All incoming students should secure housing before arriving in the U.S. UTEP/OIP does not offer temporary housing, so if you do not have a place to live when you arrive, you may need to stay in a local hotel until you find housing.
Students who are coming from abroad, especially those who are not familiar with the El Paso area, are strongly advised to look into on-campus housing for at least their first year at UTEP.
UTEP Housing and Residence Life offers on-campus housing at three complexes: Miner Village, Miner Heights, and Miner Canyon. You must apply for housing online, and should apply early to secure a spot.
All housing complexes offer furnished, apartment-style rooms in one-, two-, and four-bedroom units with all utilities included. There are also community spaces with room for studying, recreation, private mailboxes, and administrative offices. The residence halls at UTEP are all co-educational, but individual rooms/apartments only house students of the same sex.
Please address all questions about on-campus housing to Housing and Residence Life.
Information about off-campus housing is provided as a service only. It does not represent University-approved or University-inspected housing.
There are many apartments located within walking distance of UTEP, however, it is not customary for them to be furnished.
Off-campus housing advertisements can be found in El Paso’s local newspaper, El Paso Times, and other local newspapers. Advertisement for housing can also be found in UTEP’s newspaper, The Prospector. El Paso Times keeps a listing of the classifieds, found in its pages, on their website.
There also are many online websites that can help you find apartments around El Paso. Make sure you take necessary precautions and select a service that provides you with the support you need. Take care to avoid scams and do not give out your personal information to a non-reputable source.