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    Angelo State University’s residence halls have been recognized as being among the “30 Most Inviting Yet Affordable College Dorms in America” by AffordableSchools.net, a higher education resource website designed to connect students with the best affordable colleges.

  • Welcome!

    Welcome from the Director

    It is more than a place to live.

    Welcome to the residence halls at Angelo State University and what I hope will be a learning and enjoyable experience for you.  

    When you live on campus at Angelo State University, you will meet new people, get involved in student activities and be close to all your classes. Oh, yeah— you will also have plenty of opportunities to study.

    Finding a place to fit in will not be a problem. Our residence halls have updated furniture and modern styles, and each hall has its own community and distinct living environment. If you apply early, you get to choose where you will be most comfortable.

    Meet new people.

    You will not only have a roommate when you live on campus, you will also meet other students in your community through campus activities and programs. Resident assistants (RAs) are there to offer help along the way. Among many other things, the RAs help students worried about a tough midterm, provide guidance in roommate conflicts and give support to students having family crises. 

    Programs and activities for on-campus residents are plentiful at ASU. They range from going as a group to a comedy routine and movie night to in-hall presentations on topics relevant to college students, such as relationships, managing money, coping with stress and (oh, yeah) how to get good grades.

    Be close to classes.

    Students in most residence halls have, at most, a 10–15 minute walk to their classes. And the best part is, they do not have to fuss with finding a parking spot in the morning. That on-campus convenience can come in handy after a long night of studying.

    Each residence hall has multiple study rooms that are perfect for both studying alone and working on group projects. Many are equipped with dry-erase boards, have wireless access throughout and electrical outlets for plugging in laptops.

    Enjoy a few more perks.

    We realize that for many students, going to college is their first experience living away from home. We want to help make that transition as smooth as possible by providing quick access to food, easy opportunities to do laundry and secure building entrances.

    On-campus students have meal plans that allow them to grab a quick meal in the cafeteria, the University Center or any of the six campus dining facilities. With so many other things keeping you busy, you do not have to worry about grocery shopping or planning meals.

    Each residence hall has its own laundry facilities, and the price of using the machines is included in semester housing fees. Students who live on campus do not have to lug around a bag of quarters.

    Students access their respective residence halls by using their campus ID and their campus identification number. Entrances, exits and most common areas are video-monitored for increased security.

    Sincerely,

    Tracy Wright Baker

    Director of Housing and Residential Programs

  • Apply for Housing

    This information is intended to provide answers to frequently asked questions about making your on-campus housing arrangements as an incoming ASU student. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have as you get started on planning your first year with us.

    We also suggest you check our Web page frequently for updates about policies, procedures, programs and services.

    • How do I apply for housing on campus?
      1. Apply for admission to ASU. Get your campus ID (CID) and PIN number (default is your 6-digit date of birth).
      2. Visit our webpage to Apply Online for housing at ASU. You can apply for the 2015-2016 academic year starting November 1st, 2014.
      3. You will be asked to submit your $100.00 non-refundable Housing application fee during the apply on-line process. Payment on-line may be via electronic check, credit or debit card.
    • I applied for admission to ASU. Does that reserve a room for me on campus?

      No. Since not every student who attends ASU needs housing on campus, applying for housing is separate from applying for admission to ASU.

      Before you apply for housing, you should first apply for admission to ASU. After admissions receives your application, you will be issued a campus ID (CID) and PIN numbers. You will need this information to Apply On-Line.

      After you have applied for housing, if your plans to attend ASU change, you must submit a written request to cancel your housing reservation. The cancellation deadline for the academic year is July 15th.

      Please note that requesting cancellation of your academic year contract is NOT the same process as requesting an Exemption to the University’s Housing Policy. There may be financial consequences associated with late contract cancellation, so please contact our office to discuss your situation if you are thinking about requesting cancellation.

    • When I applied online, I listed Texan Hall as my building preference. Does that mean I will be assigned to Texan Hall?

      Not necessarily. Your housing application is for a SPACE on campus, it is NOT for a specific building or area.

      When you apply online and through the MyHousing interface, you will be asked to list up to three building preferences. As with roommate requests, the automated system will take your preferences into consideration when assignments are made. Please be aware that current residential students are given first choice of room and building assignments during their spring renewal (re-application) process. Assignments for new students are made after the renewal process. Also, please know that listing the same building more than once will not improve your chances of being assigned to that building and may in fact limit your options by not letting us know what your alternate preferences are in the event that your first choice is full.

    • Which buildings can first-year students live in?

      In support of the university’s Freshman College, there will be clusters within most residential buildings designated as primarily first-year housing options. These include Texan Hall, Plaza Verde, Robert and Mary Massie, Centennial Village, and Carr Hall.  First-year students, who are part of the university’s Honors program, may request assignment to the Honors area of Texan Hall.

      Vanderventer Apartments and Concho Hall will be set aside for priority assignment to sophomore and above students. 

      Enhanced programming, events and workshops designed to help you succeed in your first-year at ASU are offered in the designated “first-year” housing options.

