Preparing for life on campus Applying for On-Campus Housing
Before applying for on-campus housing, you must complete your application for admission. Once your admissions application is complete, you’ll receive information through MyStatus about accessing the housing application.
Applicants for on-campus housing should apply for admission as early as possible since applying early gives applicants a better chance of obtaining rooms in their preferred residence halls. The housing application opens August 1st.
Only full-time students are eligible to live in university housing.
What happens after you apply for housing?
1. We acknowledge your housing application.
You’ll receive e-mail confirmation of your application after you pay your $50 housing application processing fee. Review the information in your email for accuracy. You may also check the status of your housing application through your MyHousing account online. A housing application does not guarantee on-campus housing.
2. You receive and accept an offer of admission to the university.
You won’t be officially offered a housing contract unless you’re admitted to the university and until you accept your admission by satisfying your enrollment deposit.
3. We offer you a housing contract.
Admitted first-time freshmen who apply for housing are offered housing contracts beginning in November of each year. Contracts are offered based on housing application date order. You will receive electronic notification when your contract is offered. Be sure to keep your email address updated.
4. You accept your housing offer.
If you agree to the contract Terms & Conditions, accept your contract. If you are 18 or older, you may electronically sign the contract and submit it online. If you are not yet 18, you will need to print the contract, and both you and your guarantor must sign and date the contract and return it to Housing. Contracts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 512-475-6532, or mailed to P.O. Box 7666, Austin, TX 78713. Email or fax is strongly encouraged.
After you check in to the residence hall, you are bound to your contract for the contract period. If you decide not to attend the university, you may cancel your contract before May 1 to avoid cancellation fees.
5. You indicate your housing preferences.
You’ll have the opportunity to rank your residence hall preferences and list a roommate(s) (if you have someone in mind) when we offer you a housing contract. (Requests for specific residence halls are not guaranteed.)
It’s very important for you to indicate your housing preferences online as soon as you have accepted your housing contract. Housing preferences for the Long Session must be completed by July 1.
6. You receive your residence hall assignment.
In mid-July, you’ll receive an email linking you to MyHousing, which will give you information on your residence hall, room number, and your roommate’s name and email address. You’ll also receive details about the move-in process.
All prospective freshmen who apply for an honors program are also eligible to apply for honors housing on campus. The Honors Residence Halls offer special support, services, and a close-knit community for first-year students participating in honors programs. Due to limited space, students eligible for honors housing will be selected in order of original application date to housing. Honors housing is not guaranteed by acceptance into an honors program.