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 begins February 21, 2024 and will continue through May 13, 2024. Additional information on roommate selection can be found below.
Room Assignments will begin on May 14, 2024. Students will be able to submit preferences within the housing portal for preferred housing arrangements.
Students will be required to sign up for a move-in date and time after receiving their residence hall assignment.
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.
1. Log In
Log in to the Housing Portal by using the Texas State University Login button at the bottom of the page.
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.
3. Housing Contract Selection
Here you will click the Apply button for the semester you were accepted for.
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.
Fill out your contact information that you wish to share with your roommate or suitemate.
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.
6. Required Information
The page is asking for some required information.
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.
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.
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.
10. Housing Contract Status
This page will let you know the status of your housing contract.
1. Roommate Matching Questionnaire
Answer the questions on this page to help match you with a compatible roommate. Then click the Save & Continue button.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.