New Students

University Housing


  • Review MGA's Housing Residency Requirements
  • Pay your application fee through the StarRez portal generated through your SWORDS account beginning March 24, 2020 at 12 noon. You must have your ID number to log in.
  • Log into SWORDS, follow this path to access StarRez: Student (Tab) > StarRez Housing Portal > Login.
  • Complete an application and pay your one-time application fee of $155.
  • Return to your application on March 8th to complete the remaining steps of your application.
  • Attend an Orientation. Click here to register for Orientation
  • Your room status and/or confirmed reservation will appear when you log into StarRez under Profile Summary.

Note: There is no deadline to complete the housing application. However, the earlier you apply, the greater possibility of getting your first choices in housing.

If you have questions or need any assistance, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 478.934.3027 or email .

Important Dates:

  • Cancellations must be requested to prevent a penalty. Cancellations sent after the deadline will result in a $500.00 charge to the student's account. To cancel your housing assignment, please send an email to Please include your name, ID number, and reason for canceling. Last day to cancel is July 8, 2021 .
  • Students who are assigned housing AFTER July 8, 2021 are still subject to the $500.00 cancellation fee.
  • For  Fall 2021, students must be registered for at least 12 credit hours before your room assignment can be confirmed and processed. Housing and meal plan charges will not be posted to your student account until you have registered for classes.
  • All housing reservations and class schedules will be dropped if fees are not paid by the fee payment deadline. Fee payment deadline is July 28, 2021.
  • Middle Georgia State University reserves the right to cancel your reservation due to non-registration.