Residential Living & Learning
Residential Living & Learning seeks to foster authentic communities that engage and empower residents to value learning, citizenship and diversity through faculty and peer engagement.
The University offers 10 on-campus residential facilities. Each residence hall offers a unique and comfortable environment for students. Rooms are equipped with cable TV and Internet connections as well as a combination refrigerator/freezer with a microwave unit. Laundry facilities are offered in each residential environment. Residential facility staff is available to provide students with the assistance they need to succeed socially and academically.
The University requires all students residing on campus in a traditional residence hall to purchase a meal plan. Visit www.tarletondiningservices.com for specific information regarding meal plans options.
On-Campus Housing Requirement
Residing on campus creates an environment where students experience more success; therefore, Tarleton supports a live-on requirement of:
Two (2) academic years for:
• all "First Time Freshman" students who are under 21 years of age, prior to the start of his/her registered semester, beginning with the Fall 2010 semester
• all "Transfer" students who are under 21 years of age with less than 12 (twelve) credit hours, prior to the start of his/her registered semester, beginning with the Fall 2010 semester
One (1) academic year for:
• all "Transfer" students who are under 21 years of age with 12 (twelve) credit hours or more, prior to the start of his/her registered semester, beginning with the Fall 2010 semester
Students who meet the requirements within an academic year Housing Contract will be required to fulfill the applicable contract and eat in the University dining facilities when assigned in a residence hall environment. Housing contracts are for an academic year (fall and spring).
Students may file for an exemption to this requirement for the following reasons:
• Living with a parent at their legal, full-time residence within 45 miles of campus
• Living with a sibling who is a registered Tarleton student at their legal, full-time residence within 45 miles of campus
• Married or have a dependent child
• Medical reasons
It is recommended that students not arrange to live off campus until their request for exemption has been approved through Residential Living & Learning. Proof must be submitted with a completed off-campus request form located on the Residential Living & Learning website at: www.tarleton.edu/housing. For more information, call (254) 968-9083.
Housing applications are available online at: www.tarleton.edu/housing. A $100 deposit must be submitted with all applications. Applications are processed in order of the date they are received. Contact the Residential Living & Learning office at 254-968-9083 or www.tarleton.edu/housing for more information.
Texas Legislative Bill 4189 requires that each student assigned to live on-campus must provide proof of a meningitis vaccine obtained no less than 10 days prior to moving into the on-campus environment. For more details about this requirement, go to: www.tarleton.edu/housing or call (254) 968-9083.
A learning community is a set of courses in which students having a common major or interest may enroll. Participation in this program allows students to be part of a group enrolled in primarily the same courses. Each community is limited to no more than 24 students. Students benefit from the linked courses through connections with peers, faculty, and a higher level of engagement in the scholarly work. Students interested in our Learning Community programs can also choose if they would like to live in a residence hall together with other participants in the Learning Community. Although not required, students who choose the residential option typically experience an increased level of academic success. For more information, view our live-learn links on our website: www.tarleton.edu/housing or call (254) 968-9763.