The University of Texas at Tyler Residence Life

On-Campus Housing and Dining


Procedures for Fall 2020 Return to Normal Operations may be found at


UT Tyler is home to more than 1,700 resident students who live in Ornelas Hall, Patriot Village, University Pines, Liberty Landing or Victory Village.

Located on campus, all five housing facilities are conveniently a few minutes' walk from your classes, the library, student center and recreational facilities. Each housing facility is designed especially with UT Tyler students in mind and offers first-class living arrangements. Students interested in living on campus are encouraged to apply early.

UT Tyler Residence Life takes each student's safety very seriously and provides staff members on call 24 hours a day. In addition, university police patrol the buildings multiple times day and night.

Students who have completed fewer than 60 credit hours at any junior college or university, including UT Tyler, are required to live on campus if facilities are available. AP credit, credit-by-exam tests, and dual credit earned while in high school do not count toward this total. The University is entitled to check the student's criminal history record and will notify the student if this information is used to deny them housing (Texas Government Code, Section 411.094).

Student move-in begins the Thursday before start of class each semester. 


 Important Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Dates

November, 2019    1 Open - Break Housing Applications  
  18 Deadline - Break Housing Application 
  25 - 30    Thanksgiving Break  
December, 2019 13 - 14 Fall Commencement
December, 2019 15 - 31 Winter Break
January, 2020  1 - 12 Winter Break  
March, 2020  9 - 14 Spring Break
March, 2020 16 Summer 2020 Application Release
May, 2020 1 - 2  Spring Commencement



Fall-Spring 2020-21 Housing Application Timeline

10 AM   January 6, 2020 Returning UT Tyler Student Residents to Retain Current Housing Assignment 
10 AM January 13, 2020 Returning UT Tyler & University Pines Student Residents to Select New Housing Assignment
10 AM February 17, 2020  New/Transfer UT Tyler students to Select Housing Assignment


Summer 2020 Housing Application Information

10 AM   March 16, 2020   Summer 2020 Housing Contract Open 
     Summer housing will be available at Liberty Landing, buildings 2-5 
     Spring 2020 residents will remain in current assignment until Summer move begins 
     Assignments will be made by the Residence Life office mid-April, 2020




For meal plan information, please visit Sodexo's website