Policies and Contracts FAQs

Policies and Contracts


Is there a deadline?

Housing applications close May 15th each year to all students (except first tie freshmen). Completing your housing agreement early is the best way to be certain that you get the room type of your choice.

Will my financial aid cover my housing fee?

Unless you sign a contract with University Pines, your rent will be added to your student account like any other charge from UT Tyler. This amount is charged per semester and is added approximately two weeks before classes begin. Your financial aid will then be applied to your account. You may set up a payment plan on your myUTTyler account if needed. If you have other questions about your financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 903.566.7180.

Are pets allowed?

No, Pets are not allowed at any campus housing facility.

How do I pay for my room?

For all UT Tyler managed housing, your "rent" will be added to your student account. Housing fees are charged per semester. To view your account at any time, log on to myUTTyler.

How many hours do I need to take to live on campus?

You must take at least 9 for undergrad and 6 for graduate.

Will I be charged if I decide to leave mid-semester or in December?

If you are living on campus you signed an academic year contact (August to May). Cancellation charges are specified in the terms and conditions. If you are graduating, you will not be charged the cancellation fee.

Do I need a meal plan?

All residents of who live in campus housing must purchase a meal plan. The meal plan will be billed directly to your student account.

Can I change my meal plan?

You can change your meal up to census day each semester. After census day, you will not be able to change your meal plan.

What is not allowed in housing?

Banners are not permitted to be displayed outside the facilities unless special arrangements have been made.

Barbecue grill Lava lamp
Candle/Candle warmer Neon sign
Ceiling fan (unless provided) Oil air freshener (plug-in)
Extension Cord Oil lamp
Electric blanket Portable air conditioner or heater
Grill-gas/charcoal of any size Halogen/Lava lamp
Any other cooking appliances (Ornelas Hall Only)

Due to fire safety regulations, the oven may not be used to heat rooms. Barbecue grills may not be used on porches or patios and must be kept at least 20 feet from the building while in use. Items that are not permitted (see above list) on campus will be removed by the hall staff. Students may pick these items up from the Residence Coordinator when they plan to take them home.

Residents must use Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory approved surge protectors (electrical power strips with built-in circuit breakers) if additional electrical outlets are needed. Multiple plug adapters, splitters and extension cords are not permitted.

Students who are assigned to a room without a full-sized refrigerator may bring a refrigerator (not to exceed 1.8 amperage or 5.0 cubic feet). This policy is a university fire and safety regulation to protect campus residents


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