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 Review. Watch the video below for timestamps to find the answers to your questions!
Deposited first-year students can fill out the housing application through their my.tcu.edu 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.
- For first-year students is housing placement first-come first-served? - 14:22
- Do all honors students live in Milton Daniel their first year? - 15:01
- What if we can't list 9 preferences on our housing application for four roommates? - 16:12
- Which hall is most in demand? - 22:18
- When will room assignments be released? - 23:35
- Will transfer students know about their housing? - 27:24
- When can students pick up items they ship to campus? - 28:51
- Do we need rental insurance? - 31:20
- What does auto-allocate mean for housing assignments? - 33:57
- Do honors students need to select alternate dorms from Milton Daniel? - 36:05
- Does each room have temperature control? What are standard amenities in rooms? - 37:09
- How does the Office of Access & Accommodations work with housing? - 38:40
- Where is campus dining located and are they open all day? - 41:53
- Do first-years or sophomores live in the Commons? - 42:55
- How many students do not choose their roommate in advance? - 44:48
- Do all dorms cost the same? - 50:26
- If you choose one roommate as your preference, can you be assigned a third roommate you didn't request? - 51:52
- How does laundry and dry cleaning service work for students? -55:40
- Do local places for dorm shopping give TCU students discounts? - 57:09
- How many people can help with move-in? - 59:12