Office of Residence Life

With varied living options—from traditional residence halls to apartments, both single gender and co-ed, throughout campus—and a central dining location, Southwestern offers a unique residential academic community to its students.

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Vacating Fall 2016 Housing

Students who are not returning for the Spring semester are required to notify the Residence Life Office by completing the Intent to Vacate Form as soon as possible.  

Winter Break

Herman Brown, Moody-Shearn, and all First-Year residence halls are closed starting at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 and reopen on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Residents living in these halls will not have access during these dates and should plan accordingly.  It is not necessary for students to move completely out of their rooms, however they should take any valuables or items they may need during the break.

Spring Housing Requests

Current students requesting Spring housing should complete the Spring 2017 Housing Request form by October 31, 2016.  

Incoming transfer and readmit students requesting Spring housing should complete the Transfer/Readmit Housing Request in WebAdvisor.

Spring 2017 Move-in Dates
Incoming transfer students will move in to housing on Thursday, January 5, 2017.  Incoming students may pick up their key in the Student Life Office, suite 310 of the McCombs Campus Center, between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Returning students will move in to housing starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017

Tuition and Fee Rates

Click here for a full list of tuition, housing, and meal plan rates for the 2016-2017 school year.

Meal Plan Information

Students living in the following halls are automatically assigned a default meal plan of 12 meals per week.

  • Brown-Cody, Kurth, Mabee, and Ruter residence halls
  • McCombs Residential Center
  • Moody-Shearn and Herman Brown residence halls

To add or change your meal plan visit WebAdvisor and click on the change meal plan link.  Please be sure to make changes for both semesters.  Changes will not automatically carry over to the next semester.  The last day to change your Spring meal plan is Friday, January 6, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

To cancel your meal plan (only students living in Lord Center, Dorothy Lord Center, off campus, and in fraternity houses are eligible) please email  Before emailing please check the add/change meal plan screen in WebAdvisor.  If a meal plan is not listed for 16/FA or 17/SP you are not currently assigned a plan.  The last day to cancel your Spring meal plan is Friday, January 13, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

Resident Assistant’s are on duty from 7 PM to 7 AM. You can reach the RA on duty at the following numbers:

Brown-Cody: (512) 819-7351
Mabee/Kurth: (512) 819-7350
HB/MS/Ruter: (512) 819-8809
McCombs/LC/DLC: (512) 819-7809