Transfer Housing Steps

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

Special Notes:

  • 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 $900 Enrollment Deposit via my.tcu.edu.

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 www.healthcenter.tcu.edu or email healthinfo@tcu.edu.

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 my.tcu.edu. 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.

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

Arnold, Carter, GrandMarc, Greek Chapter Facilities, Hays, King, Marion, Milton Daniel, PE Clark, Richards, Samuelson, Tom Brown Pete Wright, Wright

Arnold, Carter, GrandMarc, Greek Chapter Facilities, Hays, King, Marion, Milton Daniel, PE Clark, Richards, Sandage/McCart, Samuelson, Tom Brown Pete Wright, Wright, Village East

MarketSquare Membership and the Ultimate Flex

Students living in Arnold, Carter, Hays, King, Marion, Milton Daniel, PE Clark, Richards, Samuelson, Wright Halls are eligible for the following meal plans:

MarketSquare Membership, Ultimate Flex, Flex 7, Flex 12

Students living in Tom Brown Pete Wright or GrandMarc Apartments are eligible for the following meal plans:

MarketSquare Membership, Ultimate Flex, Flex 7, Flex 12, Limited 50.

All meal plans changes must be completed before the 12th class day.

Students living in Arnold, Carter, Hays, King, Marion, Milton Daniel, PE Clark, Richards, Samuelson, Wright Halls are eligible for the following meal plans:

MarketSquare Membership, Ultimate Flex, Flex 7, Flex 12

Students living in Tom Brown Pete Wright, GrandMarc, Sandage/McCart and Village East are eligible for the following meal plans:

MarketSquare Membership, Ultimate Flex, Flex 7, Flex 12, Limited 50 or you may opt out of the meal plan.

All meal plans changes must be completed before the 12th class day.