At TLU, learning doesn't stop when you leave the classroom.
Living On Campus
Our residence halls and apartments are a hub of activity for social and educational programs and events. We offer students the opportunity to join a living learning community, which will not only enhance their on-campus experience, but give students the ability to connect with faculty outside the classroom. For many students, the community they come to know and remember is the community they developed with their roommates and suite mates.
About TLU Housing
All full-time students are required to live in TLU housing unless they meet one of the following criteria:
- 21 years of age or older at the beginning of the fall semester
- Have lived on a college or university campus for a minimum of four semesters
- Commuting from the student’s permanent residence (parent or guardian) that is within a 30-mile radius of the campus
Note: All students/applicants under the age of 18 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. TLU offers students several different styles of living including suites, apartments, and traditional housing with each providing a living and learning environment that supports students’ academic, personal, and social needs and goals.
Residential and co-curricular programming focuses on providing opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom. Many classes also offer service-learning opportunities in addition to the many symposiums, special events, and guest lectures that occur on campus on a regular basis.
How To Apply For Housing
The application process for housing is simple:
- Apply and be accepted to TLU.
- Submit your $400 enrollment deposit.
- Upload your proof of meningitis vaccination (received within the last five years) as part of the Student Health Form.
- Submit your on-campus housing application or the request form to live off-campus.
- Beginning June 1, the Office of Residence Life will start housing students based on the date the on-campus housing application form is submitted.
- Students will find out their housing information beginning the last week of June on the Residence Life tab of the MyTLU. This information will be available only after you have received a class schedule for the upcoming semester for which you are enrolled.
Being a good roommate and good neighbor is important. The TLU Student Handbook provides valuable information about what students can expect from TLU and, in turn, what TLU expects from students. Students living in TLU housing are expected to be responsible and respectful, and they should expect the same from fellow residents.
Housing Costs (Standard Rate)
Hall/Apartments Double Occupancy
RESIDENCE HALLS Centennial Hall $3,265
Baldus and Clifton $3,265 $5,715 $4,080 Trinity (small) $2,885 $5,050 Trinity (large) $3,350 $5,860 Seguin $2,900 $5,075 Hahn $2,320 Knutson $2,800 $4,900 $3,500 CAMPUS APARTMENTS Brandes, Kramer, Lange, Steger (full apartments 1-2) $2,880 $5,040 Brandes, Kramer, Lange, and Steger
(efficiency apartments 3-8)
$2,665 $4,665 Brandes, Kramer, Lange, and Steger
(super single rooms only; must purchase Meal Plan A or B)
Linne, Renger, and Strunk (full apartments)
$2,880 $5,040 Bogisch, Glazener $4,560
Residence Assistants & Area Coordinators
Resident Assistants (RA) are full-time upper-class students who live on the student floors and are employed by Campus Living. RAs help provide programming for the residents throughout the academic year. Students who have lived on campus for at least one semester are eligible to apply for a RA position. The application and selection process is in the spring of each year. Selection process can be conducted in the fall semester if necessary.
RAs are required to have a 2.5 GPA, be in good disciplinary standing, and be registered full-time for classes. They receive a scholarship to cover 100 percent of their room costs and the also receive a stipend every two weeks. Positions are limited and preference will be given toward applicants with on-campus living experience.
Info sessions for the academic year will occur in early February and interviews will also be later the same month. More information will be emailed to students, posted throughout the campus, and uploaded to the Campus Living page on MyTLU.
If you have questions, please email Area Coordinator, Ansley Jenkins.
Meningitis Vaccination Policy
In order to comply with state law, TLU requires that all new students, including transfer and re-admissions, be immunized against bacterial meningitis (MCV4). The vaccination must have been given during the 5 year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of the first semester enrolled. Students age 22 and over are exempt from this law. Students applying for on-campus housing should check with the Office of Residence Life regarding the need to have proof of immunization before making a housing reservation.
Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes an official record from a state or local health authority, or school record, or physician’s office; including signature or stamp of practitioner and month/day/year of vaccination. Documentation should be uploaded via the student health form on MyTLU. Questions or assistance with documentation should be sent to email@example.com.
A student has the right to claim exemption if the student submits (1) an affidavit or certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician's opinion, the vaccination would be injurious to the health of the student; or (2) an affidavit signed by the student stating that the student declines the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. A conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services must be used for on-campus students. A version of the form for off-campus students only may be downloaded here. This form must be notarized.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that meningococcal disease strikes up to 3,000 Americans, killing 300 people a year. Up to 15 percent of those with the disease may suffer long-term permanent disabilities including hearing loss, limb amputations and brain damage.