    • Which building(s) do the athletes live in?

      We don’t have a designated housing building or floor for athletes. Our student-athletes, like all of our students, are assigned based on preferences and space availability. You will find varsity athletes living in several residence halls on campus.

    • Can I choose my roommate, or will one be assigned to me?

      I have a Specific Person I want to be Roommates with…

      If you have a specific person in mind to be your roommate(s), you will have the opportunity to request them during the roommate selection lottery. If you don’t have a specific person(s) in mind, don’t worry. The auto-assign system will attempt to pair you with the best match available based on the information you entered in your personal and room preferences.

      Using the MyHousing services, you will have the opportunity to list up to three specific individuals you would like to live with (one roommate and up to two suitemates). The automated assignment system will factor in these preferences during the auto-assignment process. There are deadlines and some eligibility restrictions, so please carefully read the confirmation documents that you will be prompted to print at the end of the apply online process. They are also available under Forms & Documents. If you are requesting a specific roommate or suitemates, it is very important that you request each other, that you are all in the same lottery process, and that your building preferences match.

      I Do Not have a Specific Person I want to be Roommates with…

      If you don’t have a specific person in mind, don’t panic. The majority of our students don’t. With the online system, you will have the opportunity to log in to our website and enter some general information about your room and roommate preferences. This information will then be used in an auto-assignment process, and the system will attempt to match as many of your preferences as possible.

      Helpful Hints…

      We put a lot of effort into providing you as many options as we can, but please understand that it isn’t always possible to honor every request. Please also keep in mind that like all other relationships, roommate relationships are based on a lot of subjective and intangible elements. There just aren’t any guarantees that your roommate situation will be totally conflict-free. In fact, whether you are living with someone you have known for a long time, or someone you have never met, you should expect for there to be some adjustments and compromises involved in making the roommate relationship work. What we can guarantee you is that we will be here to help you work through any roommate issues that may arise.

      Many new students assume that if they have a private room or live with someone they already know, they won’t have roommate or other interpersonal conflicts. This is NOT usually the case! Anytime you share a space with or live in close proximity to others, some differences in habits, preferences, tastes, etc., are going to occur. Most of these conflicts are minor and can pretty easily be resolved. Learning to handle these differences and disputes appropriately is an important part of learning how to deal with future interpersonal conflicts—problems with co-workers, significant others, bosses, neighbors, etc. We understand that this is one of the scariest parts of living on their own for many of our students. You may not feel comfortable or know how to handle these problems because you probably haven’t had to face them before. It’s OK. We can help you learn these skills. Learning these skills can really help build your confidence and help prepare you for “real world” situations. Good communication, an open mind and mutual respect are great places to start. Of course, we can’t help if we don’t know you need it, so please let us know when problems arise.

    • Are you expecting a housing shortage for the fall?

      If it becomes necessary to overflow students to temporary assignments, we will post that information on our website.  If something in the housing situation changes from what we are projecting at this time, we will make every effort to contact affected students and will post updates on our web page. We encourage you to check our Web page regularly for announcements regarding assignments, as well as any other important updates.

    • How much will it cost to live on campus?

      Current year room and board rates are available on our Web page (listed under Cost) and in hard copy form at our office in the Centennial Village Office Suite near the tower entrance. We think you will find that our rates are regionally competitive and that a range of affordable options is available.

      We understand that attending college represents a significant financial and personal investment for our students and their families. It is our goal to provide you exceptional value for your money by providing a comprehensive package of quality facilities, amenities, convenience and broad scope of both personal and academic support services that you just can’t find in off-campus housing options.

    • Is my contract just for the fall semester?

      No. Your housing contract is for an ACADEMIC YEAR (August-May). It is a legally binding contract, so please review it carefully for complete terms and conditions.

      Contract Cancellation:

      Your 2014-2015 Housing contract is for the entire 2014-2015 academic year. It is a legally binding document and as such, it is important that you be aware of important provisions of the contract including financial obligations and provisions related to contract release.

      Students who meet the university requirements to live off campus, will have until July 15th to request contract cancellation (in writing) without penalty.

      After July 15th, students meeting the requirements to live off campus who request cancellation of their Housing Contract will have their request reviewed by an exceptions committee to determine if they will be released and may be subject to Liquidated Damages Charges equaling 50% of their Fall semester room charges.

      Housing Application fees are non-refundable.

    • Am I required to live on campus?

      You might be. Angelo State University is committed to student success and to providing a comprehensive residential experience. As a result, ASU has a Housing Policy under which some students are required to live on campus.

      Single undergraduate students with fewer than 60 semester credit hours of college-level work who enroll at ASU, carry a total of 12 or more semester credit hours at ASU, are under the age of 21, and do not live at the full-time residence of their parent(s) are required to reside in university-owned housing.

      Students seeking exception to the Housing Policy need to submit an Exemption Request. More information can be found on the University Housing Requirements page.

      The deadline to request Exemption for the academic year is August 1st. The deadline to request exemption for the spring semester is December 15th. Other contract provisions may apply, so please review your contract carefully or contact us for more information before making other housing arrangements.

