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Housing Lottery Timeline and Process

The following lists out the dates for each step of the housing lottery process. If you are a first-time student, please visit the future student timeline.

Current Residents for Fall 2019

The housing lottery will be between October 28 – November 1, 2019, and students will have the opportunity to be selected for a housing contract. These students will participate in room selection based on the below dates.

If you are selected, you will be contacted through your TXST email after the lottery sign-up closes.

Housing spaces and options are LIMITED! Sign-up for the lottery does not guarantee a housing contract.

Lottery Sign-Up

Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2019
Begins at 9am on Oct. 28 –
Ends at 5pm on Nov. 1

Contract & Room Selection

Nov. 11 – 14, 2019
Begins at Noon on Nov. 11 –
Ends at 5pm on Nov. 14

Students will sign their housing contract and make their Room Selection at the same time.
Roommate Selection is not offered.


New Spring 2020 Residents

New Spring 2020 residents who enter the housing lottery between February 4 – 5, 2020, will have the opportunity to be selected for a housing contract. These students will participate in room selection based on the below dates.

If you are selected, you will be contacted through your TXST email after the lottery sign-up closes.

Housing spaces and options are LIMITED! Sign-up for the lottery does not guarantee a housing contract.

Lottery Sign-Up

Feb. 4 – 5, 2020
Begins at 9am on Feb. 4 –
Ends at 5pm on Feb. 5

Contract & Room Selection

Feb. 10 – 12, 2020
Begins at Noon on Feb. 10 –
Ends at 5pm on feb. 12

Students will sign their housing contract and make their Room Selection at the same time.
Roommate Selection is not offered.


If you decide to cancel your housing contract, below is a list of refund deadlines for the housing pre-payment.

Pre-payment Refund Deadlines Refund
Prior to May 1, 2020 $250.00
Prior to June 1, 2020 No Refund
Prior to July 1, 2020 No Refund
After July 1, 2020 No refunds will be made

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 and room selection process.

For each step you will log into the Texas State StarRez Housing Portal — you will need your NetID and password.

1. 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.

Log in screen for StarRez Housing Portal.

2. Welcome

You will be brought to the Welcome page each time you log into the Texas State StarRez 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.

Welcome screen in StarRez Housing Portal after logging in.

3. Housing Contract Selection

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

Housing Contract Selection screen where you select which academic year you are submitting your housing contract 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.

Personal Details page in StarRez Housing Portal.

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

Continuation of the Personal Details page in StarRez Housing Portal.

5. Required Information

The next two pages are asking for some required information.

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

Required Information page in the StarRez Housing Portal.

6. 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 72 hours to cancel without penalty; the request to cancel must be submitted online.

Terms and Conditions page in the StarRez Housing Portal.

7. 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.

Unless your pre-payment is waived, your housing contract is not complete until we receive your housing pre-payment.

Housing Pre-Payment Checkout page in the StarRez Housing Portal.

8. 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.

Click the Save & Continue button below to continue to your Hall/Room Selection.

Contract Confirmation page in the StarRez Housing Portal.

9. Select Your Hall

Click the Select button for the Hall you wish to live in.

Hall Selection page in the StarRez Housing Portal.

10. Select Your Room

The Room List page will show you all the rooms that are currently available for you to choose from. If you do not see the room, then it is unavailable.

Click the Add to Cart button for the room you would like to choose.

IMPORTANT: Once you add a room to your cart, you will have 20 minutes to complete the assignment and confirm your space.

Room List page in the StarRez Housing Portal.

11. Assign Beds

Once you have selected the Add to Cart button click Save & Continue at the bottom of the page to be taken to the Assign Beds page. Here you will be able to assign yourself to a bed. Click on the drop-down menu and select from the bed spaces available.

When you have chosen a space, click the Assign Beds button.

Assign Beds page in the StarRez Housing Portal.

12. Confirmation

You will be taken to a Confirmation page for your bed assignment. Click the Save & Continue button on this page to secure your assignment and move on to the Housing Contract Summary page.

Confirmation of your room selection.

13. Housing Contract Summary

The Housing Contract Summary page will give you your Roommate and Room information.

Beds without a contact are vacant and will be filled throughout the Room Selection process. You can use the Send Message link next to your roommate's name to send them a message within the Portal.

If a person has privacy settings on their account, the bed will be labeled as "Occupied".

Housing Contract Summary page in the StarRez Housing Portal.

14. Meal Plan Selection

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