Residence Life & Housing

Your Home Away from Home

Starting college and living on your own for the first time can be a significant transition in your life. However, at MSU Texas, we are dedicated to making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Our campus offers a welcoming and supportive environment where you can feel at home and thrive both academically and personally. Plus, living on campus provides numerous benefits that can enhance your college experience and set you up for success.

By choosing to live on campus, you can expect:

  • Easy access to classes, resources, and activities right outside your door.
  • To enjoy a variety of amenities like dining options and recreational facilities.
  • To achieve academic success in a structured environment that supports learning.
  • To meet and learn from students with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
  • To save time and money by not having to commute or find off-campus housing.
  • To feel safe and secure with campus security always available.
  • To access classes, resources, and activities right outside your door easily.

Whether you are a first-year student or a returning student, we are excited to welcome you to the MSU Texas Residence Life community where we will create lifelong memories together!

Notice: Use of Student Email Accounts

Beginning January 1, 2024, the university-assigned (
email address will be required for students
to receive all official email communication from Midwestern State University.

We Are Hiring!

Are you a current student who is interested in working with the Office of Residence Life and Housing? We have a number of positions open now for the upcoming fall term We look forward to working with you!

Read More about Employment Opportunities

Are You a Current Resident in Need of Assistance?

Our 24-Hour Legacy Commons Desk is available to help you in times of need around the clock. You can call us at 940.397.6600. For needs requiring a heightened response, we encourage you to contact the MSU Texas Police Department at 940.397.4230.

Submit a Maintenance Request

Apply for Housing through Our Housing Portal

Information about your User Name and Password will be sent to your MSU Texas email account upon acceptance to MSU Texas. Here, you will not only apply for housing but also select your room and roommate and choose your meal plan.

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Explore MSU Texas Housing Options

We have a wide variety of housing options to fit your unique needs and preferences. From traditional residence hall rooms to shared apartments, we strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for all residents.

Additionally, you have the option to live with other students with shared interests and majors through our Living-Learning Programs.

Living on campus is very convenient. No morning commute means more time to sleep in. I also like that the gym, library, and class are all within walking distance.

Ashlyn Payne, Class of 2025
Ashlyn Payne, Class of 2025
Major: Radiologic Technology
Gunn College of Health Sciences & Human Services
  • Killingsworth Hall

  • Legacy Hall

  • Legacy Hall

  • Legacy Courtyard at Dusk

  • Sundance Court Apartments

  • Sunwatcher Village Apartments

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How Much Does It Cost to Live on Campus?

There are many variables that determine how much you will pay for housing and meal plans.

We have set up a chart to help you compare costs between all of our residence halls and meal plans to help you decide what is the best option for your budget and peace of mind.

Are You Interested in a Living-Learning Program?

Enhance your college experience both inside and outside the classroom. Living-Learning Programs (LLPs) are a great way to meet new friends and develop academic and social support systems more quickly than other students. We currently offer LLPs in the following areas:

  • Academic Living-Learning Programs: Business, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences & Human Services, or Math & Science
  • Special Interest Living-Learning Programs: Esports and Gaming, Transfer students, Priddy Scholars,* or Honors Program*

*Pending acceptance into the program.

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A student converses with another student at an event on campus.

Learn How to Apply for Housing

Follow this step-by-step guide to make sure you fully and accurately complete your housing application. We also provide information to help you submit your Meningitis Immunization records.

Need Help?

Are you a Future Mustang?

Review our Future Mustangs guide to make sure you are hitting the deadlines for all of the key milestones in the Residential Life and Housing processes, including the following:

  • Signing up for a Dining Plan
  • Advance Payment to reserve your housing space
  • Move-In Day details

"Where Do I Pick Up my Amazon Deliveries/Mail?"

The campus post office is located in the south end of the Clark Student Center. This location is where you will find parcel lockers and manned office windows where you can pick up your packages.

Post office boxes where you can pick up letter mail are available at three select residence halls:

  • Sundance Court: Post office boxes are located in the main lobby of the building.
  • Sunwatcher Village: Post office boxes are located adjacent to the Sunwatcher Clubhouse.
  • Legacy, Killingsworth, and McCullough-Trigg Halls: Post office boxes are located in the Legacy Commons.
Students enter into Clark Student Center where they'll tour the facility.

Important Dates for Fall 2024 Move-In

Housing applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you miss the priority deadlines listed below, you may still submit an application. Room assignments will continue to be accommodated as space allows.

If you have a change in plans or circumstance and need to cancel your housing application, the cancellation deadline for both new and returning students is June 1.

Returning Students

FEB 15
Room Intentions Due to the considered a Priority Returning Student
Room Selection Opens for Priority Returning Students
MAR 31
Room Selection Closes for Priority Returning Students
AUG 20
Move-In Day

New Students

Application Due for Priority Room Selection
Room Selection Opens for Priority New Students
JUN 15
Room Selection Closes for Priority New Students
AUG 20
Move-In Day

Get Ready for Move-In Day at MSU Texas

Move-In Day is an exciting day for all of us! It also requires a fair amount of planning on our part to make sure you have the resources necessary to get settled into your new home on campus.

