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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Incoming Students - EverFi AlcoholEdu and Haven Online Courses

Southwestern University has partnered with Everfi to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual assault prevention through online courses. Please click here for instructions on completing both online courses starting August 1, 2016.  Incoming students are expected to complete Part 1 of AlcoholEdu and Haven by August 22, 2016. 

Tuition and Fee Rates

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

Fall 2016 Move-in Dates
First-Year and incoming transfer students will move in to housing on Friday, August 12, 2016.

Returning students will move in to housing starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016.  No students will be allowed to move in earlier unless they are on the early arrival list for an approved group.

Check-in to on-campus housing:

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm - Bishop’s Lounge, McCombs Campus Center

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Caskey Center, Lord Center Apartments

After hours and Sunday - RA on duty for each building

HB/MS/Ruter: (512) 819-8809
McCombs/LC/DLC/KA/PKA: (512) 819-7809

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 meal plan is Friday, August 26, 2016 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 meal plan is Friday, August 19, 2016 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