Do I really have to sign a lease for next year around now?

<p>Everyone's saying that all apartments close to campus get full before Summer and that if I want to not be homeless next year, I need to sign a lease now. I'm talking about stuff on West Call; not the really fancy stuff on the other side. I don't think this is true because I know people who got denied housing because of bad priority numbers last year and found a place to live.</p>

<p>Also, do I have to do that returners FSU housing contract thing now? Like if I don't do it now, will I have no chance of living in McCollum or Rogers next year? I basically asked this to FSU Housing and she said I really need to if I want ANY chance of being on campus because they're just SOOOO full this coming year on campus, but I know it was a load of crap because they extended the deadline for the reutner's contract a week. And I heard there's always spaces in Rogers even if you sign up in the Summer.</p>

<p>I'm not sure what I wanna do yet. (I'd like to live off campus but am not sure I'll be able to attend FSU next Fall (won't know til Summer) and on-campus has a much better cancellation policy). Is there really that much pressure to go run out and sign a lease/pay FSU's on campus contract right now?</p>

<p>Thanks guys.</p>

<p>Yes, FSU Housing contracts are due (in fact, I believe they’re past due now… pretty sure the deadline was last week) now. Housing places all of the returning residents around Spring Break, so that they get a good idea of what spots will be available for new students- some returning residents don’t move into the returning-only dorms. Housing’s going to assign every returning resident by the end of March; if you haven’t applied by then you very well may not get into any housing.</p>

<p>Yes, Rogers fills up over the summer- for NEW residents (new grad students, transfer students, etc). A lot of the spots in Rogers are reserved for incoming residents that are upper-division, not for people that didn’t fill out the contract.</p>

<p>Other places off campus will fill up over time. There’s no big rush to do it now, but obviously the longer you wait the fewer choices you will have. Yes, I have friends that have already signed their lease for next year. And I have friends that I’m sure will start their search in a couple months. </p>

<p>Yeah I did the contract last week just didn’t pay (that’s due in a few days, trying to make up my mind about what I wanna do real quick). Thanks for helping though.</p>