- Who is eligible to live in University Apartments?
Graduate students are prioritized; however undergraduate students with at least 30 completed credit hours are eligible to reside at University Apartments.
- When can I apply for a University Apartments housing contract?
- The application is open year-round.
- Only students that have accepted their admission to The University of Texas at Austin are eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled full time for the long session when offered an apartment.
- How do I apply?
Application information is here.
- How much is the application fee?
The application fee is $50.
- Is the application fee refundable?
- What if the apartment type I am looking for is not available?
You can continue to check the online application portal for apartment availability. We will also notify students on the interest list when a preferred room type becomes available.
- Can I be placed on a waitlist as a new applicant?
Students will need to monitor the application portal for updates on apartment availability. Our new process eliminates the need for a waiting list at the University Apartments.
- What if I am already on the waitlist, do I have to reapply?
No, you will remain on the waitlist. We will notify you, based on your placement on the waitlist, when your preferred apartment type becomes available for your preferred move-in month. Contracts for available apartments will be prioritized for students on the waitlist before they are offered to new applicants.
- Is there a minimum stay requirement at University Apartments?
Yes, completion of a 12-month stay is required to be eligible to vacate without penalty, after proper notice. Vacating after less than 12 months occupancy will result in a re-letting fee of 85 percent of the remaining month's charges or until the unit is re-leased.
- How long is the contract period?
All contracts are through June 30, 2022 no matter when they begin in the 2021-22 term. There is a minimum length stay of one year. Contract renewal for 2022-23 takes place during the spring semester. The 2022-2023 term begins on July 1, 2022 and will have new rates. New 2022-23 rates are subject to change and will be available when the renewal process begins.
- How do I renew my housing contract?
- To remain in your assigned apartment for the next academic year, you will need to renew your housing contract.
- Apartment residents will receive an email during the spring semester with instructions on how to renew and any approved rate adjustments for the next academic year.
- When I graduate, can my apartment contract be transferred to another member of my household?
No, when you graduate or leave the university, all members of your household must vacate at the same time that you vacate. There is no provision to transfer a contract into another member's name, regardless of relationship. If other members wish to have a contract in their name, they will be required to apply for an apartment and wait for an apartment offer.
- How will I be notified of an apartment contract offer?
You will be notified by email. For this reason, it is very important that you update your official email address and contact information through UTDIRECT.
- What is the process for selecting an apartment?
- When you receive an email notification of available apartments, you will log on to an online apartment offer system. You will see a listing of all available apartments and their dates of availability. You must select an apartment, select a move in date, pay the $500 deposit and pay the apartment bill to confirm your contract.
- Once you select an apartment you must contact the office before making payment if you made a mistake in your apartment selection.
- How long do I have to confirm an apartment?
The email will indicate how long the offer remains valid
- Can I change my move-in date after I pay my deposit and bill?
No. Maintenance is scheduled for your apartment based on your move-in date and cannot be changed.
- What is the $500 deposit for?
The $500 deposit is divided into two allotments. A $300 deposit will be applied to any potential damages after checkout. Any remaining amount will be given back to the student. $200 is applied as a prepayment on the first month’s rent.
- If I live in a two-bedroom apartment in Gateway or Colorado, do I have to have a roommate?
The two-bedroom apartments in Gateway and Colorado are intended for two students so that we can offer housing to more students.
- Are the apartments furnished?
Each apartment has a stove and refrigerator only.
- Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not allowed. Only service animals for residents with disabilities that are approved in advance by the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office can live in University Apartments. Students with disabilities can contact SSD at this link for details on how to request a housing accommodation for service or emotional support animals.
- How do I report a maintenance problem in my apartment when the office is not open?
You can enter a Maintenance Request Form online. If you think it is an emergency, you can contact the after-hours Community Advisor (CA) on call at 512-496-2803.
- Is subletting allowed?
No, subletting is prohibited
- How do I reach University Apartments staff if my question is not answered in these FAQs?
You may call the office at 512-232-5299 or email our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Is 2400 Nueces included in the University Apartments?
No, 2400 Nueces is an apartment-style residence hall located in West Campus. Learn more here.
- How many people can live in an apartment?
Occupancy limits for Brackenridge apartments (family housing):
- One-bedroom apartment, two–three occupants
- Two-bedroom apartment, two–five occupants
- Three-bedroom apartment, four–seven occupants
Occupancy limits for Colorado and Gateway apartments (single occupancy housing):
- One-bedroom apartment, maximum of one UT Austin student contract holder
- Two-bedroom apartment, maximum of two UT Austin student contract holders
- Guests will not be permitted to reside in or visit Colorado or Gateway units beyond 72 hours
- How are family members defined?
“Family members” are defined as individuals who are related to the contract holder by marriage, dependency or some other form of recognized familial relationship. The phrase “familial relationship” is inclusive and captures a broader definition of how people view their families. Familial relationships that are eligible for family housing at University Apartments under this policy include but are not limited to:
- common law marriage
- civil union
- domestic partnership
- informal marriage
- dependent minor
- Why does a three-bedroom apartment at Brackenridge require a minimum of four occupants?
There are a limited number of three-bedroom units (47 three-bedroom units). In an effort to maximize space assignments in the facilities, occupancy limits are needed in order to allow for various family sizes. The three-bedroom units are reserved for families with four to seven family members.
- Can family visit beyond the 72-hour guest limit?
Residents will have the option of submitting a “Family Member Extended Visit Request Form” to Apartments staff. A family member can be approved to visit with the contract holder between 3-21 days.
- What is the maximum time I can stay at University Apartments as an eligible student?
Term limits are a maximum of five years. Current contract holders can request an extension by emailing the University Apartments Office at UHD.email@example.com with an attached letter from the college with proof of progress toward degree completion and expected graduation date.