First Year Housing Steps

Please review the various steps below that relate to housing for first year students. Pay careful consideration to forms that are required and key dates to ensure a smooth transition into TCU Housing.

Special Notes:

  • TCU has a two-year housing & dining requirement.
  • Students will receive their room assignment prior to their move-in date in August.
  • Housing & Residence Life uses graduation year to determine a classification for housing placement.
  • A number of incoming freshmen will be impacted by extended housing. We do our best to relieve extended housing as the Fall semester progresses.

Submit your $1,000 Enrollment Deposit via


All incoming students under the age of 22 must submit proof of having received a bacterial meningitis vaccine within the past 5 years. Students will not be allowed to enroll in classes until they have submitted proof of the vaccination to the Health Center. Immunization proof should be submitted via one of the following required forms: For students living in the United States: US1107Compliance.pdf OR for Students currently/recently living outside of the United States International1107Compliance.pdf. For more information visit the TCU Health Center’s website or email



All housing communication will be sent directly to students’ TCU emails. Please begin to check your email multiple times per week.

Complete the Housing Application

Incoming freshmen can complete their housing application via The Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 housing application opens May 2020.


Each student will receive a Housing Selection Timeslot. Timeslots are randomly generated for all students regardless of when they completed their housing application.  Timeslots are sent 3-5 business days prior to Housing Selection.


On Housing Selection Day, students will be able to log in to their Housing Portal and select their own room for Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 year. Housing Selection will take place May/June 2020 (date TBD).


Housing & Residence Life offers three designated move-in days. Move-In dates are determined by the TCU group/activity in which students participate (Frog Camp, Sorority Recruitment, ROTC, etc). Move-In times are determined by the floor and room number in which students are assigned.

Please confirm move-in dates and times before making travel arrangements. Early arrivals are not permitted. Students must move in on a designated Move-In day. 

Parents & Families: We suggest booking return flights for the day after move-in to allow enough time for you to get your student settled. It will be a busy day, and we want you to enjoy the experience rather than being rushed.

Information about specific move-in dates, times and locations can be found on our website.



Clark, Colby, Foster, Milton Daniel, Moncrief, PE Clark, Sherley, Waits. Samuelson may be utilized depending on incoming freshmen class size.


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