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Dean Einstein and Craig Allen, Executive Director for Housing & Residence Life, discussed housing and residence life at TCU in a Facebook Live Q&A. They offered insight into how we connect with students living on campus their first year and why we've been ranked #2 Best Dorms by The Princeton ReviewWatch the video below for timestamps to find the answers to your questions!

Housing assignments are not first-come first-served
Deposited first-year students can fill out the housing application through their portal any time between May 1 - June 1, 2023. Students can update their application during that time if needed. Incoming Horned Frogs can submit nine hall and room type preferences as well as their roommate preferences on the housing application. Those without preferred roommates will be assigned roommate(s) based on their answers to the housing survey. View all first-year residence halls here.

Housing will start releasing assignments in late June
Once the housing application closes, housing starts assigning first-year students their halls, rooms and roommates through an auto-allocation process. Beginning June 20, 2023, specific room assignments will be made by housing. Students will receive their room and roommate assignment in their housing portal.

Move-in dates are released in early July
Incoming students receive specific move-in time slots beginning in early July via email and their housing portal. Move-in starts in August and differs for international students, sorority recruitment participants and others. Find more information and dates for move-in on the Housing & Residence Life website.

Keep your housing options open
Though many students request to live in a suite with two or four roommates, only 25% will live in a suite-style room their first year. It's important to list as many room and hall preferences as you can, including some traditional rooms on your application. Housing & Residence Life has collected data that found students who shared rooms had much higher academic success than students who live in private rooms. Students who share rooms can share resources and experiences and often feel less isolated. And the great news is, each residence hall at TCU has its own extraordinary community, events and amenities. Students who don't get their top preference in housing assignments still tell us they have an amazing experience.