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Registration & Room Assignment

How does the room assignment process work for new students?
When will I receive my room assignment notifications?

How can I apply for a private room?
How can I keep the same room for the following school year?

Contracts, Fees & Payments

What are the rental rates for TWU residence halls?
When is housing rent due?

Are there any other fees that I may be charged by University Housing?
Whom do I pay?

Amenities and Hall Information

Can I have a tour of a room in the residence halls before I arrive?
What is the residence hall visitation policy?
When can I have guests in my room?

Which halls are air-conditioned?
Is Internet service provided for residents?
Is a long distance telephone service provided?
What type of security exists in the residence halls?

How do I use the University Housing laundry rooms?

Roommates & Room Changes

If I know who I want to room with already.
Will we be matched up?

How will you match me up with a roommate?
When do I receive my room assignment?
When do I find out who my roommate is?

How do I change rooms once the academic year has begun?

Moving In

What do I need to move into my room?
When can I move in?
What can I do to make moving in to my room go more smoothly?
What do I need to bring with me to my room?
What is the decoration policy? Can I make any modifications to my room?

Do I need insurance for my belongings while living on campus?
If I have a question about my room and move-in, who should I be in contact with?

Maintenance & Custodial Services

What do I do if I have a maintenance problem in my room?
What custodial service is offered in the halls?

Key Rules & Policies

Am I required to live on campus?
What is the alcohol policy?
Can I smoke in my room?
Are pets allowed in the residence halls?
What other rules and policies affect me?

Communications

How will I receive mail while I am living on campus?

Registration & Room Assignment

How does the room assignment process work for new students? When will I receive my room assignment notifications?
Apply on-line as soon as possible. Preferences are awarded based on date and time your application/contract is received, so the sooner you apply the better your chances of getting the assignment you want. Don't forget that priority for roommate pairs is based on whether you and your roommate preference apply within 10 days of each other. Information on room and roommate assignments is sent in late July. (back to top)


How can I apply for a private room?
There are no private rooms available within the traditional residence halls. Private bedrooms are available in the Lowry Woods Community or TWU Select Properites for students who are over 21 or have at least 60 credit hours. (back to top)

How can I keep the same room for the following school year?
During the spring semester, returning students are given the opportunity to sign up for a room on campus during Priority Room Selection. Residents may sign up for their current rooms or a room in a different residence hall or apartment community. A large percentage of spaces are reserved for incoming first-year students, so availability is limited. Information about Priority Room Selection is typcially available in February of each year. (back to top)

Contracts, Fees & Payments

What are the rental rates for TWU residence halls?
Click†here for all current rental rates. (back to top)

When is housing rent due?
A $150.00 application fee and deposit is due when you submit your application. All other housing fees are transmitted to student accounts and are due by the date set by the Bursarís Office. Please visit the Bursar's Office for more information. (back to top)

Are there any other fees that I may be charged by University Housing?
Residents will be held responsible for any fees incurred and/or services rendered, such as early check-in, property damage, lock changes, room condition, and improper check-out. All charges will be transmitted directly to the resident's Student Account and must be paid by the date established by the Bursarís Office. Please visit the Bursar's Office for more information. (back to top)

Whom do I pay?
All transactions will be made through the Bursarís Office. Please visit the Bursarís Office for more information. (back to top)

Amenities and Hall Information

Can I have a tour of a room in the residence halls before I arrive?
Yes, tours are available at the Admissions Open Houses offered during the academic year, New Student Orientation in the summer, and on a daily basis at designated times through the Admissions Office. Because the residence halls are currently occupied to full capacity, tours of private living spaces are not regularly available for campus visitors. You may also want to view our residence hall virtual tours on the Housing home page. (back to top)

What is the residence hall visitation policy? When can I have guests in my room?
Please see the Residence Life Handbook for detailed information on the Guest and Visitation Policy at Texas Womanís University. (back to top)

Which halls are air-conditioned?
All residence halls and apartments are air-conditioned. No additional personal room air-conditioners are allowed or permitted. (back to top)

Is Internet service provided for residents?
Yes, each resident room is equipped with high-speed Internet access for residents with computers.† (back to top)

Is†telephone service provided?
Beginning in August 2011 TWU will no longer provide telephone service in residential or apartment spaces.† (back to top)

What type of security exists in the residence halls?
The University Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers provide 24 hour coverage for the campus. The residence hall communities are accessed by keys and electronically by a studentís TWU ID card. (back to top)

How do I use the University Housing laundry rooms?
Laundry rooms are conveniently located in the residence halls. Students are responsible for doing their own laundry. All laundry machines in the residence halls and in Lowry Woods Community are included in the housing rates.† (back to top)

Roommates & Room Changes

If I know who I want to room with already, will we be matched up?
Every effort is made to accommodate roommate preferences when all of the following conditions are met: a) Both applicants request each other within ten days of original application, b) The Department of University Housing receives both completed housing contracts by March 1. c) A double room vacancy exists. Please note: Roommate preferences take priority over your hall preference in the assignments process! (back to top)

How will you match me up with a roommate?
There is no fail-safe roommate matching system. We will try to accommodate your requests. Please keep in mind that TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteranís status, or against qualified disabled persons. (back to top)

