Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How much does it cost to live on-campus?

A: The cost of housing varies. You may view the Residence Hall Rates 2018-2019.

Q: I have a disability that requires I have special housing accommodations. What do I need to do?

A: Please contact the Center for Academic Services-Disabilities Services for assistance at (817)257-6567 or visit their website for additional information.

Q: I am interested in Honors Housing…what do I need to do?

A: Please contact Colby Birdsell in the Honors College at or by phone (817)257-7125.

Q: If I currently live off-campus or at home, can I live on-campus for the Fall?

A: Please email While we cannot guarantee housing, we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

Q: How can I request a room or roommate change?

A: All change requests must be emailed to Roommate requests must be mutual.

Q: Can I see a set of floor plans for my Residence Hall?

A: Housing and Residence Life does not have floor plans that we can share with our residents.

Q: If I am transferring to TCU, can I live on-campus?

A: 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 $900 non‐refundable enrollment deposit, please contact Transfer Admission at (817)257‐7490. You must pay the non‐refundable enrollment deposit and submit Bacterial Meningitis vaccination records to the TCU Health Center before you have access to the housing application.

Q: May I live on-campus with a sibling/family member who is also attending TCU?

A: 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.

Q: How long am I required to live on campus?

A: TCU has a two year live on requirement.

Q: Can I live at home?

A: Students are permitted to live at home with their parent/legal guardian within 30 miles from campus.

Meal Plans

Q: How can I see what meal plans are offered?

A: You may view Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Meal Plan Information.

Q: How do I change my meal plan?

A: You may email with your name, TCU ID# and meal plan selection until the 12th class day of each semester.

Q: How do I cancel my meal plan?

A: Only juniors and seniors who live in Village East, GrandMarc or Sandage/McCart may cancel their meal plan by emailing with your name, TCU ID#, fall room assignment and request for meal plan cancellation until the 12th class day.

Tours and On-Campus Fairs

Q: How can I get a tour of a Residence Hall and specifically the room I’ve been assigned to?

A: 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.

Q: How can I get information regarding off-campus apartments?

A: Every semester Housing and Residence Life hosts an off-campus housing fair for our students. The 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 will be featured via our website events calendar.