Housing Policies

Housing Policies


Learning is promoted through the community which is built when students live and study on campus. The University of Dallas is committed to establishing the continuity between intellectual and residential life. Living on campus contributes to the intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional growth of the individual student as well as to the other students in residence.


The University requires matriculated undergraduate students enrolled prior to fall 2023 and under the age of 21 or with fewer than ninety earned credit hours (senior standing) to live on campus. Students who fall under the residency requirement must actually reside on campus. Married students, veterans, and commuter students living with their parents at home and within a 50 mile radius of campus do not fall under this requirement.  Only complete groups of qualifying upperclassmen may apply for the student apartments during the Annual Housing Registration process.

Students enrolled fall of 2023 or after are now subject to a six-semester residency requirement before qualifying to live off campus.  Local students living with parents may submit an official commuter application to that effect.  Contact housing@udallas.edu for details.

Every effort is made to honor all room/roommate requests. However, The Office of Student Affairs reserves the right to reassign a student to a comparable room or apartment, or to consolidate students together who are without roommates. Requests for private rooms will be considered on the basis of space availability, seniority or documented medical need. All residential areas must be filled to their designed occupancy or the Office of Student Affairs will determine specific charges for variations in space occupancy. See official student handbook for details regarding consolidation. 

Living on campus implies acceptance of all related university policies.

Liability for Property

The University is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property of residents in the residence halls or campus apartments. It is strongly recommended that students or their parents contract for personal property insurance for the student's belongings. Usually the cost of this insurance is minimal and can be purchased separately or as a 'rider' to the parents household property policy.

Room and Apartment Assignments

New incoming students are matched according to personal preferences and available personal profile information volunteered by the student via the online eRez housing program. Freshmen are NOT housed with upperclassmen due to maturity and developmental issues. Following proper instructions, students have the opportunity to select their own roommate and room. However, the Office of Student Affairs does reserve the right to reassign a student to a comparable room or apartment, or to move students together who are later without roommates. 

Rooms and apartments must be filled to their designated occupancy. In the event of a vacancy, the occupants may find a replacement, the Office of Student Affairs can require consolidation to fill the vacancy, or the occupants might request to keep the spot vacant and pay an additional charge.

Each spring all continuing students that fall under the University of Dallas Residency Requirement MUST complete some type of form (housing or qualifying commuter application, etc.) establishing their official housing status for the following academic year. Students who remain under the mandatory residency requirement will be billed accordingly for on-campus housing for the academic year while enrolled as a full-time undergraduate.

On Campus Housing Options


The University of Dallas has eight undergraduate residence halls. Halls are air conditioned. Traditional halls have two floors, common hallways on each floor, common bathroom and shower facilities, a lounge/TV area, kitchen and a laundry room. The traditional halls for new students vary in size from 48 to 96 students. The residence hall on campus for upperclassmen houses 297 residents on four floors.  The halls are directly supervised by Resident Assistants and Residence Coordinators.

All incoming freshmen are placed in standard double rooms in a traditional hall with a roommate.  Late applicants may be placed in triple or quad rooms should double rooms no longer be available. All rooms in the traditional halls have standard twin-size (39"x76") beds, desks and closet and drawer space for each resident.  Traditional hall rooms also have wash basins with storage space beneath, a medicine cabinet and limited book shelving. The new hall for upperclassmen has extra-long twin beds along with other basic furniture. These upperclassmen rooms in the new hall also have private bathrooms.

Luggage may be kept in the common storage room of any hall. Housekeeping service is provided for the common hallways, hall bathrooms and lounges. Residents are responsible for the upkeep of their own rooms. All rooms are equipped with a network jack for each resident to access the Internet through the University server. WiFi is also available.

Period of Housing Contract

The housing contract for any on campus location is fully binding for the academic year.  However, undergraduate halls are closed during official holiday break periods (Thanksgiving break, Christmas break and spring break).  Housing contracts broken at any point during the academic year are subject to a $500 Contract Breakage Fee which will be placed against the account of the student in the Business Office.  Contracts broken mid-semester are also subject to the REFUND RULES below:

  • Before move-in, 100%
  • After move-in and through last add/drop date, 80%
  • First week after the close of the add/drop period, 60%
  • Second week after the close of the add/drop period, 40%
  • Third week after the close of the add/drop period, 20%
  • From the 4th on after the close of the add/drop period, 0%

Each week is calculated from the last day of the academic add/drop period. A week is seven calendar days long beginning immediately after the closing of the add/drop period. Refer to the General Bulletin for the official ending date of the add/drop period for the semester of withdrawal.


The University has available to qualifying upperclassmen (minimum junior classification required) several two-bedroom (four student occupancy) units, a few one-bedroom (two student occupancy) units and 1 (one student occupancy) efficiency unit. The complex has a common laundry area, a central courtyard and parking. The apartments are interconnected with a unique system of exterior catwalks on the second and third levels. This design allows each apartment to occupy the entire floor of any given building, thus eliminating common walls and entrances in the complex. The concrete structure is fireproof. Each apartment has a sheltered balcony, fully operable blinds, and walk-in closets. The floors are carpeted except for the kitchen and shower/commode areas, which are vinyl.  All apartments have basic furniture. Students must provide their own microwave ovens and cookware.  

Apartment Services

Apartment residents are required to maintain payment of their own electric accounts. Water and sanitation/sewer services are provided at no charge to residents. As in the halls, outside postal service mail is delivered to campus mail boxes. Residents are responsible for the upkeep of their apartments; housekeeping is only provided by the University for common areas. Cable TV is available for direct purchase at the student's expense from Time Warner.

Food Service

Campus hall residents are required to participate in the Food Service Program.  Further details are available HERE. Apartment residents may opt out by the 3rd Friday of the semester. No refunds are permitted for only partial usage of any meal plan. The Food Service Program is not available during Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break or Easter Break.   

Fee and Payment Plans

Official academic year Fees and Expenses Schedule are published by and available from the Business Office.

Living on campus implies acceptance of all residential contract 'Terms and Conditions' as well as all related university policies outlined on the web site and in the student handbook.