Frequently Asked Questions

Meal Plans

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

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

A: 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 class 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.

A: 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.

A: 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 class day of the fall and spring semesters.

 

 

Assignments

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

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

Accommodations must be renewed through the Center for Academic 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.

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

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

A: Roommates are able to form a roommate group during the Fall housing application process. Roommate requests must be mutual. Tutorials and more information about forming roommate groups will be emailed to students.

A: Most incoming freshmen 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 freshmen 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 wait list 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.

A: 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: 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 $1,000 non‐refundable 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.

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.

A: TCU has a two year live on and dining requirement.

A: Students are permitted to live at home with their parent/legal guardian within 30 miles from campus. Please complete and return the Commuter Exemption Request Form if you are interested in living at home.

 

A: 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.

 

Tours & Off-Campus Housing Fairs

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.

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.

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