ATTN: Campus Housing Update in Response to COVID-19

On March 18, you received an email from Vice President of Student Affairs Lisa Kirkpatrick about an urgent housing update in response to COVID-19. Please stay up to date on the university's most recent development by visiting the Alerts page. Here, you will find additional information about on-campus housing.

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 2020 housing application opened October 1, 2019 via the housing portal, accessed through myHilltop. Spring housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing assignments will open for students to select their room in December 2019. 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

The Summer 2020 housing application will be open in April 8 - 15, 2020 through myHilltop. If you are taking classes at St. Edward's, participating in research programs, or working on campus over the summer, then housing will be available on campus in Teresa Hall. If you are a current Spring 2020 Maryhill/Hilltopper Heights 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 a Maryhill/Hilltoppers Heights apartment for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meal plans are not available during the summer session.

Maryhill/Hilltopper Heights Apartments for the Fall 2020 semester will be available for check-in late August. Students who are not already living in the Maryhill/Hilltopper Heights apartments during Spring 2020 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.

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

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

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.