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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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Future Residents

For First Time Freshmen, many of your questions about the residence hall contract process can be answered at the Be A Longhorn website. Start Here.
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I completed my housing application. Now what?

Once you have completed your housing application and fulfilled the $50 housing application fee, your next step is to accept enrollment to the university. After you have accepted enrollment to the university and satisfied the university's $200 enrollment deposit, you are eligible for a contract offer. Housing contracts are offered in housing application date order to students who have accepted their enrollment. Learn more here.


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How can I submit my housing preferences?

You can submit your housing preferences once you have submitted your housing contract and satisfied the $300 housing advance payment. You are able to submit preferences for your residence hall, bathroom type, roommate(s) and special living communities. You have until July 1 to complete your preferences, and you may change them as many times as you want up until that date. When assigning you to your official space, we will look at your preferences in housing application order.


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When will I get my Hall and Room Assignment?

Residence hall and room assignments begin rolling out by email in mid-July, based on your housing application date. The emails will direct you to your My Housing page, which will list your hall, room number, roommate's name and contact information. You may be assigned to any hall within your contract type. Residence hall assignments are made based on the date that you applied for housing.


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What is the likelihood that I will be assigned to my preferred housing?

Room assignments are made based on the date you completed your housing application. Students who submit their application early are more likely to receive their top preferences. Since the Fall/Spring housing application opens on August 1, students who wait to apply for housing may not receive their top housing preferences.


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What is the likelihood that I will be assigned to my preferred roommate?

We try our best to satisfy your roommate choice, but late contract offers and supplemental contract holder's roommate preferences are not guaranteed.


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Can I get a single space?

There are very few single spaces on campus. If you request a single space and we are unable to accommodate your request, you will be offered a shared space. Additionally, you will automatically be put on our single space waiting list.



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Is my $300 advance room payment deducted from my total residence hall room contract amount?

Yes, it is deducted from the total amount shown on your contract. The balance owed will be listed on your first statement.


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What is Mooov-In?

Mooov-In is our annual check-in event for students moving to campus. Learn more here.


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What should I bring when I Mooov-In?

Check out our handy list.


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I completed a housing application last year and I was offered admission through the CAP program. Do I need to pay the $50 application fee again when I apply for housing this year?

You will need to submit a new application for housing. You do not need to pay an additional $50 application fee. This process is only applicable for the year in which you are transferring to the University of Texas at Austin from another CAP institution.


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What is supplemental housing?

Supplemental rooms are spaces in the residence halls that are converted into living space. Learn more here.


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What are the rules in the residence halls?

Read your Residence Hall Manual to learn about the rules and regulations when living in the residence halls.


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Who can I contact for any additional questions?

Send an email to housing@austin.utexas.edu or call (512) 471-3136 Monday thru Friday between 8:30 and 4:30.



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