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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Living, Learning, Leading Why Live on Campus? Learning Communities Housing Styles Your On-Campus Home Campus Map Get Involved Dining Services How to Apply

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Living, Learning, Leading Dear New Bobcat, Congratulations on your admission to Texas State University! We are excited that you may join us in one of our on-campus residences. At Texas State, more than 6,500 students live in university residence halls and apartments. Nationwide studies have shown that living on campus increases students’ rate of success. Satisfaction levels, graduation rates and grades are higher for those students. Living on campus will provide you with a greater opportunity to become involved, to meet and develop relationships with a wider variety of people, and to develop life skills that will benefit you long after you leave Texas State. The Department of Housing and Residential Life is committed to providing a quality living environment that allows you to grow and develop into whomever you wish to be. As you review the contents of this brochure, keep in mind that college is about more than reading books, taking exams and writing term papers. It’s about developing new friendships with students from different places and backgrounds, it’s about learning to appreciate different music and cultures, and it’s about studying together with friends and neighbors.

It’s also about getting involved in your community! Our residential communities offer you plenty of opportunities for leadership. You can gain leadership experience through your Hall Council, Residence Hall Association (RHA), or later in your college career as a resident assistant. More than 150 students serve as resident assistants on our campus. We offer a wide range of hall styles, amenities and programs to make your stay with us enjoyable, memorable and productive. Our full-time professional staff of more than 150 is available to assist you in many ways. Read on and discover what you’ll find when you live on the Texas State campus. We look forward to seeing you next fall! Sincerely, Rosanne Proite, Ph.D. Director Department of Housing and Residential Life

Texas State University is an equal opportunity educational institution. This information is available in alternate format upon request from the Office of Disability Services.

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Why Live on Campus? Living on campus is convenient and comfortable — and it’s fun! Incoming students who live in residence halls are more likely to make friends, excel in their courses and have an easier time adjusting socially. Sharing a space with other students from varying

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backgrounds provides you with an education you won’t find in a classroom. Our residents learn the basic values of respect, cooperation and acceptance — skills you will need for success after college.

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We’re Here for You Living on campus gives you access to a unique support network. Residence hall staff members are available to help, guide, encourage and support you as you pursue a college degree. Students who live on campus tend to: • • • • • •

be more satisfied with their college experience have higher GPAs be more involved on campus have more contact with faculty complete their degrees sooner pursue advanced degrees

Residence Directors (RD) One RD manages each hall and is responsible for developing a quality living environment that promotes academic and personal success. The RD is a professional staff member who holds an advanced degree in counseling, student affairs or a related discipline. The RD lives in the hall and supervises the resident assistants.

Resident Assistants (RA) The RA on your floor or wing should be your first contact when you need assistance. These dedicated staff members live in each hall and serve as assistants to the RD. They develop educational programs and offer community development activities. They also serve as mediators and peers to residents. RAs also serve as mentors and facilitators to residents participating in our learning communities (see page 6). Desk Workers Desk workers serve the residents by taking care of tasks such as sorting mail and packages. These staff members are familiar with the procedures for the hall and overall university policies regarding the residence halls. Three on-campus desks are open 24 hours a day for residents needing assistance after hours. Custodial and Maintenance Staff Get to know the men and women who are dedicated to providing you with a clean, comfortable and safe living environment. Our custodians and maintenance workers are important members of your hall family.

University Housing Requirement

The role of the Department of Housing and Residential Life at Texas State University is to support the academic mission of the university by providing on-campus housing. Therefore, in support of the educational mission of the university and the value of the on-campus residential experience to students, new students under the age of 20 (by September 1 for fall admission or January 1 for spring admission) with fewer than 30 credit hours are required to live on campus in university housing. New students who graduated from high school within 12 months preceding the semester of their admission are also required to live on campus. Most first-year students are required to live in a residence hall. All students who are required to live on campus must either make on-campus housing arrangements or seek a formal exemption. Requests and final decisions must be completed prior to your orientation and registration for classes. A copy of the Exemption from University Housing Residency Requirement Request Form is available online at www.reslife.txstate.edu. On-campus housing is available to continuing residents and transfer students on a space-available basis.

