Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an on-campus housing requirement?
All full-time, single undergraduate students with less than 60 credit hours are required to live on campus. Exceptions to the live-on requirement may be requested in limited circumstances.
Is on-campus housing guaranteed?
Students who are required to live on campus will find on-campus accommodations. Other assignments are based on a first-come, first-served basis and students may be added to wait lists.
How do I apply for housing? When?
How much does it cost to live on campus?
What are the housing options for 2019-2020?
New construction has allowed the university to reduce the density of student living spaces for the upcoming year and eliminate the need for triple and quad occupancy. All rooms will be single or double occupancy, and residential communities are separated by credit-hour classification:
- Guinn Hall: First-year students (under the age of 21)
- Stark Hall: First-year students (under the age of 21)
- Parliament Village: Sophomores (under the age of 21)
- Lowry Woods Community: Students with more than 60 credit hours or who are over 21 and family housing
- Grove Street Apartments: Graduate students
- Jones Hall: Overflow only
Can I request a single room?
Residence halls are a “point of entry” for introduction into the broader University culture, and first-year students are required to live on campus in residence halls with at least one roommate. This practice encourages students to develop points of connection within their residence hall; to utilize support, help, and resources for themselves and others; to resolve differences; to demonstrate ownership and accountability for their behavior; and to grow as active participants in a community.
The University recognizes the importance of providing reasonable accommodations in its residential life policies and practices where necessary for students with disabilities to use and enjoy the University’s residential facilities.
Students requesting housing accommodations should note that each hall has a limited number of single rooms. Learn more about the Housing Accommodations by contacting Disability Services for Students here.
There are a limited number of single rooms available for residents in Parliament Village. All Lowry Woods apartments are single bedrooms in multi-room units with shared common spaces.
Is living on campus safe?
TWU prides itself on the safety and security of students. All residential communities feature 24-hour keycard access only with on-site staff and regular patrols by TWU DPS. Additionally, Texas Woman’s is listed among the top 40 safest colleges and universities in the nation, and the TWU DPS is accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
Can I choose my roommate? What about suitemates?
Current students can take advantage of Priority Room Selection to select specific rooms or roommates. Only sophomores who live in Parliament Village may request suitemates. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request suitemates.
The new and transfer student self-selection process will begin in mid-April for students who have applied for housing by March 31.
Is there housing for transfer students?
Transfer students who are under 21 and have less than 60 credit hours are required to live on campus. Other transfer students may apply for housing and will be placed based on availability.
Can part-time students live on campus?
Why are sophomores required to live in Parliament Village?
Parliament Village is the newest addition to TWU residential life and is a community that is specifically designed to enhance the sophomore experience based on a market study that included TWU students. Parliament Village features a small fitness room, makerspace, floor lounges and a sophomore transition center staffed by academic advisors, career counselors and mental health professionals to help you through the sophomore slump and keep you on track to reach your educational goals.
Do all residence halls have community bathrooms?
Stark, Guinn and Lowry Woods have private bathrooms, and residents are responsible for all cleaning and supplies. Parliament Village features community bathrooms shared by several students of each floor or wing of a residence hall, containing multiple shower stalls and toilets. University custodial staff clean and restock community bathrooms daily.
What are the benefits of living on campus?
While living in a safe, inclusive environment, students benefit from the opportunity to learn about other cultures and lifestyles, form lifelong friendships and make lasting memories. First-year students at TWU can also elect to participate in Living Learning Communities. LLC students live together their first year and participate in activities that promote community and academic success.
In addition, students who live on campus have easy access to numerous campus resources and are more likely to do well academically, stay enrolled and graduate on time.
Can financial aid cover the cost of housing?
Financial aid may be an option for you. Contact the TWU Financial Aid Office prior to the beginning of the semester to discuss your options.
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