With half the undergraduate population living on campus, the hilltop is humming with activity well into the evening and on weekends. More students study in the Munday Library, attend club meetings in the Ragsdale Center, and work out in the Recreation and Convocation Center. Athletic events draw a larger, more enthusiastic crowd. The University Programming Board has expanded its Friday-night “Topper Nights” programs, which include a fall festival, the Blues on the Hill concert and a Halloween bash held at The Pavilions. A more residential campus fosters a richer college experience, and all students benefit – whether or not they live on the hilltop.
If you need an on-campus housing accommodation such as assistance animals, location requests, or assistive devices, submit a request to Student Disability Services (SDS). SDS staff reviews all requests in consultation with Residence Life.
Before you can sign up for for housing, you must be accepted to the university, submit your nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit and verify that you have had the meningitis vaccine. From the time you submit your enrollment deposit, please allow us 24–48 hours for processing. Then you may access your housing registration online.
Housing is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Online housing registration opens Feb 1, 2019. Log in to Hillstart to select your residence hall, your room and your roommate.
All first-time freshmen are required to live on campus unless they meet the following criteria:
To submit your housing exemption, log in to myHilltop and click the "First-Time Freshmen Campus Housing Application" task to begin the application. On Step #3, select the "Housing Exemption" box and provide documentation that supports your request. Residence Life will contact you via email to confirm your request.
The two-step online housing sign-up process is required for participation.
STEP 1: Get your housing sign-up time. Log in to myHilltop and select this option (available from 9 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2019 through 5 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2019).
STEP 2: Select your housing. Log in to myHilltop and make your selection during your sign-up time between February 25, 2019 and February 26, 2019.
Open sign-up begins February 27, 2019 at 9 a.m. Learn more.
Online housing registration opens April 1, 2019. Log in to myHilltop and select "Apply for Housing." Complete the application to select your residence and room.
The spring 2019 housing application is open until January 15, 2019 via the housing portal, accessed through myHilltop. Spring housing assignments are made on a first come first serve basis. Housing assignments will be emailed to students the week of December 17, 2018. Meal plans are assigned to the student in conjunction with their housing assignments. If you wish to change your meal plan, you may do so at the Hilltopper Card Office in Main Building G3.
The summer housing application will open in April 2019. If you are taking classes at St. Edward's, participating in research programs, or working on campus over the summer, then summer housing is available in Hunt and Le Mans Halls. If you are a current apartment resident, you may remain in your apartment for the summer as long as you meet one of the previously mentioned criteria and are assigned to an apartment for the 2019-2020 academic year. Meal plans are not available during the summer session. Please email your request for summer housing to reslife [at] stedwards.edu to be placed on the wait list.
Apartments for the Fall 2019 semester will be available for check-in late August. Students who are not already living in the apartments will not be permitted to live in an apartment over the summer.
First-year students are not eligible for summer housing prior to the completion of their freshman year.