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Learning Communities Make your on-campus experience even more memorable and life-changing by joining one of our learning communities. These are communities of students with a variety of backgrounds and experience all living, learning and leading together.

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Learning Communities

Learning communities offer residents the opportunity to share a living space and classes with the same group of residents. Students who participate in a learning community are assigned to the same hall and are co-enrolled in core courses. The frequent interaction among participants leads to a camaraderie unique to this type of program. The students live, study and grow together while forming relationships that will last a lifetime. A resident assistant leads each community. He or she is a student staff member of the Department of Housing and Residential Life whose duties include serving as the advisor, counselor, friend, resource and facilitator for the group. These staff members plan educational activities for their learning communities. Students interested in joining a learning community can choose this style of living at www.reslife.txstate.edu.

Program participants enjoy: • attending the same core courses • easy access to academic study groups • opportunities to interact with faculty • a family-like atmosphere in the halls • additional opportunities to attend educational programs and service-centered events

Business The Business Learning Community is open to students majoring in accounting, computer information systems, finance and economics, management and marketing. Participants interact with academic advisors and faculty members during on-campus events, team-building retreats and advising sessions.

Future Teachers One of our newest learning communities, Future Teachers, is for students seeking teacher certification. Students co-enroll in several core courses, attend social gatherings, participate in community service activities and benefit from programs designed to improve their readiness to become educators, such as preparing for teaching diverse students in today’s classrooms.

Important Definitions Co-enrolled — students are assigned to a course with their hall mates Core Course — a class all Texas State students, regardless of major, are required to take

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Learning Communities Learning Communities

Journalism and Mass Communication

Psychology

This learning community is open to students majoring in advertising, electronic media, general mass communication, print journalism or public relations. It allows participants to explore a multitude of career paths and help each other prepare for the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GSP) exam, a test that all journalism and mass communication majors must pass to advance into many upper-division courses.

This learning community is open to students majoring or minoring in psychology. Students attend many activities and learn more about topics such as sport psychology, health psychology and forensic psychology. In addition to field trips, they can explore different career opportunities and learn how to get into graduate school.

LEAD (Leadership Exploration and Development)

Our largest learning community, the Residential College, houses 210 participants in two traditionalstyle residence halls. The style of living creates lasting friendships and strong communities. In addition to sharing co-enrolled courses, residents enjoy frequent interaction with a faculty member who lives in a separate apartment within the hall. This interaction allows students to become more comfortable approaching faculty members in all their courses.

LEAD is designed for second-year students. Members of this community participate in a program designed to enhance leadership skills and potential, foster interpersonal, social, ethical and moral development, and instill an attitude of social awareness and responsibility.

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental This is a great opportunity for students interested in these medical fields to live and network with others pursuing the same degrees. Students are encouraged to attend seminars given by professionals in the scientific community as well as other activities and workshops. They also benefit from tutoring sessions, priority access to the pre-health advisors, participation in the on-campus Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Society and a related off-campus group, the Medical Explorers.

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Residential College

The Residential College program is open to students of all majors. Participants register as a group for Psychology 1300, Communication Studies 1310, Philosophy 1320 and various other courses. Even if you have previous credit for some co-enrolled courses, you still can benefit from the program’s group activities, volunteer opportunities and social events.

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Learning Communities

“In my third year as the faculty-in-residence for the Residential College, I know many sophomores and juniors who say the Residential College set them on the right track. They have taken on leadership roles, met many of their closest friends, developed study skills, and became comfortable approaching and working with faculty through the Residential College. A successful start in college can be difficult. Residential College makes the university seem smaller, brings first-years in close contact with the upperclass residential assistants, and provides them with an initial connection to faculty members. In all these ways, it gives incoming students a home at Texas State. Not incidentally, it has done the same for me and my family. My wife and I and our three children are so happy to have become Texans and Bobcats through the Residential College.” —­Dr. Jeffrey Helgeson Assistant Professor Department of History

Honors College This learning community is designed for students accepted into the Honors College at Texas State. These students will find opportunities to take an active role in their education through the Honors section of University Seminar, special hall programming and the nearby Honors Coffee Forum.

