Returning Process

How to Live on Campus Again in 2018-2019

The priority deadline for current students to apply to live on campus is January 31st, 2018.

The calendar below outlines the application and contract timeline for current residents who would like to live on campus again for 2018-2019.

Thank you for choosing to return to live on campus for 2018-2019. To access your application and contract, please login to your housing portal. You will need to provide a $50 non-refundable application fee to complete the application. Also, provide a $300 advance payment in order to sign your contract. The deadline to provide the advance payment and sign the contract is by midnight on February 15. Once you have signed your contract, you will be able to provide information regarding your building/room preferences, roommate preferences, and accommodation requests.
Should you have questions, please contact our office at housing@austin.utexas.edu.

Date Description
Aug. 1 Current residents may begin applying for housing. Please note that your housing priority is based on classification and current application date.
Jan. 31 Priority Deadline to apply and pay a $50 application fee.
Feb. 1 Contracts are ready for you to accept. Accept your contract and provide $300 advance payment on your Housing Portal page. Once you have signed your contract, you will be able to provide information regarding your building/room preferences, roommate preferences, and accommodation requests.
Feb. 15 You will need to provide the $300 advance payment in order to sign your contract by midnight on February 15.
Feb. 19 Same Room Sign Up: Starting at 10:00 a.m. until February 21 at 10:00 a.m., students will be able to select the option to remain in current room assignment for next year.
Feb. 22 Early New Room Sign Up: Starting at 10:00 a.m. until February 23 at 10:00 a.m., students whose current room assignment is not available to reselect will be able to select a room assignment.
Feb. 26 New Room Sign Up: Starting at 10:00 a.m. until February 28 at 10:00 a.m., students who do not wish to return to their current room assignment will be able to select a different room for next year.
How likely am I to be a offered a contract?
We prioritize offering contracts to our returning residents who complete the application by January 31st. If you apply after January 31, you may not be offered a housing contract until after incoming freshman class.
How do I complete my application?
Click here to go to the online application.
  • The application fee is $50 (non-refundable). You will be billed when you confirm your application.
  • Payment must be received by January 31 for your application to be complete.
  • Use Discover, MasterCard, Visa, eCheck or Electronic Funds Transfer to pay online.
  • Pay by cash or check in person at the Bursars office, located in room 8 in the Main Building.
What should I do if I do not apply by January 31?
  • You can still apply after January 31. However, current residents who apply after the January 31 priority deadline are not guaranteed to receive a contract offer.
  • Space is offered based on availability.