Summer Residents

Summer Residents

Enjoy summer in Austin by living on campus in San Jacinto Hall. If you are a continuing student at The University of Texas at Austin, you can live on campus for the summer even if you are not taking summer classes. Students need to be enrolled in the spring or upcoming fall semesters to qualify. We offer contracts for first or second term, whole summer session or nine-week session so you can choose the housing that works best for your schedule.

FAQs

Application and Room Selection

How does the application process work?

Step 1:
The summer housing application opens on Feb. 1 and we begin offering contracts in April. There is no deadline to apply for summer housing, and applications are accepted throughout the spring and summer.

Access the online application in the housing portal and choose the summer session that best fits your schedule. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee.

Step 2:
When you receive a contract offer email, accept the contract and submit your $300 advance payment in the housing portal. Make sure you accept the contract and satisfy the advance payment by the contract offer expiration date listed in the email. The advance payment is applied to your summer housing bill.

Step 3:
Once you have signed your contract, you will be able to provide information regarding your room preferences, roommate preferences and accommodation requests.

Do I have to be enrolled in summer classes to live on campus?

If you are a continuing student at The University of Texas at Austin, you can live on campus for the summer even if you are not taking summer classes. Students need to be enrolled in the spring or upcoming fall semesters to qualify for summer housing.

How can I request accessible accommodations?

If you have a medical or disability-related need that impacts where you will live, please indicate the type of accommodation you will require in the space provided on your housing application. You will need to submit a request and documentation to SSD (Services for Students with Disabilities). They will review the documentation you provide and forward our office the recommendations regarding your housing accommodations. All disability information will be kept confidential within the SSD office. Your request will not be processed unless you submit the documentation to SSD. Learn more about the complete accommodation request process through SSD.

How much does it cost?

Prices vary based on the type of room you choose (shared or single space) and which session you have a contract for. See our residence hall rates page for comprehensive comprehensive rates and billing information.

How does the room assignment process work?

Students will be assigned a room in May. Room assignments are made in housing application date order.

What is the likelihood that I will be assigned to my preferred room type?

Room assignments are made in housing application date order. Students who submit their application early are more likely to receive their top preferences. Single spaces are limited and offered based on availability and application date.

Is gender-inclusive housing offered?

The room selection process is administered with rooms labeled by gender and provides available bed spaces based on your gender marker with the university. If you have questions or concerns regarding living options based on your gender marker not matching your gender identity, please contact our housing team so we can work with you on an individual basis.

What if I don’t identify as the gender indicated on my UT record?

As an enrolled student, you can change your gender marker by submitting a signed letter to the Registrar requesting the gender marker change. Include your EID, date of birth, full name and phone number in the request. The gender choices for this process are F and M. Questions regarding this process can be directed to the office of Student Academic Records located in the Main Tower (MAI 16) by email or calling 512-475-7644.

Housing Contract

What if I need to change the summer term I requested?

If your summer plans change, contact the housing office as soon as possible prior to the first day of the session to update your housing contract by emailing our housing team or calling 512-471-3136.

What does the housing contract include?

All rates include room, meal plan, internet service and laundry. The first and second term contracts include $500 Dine In Dollars and $50 Bevo Pay funds. The nine-week session contract includes $700 Dine In Dollars and $75 Bevo Pay funds. The whole session contract includes $900 Dine In Dollars and $100 Bevo Pay funds.

What are Dine In Dollars and Bevo Pay?

Dine In Dollars can be used at our restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores by handing your UT ID to the cashier, and the amount of the purchase will be deducted from your account. See our list of locations. You can add Dine in Dollars at any time.

Bevo Pay funds can be used at on- and off-campus merchants to purchase food, goods and services. You can add more Bevo Pay funds to your account from the Bevo Pay Online Services page. Unused Bevo Pay funds roll over each academic year and are refundable upon graduation.

Does the housing contract include parking?

Parking is not included in the housing contract. Parking and Transportation Services manages student parking. If you have questions about parking, email Parking and Transportation Services or call them at 512-471-PARK.

What are the rules in the residence halls?

Read your Residence Hall Manual to learn about the rules and regulations of residence hall life.

What are the Terms and Conditions for the residence halls?

See the 2021-22 Contract Terms and Conditions.

Am I able to cancel my housing contract?

All cancellation requests require approval from our housing office. Cancellation fees may apply. If a student wishes to cancel their contract, they are asked to email our housing office, or request to speak with someone by calling 512-471-3136.

Payments

When is the first housing bill due? How can I make a payment?

Housing bill due dates vary by session. They will be posted on the My Housing page and can be paid on the What I Owe page. For more information about payment, please see our residence hall rates page.

First session, whole session and nine-week session billing dates:
Bills post on May 25
Due on June 7
Bills are considered late starting June 14

Second session billing dates:
Bills post on June 30
Due on July 14
Bills are considered late starting July 21

What is eProxy?

An eProxy is someone who has obtained a UT EID and has been granted the authority to access another person's electronic records through the web services offered here at UT. An eProxy is authorized by service (so you may be authorized for one service but not another), and each authorization is valid for up to one year as specified by the granter. Learn more about the eProxy system.

Is my $300 advance room payment deducted from my total residence hall room contract amount?

Yes, it is deducted from the total amount shown on your contract. The balance owed will be listed on your first statement.

Living Here

What should I bring with me to live on campus?

Check out our what to bring page.

When do I move in?

Students with housing contracts for first session, whole session and nine-week session can move into the residence hall beginning Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m.

Students with housing contracts for the second session can move into the residence hall beginning Sunday, July 10 at 9 a.m.

When do I move out?

First session contract holders must check out by Saturday, July 9 at 2 p.m.
Nine-week session contract holders must check out by Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m.
Whole session and second session contract holders must check out by Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m.

What resources are available for living here?

Visit our essential information and forms page for resources that are helpful for a successful living experience.