Career Exploration Career Exploration is for students who begin their first year at Texas State without having declared a major. Students will co-enroll in several core courses, attend social gatherings and participate in a variety of programs designed to increase their awareness of major and career opportunities. In addition, each member of this learning community will be partnered with a peer mentor and PACE career counselor.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) The STEM Learning Community is open to any student who has been accepted into the SPARK Scholars Program in the College of Science and Engineering. As the “home base” for SPARK, this learning community is designed to inspire, support and empower students majoring in engineering, engineering technology, computer science and mathematics — with primary focus on women in these fields.

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Housing Styles Texas State offers a variety of living arrangements ranging from traditional residence halls to apartment complexes. Each location offers a distinct community feel and unique atmosphere. All the halls provide engaging and entertaining academic programs and social opportunities. Rates shown are per person for the 2013–2014 academic year. We anticipate a 3–5 percent increase for the 2014–2015 academic year.

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Housing Styles

Traditional A double-occupancy bedroom with a community bathroom.

Room types

Traditional

If you are an incoming freshman, you most likely will live in a traditional or modified traditional residence hall. While other types of housing are available, sophomores and upperclassmen have priority for adjoining suites and super suites. Freshmen will be accommodated in these halls on a space-available basis.

Traditional-style halls offer a true college experience. Their lobbies are always filled with students talking, studying or watching TV. Students often leave the doors to their rooms open so they can talk to other residents as they come in from class. This frequent interaction allows you to form close relationships with your hall mates. These halls also offer a support network of staff members to assist you as you adjust to campus life. Hall Name

Capacity

Room Size

Semester Rate

Arnold (C)

225

10x14

$2,428

Beretta (RC) (C)

92

10x12

$2,428

Brogdon (RC)

100

10x14

$2,428

Burleson (NA) (F)

66

10x13

$1,475

Butler (C)

238

10x13

$2,428

Chautauqua (BH) (C)

306

15x16

$3,328–3,744

Elliott (C)

186

11x13

$2,428

Gaillardia (BH) (C)

306

15x16

$3,328–3,744

Hornsby (NA) (M)

66

11x15

$1,475

Jackson (C)

421

12x14

$2,428

Lantana (F)

244

10x11

$2,428

Laurel (C)

139

10x13

$2,428

Retama (C)

141

11x13

$2,428

Smith (BH) (C)

163

10x13

$2,428

Sterry (C)

371

11x16

$2,428

Modified Traditional This hall features rooms similar to those found in a traditional hall with two to three students per room. Residents in a modified traditional room enjoy an in-room bathroom. Hall Name

Capacity

Bedroom Occupancy

Blanco (BH) (C)

715

2-3

C: Coed halls | BH: Break-housing halls (see page 15) | F: All-female halls | M: All-male halls | NA: Non air-conditioned halls | RC: Residential College halls (see page 6) All rates are per person, per semester. Rates shown are for 2013–2014 and are anticipated to rise 3–5% for 2014–2015.

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Modified Traditional A double- or triple-occupancy room that includes a private bath facility in each room.

Room Size

Semester Rate

12x18 or 15x22

$2,455– $3,238*

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Housing Styles

Adjoining Suites

Super Suites

These halls accommodate residents who want an added level of privacy. Adjoining suites house two students per bedroom. Bathrooms are shared by the residents of two adjoining rooms.

These halls offer the level of privacy found in an adjoining suite-style hall plus additional living space. Super suite halls typically have one to two residents per bedroom, two to four bedrooms to a suite, and a shared living area. Bathrooms can be private or shared. This layout encourages interaction among suite mates while providing residents with more privacy than is found in a traditional hall.

