, but are instead assigned to an available upperclass room in late June.

Frequently Asked Questions

 I only want to live on campus if I can live in a specific building. Should I sign a housing contract?

All of our buildings are great places to live, so we would encourage you to be open minded to wherever you are assigned. However, if you arrive on campus and are interested in a room change, you can submit an Online Room Change Request Form through the Online Housing System. There is a room freeze for the first three weeks of the semester, so room changes will be processed after the freeze ends.

 What buildings are available to transfer students?

The following halls will be available to transfer students:

  • Bluestone: Converse, Gifford and Wampler
  • Grace: Apartments on Grace
  • Skyline: Paul Jennings

 When will I find out my room and roommate?

Room assignment information will be sent out to transfer students by July 1, 2021 via email. The information will include their building location, room number, and roommate name.

 Do all buildings have air-conditioning?

Yes, all buildings transfers would be housed in are air-conditioned!

 How much does it cost to live on campus?

A semester’s room rent for any room type in our residence halls is $2754*. The semester’s room rent for a space in the Apartments on Grace is $3254*. Because students who live on campus are required to have a meal plan, it is important to include that cost in to your budget.

*Amount is for 2020-2021

 I signed a contract but now I want to live off campus. How do I cancel my contract?

The housing contract is binding for the entirety of the fall and spring semesters and will not be cancelled because a student has changed their mind about living on campus. The contract may only be cancelled within 5 business days after it is signed.

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