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Meal Plans

You may view meal plan details, rates and more by visiting our Meal Plan page. 

All first years and sophomores are required to have a meal plan as part of their two-year residential and dining requirement.

Meal plans can be changed on your housing application portal up until the 12th class day of the fall and spring. No changes can be made after the 12th day.

Resident Assistants, Lead Desk Assistants and Cultural Connectors must email housing@tcu.edu to make meal plan changes. Please include your name, TCU ID, position and new meal plan choice.

Only juniors and seniors who live in Village East, GrandMarc, or Sandage/McCart may cancel their meal plan by emailing housing@tcu.edu with your name, TCU ID, room assignment and request for meal plan cancellation. All cancellations must be made by the 12th class day of the fall and spring semesters.

Yes. Commuter and off-campus students are able to purchase any of our meal plans. Please go to my.tcu.edu — Student Services — Commuter Meal Plan.

If you purchase a Commuter Meal Plan and wish to cancel, you must email housing@tcu.edu with your name, TCU ID and cancellation request. All cancellations must be made by the 12th day of the fall and spring semesters.

 

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Housing and Residence Life does not tour specific rooms in each hall but will tour a typical room in a Residence Hall. For a schedule of tours hosted by admissions, click here.

The cost of housing varies. You may view the housing rates on our Rates and Applications page. 

TCU has a two year live on and dining requirement.

Please contact the Student Access & Accommodation Services — Disabilities Services for assistance at (817) 257-6567 or visit their website for additional information.

Accommodations must be renewed through the Student Access & Accommodation Services each academic year. 

Every effort is made to accommodate student preferences; however, placement in a particular community or with a particular roommate is not guaranteed.

Please contact the Honors College if you would like to be placed in Honors Housing.

Every semester Housing and Residence Life hosts an off-campus housing fair for our students. Students have the opportunity to visit with representatives from different apartment complexes. The time and dates of these vendor fairs will be advertised via TCU email and the Housing & Residence Life website.

You may also view our Off-Campus Living page for more resources.

Please email housing@tcu.edu for more information. While we cannot guarantee housing, we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

Most incoming first-years and sophomores will select their own room assignments during their Housing Selection. However, we do have students that will not be able to select their room. Incoming first-years and sophomores that do not select a room during Housing Selection will be manually assigned prior to their August Move-In date. Every effort is made to accommodate student preferences; however, placement in a particular community or with a particular roommate is not guaranteed.

Juniors, seniors, transfer sophomores and transfer juniors are not guaranteed housing. In previous years, we have been able to assign many of these students on our wait list throughout the summer and after the fall semester begins. If you are not able to secure on-campus housing, please visit our Off-Campus Living page for information about local apartment and house rentals. If you are on our waitlist and secure off-campus housing, please email us at housing@tcu.edu to cancel your housing application. Every effort is made to accommodate student preferences; however, placement in a particular community or with a particular roommate is not guaranteed.

Housing and Residence Life does not have floor plans that we can share with our residents. However, we do have room descriptions and photos of our rooms on our Residence Halls page. You may also tour our residence halls.

A limited number of housing spaces are designated for incoming transfer students who have been out of high school less than two years, regardless of how many credit hours you have. To determine if you are eligible for one of those spaces and/or to pay the enrollment deposit, please contact Transfer Admission at (817) 257-7490. You must pay the non-refundable enrollment deposit and submit health records to the TCU Health Center before you have access to the housing application.

You may request to live with a sibling of the same gender on-campus, and you need to mutually request one another via the Housing Application.

Students are permitted to live at home with their parent/legal guardian within 3o miles from campus. Please complete and return the Commuter Exemption Request Form if you are interested in living at home.

Our residence halls do not close for holidays or breaks. Students are welcome to stay in their residence halls during this time. We will have staff on duty in case students need anything. Dining options may be limited so please plan accordingly. Fraternity and sorority chapter facilities are closed during winter break.

For any additional questions, please visit https://housing.tcu.edu, email us at housing@tcu.edu or call 817-257-7865. As more information becomes available, we will update our website, social media, and the FAQs.