Transfer Housing 

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Housing & Residence Life uses your high school graduation year to determine your classification for housing.

Transfer sophomores and juniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing. 

All incoming students must comply with the following vaccination requirements to enroll at TCU:
1. Bacterial Meningitis (MCV4 or MPSV4) administered within the past five 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 – Student Services – Housing Portal.

The Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 application will open in Spring 2021.

Transfer first-years 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.

Students have multiple meal plan options available. Students can choose their meal plan when completing their TCU housing application. Students can change their meal plans on the housing application portal until the 12th class day of each semester.

Learn more about Meal Plans.

Students who have a dietary restriction and feel they need a dietary accommodation can work with Student Access and Accommodation. Please contact them at (817) 257-6567 or

All sophomores (rising and transfers) living on campus must have a meal plan unless approved by the Center for Academic Services.

Moving on campus is an exciting time, but it can be challenging as you prepare.  We have created a comprehensive list of suggested items to bring, items Housing & Residence Life provides and items you should leave behind. Learn more about what to bring to your new home.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Coordinate with your roommate(s) on which items you will bring. Some students even like to coordinate room decorations!
  • Room descriptions, approximate dimensions and photos are provided on our Residence Halls page. We are unable to provide exact measurements of your room or furniture. Please plan to take measurements of our tour rooms while on campus.
  • Students can ship items to campus as soon as they secure a TCU Post Office Box. Many students ship items to campus prior to moving in to minimize the amount of items they bring with them on Move-In day. Some students choose to purchase items after they move in. Do what is best for you and your family!
  • Don’t overbuy! Less is always more. You can always purchase items after you move in.

Housing & Residence Life offers 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 be rushed.

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