A female student in a room in UT Tyler's Ornelas Residence Hall

Housing and Dining

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A Friendly, Welcoming Community Awaits

Create lasting memories and be at the center of the UT Tyler experience. Meet your new best friend during a residence volleyball game. Be only a stroll away from the latest campus barbecue. Organize a group session at your community’s study center — or on your very own deck. See how our picturesque location goes beyond classes and books and transforms into your neighborhood.

Living on campus alleviates hassles, saves time, and avoids costly commuting expenses. You
don’t need to constantly fill up the car with gas. Hungry? There are multiple dining options.
Need to study? The library is right there, as are a variety of quiet areas. Want to work out? Walk
to the Fitness Center.

Campus housing includes free internet, furniture, all utilities, cable TV, quiet study rooms, and an
abundance of free activities. All residential communities are air-conditioned. There is no housing
deposit. You can save money by not purchasing gas or paying vehicle repair bills!

Students who live on campus have support available 24/7. There are RAs living in every
community, and a full-time Residence Coordinator maintains office hours and lives in each
residential community. Housing & Residence Life staff members are on duty & available 24 hours
per day, 365 days a year. You can always receive assistance… even during the evenings,
weekends, and holidays.

Living on campus is fun! Campus housing allows students an easy & convenient opportunity to
meet other students while participating in fun events, campus activities, student organizations,
and socializing. Enjoy the total campus experience & enhance your academic success too!

The University Police work collaboratively with Housing & Residence Life, including with
educational programming, policy enforcement, and student care. In a recent student satisfaction
survey, 98% of the survey participants reported feeling safe in campus housing.

National research reflects that students who live on campus tend to have higher GPAs. There are
quiet study environments in every community and easy access to the library. You enjoy easy
access to faculty & study groups.

It is easier to make friends! When the people in your classes are also the folks you eat with, do
laundry with, and binge TV with, you start to build life-long friendships!

Housing at UT Tyler

UT Tyler designs our housing communities to give you a sense of independence, support and ease as you earn your degree. The majority of the more than 1,700 students who live on campus do so in apartment or townhouse-style residential communities equipped with private bathrooms and in-unit kitchens. We locate our residence halls and apartment communities close to classes, the library, the University Center and other facilities.

UT Tyler requires all students who have completed fewer than 60 credit hours at any junior college or university, including UT Tyler, to live on campus if facilities are available. For an exception, submit a waiver through the Housing Portal.

All Communities

From the quintessential college residential living experience to an off-campus alternative, find a UT Tyler housing community that fits your personality and lifestyle. Our six housing options range from double suites in a residence hall to four-bedroom townhomes — all outfitted with high-speed WiFi, laundry, TV streaming and other amenities.

Apply for Housing

Log into your student account to complete your application online. The easy step-by-step process takes you through room selection and your housing contract.

Bedspace and Roommate Preferences

State your room type preferences and fill out a roommate matching profile to increase your chances of getting your top choice. Though we cannot make guarantees, we do take preferences into account when assigning bedspace.


Housing rates vary on the community selected, as well as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in your apartment or suite. UT Tyler bills all rates per student per semester.

Dining at UT Tyler

Whether you are looking for a quick snack or a satisfying multicourse meal, find delicious, healthy options for a wide variety of tastes and preferences across the UT Tyler campus.

On-Campus Dining Options

Farm-fresh food, name-brand chains or your go-to Starbucks drink — you can order it all at UT Tyler. Explore on-campus dining options, including favorites like Einstein Bros. Bagels and Chick-fil-A, and get a taste of The Met, our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.

Meal Plans

Select from six different plans, including options with unlimited meals and bottomless cups. For maximum convenience, just swipe your Student ID to use your meal plan.

Nutrition and Allergy Information

Get a meal that’s right for you. Our dining facilities provide daily vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free choices, as well as options for other special diets, without sacrificing taste or nutrition. Our Everyday app lists all the information you need to find something safe and healthy.

More Resources

Not sure how early you can get coffee? Curious about our sustainability efforts? Questions about your meal plan? Get the answers you need, including information about special events, team members, menu items, health and wellness, and other resources.

2024 – 2025 Housing & Residence Life Important Dates

Early June,

  Room Assignments for First Time Freshman Emailed
June 1 Last Day to Cancel the Fall 2024-Spring 2025 Housing Application without a Contract Cancellation Fee
July 6 Move out for Summer Session 1 for students without a Fall booking

Students staying for Fall 2024 Housing will be notified via email when their Fall
room is ready for move in. Students who do not have a Fall booking will remain in
their Summer assignment until Summer move outs based on the last day of their summer classes.


1 Move In for Omen Hill and Grande Village
  10 Move out for Long Summer for students without Fall booking
  18 Move Out for Summer 2024 Graduates
  22 Patriots Welcome Move in for First Time Freshman (10am-4pm)
  24 Upperclassmen Move in (10am-4pm)
September 9 Last Day to Request Meal Plan Change
October 15 Spring 2025 Only Housing Application Opens at 10 am
November 1 Last Day to Cancel Spring 2025 Only Housing Application w/o Contract Cancellation Fee
  15 Deadline for Graduating Seniors to Cancel Spring 2025 semester of the Fall 2024-Spring 2025 Contract
December 14 Winter Break Move Out, Residential Facilities close at noon


9 Spring 2025 Move In; 10 am-4 pm
  27 Last Day for Spring 2025 Meal Plan Change
May 3 End of Spring 2025 Semester, Residential Facilities close at noon

(Non-Summer 2025 students must check out of
housing no later than 12 p.m. the day after last in-person final)
(Graduating students must check out of housing no later than 12 p.m. the day
after commencement and complete a late stay request)

On-Campus Facilities

Wherever you are on campus, you are only a quick and convenient stroll away from finding what you need to make the most out of your college experience. A quiet place to study, a snack break, an energizing gym glass or a fun cultural event is just around the corner.

The entrance to the Robert R. Muntz Library at The University of Texas at Tyler

Robert R. Muntz Library

Check out books and other materials, access scholarly journals and databases or ask a librarian for help with research strategies. The library also offers workshops, tutorials, study rooms and other services to meet your academic needs.

Common areas in the University Center at The University of Texas at Tyler

University Center

Welcome to the heart of campus. At the University Center, meet up with friends for dinner, host a club meeting for fellow students, discover a new hobby at an event or simply take a break from your busy schedule. In addition to dining facilities and lounges, the University Center also boasts the Patriot Zone, a gaming center and live performance space.

A group of male and female students play volleyball in the sand outside of the Liberty Landing Apartments at The University of Texas at Tyler

Campus Recreation

Take a break from the books and get your body moving! Pick a group exercise class to blow off some steam or tap into your team spirit with an intramural sport. Explore the great outdoors by hiking or ziplining with the UT Tyler Outdoor Adventure program. Whether you prefer the relaxing pace of a meditation class or the heart-pumping thrills of rock climbing, find it here.

The Barnes & Noble student bookstore at The University of Texas at Tyler


Stroll through the aisles for textbooks, supplies, dorm articles and more at UT Tyler’s official bookstore. Create a customized list of course materials and get a discount when you sign up for their mailing list.

Live the UT Tyler Experience

Discover a sense of community here at UT Tyler. Reach out for more information about on-campus housing and how to apply.