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Office of Residence Life


Hello Pirates! Housing & Residence Life welcomes you to Southwestern University. We are a residential campus, which means our on-campus living program is an integral part of the total student experience. We believe, and research has shown, that students who live on campus enjoy greater academic success and are more likely to achieve in other areas such as teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership.

We offer a variety of residential facilities and living options including residence halls and spacious apartments. Within each of these options, you also have the choice of either single-gender and co-ed residence configurations.

***The Fall 2024 housing application for INCOMING First-Year Students is now open, please follow the steps below***

                       (More information regarding Upper-Division housing will be posted soon, stay tuned!)

Steps before you moving onto campus:

  1. Once you have deposited, fill out your 2024 housing registration form.
  2. Continue working through the Checklist for Success and make sure you have submitted your Health Records through the patient portal.
    • Your health records must be complete in order for you to participate in Room Selection!
  3. Attend Sprog Orientation!
  4. Complete Room Selection and/or Roommate Selection
    • During Roommate Selection, you will be able to review and select your preferred roommate / suitemate(s).
    • If your building preference is more important to you, you may choose NOT to select a roommate, and instead complete Room Selection as an individual.
  5. Move In on Saturday, August 17, 2024!

***Please note…if you opt out of Roommate Selection and go through Room Selection as an individual, a roommate will be automatically assigned to you.***                 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Residence Life or (512) 863-1624