2013 Science Intensive Orientation for Students
Housing Frequently Asked Questions
Residential Life is pleased to provide housing for students participating in the Science Intensive Orientation for Students programs—BIOS, Chemis, GIOS, PHIOS and Tiger Prep Math Camp (hereafter referred to as “program”). The following list of housing Frequently Asked Questions has been compiled to assist you in planning your arrival to campus.
Q. How do I request housing for my program?
A. You can indicate on your program registration that you will require housing. Please consult your program’s website for more details on how to register.
Q. May I stay on campus for my program if I don’t have a housing assignment for Fall 2013?
A. Yes, you may. Housing will be limited to program dates, August 11 – 16, 2013
Q. Where will I be staying during my program?
A. All participants will reside in either Evangeline Hall or Highland Hall. These halls are located in the Horseshoe area of campus, across Highland Road from the LSU Union.
Q. I will be living on campus in the fall but I don't live in Highland Hall or Evangine Hall. Can I live in my fall building during my program?
A. Unfortunately, we cannot accomodate these requests due to staffing requirements.
Q. I have a roommate request, what do I do?
A. Please email Lynn Livingston, Manager in Residential Life, at
to request a roommate by July 26, 2013. Please note that both roommates must mutually request one another.
Q. Where and when can I check in for housing for my program?
A. All participants utilizing housing may check-in at Evangeline Hall on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 12:00 noon – 2:00pm. Please note that the housing check-in process is not the same as check in for the actual program; please consult your program’s website for more details on program check in time and location.
Q. Can I arrive for my program earlier than August 11, 2013 at 12 noon?
A. Unfortunately, we cannot accomodate these requests due to staffing requirements.
Q. I am participating in S.T.R.I.P.E.S. Session 2 from August 5 – August 8, 2013. Is there housing available between the conclusion of S.T.R.I.P.E.S. and when I check-in for my science program on August 11, 2013?
A. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate these requests due to staffing requirements.
Q. Are housing charges included in my program’s cost?
A. No, housing charges are not included. Housing costs per night are $28.00 per night per person for a total of $140.00 for the program. Charges for your housing will be posted to your billing statement by the College of Science along with your program fees.
Q. What should I bring with me to campus for my program?
A. If you will not remain on campus after your program concludes, just bring what you need for the week. If you choose to stay on campus after your program concludes, you are welcome to bring all of your belongings that you will need for the semester. Be sure to remember bed and bath linens, as linens are not provided for the program. It is recommended that you move all your belongings into the room you are assigned to for your program—don’t leave belongings in your vehicle. Alternatively, bring just what you need for your program and make arrangements to move the rest of your items to campus at a later date, if possible.
Q. Does my attendance at a science program have an effect on my application or placement in the Science Residential College?
A. No, it does not.
Q. May I remain on campus after my program concludes?
A. Only those students that stayed on campus for their program and have a fall 2013 housing assignment may stay on campus after programs conclude. The cost is $26.23 per night (total rounded to the nearest dollar) beginning when you receive your room key. You will automatically be approved to move into your fall assignment (only if you stayed on campus for your science program) on August 16, 2013. You will need to relocate to your fall assignment by 5 p.m. on August 16. Once you check in to your fall assignment you are checked in for the semester and you cannot return your key and check in again at a later date. You are not required to remain on campus, but you will be charged nightly through August 22, 2013.
Q. I live in Evangeline Hall or Highland Hall for Fall 2013 and plan on remaining on campus after my program concludes. May I live in my fall assignment for the program?
A. Absolutely. You will automatically be placed in your fall assignment if you live in either building. We will assume you are remaining on campus after your program concludes and charges will apply. On August 16 after your program concludes please proceed to the Evangeline front desk to return your key from your program and to officially check-in for the semester.
Q. I live in Evangeline Hall or Highland Hall for the fall and will be placed there for my program. Can I request a roommate?
A. Participants living in his/her fall assignment for a program cannot request a roommate unless the request is for someone living in that room in the fall as well (which we will do automatically). This is for the safety and security of your belongings (we will clean all empty spaces after the programs conclude and would rather not enter a room filled with belongings).
Q. I live in Evangeline Hall or Highland Hall for Fall 2013 and do not plan on remaining on campus after my program concludes. Is there anything I need to do?
A. If you do not want to remain on campus after your program concludes, please notify Residential Life (, 225-578-4441). Your name will not be added to the pre-approved arrival list for August 16 and you will not be placed in your fall assignment for the program (you will be assigned elsewhere for program housing). You must remove all of your belongings from your room and turn in your key on August 16. You will be able to check in for the semester on move-in day, August 22, 2013.
Q. I will be living on campus in the fall and do not plan on staying on campus after my program concludes. Do I need to do anything?
A. Please let Residential Life know (, 225-578-4441). Your name will not be added to the pre-approved early arrival list for August 16. Please note if you are living in Evangeline or Highland Hall, you will not be placed in your fall assignment for the program and will be placed elsewhere in the building. You will be able to check in for the semester on move-in day, August 22, 2013.
Q. I will be living on campus in the fall, but did not stay on campus for my propgram. When is the earliest I can check in to my fall assignment?
A. You will not be permitted to check-in to your assignment until Thursday, August 22, 2013, unless you are granted early arrival status by a campus department/organization (such as Tiger Band, ROTC, Sorority Recruitment, etc.).
REMAINING ON CAMPUS AFTER YOUR PROGRAM CONCLUDES
The following FAQ’s are for those students that are approved to remain on campus (per the above conditions) once the science programs conclude for one reason or another.
Q. I live in Evangeline Hall or Highland Hall for the fall and stayed there for my science program. Do I need to do anything when my science program ends?
A. Yes, you will need to report to the Evangeline Front Desk to officially check-in for the semester (this includes completing check-in paperwork, receiving your key and having your LSU ID activated).
Q. I am staying on campus after my science program and I live in a building other than Evangeline or Highland. Where do I check in?
A. You can check-in at the front desk for your building/community.
Q. Is there a cost to stay on campus as an early arrival?
A. Yes, there is a cost of $26.23 per night charged until August 22, 2013 (total rounded to the nearest dollar). You will be charged beginning when you receive your room key (and therefore you are checked in for the semester). You may not turn your key in/check out of your assignment once you officially check in for the semester. You are not required to be on campus or sleep in your room; nightly charges will still apply..
Q. Can I just leave my belongings in my room but not sleep in my room?
A. Yes, you may. Please note that you will be subject to the same cost of $26.23 per night.
Q. How do I pay for my early arrival housing?
A. Unless your department/organization informs you that your housing costs will be paid by them (or if housing costs are built into program costs), the total cost will be placed on your student account after the first day of class (August 26, 2013).
I have received Early Arrival status through a department/organization but my arrival date is a few days after the science programs conclude. Can I still stay on campus?
A. Yes. We understand that moving multiple times in the span of a few days is difficult. You will be charged for the nights you stay on campus prior to the date for which you are approved as an Early Arrival. If your department/organization is not paying for your early arrival nights, we will charge you for those nights as well.
Q. I will attend a science program and stay on campus and I am also participating in Sorority Recruitment. What do I do?
A. Women in this scenario and can check in to their fall assignments the day the science programs conclude, whether in- state or out-of-state. Please note: Sorority Recruitment participants that are approved to move in prior the first day of Recruitment are prohibited from allowing non-approved roommates to move in early. Students that fail to comply with this policy will be charged for housing costs and could be subject to the disciplinary process.
Q. I have more questions. Who should I contact?
A. If you have a housing question that is not covered here, please feel free to contact Lynn Livingston via email at or by phone at 225-578-4441.
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