We encourage you to review our Move-In Guide and make use of the information and resources provided within.

A student helps a new student move in to the residence hall during Move In Day.
Room Assignments and Roommates

You lead the way when it comes to selecting where you will live on campus and with whom. If you anticipate living with a roommate and wish to request a specific person, both you and your requested roommate must select each other during this process.

Table shows the the application process and timeline dates
Timeframe in which the housing application was submitted Assignment Period
Students who submitted their housing application by the May 1 deadline June 1-15
Students who submitted their housing application between May 2 and June 1 June 7-15
Students who choose not to participate in room and roommate selection Manually Assigned by the end of June
Students who submitted their housing applications after June 1 Manually Assigned in July and August

 Learn All about the Room Selection Process


Get Acquainted with Our Housing Policies

As with all well-functioning operations, we have certain policies in place that must be adhered to.

Campus Residency Requirements

The campus residency policy is based on the knowledge that living in university housing can provide both educational and social opportunities important to the success of college students. All students enrolling at Midwestern State University are required to live in university housing unless they:

  • Are living in the home of their parents or legal guardian within 60 miles of the campus and they are commuting to class.
  • Are married and living with their spouse.
  • Have accumulated 60 semester hours of college academic credit prior to the first day of classes for the housing agreement. Hours achieved while in high school are counted (e.g., concurrent or dual credit).
  • Have reached the age of 21 prior to the first day of classes for the housing agreement period.
  • Are a part-time student enrolled in 11 hours or fewer for the fall or spring term.

Students enrolled in courses and who are required to reside on campus but who have not signed up for campus housing may be assessed the semiprivate semester room rate for Killingsworth Hall.

If you have extenuating circumstances that warrant consideration to be exempt from the Campus Residency Requirement, please email to request an exemption form.

Room Change Requests

  • Students may change rooms/apartments only with written permission from the Office of Residence Life & Housing. This includes changes of bed within a room/apartment. Every effort will be made to honor room change requests; however, changes can be approved only as space is available.
  • Room changes may not take place during the first 10 class days of the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • On the Monday of the second week of classes, room change request forms may be obtained via MustangsLink. When approved, students are responsible for properly checking in and out of their respective rooms with a Resident Assistant in accordance with the check-in and check-out policies.
  • Students who change rooms or bed assignments within a room without expressed written permission from the Office of Residence Life & Housing may be required to move back to their assigned space, and may be assessed improper check-out charges.

Learn More about How to Request a Room Change

Housing Cancellation Policy

Cancellation applications are not automatically approved — they must go through a verification process to ensure that you qualify to live off campus. You should not plan to move out until you have verified that you are eligible to live off campus, have completed the cancellation process, and have written verification from us, the Residence Life and Housing Office.

Get All the Details about Canceling Your Housing Agreement

Housing Agreement

This is an agreement between you and MSU Texas that outlines the expectations of all students who live on campus. We encourage you to read the document thoroughly.

Housing Handbook

The Housing Handbook contains everything you need to know as a student living on campus, including policies not stated here on the MSU Texas Website.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook details policies and procedures that are in place for all MSU Texas students. It is your responsibility to know what is in the Student Handbook, including the Code of Student Conduct.

Meal Plans and Dining Options

Food insecurity is often a struggle students face across the nation. At MSU Texas, we want you to be at your best, and that requires making sure you have access to balanced meals. We invite you to look through our meal plans to determine which will best meet your needs. Also, check out the variety of dining options across campus at MSU Texas.

Are You a Current Student?

The following resources are provided to help you get the assistance you need and connect with Residence Life and Housing.

Maintenance Request

Is something wrong with your room or apartment?

Submit a Maintenance Request as soon as you spot a problem and we will send someone out to make the essential repairs.

Stay Informed

Much of the information on this page is geared toward future Mustangs, but do not think we have forgotten about you!

Stay abreast of important information and news that are specifically directed to you, current Mustangs. We highlight common FAQs and point out important deadlines as they approach.

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Three smiling students pose together outside of Legacy Hall during Move In Day.

Get Involved with the Residence Hall Association

Do you currently live on campus? You are already a member!

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-led governing body that empowers on-campus residents to play an active role in Residence Life through service, programming, and leadership opportunities.

Want to voice your opinions, whether they are critical, feedback, or in support of housing policy, procedure, and facilities? Consider joining us at one of our general body meetings.

Connect with Residence Life and Housing on MustangsLink

Discover events, forms, and news to keep everyone up to date with information that will affect those living on campus.

Residence Life & Housing Resources

Connect with Us on Social Media

Stay up to date on the latest news and updates by following us @MSUTexasHousing on social media

Contact Us

Residence Life & Housing
Sunwatcher Village Clubhouse

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00-5:00 a.m.

Phone: 940.397.4217
Phone (TDD): 940.397.4515
Fax: 940.397.4778

After hours, please contact:

Last Modified: 02/14/2024