Questions and Answers:
There is no deadline to submit a housing application. We accept applications year round.
The sooner you submit your application, the greater chance you have at getting the room style you want.
Yes. You can edit your application up until you get a room assignment.
Yes. As part of the application you will be asked to sign the housing contract. For students under 18 years of age will be asked to assign a proxy to sign their contract. This will be their parents or legal guardians. So please read the obligations, penalties and cancellation policies stated in the Housing and Residence Life contract before signing your contract.
Yes. You have the option of choosing your own roommate. You must select them on your application, and they must select you on their application.
At the time you submit your application you have the option of selecting roommate. You can also select your roommate during the room selection process. If you do not participate in the room selection process we will use the answers that you listed on the roommate selection questions section of the housing application. This will help us find a roommate similar in age and interests.
All students must complete the Housing Contract Cancellation form available in the Resident Portal.
Students will have the option of doing a room change via the resident portal. For the timeline of when room changes are available click HERE.
Rooms are only cleaned in the event of a maintenance-related emergency, and trash is collected at specific locations. Residents are responsible for the cleanliness of their rooms and can be charged for excessive cleaning if staff determine it is necessary.
We suggest that if you are serious about living with a friend, that you turn in your applications together and that you both indicate that you wish to live together on both applications.
NOTE: We discourage friends from living together because while it is nice to live with someone you know, friendships tend to be tested and sometimes strained.
Student housing has no restrictions on visitation by members of the opposite sex. There are guidelines regarding the length of time an out of town visitor can stay with you, and all visitors must be approved by your roommate(s).
All properties are require residents to scan their Miner Gold Card to access the building. There are Resident Assistants that serve in an on-call rotation for the residents that live here. They try to stress safety to their residents and encourage them to lock their front doors and to keep us notified of strangers in the complex. There are emergency call boxes in and around the complex in the event a resident needed to contact the police immediately.
Programming in the halls varies from month to month, and social and educational activities are planned by each staff member. Residents are invited to discuss issues going on in their hall, participate in community service projects, and plan activities for all residents. Student housing residents are also often asked to participate in focus groups for future housing projects and on-campus issues.
UTEP does not offer family housing.
Individual housing units will be assigned by gender, and it is entirely possible for a building population to have male and female residents living in close proximity.
Furniture is not to be removed from student rooms under any circumstance unless the circumstance presented to staff is of a medical nature and/or emergency situation. Requests to move furniture should be submitted in writing to the Director.