Returning Students

New, incoming first-year, and transfer students at Suffolk receive housing through a deposit process with Undergraduate Admissions when they confirm their enrollment. After that first year, a room selection process is used for eligible students who wish to live in University housing.

Room Selection Information

Current students who are eligible for housing for the following academic year will have the opportunity to participate in a room selection process where they will select their own room from available spaces. Specific eligibility information for housing for the following academic year will be sent via Suffolk email to each residential student and their home. Any existing balance must be paid off prior to participating in the room selection process.

Students who meet the housing eligibility criteria are given first priority. Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria may still submit the housing deposit*. If more housing becomes available, it will be offered to them.

*If you deposit and we are unable to offer you housing, your deposit will be refunded.

Housing Eligibility Criteria

  • Students who currently live in University housing
  • Students who started at Suffolk University's Boston campus as a freshman or first year transfer student
  • Students who have not been sanctioned with Loss of Future Housing that extends beyond the next academic year via the Community Standards and Student Conduct System
  • Students who have submitted their housing deposit
  • Students who have signed the License Agreement
  • Registered, full-time students for the upcoming fall semester

Cancellation fees will apply if you receive housing for the upcoming Academic year and decide to cancel and remain enrolled at Suffolk.

Cancel Between Fees
Date Agreement is Signed – May 14 $350
May 15 – June 30 $750
July 1 – September 6 $1,500
September 7 – September 14 $3,000
September 15 and beyond 100% of Housing Charges

For current Residence Hall pricing and charges, visit our Tuition, Residence Halls & Meal Plan page. Please note these costs are subject to change.

Download Instructions for Online Deposits [PDF]


The Returning Student Housing Waitlist (RLH) is for current undergraduate CAS and SBS Suffolk students returning to the University the following semester. No deposit is required and there is no commitment to sign up for the waitlist. RLH will begin contacting students from the Housing Waitlist in mid-May, and will continue throughout the summer as space becomes available.

While the waitlist is not strictly first come, first served, there is an advantage to signing up early! Characteristics such as gender, international status, distance from campus, class year, etc. may affect the order in which students on the waitlist are offered housing.

Students on the waitlist are not guaranteed to receive an offer for University housing. Students on the waitlist are encouraged to work with the Off-Campus Housing Office to navigate their search for off-campus housing. New Suffolk students who place a deposit for housing will be given priority for spaces.

If you are a new undergraduate student, (first-year or transfer student) follow the instructions provided by the Undergraduate Admission Office to confirm enrollment and housing.

If you have questions regarding housing eligibility or the waitlist process, please contact the Residence Life & Housing Central Office at 617-305-2500 or via email