Office of Residence Life

Resources

 
RA on Duty Phone Numbers
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) 522-4809

McCombs/LC/DLC: (512) 827-8729

Move-in Dates
Move-in for fall 2013 will be on Friday August 16 for first-year students and Friday August 23 for returning students.
 
Early Arrivals

No students will be permitted to move in to campus housing before designated move-in times. Only those who have a direct faculty/staff rationale for return will be approved. Faculty and staff can send requests to Elliott Powell at powelle@southwestern.edu with the name of the student, date they are wanting to arrive early, and reason. Fall semester requests need to be received by June 30.

Damages and Room Condition Reports

Upon moving into their assigned room, residents are required to complete the online Room Condition Report Form (RCR). This is the one and only way students can report pre-existing damages for which they do not want to be held responsible. During the year, residents are encouraged to report damages as soon as they occur. For a sample of what the RCR looks like, click here.

Roommate Contracts

Roommates will develop a roommate contract each year explaining expectations of their rooming relationship. The following questions can be used as guide to help you and your roommate build a roommate contract. Click Here.

Lockout Protocol
If you are locked out of your room, you can call the RA on duty from 7:00 PM-7:00 AM to have them let you in. SUPD can be reached at (512) 863-1944 during times an RA is not on duty.
 
Lost Key Protocol
Lost keys should be reported immediately to your RA. There will be a $100.00 charge for the replacement of a room key or access key. This charge includes the cost of changing the lock and issuing new keys to both or all residents. Once a new key request is submitted, the resident must go to the Business Office and pay the cashier the fee.
 
Tuition and Fee Rates
Click Here to see a full list of tuition, housing, and meal plan rates for the 2013-2014 school year.
 
Meal Plan Information

Click here for 2013-2014 meal plan information, rates, and changes and cancellation procedures.

Housing Sign-Ups

Housing assignments are done in person during the month of April. An email will be sent to all students regarding times and process for signing up for housing. All students must go through housing sign-ups if they plan to live on campus. Sign-ups are according to the average number of hours of all those intending to sign up together. Summer housing is available in the Lord Residential Center. All apartments are furnished with a full kitchen. A meal plan is not provided for the summer.

Student Handbook

More information on Residence Life and policies can be found on pages 31-41 in the SU Student Handbook.

RA Resources

For resources for our current resident assistant staff please click here.