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This housing page is for current students. If you are a new/incoming student, please click on "Incoming Students" on the left hand navigation bar.

Housing Deposits and Fees

All students in SVA housing are required to retain a $500 Housing Deposit and pay a $300 Housing Placement fee.

The $500 Housing Deposit is used to pay for any room damages, lost keys, etc, that a student may incur while living on campus.  Once a student has graduated or decided to not renew housing for the following academic year, the balance remaining of their Housing Deposit is refunded to them in 8 – 10 weeks after successful check out at the end of the semester.

The $300 Housing Placement Fee is an annual, non-refundable fee that students are required to pay when signing up for housing, and every year when renewing housing for the following academic year. This administrative fee is not refundable, even upon cancellation.

Returning Student Room Selection

Current students participate in Returning Student Room Selection in February.  Students can either choose to stay in their current room (unless currently residing at the New Residence) or choose a different residence hall and room for the next academic year.  More information is available in your SVA email or by contacting your RA, RHD, or the Office of Residence Life.

Please email [email protected] with any questions!

Room Change Process

Students interested in changing their room and/or building after the semester has begun, may do so by filling out a Room Change Request on MySVA.

  • Login to MySVA.
  • Click on the Departments tab.
  • Choose Residence Life under the Administrative Offices list.
  • Choose Room Change Request and follow the instructions.

Room changes begin the 3rd week of classes.  If there is an available room that meets  your preferences, you will receive an email from our office with the room change offer.  

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