Costs and Hall Information
What is the cost to live on-campus?
(Updated May 15, 2012)
The proposed 2012-2013 rate is $2,200.00 per person, per semester, in Hullabaloo, Oceans, and Mariner Halls for a double occupancy residence hall room.
The proposed 2012-2013 rate is $2,500.00 per person, per semester for Albatross and Polaris Halls (Corps of Cadets), for a double occupancy residence hall room. This cost is higher because rooms in these buildings include private bathrooms and in-room kitchenettes.
The proposed 2012-2013 rate is no more than $2,800.00 per person, per semester for Atlantic and Pacific Halls, for a double occupancy residence hall room. *Actual cost will be established once the budget regarding the new construction is more firmly established.
The proposed Summer 2013 rate is $982.00 per term for Albatross and Polaris Halls, where summer school students are typically housed.
The proposed Summer 2013 rate is $864.16 per term for Oceans, Hullabaloo and Mariner Halls, should these buildings be utilized.
The proposed Summer 2013 rate is $1,099.84 per term for Atlantic and Pacific Halls, should these buildings be utilized.
Meal plans are NOT included in these rates. Meal plans are required for residents in ALL residence halls with the exception of upperclass students in Albatross and Polaris Halls (as determined by the Corps of Cadets). Please visit dining services for more information.
What are the differences in the residence halls?
More specific information about each building can be
Do you have floor plans for the residence halls?Yes, they can be found here.
What comes in the residence hall rooms?Every residence hall room includes the following furniture per resident:
- A twin bed and mattress (We recommend extra-long twin or deep-pocket twin sheets)
- A desk with chair
- Three drawer dresser unit
- Small bookshelf
- Closet or wardrobe
Is internet available on-campus?
YES! Our campus is wired and wireless. Our public wireless network is called "Jellyfish" and is open to any student and visitors on-campus. In the residence halls, our internet service is offered through Apogee and is called ResNet. Students are permitted to register up to three devices (per resident) for internet in the residence halls through www.myresnet.com, this service is free to students and includes wireless speed of 3Mbps. If students wish to have faster service or want to register more devices, they may pay an additional fee of $89 per semester for up to 10 devices per student and upgraded speed to 10 Mbps.
Students are NOT permitted set up their own wireless network or bring wireless routers to campus, as it may ruin the connection for others. For further information about computing on campus contact our Information Systems office at 409.740.4714.
What laundry services are available?Laundry facilities are available in every residence hall. Washers and dryers are free-use (a nominal laundry fee is included in the student fees paid each year). Students may track the availability of laundry machines via the Laundry View website.
Can I make long distance calls from my room?In-room land-line phone numbers are provided to students who request it. Students must provide their own phone and will need to provide a calling card in order to make long-distance phone calls. Most students utilize personal cell phones for phone calls.
Are Health Services available to students?
YES! While enrolled at
least half-time for any semester, students will have access to free office
visits at the UTMB Family Medicine Clinic. Please note that not all costs
are covered, ER and Hospital In-Patient care costs are NOT covered. For
more information about the student health services, please visit the
Students may make an appointment to visit the UTMB Clinic (located on the 4th floor of the UTMB Clinic building, on Harborside Drive, parking garage 2) at 409.772.2166. Clinic hours are 8am-5pm. Students should take their student ID and private insurance information.