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Information, Resources and Services for Returning Residents

How to Live on Campus Again in 2014-2015

The following calendar outlines the process that current residents can use to return to the halls next year! If you apply to live on campus by January 23, 2014, you are guaranteed a contract offer.

August 1 Residents may begin applying for housing by using the on line application. Please note that your housing priority was set the first year you lived on campus. Applying early will not improve your housing priority.
Jan. 23 Final day to apply and pay a $50 application fee.
Jan. 25 Contracts are ready for you to accept. Accept your Contract and Update Housing Preferences online.
Feb. 14 Accepted contract and $300 non-refundable Advance Payment must be received by 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 14 Update your housing preferences online by 4 p.m. If your preference is to return to your current room, enter your building and room number. If you do not enter a building and room number you will not be able to return to your current room.
Feb. 28 Room assignments are ready to be viewed on line.
Mar. 31 Last day to request for housing reassignment prior to check-in. Requests will be processed in original application order and changes will be made based on availability.

Prices for 2014-2015, Long Session (9 Month Contracts)

These rates are for both Fall and Spring semesters (long session or nine months). All rates include Room, Meals, basic ResNet and applicable sales tax. Each student will receive $1,500 Dine In Dollars which can be spent in DHFS operated locations and $300 Bevo Bucks which can be used at any participating location.

Shared space with community bath $9,272
Shared space with connecting or private bath $9,872
Jester East shared space with community bath $9,572
Jester East shared space with connecting or private bath $10,172
San Jacinto or Duren shared space with connecting or private bath $11,672
Single with community bath* $11,156
Jester East single with community bath* $11,456
Premium Single with community bath* $13,041
Premium Single with connecting or private bath* $13,641
Duren Single* $15,441

*There are very few single spaces and they are usually assigned to returning residents.

Room and board rates are pending University approval.


Prices for 2014-2015, Full Year (12 Month Contracts)

These rates are for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters (a full 12 month contract). All rates include Room, Meals, basic ResNet and applicable sales tax. Each student will receive $1,975 Dine In Dollars which can be spent in DHFS operated locations and $400 Bevo Bucks which can be used at any participating location. There is a limited availability for full year contracts, and they will only be offered in San Jacinto. Learn more here.

San Jacinto shared space with private bath, full year contract $16,599
San Jacinto single space with private bath, full year contract $33,197

**Housing and Food prices are pending approval from the University and may be subject to change.




Application FAQs

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How likely am I to be a offered a contract?

If you complete your housing application and pay the $50 housing application fee by January 23, you will be given priority to be offered a housing contract. If you apply after January 23, you will be on the waitlist for housing.


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How do I complete my application on-line?

  • The application fee is $50 (non refundable) and you will be billed when you confirm your application.
  • Payment must be received by January 23 for your application to be active.
  • Use Discover, MasterCard, eCheck or Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Pay by cash or check in person at the Bursars office in the Main Building.


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What should I do if I do not apply by January 23?

  • Don't give up!
  • Apply online after January 23.
  • Space is offered based on availability.

Contract FAQs

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What happens when I am offered a contract?

  • Accept your contract and update your housing preferences from your My Housing page beginning January 25.
  • Accept the contract and pay the $300 non-refundable Advance Payment by February 14 at 4 p.m.
  • Your housing preferences must be updated by February 14. If you want to return to your current room, you must enter your building and room number as your housing preference. If you leave it blank you will NOT be able to return to the same room.


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What if I can't afford to pay a $300 non-refundable Advance Payment in February?

  • If you cannot pay the $300 advance payment by the February 14 at 4 p.m. deadline, your contract will automatically be cancelled. We do not accept payments after the deadline, so we encourage you to make plans now to pay the $300 advance payment by the deadline.
  • One option is to obtain an emergency cash loan from the university.
  • If your contract is cancelled but are still interested in living on campus, you may reactivate your application on your My Housing page. This will place you on the waitlist for housing. We offer housing contracts to students on the waitlist as space allows.


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How do I get my current room for next year?

  • Request your current room for next year at your My Housing page. While we do our best to honor student requests to stay in your current room, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all requests.
  • Students currently living in Littlefield are unable to request their current rooms for next year, as that hall is reserved strictly for freshmen women.
  • All current residents are encouraged to find other current residents as roommates. Failure to find a current resident as your roommate may result in loss of your current room or choice of a new room. All current residents will be assigned together. If the roommate you are assigned to decides not to live on campus, you will be assigned a new roommate or you may be reassigned. We will continue to reassign current residents through the July freshmen room assignment process.


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How are assignments made?

As a returning resident you have the privilege of receiving priority in your current room and building, provided that you list this as your first preference and meet all of the renewal deadlines. If you request a building other than your current building as your first preference, please note that the current residents of any buildings that you select will receive first priority. Additionally, please consider that 30% of the space in each building is allocated to upperclassmen, while the remaining space is reserved for first-time freshmen. Basically, your assignment to a building other than your current one is not guaranteed. Your assignment is dependent on the number of residents who decide to return to their current buildings and your original application date.

If you are not assigned to your preferred housing, you may request for reassignment, and we will do our best to reassign you to your preferred housing as space becomes available any time before check-in next year.


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When do I get my building and room assignment?

  • If you meet all of the renewal deadlines, your room assignment will be available on your My Housing page on February 28.
  • If you do not meet all of the renewal deadlines, you will be placed on a waitlist for a housing contract. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to reach you with a housing contract, but if we are able to offer you a contract you may not receive your official assignment until mid-July.
  • Between February 28 and March 31, you can request a room assignment change on line by updating your housing preferences. Requests will be processed in original application date order.
  • All residents, both new and returning, will receive a final room assignment email in July with check in information. Your room assignment can change based on request and upperclassmen being paired up.


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I wasn't assigned to my preferred housing, so I requested for reassignment. When will I be reassigned to my preferred housing?

If you make a request for reassignment, and we are able to accommodate your request, you can receive your new assignment any time before check-in. Reassignments are based on availability and processed in application date order. If we are not able to accommodate your request, you will keep your current assignment.


Other FAQs

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What if I want to live in Honors Housing?

  • Only Honors Hall residents are eligible to request a room in the Honors Halls. If you currently live in the Honors Halls, you will be given the option to request Honors Housing when you update your housing choices.
  • If you do not currently live in Honors, but are interested in the Residential Honors program you can go to the My Housing page and indicate your interest in Honors. Students interested in living in the Honors Halls will be reviewed by the Honors Center.


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What if I have a poor payment history or a poor disciplinary status with Housing and Food Service?

  • If you have a Housing bar or a past due balance you will NOT be eligible to receive a contract.
  • If you receive a contract and have a poor payment history or a poor disciplinary status, your contract will be cancelled at the sole discretion of the Division of Housing and Food Service.


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What if I would like a single space?

  • If you currently have a single, a single contract will be offered. Residents who live in a Littlefield single are not automatically offered a single contract.
  • New single requests can be considered when you indicate your request with your contract housing choices online. Singles are offered based on availability and original date of application.


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Should I verify my housing status after I receive my room assignment?







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