Checklist for Living on Campus

We understand that applying for college can sometimes be a daunting task. Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to becoming a campus resident:

0411-roommate-matching-07.jpgStep 1: Apply to Nicholls State University – Apply online at Students are encouraged to apply before Jan. 5 of each year since the application for admission is also the scholarship application. Visit the Office of Admissions Web site for more information on admission requirements.

Step 2: Be Admitted to Nicholls – Nicholls makes an admissions decision once it receives your application and ACT scores. You will be contacted through the mail with your decision. For questions, call 985.448.4507.

Step 3: Apply for Housing – Complete the Nicholls Housing and Food Service Contract and return it along with $250 (a $50 non-refundable application fee and $200 security deposit). If you do not plan on living on campus, submit an On-Campus Residence Exemption Application. If you plan on applying for financial aid, now is the time.

Step 4: Pick your Roommate – If you already know someone you would like to be your roommate, you can make this request on your housing contract. If not, Housing and Residence Life will connect you with another student wanting a roommate.

Step 5: Go to Orientation – Several orientations are held before each semester. Register to attend one through the Orientation Web site. At Orientation, you’ll become familiar with the campus and schedule your courses.

Step 6: Pay your Fees – Fees are usually posted around the middle of July and must be paid in order to hold your spot in your classes and in the residence halls.

Step 7: Move In – Residents can move in a few days before classes start. See What do I need? for more information.