University Housing and Dining

All students enrolled in The University of Texas at Austin are eligible to live in University-owned housing. Students are not required to live on campus and may choose to live on or off campus. Freshmen are encouraged to consider living in University residence halls. The experience of many students indicates that adjustment to University life is often easier for those who live on campus. Research indicates that students who live in residence halls are more fully involved in academic and extracurricular activities, earn higher grade point averages, more frequently exceed predicted levels of learning and personal development, and more frequently complete their college education within four years, as compared to students who live off campus.

A brief description of University housing follows. More information about housing is available online and from The University of Texas at Austin, University Housing and Dining, 200 W Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX 78712. Institutional rules regarding university-owned residences are listed in Appendix C, Chapter 5. University-Owned Residences.

Applying for housing in University residence halls

Students may apply to live on campus after they have completed the admission application. Contracts are offered to students who are admitted to the University; incoming freshmen must be admitted and have paid or satisfied the enrollment deposit. More information about the housing application process is available online. Housing is not guaranteed for students.

University-owned residence hall for men

The University residence hall for men is Creekside Residence Hall, which can accommodate approximately 200 students.

University-owned residence halls for women

The University residence halls for women are Kinsolving and Littlefield, which can accommodate approximately 900 students. Freshmen women who apply for housing with Littlefield as their first building choice are given priority consideration for assignment to Littlefield.

University-owned residence halls for men and women

Jester Center, San Jacinto Hall, Almetris Duren Hall, Brackenridge Hall, Prather Hall, Moore-Hill Hall, and Roberts Hall accommodate approximately 5,300 students. Andrews, Blanton, and Carothers honors residence halls accommodate about 500 students. Dobie Twenty21 accommodates approximately 750 students.

University-owned apartments

2400 Nueces, located off campus in the west campus area, is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 semester hours of coursework. More information about 2400 Nueces is available online

East Campus Graduate Apartments, located in East Austin close to the Forty Acres, opens Fall 2024 and is exclusively for graduate students.  This six-building complex offers 545 fully furnished studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with all utilities included in the monthly rates, controlled card access to residential areas, live on staff support and onsite maintenance. More information about East Campus Graduate Apartments is available online.

The University Apartments, located in off campus areas that have shuttle bus service, are open to graduate and undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 semester hours of coursework, including those with families. Gateway Apartments and Colorado Apartments have approximately four hundred air-conditioned, unfurnished units; Brackenridge Apartments have approximately three hundred one-, two-, and three-bedroom, air-conditioned, unfurnished units. Rates for all units include utilities, internet and laundry. Apartment contracts may be signed up to sixty days before move-in. More information about University Apartments is available online and from The University of Texas at Austin, University Apartments, 3501 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin TX 78703-5533.

Privately owned housing

A wide range of privately owned housing is available for men, women, and families in the University community. Arrangements for living in these residence halls, rooming and boarding houses, cooperative houses, apartments, and private homes are made directly with the management of each residence. The University maintains a website that includes links to other housing and real estate listings.

The University accepts no responsibility for the terms of rental or the accommodations offered and will not be a party to the enforcement of contracts between students, parents, and landlords for privately owned housing.