ATTN: Campus Housing in Response to COVID-19

To support our students as they choose housing and service preferences, most academic courses will now be offered online in a live, real-time and interactive format with faculty and students. Campus housing will remain open until the end of the semester. All students, including Freshmen, can reside on campus in socially-distanced, single rooms or live off campus.

Continuing students that are living off campus this fall, may apply for Spring 2021 housing through myHilltop beginning October 1. New students may apply for Spring 2021 housing through Hillstart beginning November 1.

For information about on campus residences regarding COVID-19, see these important FAQs.

Additional information about the University's response to COVID-19 can be found on the Student Life page of the Healthy Hilltop Website.

Welcome Home!

The Office of Residence Life at St. Edward’s University cultivates intentional living-learning environments that foster development of the heart and mind, preparing students to take on their world. By engaging in the residential experience at St. Edward’s University, students will develop independent living skills, build community and relationships, prioritize health and wellness, and grow personally and intellectually.  Living on campus means that residents are just a few steps away from friends, classes, and the exciting opportunities that Austin has to offer, with the added benefit of enhanced safety and security on campus. 

Students have a variety of living communities to choose from, each with their own distinctive personality. Visit each community's page to see the amenities available. Our room type definitions provide a helpful starting place to learn more about room types available in each community. 

Sign Up for Housing

Choose the applicable term to learn how to sign up for housing:

Fall Housing

In order to sign up for fall housing, select your student status.

Spring Housing

The spring 2021 housing application opens for returning students on October 1, 2020 via the housing portal, accessed through myHilltop. New students will apply for housing through Hillstart, which will be available beginning November 1, 2020. Spring housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing assignments will be assigned the week of December 14-18, 2020. 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. Housing and meal plans will be billed to the student's account within 24-48 hours after an assignment is made, payable via myHilltop.

Summer Housing

Housing is closed for students and summer conference use. As needed, emergency housing extensions have been provided on a case-by-case basis.

Housing & Meal Plan Rates

Visit the Billing and Financial Aid pages to see the current housing and meal plan rates. You will use your Hilltopper ID card to purchase food at campus dining facilities with your meal plan or Topper Tender.

Move-In/Move-Out & Other Housing Dates

Here are important housing dates to help you plan out your semester and academic year.

If you need an on-campus housing accommodation such as service animals, location requests, or assistive devices, submit a request to Student Disability Services (SDS). SDS staff reviews all requests in consultation with Residence Life.


9 Reasons to Live On Campus

Living on campus means that you're just a few steps away from friends, classes, and the exciting entertainment that Austin has to offer. Here are 9 advantages to on-campus living.


Summer 2020 Undergraduate Courses

St. Edward’s is offering Summer 2020 undergraduate courses at a 40% discounted tuition rate. This is a more cost-effective than enrolling in the course for the fall or spring semester. View the course list to see if something piques your interest and/or fulfills one of your degree plan requirements. Talk to your success coach or primary advisor about your options during your March advising session.