Housing Timeline & Process

The following information includes dates and instructions for each step of the housing process. The room assignment date depends upon when you have submitted the housing contract.

Roommate Selection

Roommate Selection begins February 21, 2024 and will continue through May 13, 2024. Additional information on roommate selection can be found below.

Room Assignments

Room Assignments will begin on May 14, 2024. Students will be able to submit preferences within the housing portal for preferred housing arrangements.

Move-In Appointment

Students will be required to sign up for a move-in date and time after receiving their residence hall assignment.

Living-Learning Communities

Roommate matching is available for LLC students only if each student is in the same LLC, following the above timelines.

Living Options

Find the housing that best suits you.

The following instructions provide a step-by-step guide to the housing process. All steps are shown to provide students with information that is necessary when completing their housing contracts. For each step you will log into the Housing Portal—you will need your NetID and password.

Contract Submission

1. Log In

Log in to the Housing Portal by using the Texas State University Login button at the bottom of the page.

Screenshot of Housing Portal Login page.

2. Welcome

You will be brought to the Welcome page each time you log into the Housing Portal. This page has important information about living on campus.

On the right side of the Welcome page, your Student ID Number is displayed along with some action buttons.

Please write down your Student ID Number (A0#) as you will need it later to submit your housing contract, then click the Submit Housing Contract button.

Screenshot of Welcome page in Housing Portal.

3. Housing Contract Selection

Here you will click the Apply button for the semester you were accepted for.

Screenshot of Housing Contract Selection page in the Housing Portal.

4. Personal Details

The first step once a housing contract has been started is the Personal Details page. Please review the information on this page for accuracy and contact the Registrar’s Office at 512.245.2367 if there are any errors. Incorrect information might affect housing status.

Screenshot of Personal Details page.

Fill out your contact information that you wish to share with your roommate or suitemate.

Screenshot of Contact Information on Personal Details page in the Housing Portal.

5. Emergency & Missing Person Contact Information

The next couple of pages will ask you to provide a contact person in case of an emergency or missing person situation.

Screenshot of Emergency Contact page and Missing Person Contact page in the Housing Portal.

6. Required Information

The page is asking for some required information.

Screenshot of Required Information page in the Housing Portal.

7. Terms & Conditions

The Terms & Conditions page must be signed in order to continue with the housing process. By entering your Student ID Number (A0#), you have signed and agreed to the Terms & Conditions of your housing contract. This is a legally binding contract. You have 3 business days to cancel without penalty; the request to cancel must be submitted online.

Screenshot of Terms & Conditions page in the Housing Portal.

8. Housing Advance Rent Checkout & Receipt

On the following pages, you will be asked to make a housing advance rent payment. You will be emailed a receipt upon submission of your payment.

Unless your advance rent is deferred, your housing contract is not complete until we receive your housing advance rent.

Screenshot of Housing Pre-Payment Checkout page in the Housing Portal.

9. Contract Confirmation

Your housing contract is now complete. Please verify that the email we have listed is the correct email address. This is the email we will be using to contact you with any further information.

Screenshot of Contract Confirmation page in the Housing Portal.

10. Housing Contract Status

This page will let you know the status of your housing contract.

Screenshot of Housing Contract Status page in the Housing Portal.

As a reminder, you will need to purchase a Meal Plan from Texas State Dining if you live on campus. If you live in Bobcat Village, the purchase of a Meal Plan is optional. For more information on Meal Plan purchases, please visit Texas State Dining's website.

Roommate Selection

1. Roommate Matching Questionnaire

Answer the questions on this page to help match you with a compatible roommate. Then click the Save & Continue button.

Screenshot of Roommate Matching Questionnaire in the Housing Portal.

2. Roommate Groups

From this page, you will be able to use different methods to choose your roommate. If you already know who you want to room with or you want to pick from the list of suggested roommates you will need to create a group.

IMPORTANT: The person who creates the group will be the Group Leader.

If you do not want to participate in roommate selection you can click the Save & Continue button. 

Screenshot of Roommate Groups in the Housing Portal.

3. Create a Group

To create a group for you and your roommate, click on the Create Group button. The person who creates the group will automatically be the Group Leader.

On the Roommate Group Create page choose a name and password for your group.

Once you are done, click Create Group.

Screenshot of Roommate Group Create page in the Housing Portal.

If you know who you want to room with (and they have completed a housing contract), click the Search for Roommates by Details link. You will need to know your roommate's First and Last Name OR their Student ID Number (A0#).

If you do not know who you want to room with, but would like to choose from individuals who match with you based on the Roommate Matching Questionnaire then click the Suggest Roommates link.

Screenshot of Roommate Group page in the Housing Portal.

4. Search for Roommate by Details

On the Roommate Search by Details page enter in either your roommate's First and Last Name OR their Student ID Number (A0#) then click the Search button.

The search results will appear below. Find your roommate and click the Add to Group button. If you are unsure if the person you are selecting is your roommate, you can click the Send Message button and send them a message within the Housing Portal to confirm. This helps in cases of common names.

Screenshot of Roommate Search by Details page in the Housing Portal.

5. Suggest Roommates

If you don’t have a specific person in mind for your roommate then you can click on the Suggest Roommates link and it will show you a list of results of people who match with you. This percentage match is based on the answers you gave on the Roommate Matching Questionnaire page.

When you find someone who you would like to possibly room with then click the Add to Group button.

Screenshot of Suggested Roommates page in the Housing Portal.

Your roommate will receive a message within the Housing Portal that they have been invited to join your group. They will need to go to the Roommate Group page to accept the invitation to the group before the Room Assignment Process.

Screenshot of Roommate Group Invite in the Housing Portal.

IMPORTANT: If they do not accept the invitation then they will not be assigned with you during the Room Assignment Process.

Once both you and your roommate are in your group, you will be assigned together during the Group Leader's Room Assignment Process.