Hall Name

Capacity

Bedroom Occupancy

Room Size

Semester Rate

Bexar (C)

202

2

12x14

$2,782

Falls

286

1–2

14x15

TBA

Sayers

292

1–2

14x15

TBA

Tower (C)

434

2

9x12

$2,782

Hall Name

Capacity

Bedroom Occupancy

Room Size

Semester Rate

College Inn (C)

280

2

11x13

$3,066

San Jacinto (C)

469

1

9x12

$3,744

San Marcos (BH) (C)

417

1

10x12

$3,744*

*The rate depends on the floor plan.

Adjoining Suite Rooms are designed as double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.

Super Suite Designed as a small group of single- and/or doubleoccupancy rooms with shared bathrooms contained in the suite. Includes separate living area/study.

C: Coed halls | BH: Break-housing halls (see page 15) | F: All-female halls | M: All-male halls | NA: Non air-conditioned halls | RC: Residential College halls (see page 6) All rates are per person, per semester. Rates shown are for 2013–2014 and are anticipated to rise 3–5% for 2014–2015.

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Housing Styles

Apartments Texas State offers an apartment-style residence in Bobcat Village for students who are required to live on campus but may be ready for the added level of privacy that an apartment offers. These units come fully furnished and include a washer, dryer and dishwasher. Water, electricity, Internet connections and basic cable are included. This residence is open only to students who have been out of high school for a minimum of one full year and are at least 19 years old. Bobcat Village offers one- and two-bedroom units, with each single bedroom. Bobcat Village residents are not required to purchase a dining plan; however, many choose to take a commuter plan. Apartment Name

Capacity

Style

Semester Rate

Bobcat Village

660

Furnished

$3,744–$4,284

All rates are per person, per semester. Rates shown are for 2013–2014 and are anticipated to rise 3–5% for 2014–2015.

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Your On-Campus Home Texas State is happy to provide you with a safe, comfortable home with all the modern conveniences. Rooms come equipped with the standard furniture you need to create your living space. We understand that you have your own taste and style, so we encourage you to bring personal items that show your creativity and make your space feel like home. Although we prohibit certain hazardous items, most personal items are welcome. See our website for more information.

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Your On-Campus Home

Roommate Requests

Amenities

Incoming students often have specific requests for roommates. You and your chosen roommate can increase your chances of being assigned to the same room by submitting your contracts at the same time, before the first priority date. You must also participate in online roommate matching and the room selection process, which will allow you to choose your roommate and pick your on-campus space from a list of available rooms.

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Special Requests Accessibility

Our residential buildings provide living environments that allow all students access to the campus and its facilities. Texas State recognizes that students with disabilities may have special housing needs, and we offer a variety of living options that comply with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). Students with requests concerning accessibility should inquire as early as possible. For important information visit www.ods.txstate.edu/Student-Resources/ ODS-Services/Procedures-for-Housing. Break Housing

All halls will remain open during Thanksgiving break and spring break. Most halls will close over winter break. If you need to remain on campus between semesters, choose a residence hall that has been designated as a break housing location during your online room selection process. Apartment-style facilities also remain open during the break periods.

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Each room is provided with local telephone service and voice mail. Another important feature is the alert system, which rings the phone of every resident with a message in the event of an emergency on campus. Simply bring your own phone and plug it in to take advantage of these services. Internet

Staying connected is essential, so Texas State residential facilities offer high-speed Internet connections. Hall lobbies provide wireless access. Rooms feature a port for each student; all you need is an Ethernet cord to access the network in your room. While out and about on campus, you’ll find wireless Internet access in areas such as Alkek Library, LBJ Student Center and the Quad.

Residence Halls Features • secured building access • community kitchen • front desk

• study areas • laundry facilities • mailroom

Furnishings • beds • chest of drawers • desks with chairs

Air Conditioning

Although 22 out of 24 residential facilities have air conditioning throughout, Burleson and Hornsby halls offer it only in the common areas. These two historic halls, home to a total of 125 residents, have some of the strongest communities on campus. This may be because residents spend many hours hanging out, talking and watching TV in the cooler common areas. Rest assured, if the idea of living without air conditioning makes you sweat, we offer plenty of other options.

