Student Housing

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.

Campus Housing

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.

Residency Requirements

Beginning Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 academic year, 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.

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Why Live On Campus?

Research shows that students who live in on-campus college housing perform better academically, and Tarleton students agree that forming peer relationships is easiest and one of many benefits to living on campus.

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Join our team to help connect other students to community

Students living on campus can join the Residence Hall Association, an organization that encourages student engagement and provides opportunities for new students to gain leadership and residential programming skills. Residence Hall Association facilitates several key campus events, including Color Celebration during Transition Week, Launching of the Ducks and Lighting of the Campus. You can also apply to be a Residential Leader for your peers. Our Residential Leaders receive a full scholarship for room and board while gaining extensive leadership skills and professional development opportunities. Residential Leaders and Residence Hall Directors receive training and development in incident response, conflict resolution and student support.

What educational and social programming will you be exposed to as a resident of campus housing?

Residence Life facilitates a rich, meaningful program curriculum for students living on campus in a Academic and Career Engagement (ACE) Community. Campus programming includes discussion forums and conversations, enrollment in a first year experience course, residence hall activities, passive programs and university events. First-year students experience a different residential program curriculum than second-year and above students.

View other important information for residents of campus housing here

Move-in Day

Residence Life helps make your transition to college smooth — and fun! We take the guesswork and stress out of moving in with a variety of resources and information, from a detailed Move-in Guide to campus resources and services, such as Dining Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Resident Satisfaction

More (90%) of our on campus, Fall 2021 First Time in College (FTIC) students re-enrolled for spring. That is 8% higher than our off campus FTIC students.

On the most recent Skyfactor Resident Feedback Survey, respondents rated their satisfaction level with hall and apartment staff at 89%. The survey indicated that Residence Life hall and apartment staff excel especially at availability, treating everyone fairly, making efforts to get to know residents and enforcing rules and regulations.

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Youth Camps and Conferences

Stay on campus and get a taste of college life during Tarleton’s Youth Summer Camps and Conferences.

Priority Deadline

Apply for housing before January 15 for an early housing assignment. Admitted students can select their room as early as October of the year prior to enrollment. Although not guaranteed, early applicants have many more college housing options to choose from and a higher likelihood of getting the room and roommate you request.

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Academic and Career Engagement (ACE) Communities

Tarleton’s Academic and Career Engagement (ACE) Communities allow you to build friendships and support your academic pursuits. ACE Community assignments take priority over roommate preferences. 

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