Why Live Here

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Success starts with living here!

Why Live On Campus?

Academic Success

Did you know that students who live on campus are more successful and enjoy a more rewarding college experience than those living off campus? They tend to
• Make better grades.
• Make friends quicker.
• Manage their time better.

Enhance your college experience by living on campus. You'll have greater opportunities to broaden your interests and gain leadership experience, participate in activities, and engage in the best UT has to offer!

University Housing and Dining, in partnership with the College of Engineering and College of Natural Sciences, provides increased academic support to residents through Academic Community Centers.
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Beginning Fall 2017, students can apply to join a Living Learning Community on campus for a residential experience that integrates academic and social learning.
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Be close to everything!
Live near classes, faculty offices, University services, libraries, computer labs, UT Rec Sports Center, UT games and events, shopping, restaurants, University Unions, and local parks and trails.

Have the luxury of time!
Sneak a nap or quick workout between classes or just take a much needed break. All you need to worry about is your next exam!

No worries!
Your contract covers meals, microwave, refrigerator, internet and cable. You also have access to lounges, study areas, 24 hour computer labs, laundry facilities, and many more services.

Transportation is easy, you can walk, bike or take the shuttle wherever you need to go. Students ride free on Capitol Metro anywhere in Austin.


When you live on campus there is always something going on! For Example:
•Programs to teach Life Long Skills
•Field Trips
•Movie Night
•Frisbee Golf and Kite Flying at the Park
•Shakespeare in the Park
•Pre-Game Activities
•Burger Burns
•Salsa Dancing!
•Tubing Along the Guadalupe
•And many more....

Leadership Opportunities

Being involved on-campus and within the residence halls is one of the best ways to get the most out of your college experience! Students involved with URHA or the Residence Hall Council go on to become RAs and active leaders of UT's campus community. Learn more from these handy resources: