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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.

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.

Looking for where to start?

Knowing the different room types throughout campus can provide a helpful starting place. To learn more about room types available in each community, view the definitions for the appropriate school year:

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.

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.

Sign Up for Housing

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

Spring 2022 Housing

The Spring housing application opens for returning students on October 1 via the housing portal, accessed through myHilltop. New students will apply for housing through Hillstart, which will be available beginning November 1. Spring housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing assignments will be assigned in December. 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.

Fall 2022 Housing

Select your student status to sign up for 2022-2023 Academic Year Housing.

Summer 2021 Housing

There will be a limited amount of housing available in the Maryhill and Hilltopper Heights Apartments in Summer 2021. It is important to note that these apartments are unfurnished and electricity costs are not included in the summer session rate.

The summer housing application will be open in myHilltop from 9 AM April 7 through 5 PM April 14. Housing assignments are not guaranteed and will be made on a first come, first served basis.

To see summer housing rates, visit Housing & Meal Plan


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.