CONTRACT APARTMENTS Features • pool • clubhouse

• sand volleyball court • fitness center

Furnishings • beds • chest of drawers • desks with chairs • dishwasher • furnished kitchen

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Get Involved One of the best aspects of campus living is how easy it is to get involved in activities and organizations that will allow you to make a difference on campus and make friends who share your interests. In addition to the hundreds of clubs affiliated with the university, the Department of Housing and Residential Life offers special opportunities to stay involved with your hall community.

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Get Involved

Texas State Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Hall Activities

If you live on campus, you are a member of RHA, a governing body that represents your interests to the Department of Housing and Residential Life, campus administrators, university committees and Associated Student Government. RHA works to improve the physical, social, cultural, recreational and intellectual atmosphere in the halls. RHA is made up of an executive board, a general assembly and standing committees, but all residents are encouraged to attend the group’s meetings. To learn more about RHA, visit www.rha.reslife.txstate.edu.

When you live on campus, you can have fun, meet new people and even learn something new without ever leaving the comfort of your home. The staff members in each of the halls coordinate activities to make living in the hall fun and to give you opportunities to meet other residents. These activities include ice cream socials, guest lecturers, competing on intramural teams, attending study groups, attending Bobcat athletic events, learning how to dress for success and getting together to watch the Super Bowl. There is something for everyone!

Hall Councils Each community offers residents an opportunity to participate in Hall Council (HC). You may join your HC if you want to help plan your hall’s events, represent the needs of residents and sponsor social events. Each HC has a representative in the RHA, the umbrella organization for all hall councils.

Get Out There!

Students within a hall often participate in other activities together: • intramural sports • Bobcat athletic events • Common Experience • student organizations • nonprofit volunteering • Associated Student Government

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Harris Dining Hall

Dining Services On-campus dining is provided by Chartwells, a nationally recognized food service company. Chartwells provides meals that are delicious, healthy, convenient and affordable. If you live in on-campus housing, you must purchase a meal plan as part of your housing package. Your meal plan will provide you with a standing reservation to eat what you want, when you want and how you want. 20 | Living on Campus 2014–2015

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Dining Services

Chartwells Dining Services is committed to making your dining experience at Texas State a pleasurable one. In addition to the information below, you can check out the Texas State Dining website at www.dineoncampus.com/txstate to find a listing of menus, locations, hours of operation and information about upcoming events.

Dining Halls Texas State students have a variety of options for daily dining. Our two dining halls, Commons and Harris, offer an “all you care to eat” dining atmosphere. Here you can choose from many options on our Balanced U menu, which helps you focus on eating in moderation and making informed decisions about what you eat. Look for selections labeled Balanced, Sustainable, Vegetarian and Vegan, or made without gluten. Commons Dining Hall, located in East Campus, was recently renovated. Its new Pulse on Dining concept has redefined what resident dining is for students. Try homestyle meals, Tex-Mex favorites, even vegetarian delights. The new Mongolian Grill is exclusive to Commons. Harris Dining Hall, located in West Campus, features a Pulse on Dining concept with all your favorite foods. Create your own plate and participate in monthly theme meals at Harris or Commons.

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Retail Dining When you’re looking for something different from the traditional dining hall, check out one of our retail dining establishments on campus. The Lair, inside the LBJ Student Center, offers nationally branded restaurants including Chick-fil-A and Starbucks Coffee, as well as campus restaurants such as Coyote Jack’s and Wild Greens. The Lair is home to the new Au Bon Pain Café Bakery on the first floor of LBJ. The Den, located in East Campus, offers everything from Pizza Hut to Tex-Mex. Enjoy delicious wraps at Texas Gourmet Wrap Co., mondo burritos at Taco Loco and fresh bagels with coffee at Einstein Bros. Bagels. Jones Food Court offers juicy burgers or gluten-free chicken wraps, soups and salads, hot wings and handtossed pizza. Jones is also home to Panda Express, which combines classic Chinese flavors and fresh ingredients. If you need a quick snack before class, visit Outtakes, a convenience store inside the Den Food Court. Or you can stop by Paws-n-Go, a convenience store located adjacent to the Evans Liberal Arts building. Need coffee to go? Check out the new coffee shop at the Undergraduate Academic Center.

