Residence Life is your connection to community. We offer comfortable, secure college housing on the Stephenville campus combined with valuable learning and leadership opportunities that enhance your college experience. Build lifelong relationships with peers, faculty and staff. Develop in a vibrant, active community. Participate in campus events and activities. Enjoy the convenience of being close to your classes and campus life. These are just some of the many benefits to living on campus and being involved with Residence Life.
At Tarleton, we offer a variety of beautiful and modern campus housing options , highlighted by Academic and Career Engagement (ACE) Communities designed to help you succeed. With a mix of traditional college halls, two- and four-bedroom suites, and one- to four-bedroom college apartments, our ACE Communities are supportive, on-campus housing options for students with a common academic interest, purpose and experience.
- ACE Communities are based on Meta-Majors which group students together based on similar majors or career paths. They will live together in a supportive community while engaging in learning experiences both in and outside the classroom to develop marketable skills and build connections between academic preparation and future career fields.
- Texan Corps of Cadets have an exclusive opportunity to complete a minor in Leadership Studies.
- Select ACE Communities are available for Transfer Students, such as Honors Hall, Texan Corps of Cadets and several interest based communities.
Tarleton supports a live-on campus requirement of one year for new incoming students (first time in college and freshmen) and transfer students with less than 30 credit hours. Students about to graduate or have already graduated from high school or have earned GED and have not yet attended a post-secondary institution for one long semester (i.e., Fall or Spring), are considered first-time in college (FTIC) students.
Students who have earned college credits before graduating from high school (AP or Dual Credits) or took classes immediately after graduating from high school (during the summer), are also considered FTIC students regardless of earned credit hours. FTIC students are required to reside on-campus their first academic year unless requesting and receiving approval for an Off-Campus Exemption.
What Is Residence Life?
Residence Life meets the academic, social and personal needs of students living in campus housing while instilling values of learning, citizenship and diversity through peer, faculty and staff engagement. Our team facilitates meaningful conversations and hosts residence hall activities and campus recruiting events throughout the year. These include campus preview days, Admitted Student Day, Campus Tours, and Upward Bound. Leveraging technology to increase efficiency and provide exemplary service, we help first-time in college and transfer students who attend a campus preview day apply for campus housing, submit their application fee and select their room assignment. On these specialty days, admitted students are able to walk away with a room assignment.
Our professional staff of Residence Hall Directors and student Residential Leaders, as well as student Residence Hall Association Members, live in campus housing and serve as valuable resources on college life. Working in Residence Life provides anyone interested in pursuing a career in higher education with a rich experience full of real-world opportunities.