Transfer Housing 

  • Transfer freshmen are guaranteed housing at TCU. Transfer sophomores, juniors, and seniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing at TCU. However, we will continue to place students from our waitlist throughout the summer and after the Fall semester begins. Historically, our office accommodates a large majority of interested transfer students on campus.
  • Housing & Residence Life uses your high school graduation year to determine a classification for housing placement. We do not use credit hours for classification purposes.

Submit your $1,000 Enrollment Deposit via

All incoming students must comply with the following vaccination requirements to enroll at TCU:
1. Bacterial Meningitis (MCV4 or MPSV4) administered within the past 5 years. (Students over the age of 22 are exempt from this requirement.)
2. Two doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination or proof of immunity to Measles and Mumps. (Students born before 1957 are exempt from this requirement.)

Both dates and records must be submitted on the TCU Student Health Portal. Students must enter the dates of their vaccinations and upload supporting documents.

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.

Transfer students can complete their housing application via The Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 housing application opens February 2020. The housing application will reopen April/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 March 2020 (date TBD).

If students are not able to participate in the March 2020 Housing Selection, we will manually assign students throughout the summer and even after the Fall semester begins.

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.