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Dining Services

You Are What You Eat!

How the Plans Work

Texas State is committed to providing all students with campus dining options that align with their diets and lifestyles. Chartwells encourages campus-wide attention to health-conscious eating and environmental awareness. We are proud to promote:

Residing in on-campus housing also requires purchasing a meal plan. All residents (except for those residing in Bobcat Village) must select one of the three resident dining plans.

Zero Trans-fat Oils used in on-campus kitchens contain no trans-fat. Ocean-friendly Seafood Chartwells has partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program to guarantee that seafood served in the dining halls meets environmental standards. Cage-free Eggs Chartwells uses HFAC-certified cage-free eggs. Clean Plate Program The Commons and Harris dining halls staff urge students to request only what they know they will eat and come back for more if needed. This helps students be more aware of what they are actually eating, while at the same time reducing the amount of food wasted.

Resident Dining Plan Options (‘13-’14 per semester cost) 150 Block Meals + 125 Dining Dollars – $1,069 With about 10 meals per week, this plan is great if you need more meals, but you still want the option of frequent dining in campus retail facilities.

Which plan is right for you?

• Do you plan on going home on the weekends? • Do you tend to skip meals? • Are you a heavy eater or a light eater? • Do you prefer “all you care to eat” buffet-style restaurants or retail food court facilities?

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200 Block Meal Plan + 100 Dining Dollars – $1,160 With about 13 meals per week, this plan is ideal if you plan on eating in the dining halls often with some visits to campus retail facilities.

Because your life is constantly changing, we offer flexibility in our dining plans combining “all you care to eat” with retail dining. Our meal plans offer flexibility, variety and affordability. Block meals generally are used in the dining halls for an “all you care to eat” meal. One block meal equals one visit to the dining hall. For example, if you select the 200 Block Meal Plan (with 100 Dining Dollars), you can visit the dining halls 200 times during the semester. Meals unused in the fall semester can be carried over to spring if you purchase a meal plan for the spring semester. To give our students more flexibility, we also offer meal trade options in the retail locations. This allows you to trade one of your block meals for retail food items. A typical meal trade includes one entree, one side item and a fountain drink. Dining Dollars are provided with the 150, 200 and 250 Block Meal plans. This is a debit system that supplements your block meals and is accepted only at on-campus dining locations. Dining Dollars make it faster and easier to grab a soda before class or a cookie after lunch in one of our retail locations. Make sure to use them, because Dining Dollars expire at the end of each semester.

250 Block Meal Plan + 75 Dining Dollars – $1,244 With about 16 meals per week, this is the perfect option for you if plan to eat most of your meals at Harris or Commons dining halls.

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How to Apply

Are you ready to join us? Great! Check out the following steps to become a Bobcat resident. Please review this thoroughly. The steps must be completed in order. We accept contracts only from admitted students.

Housing 1. Review the contract terms. 2. Follow the instructions listed in the housing e-mail you will receive once admitted. This will allow you to submit your contract and $300 prepayment online. 3. Check your housing status online anytime. In late May, check the timeline for online roommate matching and room selection on our website. 4. Participate in roommate matching if you have a roommate request. 5. Assign yourself to an on-campus space via online selection. 6. Look for additional information beginning in July (for fall admission) from the department concerning the details of move-in. Department of Housing and Residential Life 512.245.HOME | fax 512.245.7619 www.reslife.txstate.edu | residencelife@txstate.edu

Dining 1. Review the meal plan options carefully. All on-campus residents are required to purchase a meal plan. Bobcat Village residents are not required to have a meal plan. 2. Select your plan online when you submit your housing contract. Chartwells Dining Services www.dineoncampus.com/txstate | 512.245.9930 chartwellscatering@txstate.edu

Reserve Early!

Complete your housing contract as early as possible. We begin receiving contracts in September with most of the 5,000 new student contracts arriving prior to April 1. Your assigned login time for room selection is based on the date of your contract submission.

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