Community Standards for Residence Life and Housing

As a resident student at Midwestern State University, students have a right to an environment which is conducive to study, to sleep, for learning and leisure. When individual needs come in conflict with those of other community members, it is the responsibility of the individual with concerns to initiate action addressing and alleviating these concerns.

The student should make all reasonable efforts to address his/her concerns, needs, and desires with the individual(s) involved. To effectively resolve conflict within the community, students must accept responsibility for themselves and their actions, as well as take responsibility for respectful interacting with their community and its individuals. 

A student may address his/her concerns to a Residence Life & Housing staff member. Although staff members are assigned the responsibility for discipline and residence education, as a general rule, matters should be referred to them only after the individual has reasonably attempted to resolve his/her concerns. Residence Life and Housing staff are available to assist the individual student in addressing or alleviating concerns.


Room Change Policy 
  1. 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. 
  2. Room changes may not take place during the first ten class days of the Fall and Spring semesters. 
  3. On the Monday of the second week of classes, room change request forms may be obtained via Mustangs Link. 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. 
  4. 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 maybe assessed improper check-out charges. Every effort will be made to honor room change requests; however, changes can only be approved as space is available. 

How to submit a Room Change Request form
  1. Go to Mustangs Link
  2. Log In using your MSU Texas credentials
  3. Click on “Forms”
  4. Search “Room Change Request”
  5. Complete the form titled “current semester/year - Room Change Request form”

Fall 2022 room change requests are now closed. Any changes that need to be made to a resident's current space need to be discussed with their Hall Director. For more information, please contact housing@msutexas.edu

Spring 2023 Room Change Request form


Private Room Buyout Requests:

Legacy, McCullough Trigg, Sunwatcher Village, and Sundance Court feature single-occupancy rooms by design.  Please note that double room buyout options in Killingsworth and Legacy will not be considered until after the new student room selection process is held over the summer.

Students requesting a room buyout option in Killingsworth or Legacy may complete the Apartment and Private Room Waitlist on Mustangs Link.  Requests will be honored in the order of receipt, based on availability.

Private Room Waitlist is currently not available: Please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing for more information.


Apartment Waiting List:
Apartment Availability

Apartment spaces in Sunwatcher Village and Sundance Court are exceptionally popular and make up approximately 35% of the total housing offered on campus.  Even more popular are our two-bedroom units.  These make up less than 10% of the housing available to students on campus. 

Many students return to their same room in the apartments, further decreasing the number of spaces available to other students who wish to live in Sunwatcher Village and Sundance Court.  Year after year, we are unable to accommodate all requests for apartment-style housing during the initial phases of our room selection process.  The longer you’ve lived on campus, the more likely you are to secure a space in an apartment. 

Apartment Waiting List

After room selection each year, students unable to secure an apartment during the selection process will have the opportunity to sign up on an apartment waiting list. We will begin working through the apartment waiting list as cancellations are received throughout the summer until August 1st.  After August 1st, any subsequent room changes will occur after the first two weeks of the Fall Semester.

Students are encouraged to check the housing portal for updated room assignment information and to ensure an updated email address is listed in the event we need to contact you prior to the Fall semester.

Students requesting to be on the apartment waiting list may complete the Apartment and Private Room Waitlist on Mustangs Link.  Requests will be honored in the order of receipt, based on availability.

Apartment Waitlist is currently not available: Please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions:

I cannot find the request form on Mustangs Link

The Room Change Request form is only accessible via Mustangs Link if you are logged into the system. Your Mustangs Link log-in is the same as your MSU Texas Credentials.

  1. Go to Mustangs Link
  2. Log In by clicking the blue rectangular "Sign in" button on the top left-hand side of the screen
  3. Log In using your MSU Texas credentials

If you cannot find the form for the semester that you need, the form might not be open. Please ask your Resident Assistant (RA) for more information about Room Change Requests outside of the designated request period.

I met an amazing Mustang at Orientation or a pre-semester event, but have already been assigned a room and roommate. Can I switch roommates?

The room selection process for incoming students takes place between June 1-15. You may make as many changes to your room and roommate selection during this time. Simply log back into the housing portal. Learn more about the room selection process.

If it is after June 15 and the room selection process has closed, you and your potential roommate will both need to complete the Room Change Request form and we will try to accommodate your request if space is available.

However, starting on August 1 through the second week of classes, we will freeze all room changes to allow students to move in and get a feel for their new home. After this point, if you would still like to change your room, you may do so once the room change period reopens on the Monday after the second week of class.

I am not getting along with my roommate(s)/ hallmate(s).

Students should make all reasonable efforts to address their concerns, needs, and desires with the individual(s) involved. To effectively resolve conflict within the community, students must accept responsibility for themselves and their actions, as well as take responsibility for respectfully interacting with their community and its individual members. 

A Residence Life & Housing staff members, such as a Resident Assistant (RA) or Hall director, can be brought in to assist in addressing or alleviating concerns. If they see that a room change is in order, a Hall Director will then assist the students in taking steps to find a residential environment that would better suit the parties involved.

There is something wrong with my room.

Students who are having issues with the maintenance in their room are asked to complete the maintenance form on the Housing Portal. Examples of general maintenance problems include leaky faucets, inoperable lamps, problems with room temperature, broken windows, damage to the room or blinds, etc.

In the event of an emergency repair (i.e. overflowing sink or toilet, power issues, etc.), students should contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at 940-397-4217 during normal university business hours. Students with emergency maintenance requests outside of these hours should contact their respective hall office or the Legacy Commons Desk at 940-397-6600.

I want to move from a Residence Hall to an Apartment.

Apartment spaces in Sunwatcher Village and Sundance Court are exceptionally popular and makeup approximately 35% of the total housing offered on campus. Even more popular are our two-bedroom units. These makeup less than 10% of the housing available to students on campus. Many students return to their same room in the apartments, further decreasing the number of spaces available to other students who wish to live in Sunwatcher Village and Sundance Court.

Year after year, we are unable to accommodate all requests for apartment-style housing during the initial phases of our room selection process. The longer you’ve lived on campus, the more likely you are to secure a space in an apartment. Students are encouraged to have a backup plan when choosing an apartment space.