Residence Education


Is there bus service from UT Tyler to the rest of Tyler?

The Tyler Transit System operates a bus system throughout Tyler. There is a bus stop across from the main entrance of UT Tyler on Varsity Drive. For more information on Tyler Transit please call 903.533.8057.

When can I have visitors in my room?

Due to COVID-19, it is requested to limit visitors in all housing facilities.

Do I have to move my stuff out for winter break?

Residents do not have to move all of their belongings out for winter break. If a resident needs to stay for a school function or a job, they must provide proof to the head RA of their facility and they will be able to stay through the break.

We will have reduced staffing available over the break. We encourage students to go home for winter break and to come back rejuvenated for the spring semester. The last resident to leave for the break from each room is required to check out with their RA. There will not be mail service over the break. All mail is held at the university's central receiving until the first day of class for the spring.

Is there parking available if you live on campus? Where is it located?

Ornelas Hall residents can park in parking lot 15, 17, or 18. Patriot Village is a gated community. Residents are allowed to park in the lot around the complex. You must have a UT Tyler parking sticker. You can pay for the parking sticker on your myUTTyler account and then you can pick up your parking sticker at the police station.

How do I connect to the Residence Life Internet service?

You will need to create a login with our service provider. Instructions are found on this login information sheet.

What should I bring with me?

Patriot Village, Liberty Landing, and Victory Village:

Linens (Full) Toilet paper
Pillows & Pillow Cases Kitchen supplies (Pots, Pans, Windex, Garbage Bags, Handsoap, Sponge & Towels)
Comforter & blanket TV
Towels Kitchen Table
Shower curtain Hangers
Shower Caddy & Toiletries Ethernet Cord
Mattress Topper Microwave
Pots and pans Desk Lamp
Dishes & Silverware Vacuum/mop
Trash can and trash bags (for both bathroom and kitchen) Cleaning Supplies
Microwave (max 800 watts) only 1 per apartment Surge protector
Coffee pot/Keurig Fan
Laundry Detergent & Fabric Softener Plunger for clogged toilets

Ornelas Hall

Linens (Twin XL Bedding) Toilet paper
Pillows & Pillow Cases Mini Fridge (max 5 cubic ft.) - 1 per bedroom - Staff may require it use certain outlet in the room
Comforter & Blanket Cleaning supplies
Towels Hangers
Mattress Topper TV
Shower curtain Desk Lamp
Shower Caddy & Toiletries Silverware
Microwave (max 800 watts, only 1 per dorm suite) Ethernet cord
Dishes Surge protectors
Trash can and trash bags (for both bathroom and kitchen) Cleaning Supplies
Vacuum/mop Laundry Detergent & Fabric Softener

Appliances only permitted in units with full kitchens (Liberty Landing, Patriot Village and Victory Village)

  • Crock pot
  • Hot plate
  • Electric grill
  • Panini maker/grill
  • Frying skillet/Electric skillet
  • Toaster or toaster oven
  • Air Fryer


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