University Housing

Freshman Housing

Freshmen who wish to live on campus reside in one of our University Commons residence halls.

University Commons exterior

Application Process

Applicants who do not turn in a completed application will not be eligible to receive a housing assignment. On-campus housing for freshmen is not guaranteed.

Priority application deadline is April 15, 2019. All completed applications received prior to that deadline received priority based on the date of application. After April 15, consideration is given based on the date of application and proximity to campus.

  • Before you can apply for housing, you must be admitted to the University. Visit the Enrollment Services website to apply for admission to UT Dallas.
  • Complete your housing application online. Please note the $100 administrative fee.

After Submitting Your Application

Your application will be given priority based on availability and according to the date and time your fee and completed profile information are submitted. 

Please remember that an application for admission to the University and an application for housing do not guarantee that space will be available.

Housing Assignments

Suite assignments for the fall semester will be sent to your UT Dallas email address in July. Names and emails of roommates will be included. Assignments will not be released over the phone.

Freshmen who are admitted for summer or spring will be given their move-in date by University Commons staff.

Roommate Assignments

  • Roommates are assigned based on gender and space availability.  All buildings are coed; individual suites are not, unless a student opts into our gender inclusive housing program.
  • Every effort is made to place students who mutually request each other in the same suite. Applicants will be given priority based on availability and according to the date and time the completed application and fees are submitted, prior to April 15.
  • If no roommate is requested, students will be matched based on answers to questions on their housing applications and the date of their completed application.
  • Assignments are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
  • Living Learning Community selection is given priority over roommate requests.
  • Residential Life reserves the right to make housing assignment changes as necessary.

Moving In

Your move-in process will begin with arrival to campus at the residence hall location assigned to you prior to move-in. Upon arrival, you will sign documents, pick up your keys and pay your first rental fee.

You will be given a room inventory checklist. Use this form to thoroughly inspect your suite and make sure everything is in working order.

Peer Advisors will be onsite to help you move-into your new home and answer questions that may arise.

Move-in times vary. All freshmen will be contacted in advance regarding their assigned date and time of move-in. For more information, contact [email protected] or 972-883-7430.


University Commons entrance

Cancellation Policies

Important changes to University Housing's cancellation policy will go into effect for the 2019-2020 academic year. Read more.

Prior to occupancy:

  • All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to the Residential Life Office at [email protected].
  • In all cases, the $100 administrative fee is nonrefundable.
  • If you cancel your housing agreement in writing 0-30 days prior to the start of the agreement, including after the start date of the agreement, even if you have not gained occupancy, and you will be charged an additional $750 in cancellation fees.

During occupancy:

  • If you lose your student status during any time of the agreement, if you fail to give proper notice, or you wish to cancel your agreement, you must cancel in writing to the University Commons office. You will be required to vacate within five days of providing this notice, and you will be charged $750 in liquidated damages. 
  • Failure to vacate after five days of the notice will incur a charge of the cancellation fee of $750 and the daily rate for your unit price, plus 25 percent until you vacate.

Residence Hall Policies

Refer to the Resident Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct page for policy information.

Occupancy — The maximum occupancy for three-bedroom suites is three occupants. The three-bedroom suites in University Commons are not coed.

Paying Rent — Residents will have their housing charge placed on their student account through the Bursar’s office. For information regarding payment method and deadlines please visit the Bursar’s Office website for complete details.

Rental Insurance — It is recommended that students obtain personal rental insurance. UT Dallas and University Commons management do not assume any legal obligations for personal injury, loss, or damage to personal property.