Housing Portal

Standby List

Thank you for your interest in wanting to Live the Bulls Life! Please read the information below about the Standby List. 


STANDBY LIST – APPLICATION
The Standby List, or housing waitlist, is a form that can be accessed and filled out within the student housing portal.  

  • Completing this form adds you to a Standby List (a waitlist) for on-campus housing.  
  •  We will do our best to find you a space on-campus but cannot guarantee that you will receive a room assignment for the 22-23 academic year.  
  • In order to be on the Standby List, you need to complete the following: 
    • Immunization verification  
    • Orientation registration 
    • Pay the University deposit 
  • By submitting the Standby List request, you agree to be given a room assignment in the first available space that may open, regardless of room type or building. 

STANDBY LIST – PROCESS 

  • After you have applied and are next in line on the Standby List to receive a room assignment, our office will automatically place you in the first available bed space.
  •  If you are assigned a room, the Standby List form will act as your legally binding Housing Agreement as you will need to agree to all the Terms and Conditions of the Housing Agreement to be placed on the Standby List. 
  • Once you have received a room assignment, our system will generate an automatic email to your @USF email address outlining where you have been assigned and how to check your roommate information. You may also check for this information in your Housing Portal.
  • Please note that if you are assigned to a room, you will be held to the USF Housing Agreement and will not be released from said Agreement for any reason outside of the agreed upon terms.  

REMOVAL FROM THE STANDBY LIST  

  • PRIOR to receiving a room assignment, if you wish to remove yourself from the Standby List, please reach out to our office via email at stp-housing@usf.edu and you will be released without penalty.   
  • If we cannot assign you to a room prior to the start of the term, our office will reach out to see if you would like to remain on the Standby List after the fall semester begins. If you do not wish to remain on the Standby List at that time, our office will remove you from the list without penalty. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is a Housing Standby List?

The Standby List is a waitlist for students who were unable to apply for housing before our applications closed but are still interested in participating in the residential experience if a space becomes available!

How do I get put on the Standby List?

In order to be put on the Standby List, you will need to complete the standby form located on the home page of your student Housing Portal.

What if I don’t get housing before move-in?

Students can remove themselves from the Standby List at any time prior to getting a room assignment. If move-in arrives and a standby student has still not been placed into a room, they will get the option to remain on the list or remove themselves from it without penalty.

How will I know if I have been given a room while on the Standby List?

Once you have received a room assignment, our system will generate an automatic email to your @USF email address outlining where you have been assigned and how to check your roommate information. You may also check for this information in your Housing Portal.

Do I need to submit an application and a standby form?

No, the standby form will serve as your student housing agreement if you are given a room assignment.

Will I owe a cancellation fee if I no longer wish to be on the Standby List?

If you opt to remove yourself from standby before you have been placed, you will be released without cancellation fee or penalty. However, if you are awarded a room before you attempt to opt out of the Standby List then you will be held to all contractual terms and conditions.