First-Year Housing Application & Auto-Selection FAQs

May 1 at 8:00am (CDT) through June 1 at 8:00am (CDT). There is no rush to submit your application as long as it is complete during this timeframe.

Students must log into, click on Student Services, click on Housing Portal, and then select Housing/Dining Application from the Housing Portal menu. Please verify that the student is in StarRez (meaning they have paid the enrollment deposit) and have a 23/24 FY classification under the Membership tab. You can also impersonate that person in PortalX to see what they see. If that doesn’t work, please let Mindy/Missy/Keith know so we can troubleshoot further.

Your TCU email is the official communication method, so all information will be sent there. If you wish to forward that information to a parent or friend, you may do so.

You and your preferred roommate(s) must have a completed Housing/Dining Application on file, and then one of you will return to the Roommate Group section of the application and follow the instructions. The person that creates the roommate group will be the Group Leader.

Verify that student has a complete application.

Verify you are searching with the correct spelling of their official name (no middle names or nicknames).

Verify they have not already created or joined a roommate group. People can only be a member of one roommate group at a time. If they are part of a different group, they must leave that group before joining another group. You cannot be a member of multiple roommate groups.

All incoming Honors students are expected to live in Milton Daniel. Any exceptions to the Honors housing requirement must go through the Honors department. Please contact them at 817-257-7125.

You will receive an auto-generated email confirmation to your TCU email inbox once your application is complete. You may also log into the Housing/Dining Application and view the Application Status page. You may also view messages on your housing portal by clicking the three vertical lines once you log in.

Yes, all incoming first-year students are guaranteed TCU housing.

No, TCU has a two-year residency requirement, so you will be required to live in TCU housing for your first-year and sophomore years.

Students who live within a 30-mile radius of TCU with a parent or legal guardian are eligible to commute from home. Please follow the steps below to complete your commuter request form.

  1. Go to and enter your username and password
  2. Click the Student Services tile
  3. Click Housing Portal
  4. Click Forms in the purple menu bar
  5. Choose the Commuter Request Form

Complete, notarize, and upload your Commuter Request Form (accessible in the Housing Portal) and wait for written approval from the Housing & Residence Life team.

Please send your cancellation request to and include your Name, TCU ID#, and reason for cancellation.

Yes! The Room Change Request will open on July 1 at 10:00am (CDT) on the Housing Portal.

Incoming first-year students are required to keep the Ultimate Flex 19, which is indicated on the Housing/Dining Application.

The Housing/Dining Application will reopen on July 1 at 10:00am (CDT) after the Auto-Selection process ends. We will email students when it reopens.

YES, all students who will live in TCU housing must submit the Housing Application. This must be done for you to be assigned to your athletic housing space.

Athletics will NOT fill this out for you!

We will email students and post Move-In information to our website when the details are finalized.