Those interested in applying for on-campus housing should go to the Housing Application webpage and follow the instructions on that page. Make sure you have your credit card or debit card information ready before you start the process, because your application is not considered complete until you submit your deposit.
Yes. Students are required to live on campus until the age of 21 with a few exceptions that can be found here (Applying to Live Off Campus). Either way, all students are required to live on-campus or have an approved application to live off-campus. This stands regardless of whether or not you’re a new or returning student. Note: if you’ve already been approved to life off-campus and have never moved back ON campus, then you are not required to complete another application to life off-campus.
If you find yourself in this situation, please call us at 409-740-4445 and leave your name and UIN so a professional staff member can reset your application. Once your application has been reset, you will have to go to the application page and submit your information again. Please allow for 24 hours to submit your application again.
We accept applications throughout the year, though we assign based upon a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend submitting your housing application as early as possible.
We make assignments for new/incoming students who submit their housing application materials before April in early to mid-June and send out assignments through email-which is why it's important to list your current email address on your Housing Application!
Assignments for those who apply after April will continue to be made throughout the summer.
On a campus of our size, we value the roommate match over building preferences. We find your roommate pairing has a greater bearing on your success than the physical space in which you live.
Therefore, in determining where you will live, we feel it matters much more that you and your roommate are a good match. However, we will make accommodations for those who wish to stay in housing with the lowest cost. You can contact one of the Housing Coordinators at 409-740-4445 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also- once you have resided on campus for a semester, you will be able to preference a specific hall or room in your Mandatory Census.
We do not offer single or private student rooms. Any student who at any point does not have a roommate should always keep their room in a condition so that a roommate could move-in at any given time.
Absolutely! You can do so by calling 409-740-4445 or you can email those updates to email@example.com.
All students who apply should receive an immediate receipt to the e-mail address they provide with the application. Housing assignments will not be made until June each year for the Fall semester, and late November/early December for the Spring semester. You may call 409.740.4445 if you still have questions.
Often, for the Fall semester, we receive more applications for housing than room spaces we have available. Students may be placed on a housing waitlist based on when their application and deposit was received. We highly recommend students placed on the waitlist be patient. We are often able to accommodate students on the waitlist by the end of the Summer and will let you know if we feel this may not be the case. Students who are on the waitlist and have not received a permanent housing assignment by the time classes begin in August may be placed in temporary housing. You may contact our office at 409-740-4445 at any time for more information about your waitlist status.
Housing contracts are for the full academic year. Students are only permitted to break their housing contract by withdrawing from school, enrolling in nine credit hours or less, obtaining a medical exemption or with other specific university approval explained in the housing contract.
Housing deposits are refundable to applicants who request to cancel their housing application on the schedule below:
All cancellation requests must be made in writing. Please be sure to include the student's name and UIN. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or Residence Life, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77554