Office of Residence Life


Returning Student Housing Selection Process

Housing assignments are completed online during the month of February and March. An email will be sent to all students regarding the 2-step process for signing up for housing. Students must complete the Returning Student Housing Application in WebAdvisor whether they plan to live on or off campus or in a fraternity house. Sign-ups are according to the average number of hours of all those intending to sign up together and each group will choose a group leader. The group leader will be assigned a housing selection time based on the most recent high school graduation year and average amount of hours for roommate/suitemates.  Only the group leader will have access to the room selection process.

Southwestern has a 2-year housing requirement therefore all first and second year students are required to live on campus.

2016-17 Returning Student Housing Process

2016-17 Returning Student Housing Options

2016-17 Returning Student Housing Application - Tutorial

2016-17 Returning Student Room Selection - Tutorial

2016-17 Housing and Meal Plan FAQ

Summer Housing

Summer housing will be available in the Lord Residential Center. All apartments are furnished with a full kitchen. A meal plan is not available in the summer. More information on available summer options will be coming soon.

To request summer housing please complete the online housing form.  Summer 2016 form coming soon.

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) 819-8809
McCombs/LC/DLC: (512) 819-7809


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.
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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Housing and Meal Plan Medical Accommodations

All housing and meal plan accommodation requests are required to go through the Office of Academic Success and Records. Please email Jennifer Smull at for more information on requesting an accommodation.

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.

Early Arrivals

More to come for Fall 2016 early arrival protocol.

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.