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Housing Timeline and Process

Housing Timeline

The following lists out the dates of each step of the housing process. The group in which you are placed depends upon when you have submitted the housing contract. Scroll down to access the step-by-step instructions on the housing process. If you are a continuing student, please visit the continuing student recontracting timeline.

New Spring 2018 Students

Spring 2018 New Students may submit a contract between October 1st, 2017 – December 8, 2017  These students will participate in room selection and room changes based upon the below dates.

Contract Submission

October 1, 2017 - Dec. 8, 2017
New Residents Group 1

Roommate Selection

Not Offered

Room Selection

Dec. 12-13, 2017
Daily from 9 am – 7 pm

Room Changes

Dec. 15, 2017
Daily from 9 am - 4 pm

New Fall Students Group 1

Students who submit a contract between October 1st, 2017 – December 8, 2017 will be placed in Group 1. These students will participate in roommate selection, room selection and room changes based upon the below dates.

Contract Submission

October 1, 2017 - Dec. 8, 2017
New Residents Group 1

Roommate Selection

Jan. 9 - 10, 2018
24 Hours
(Roommate must be in group 1)

Room Selection

Jan. 10 - 12, 2018
Daily from 9 am – 7 pm

Room Changes

Jan. 18 - 19, 2018
Daily from 9 am - 4 pm


New Fall Students Group 2

Students who submit a contract between December 9th, 2017 – January 19, 2018 will be placed in Group 2. These students will participate in roommate selection, room selection and room changes based upon the below dates.

Contract Submission

Dec. 9, 2017 - Jan. 19, 2018
New Residents Group 2

Roommate Selection

Jan. 30 - 31, 2018
24 Hours
(Roommate must be in group 2)

Room Selection

Jan. 31 - Feb 2, 2018
Daily from 9 am – 7 pm

Room Changes

Feb. 5 - 6, 2018
Daily from 9 am - 4 pm


New Fall Students Group 3

Students who submit a contract between January 20, 2018 – February 16, 2018 will be placed in Group 3. These students will participate in roommate selection, room selection and room changes based upon the below dates.

Contract Submission

Jan. 20 - Feb. 16, 2018
New Residents Group 3

Roommate Selection

Feb. 27 - Feb 28, 2018
24 Hours
(Roommate must be in group 3)

Room Selection

Feb 28- March 2, 2018
Daily from 9 am – 7 pm

Room Changes

March 6 - 7, 2018
Daily from 9 am - 4 pm


New Fall Students Group 4

Students who submit a contract between February 17 – March 9, 2018 will be placed in Group 4. These students will participate in roommate selection, room selection and room changes based upon the below dates.

Contract Submission

Feb. 17 - March 9, 2018
New Residents Group 4

Roommate Selection

March 27 - 28, 2018
24 Hours
(Roommate must be in group 4)

Room Selection

March 28 - 30, 2018
Daily from 9 am – 7 pm

Room Changes

April 3 - 4, 2018
Daily from 9 am - 4 pm


New Fall Students Group 5

Students who submit a contract between March 19 – April 13, 2018 will be placed in Group 5. These students will participate in room selection and room changes based upon the below dates.

Contract Submission

March 19 - April 13th, 2018
New Residents Group 5

Roommate Selection

Not Offered

Room Selection

April 25 - 27, 2018
Daily from 9 am – 7 pm

Room Changes

May 1 - 2, 2018
Daily from 9 am - 4 pm


New Fall Students Group 6

Students who submit a contract between April 14 – May 1, 2018 will be placed in Group 6. These students will participate in room selection based upon the below dates.

Contract Submission

April 14 - May 1, 2018
New Residents Group 6

Roommate Selection

Not Offered

Room Selection

May 8 - 9, 2018
Daily from 9 am – 7 pm

Room Changes

Not Offered


New Fall Students Group 7

Students who submit a contract after May 1, 2018 will be placed in Group 7. These students will be individually assigned by DHRL Staff.

Contract Submission

After May 1, 2018
New Residents Group 7

Roommate Selection

Not Available

Room Selection

Individually assigned by DHRL Staff

Room Changes

Not Available


Living-Learning Community

Individually assigned by DHRL Staff. Roommate requests must be submitted to DHRL.

Residential College

May roommate match with Residential College student only if in the same group, follow above timelines.


The Housing Process

 The housing reservation system is not compatible with Google Chrome, mobile devices or tablets.

Housing at Texas State University can be explained in 3 easy steps: Contract Submission, this is the opportunity to secure a contract which will allow you to live on campus; Roommate Selection, allows students to who know each other to pair up before choosing a space; and Room Selection, where you can choose which hall and room you would like to live in.

For each step you will log into the Texas State Self-Service — you will need your NetID and password. 

 These steps do not take place at the same time, refer to the dates above for when each step occurs.

 

Housing Contract Submission

 Select CatsWeb from the top of the homepage » Click Students » Texas State Self-Service » Student » Housing and Meal Plans » Residential Life Housing and Meal Plans

 Select Apply Online

 Select the semester you will be attending

 Agree to legally binding contract terms

 Answer contract questions

 Submit the $300.00 prepayment

 Select a Dining Plan (Required for all on-campus residents)

 Receive immediate confirmation that contract was successfully submitted

 

Roommate Selection

 Select CatsWeb from the top of the homepage » Click Students » Texas State Self-Service » Student » Housing and Meal Plans » Residential Life Housing and Meal Plans

 Select "MyHousing"

 You may only select one roommate, there is no way to suite match with other students.  All students must accept each other to pair up.

 

Room/Hall Selection

 Select CatsWeb from the top of the homepage » Click Students » Texas State Self-Service » Student » Housing and Meal Plans » Residential Life Housing and Meal Plans

 Select "MyHousing"

 Point to Room Selection—a drop down will appear Select Room Suite

 Find Available Rooms tab will appear

 Screen will populate with available spaces and/or rooms

 Select room/hall choice (Our housing system will show you all available rooms/halls)

 If selecting a space without a roommate (Our housing system will show you all empty spaces)

 If selecting a room with a roommate (Our housing system will show you only empty spaces for you and your roommate(s).  Please note that only one roommate needs to select a room for both parties.)

 If accessing our housing systems during your selection time—Your selection date and time will appear on your MyHousing screen—a “select” button is displayed next to each vacancy.  Please note if you are viewing prior to your selection time there will be no “select" button present

 You will receive a confirmation email of your selection

 There will be a room change process if you would like to change rooms at the end of your room/hall selection process (There may be limited availability of rooms during the room/hall change process and any changes you make will not carry over to your roommate.)