New Student Housing - Shorter University

three girls in their dorm room

After you have been admitted to the university, the following steps must be taken to ensure on-campus housing:

Fill out a housing/new student questionnaire by logging into your Scholar account.  The form can be found under the New Student Tab/Residence Life. Student’s must submit Health form and Immunization records first before having access to the housing/new student questionnaire. Housing/health and immunizations forms must be verified by our School nurse before access is granted.

Those who wish to reside off campus must fill out a Commuter Application and provide documentation.  This form can be accessed within Scholar as well under the New Student Tab/Residence Life.

Keep in mind that all returning students receive priority housing. With rising enrollment in past years, there has been an increased demand for residence hall rooms and space is limited.


New student housing assignments are given daily will update in your Scholar account under the students tab. Returning students who are still in need of housing for the fall, please contact our office as soon as possible. If you are unsure you are approved to check-in on a certain date, please feel free to contact our office.

Hawk Orientation. Under the New Student tab you will see a Hawk Orientation form to complete for your attendance at one of the orientation sessions offered in July. There is limited space for each date so be sure you complete this as soon as possible to ensure it works for your family’s schedule. For questions with this form you may contact Julia Bolton, Assistant Director of Student Life at

Step out of your comfort zone. Remember that all freshman are new, not just you. Dive in and don’t be shy! Most of your classmates and hallmates won’t bite. Don’t be afraid to ask others about themselves. Also, get to know the Peer Mentors and resident assistants because they’ll help you make the most of your freshman experience.

All residence halls are secured with security doors with locks. All rooms have individual heating and air-conditioning units.  Each room contains a twin size bed, desk, and dresser (with the exception of Roberts).  Most of the beds can be bunked.  The Office of Residence Life does not provide chairs.

Who should I contact if I want more information on housing issues at Shorter? Questions about living on campus should be directed to the Office of Residence Life at 706-233-7315.

Billy Watson
Director of Resident Life and Student Conduct