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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 following instructions provide a step by step guide of 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 Texas State StarRez Housing Portal — you will need your NetID and password.

1. Texas State StarRez Housing Portal

Access the Texas State StarRez Housing Portal through the Housing Process tab under Future Students/Current Students on the Department of Housing and Residential Life website, or click here.

2. Log In

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

3. Welcome

You will be brought to the Welcome page each time you log into the Texas State StarRez Portal. The Welcome page displays your name and Student ID Number. Please write down your Student ID Number (A0 Number) as you will need it later to submit your housing contract.

4. Housing Contract Selection

Click the Housing Contract tab in the navigation bar at the top. Here you will be able to select your housing contract time frame. Next, click the green Apply button to begin.

5. 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.

Please read and answer the question on this page in order to continue.

6. Emergency & Missing Person Contact Information

Please review the Emergency Contact Information for accuracy. If this information is incorrect, you will need to update your records through your Texas State University CatsWeb Student Self Service portal.

Fill out the Missing Person Contact Information with the person you would like to be contacted should you be deemed missing. This contact person can be the same as your emergency contact. However, you must enter this information before continuing to the next page.

7. Housing Contract Required Information

If there are any housing accommodations that should be taken into consideration when making assignments, please select "Yes" to the first question. You will need to contact and get approval from the Office of Disability Services (512.245.3451) to receive special accommodations. 

Living-Learning Community
If you are interested in a Living-Learning Community please select "Yes" to the second question. If you select "Yes" that you are interested in an LLC, the following page will ask you to list your preferences. A list of Living-Learning Communities can be found here.

8. Living-Learning Community Preferences

If you selected “Yes” that you are interested in living in an LLC, you will be asked to list up to three (3) preferences on this page. You must list at least one (1) preference to continue. If you change your mind, press the back button in your browser to return to the previous page and select “No” to the second question.

9. Terms & Conditions

The Terms & Conditions page must be signed in order to continue with the housing process. By entering your Student ID Number (A0 Number), you have signed and agreed to the Terms & Conditions of your housing contract. This is a legally binding contract. You have 72 hours to cancel without penalty; the request to cancel must be submitted in writing.

10. Housing Pre-Payment Checkout & Receipt

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

11. Housing Contract Status

This page will let you know the status of your housing contract. It will also let you know what dates you will be able to log back in to the Texas State StarRez Portal to start your Roommate Selection and Hall/Room Selection. You will be able to choose your Meal Plan at the designated time as well.