With half the undergraduate population living on campus, the hilltop is humming with activity well into the evening and weekends. 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.

Sign Up for Fall Housing

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.

Dates to Know

Dates to Know

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

Housing and Meal Plan Rates

Visit the Billing and Financial Aid pages to see the current housing and meal plan rates. You'll use your Hilltopper ID card to purchase meals at campus dining facilities. 

Spring Housing Availability

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. 

Summer Housing Availability

The Summer 2019 housing application is open 9 am, April 10 - 5 pm, April 17. 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 Teresa Hall. 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.

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.

Missing Student Protocol

If you have reason to believe that an enrolled residential student is missing, immediately notify the St. Edward’s University Police Department at 512-448-8444 or contact a Residence Life staff member.

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.