When do I receive my room assignment and when do I find out who my roommate is?
Information on room and roommate assignments is sent during the†first week in August. (back to top)

How do I change rooms once the academic year has begun?
Students desiring a room and/or hall change after the first day of Fall classes may visit their residence hall front desk to submit a room change request form to their Area Manager.
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Moving In

What do I need to move into my room?
In order to check-in to your room or apartment, each student must have a photo id ready. Students should have their emergency contact information and a picture ID. Only the student can receive a room key; parents cannot check-in to a room and receive a key for a student. (back to top)

When can I move in?
You may move in on the first day the residence halls officially open for the fall or spring semester. (back to top)

What can I do to make moving in to my room go more smoothly?
Students are encouraged to consider bringing a small cart or dolly. Although in many buildings carts are available, there are only a limited number of carts available for students to use. You might also consider bringing a small tool kit if you have items to put together and a pen for filling out several forms at check-in. Move-in is a busy time in and around the residence halls, please be patient and expect that elevators, parking lots, and hallways will be crowded. Please place all of your trash in designated locations around each building.

The check-in process varies from year to year and it is difficult to predict when the 'best' days and times are for students to check-in to avoid lines. Check-in lines are typically not as long in the late afternoon or early evenings but again, this may vary from hall to hall. Every effort is made by the Housing staff to minimize delays in the check-in process. You should expect to receive your room key, and a copy of the Room Inventory Card (this is a form noting the current condition or your room). Parents may not check-in for students. Students should present a photo ID at check-in. (back to top)

What do I need to bring with me to my room?
Linens are not provided, so you will want to bring your own sheets and towels. All beds in the residence halls are standard twin size. Bed sizes in The Lowry Woods Community are standard full size and TWU Select Apartments are not furnished unless you sign a separate Furniture†Agreement.†You will also want to bring pillowcases, towels, washcloths, blankets, and pillows. You and your roommate may want to coordinate bedspreads, rugs and other items. If you plan to bring a TV or stereo, be sure to bring a surge protected power strip, and check with your roommate to avoid duplication. Also, you won't want to forget your desk lamp, iron, ironing board, clothes hangers, umbrella, alarm clock, and telephone.†(back to top)

What is the decoration policy? Can I make any modifications to my room?
The condition of the room must be the same at checkout as it is at check-in. Residents should review the online Residence Life Handbook for detailed information. (back to top)

Do I need insurance for my belongings while living on campus?
The Department of University Housing recommends that students obtain some type of renter's insurance whether that be a special policy or as a part of the parents' homeowners policy.
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If I have a question about my room and move-in, who should I be in contact with?
New residents may contact the Department of University Housing directly with specific questions. You may call the Department of University Housing at 940-898-3676 or you may send an email to housing@twu.edu. (back to top)

Maintenance & Custodial Services

What do I do if I have a maintenance problem in my room?
For routine work orders, students should visit or call their residence hall front desk to report a problem. (back to top)

For facilities emergencies, students should contact their residence hall front desk to report the problem. The Office Assistant will contact the appropriate Housing staff to address the problem.

Guinn Hall: 940-898-3636
Jones Hall: 940-898-3655
Lowry Woods: 940-898-3785
Stark Hall: 940-898-3694
Grove Street:† 940-898-3676 (after hours contact the†Jones Hall front desk at 940-898-3655)
TWU Select:† 940-898-3676 (after hours contact the†Jones Hall front desk at 940-898-3655)

What custodial service is offered in the halls?
The residence hall custodial staff regularly cleans all of the common areas of each residence hall and community bathrooms in Jones Hall

In no case will the custodial staff take out the trash or otherwise clean occupied individual student rooms or bedrooms. Students must take their trash to the hall's dumpster or trash room, whichever is applicable. (back to top)

Key Rules & Policies

Am I required to live on campus?
The University Residency Requirement stipulates that students with less than 60 credit hours and under the age of 21 must live in the residence halls or they must commute from the home of their parent or legal guardian. (back to top)

What is the alcohol policy?
If both you and your roommate(s) are over the age of 21 you may have alcoholic beverages in your room or apartment. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in common areas. (back to top)

Can I smoke in my room?
Smoking is prohibited within all TWU Residence Halls. In addition, the burning of candles, incense, or other materials is not permitted. Rooms and apartments are equipped with smoke detectors for safety purposes, and each hall is equipped with a full fire alarm and sprinkler system as well as fire extinguishers in case of emergency. (back to top)

Are pets allowed in the residence halls or apartments?
The only pets permitted in the halls are fish in aquariums that are 10 gallons or less. (back to top)

What other rules and policies affect me?
The Residence Hall Handbook describes the other policies affecting residence hall residents. Please click here for access to the online Residence Life Handbook. (back to top)

Communications

How will I receive mail while I am living on campus?
Residents may rent a post office box from the U.S. Postal Service in Denton at†101 E McKinney St.

Residents may not receive mail at Jones, Guinn, Stark, Grove St,†Lowry Woods or TWU Select properties. (back to top)

Still can't find what you are looking for? Feel free to call the Department of University Housing at 940-898-3676 or send an email to us.

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