      The following categories are eligible for a Standard Exemption to this policy upon making a written request and/or submitting the appropriate documentation to the Office of Housing & Residential Programs:

      • I have lived on campus for four or more long (fall /spring) semesters.
      • I am or will be 21 years of age prior to the start of the 2014 fall semester.
      • I have or will have 60 or more earned semester credit hours prior to the start of the 2014 fall semester.
      • I plan to enroll in fewer than 12 hours each semester during the 2014-2015 academic year.
    • Are there any health or vaccination requirements?

      Beginning on January 1, 2012, a change in state law requires that most students who attend public universities receive the bacterial meningitis vaccination, or in some cases, show proof of having been vaccinated within the past 5 years. For more information about this change and how it may impact you, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

     

    MyHousing

    Log in to MyHousing using your CID and PIN to access convenient self-service features, including room and roommate selection, dining plan choices and more.

    MyHousing Login

  • Why Live on Campus?

    Why do you like living on campus?

    On-campus living gives you convenient access to classes, labs and the library. Plus, you will not have to hassle with commuting and parking. The living environment makes it easy to get involved on campus and get the educational support to succeed in college.

    Students Who Live on Campus Generally:

    1. Have higher GPAs and are able to complete more credit hours each semester than their off-campus counterparts.
    2. Are more likely to graduate in fewer semesters than other students.
    3. Are more likely to get involved in academic and extracurricular activities.
    4. Have the ability to meet other students from all over Texas, the U.S. and the world.
    5. Can participate in any of the 300 programs that resident assistants sponsor each semester.
    6. Can avoid cooking by using an on-campus meal plan.
    Joe Muñoz

    “On-campus living is a great combination of social networking and accessibility to campus facilities, like the library and computer labs.”

     

    Shaheena Anene
    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Biology

     

    Joe Muñoz

    “I love the convenience of being close to everything and the ability to easily meet people.”

     

    Cade Halle
    Year: Junior
    Major: Kinesiology

    Joe Muñoz

    “I enjoy living on campus because I find myself right next door to my friends and close to all of the events that happen at ASU.”

     

    Joanna Lule
    Year: Senior
    Major: Athletic Training

    Joe Muñoz

    “I like the social interaction and that basic necessities are conveniently located on campus. Living here helps with time management.”

     

    Chijioke Onyekwela
    Area of Study: Pre-med

    Joe Muñoz

    “I love living on campus because you meet lots of interesting people. It is really easy to strike up a conversation with someone in a class or while just waiting at the crosswalk. It is very rare that there are two people who are alike. ASU is very diverse.”

     

    Jennifer Lovett
    Year: Junior
    Major: Psychology

    Joe Muñoz

    “I enjoy living on campus because all of my friends are here and there are always fun and free UCPC events to go to. You also save gas money because everything is at a centralized location.”

     

    Farrah Lokey
    Year: Junior
    Major: English

    Joe Muñoz

    “Living on campus is affordable. Classes are just a few minutes away and on-campus housing helps you meet exciting new people.”

     

    Elisa Lopez
    Year: Senior
    Major: Psychology

  • Standard Amenities

    Every room in our residence halls offers these amenities:

    • Room furniture that includes a long twin bed, dresser, desk and desk chair for each student.
    • In-room high-speed Internet access (for each student).
    • Wireless Internet access in residence hall lounges and common areas.
    • TV areas and lounge/recreation areas.
    • In-building laundry facilities with no charge for residents of the building.
    • Vending machines
    • Micro-fridge units (a combination microwave, refrigerator and freezer), except in Vanderventer Apartments, which feature full kitchens with standard appliances.
    • All utilities included in housing costs (no caps or hidden fees).
    • Buildings and rooms are all air-conditioned.
    • All rooms and facilities are smoke-free.
    • Card/PIN building access (except in Vanderventer Apartments).
    • Security cameras in common areas (except in Vanderventer Apartments).
    • The residence halls, except Vanderventer Apartments, have rooms that open to indoor hallways for added security and protection during inclement weather.
    • Each facility has 24-hour staffing and on-site, on-call coverage.

    Please refer to the individual building descriptions for more specific information.

    Room Measurements

    • Carr Hall Room Measurements

      Here are some Approximate measurements of a Carr Hall room. (all measurements are approximate and all measurements are in feet)

      Carr Hall Rooms

      Bedroom: 16X12

      Closet: 3X2

      Window: 4X4

      Shower: 2.5X2.5 (shower curtain rods are provided, however shower curtains are not) (shower curtain size - 3X3)

       

      All Beds are Twin Extra-Long.

      (If you would like to purchase linens for these beds please visit the Linens and Bedding Program page.)

    • Centennial Village Room Measurements

      Here are some Approximate measurements of a Centennial Village room. (all measurements are approximate and all measurements are in feet)

      Centennial Village 2 Bedroom Unit

      Living Room Area: 10X10

      Bedroom: 12X8

      Closet: 4X2

      Window: 5X3 (all windows have mini blinds but no curtains)

      Tub-shower: 5X3 (shower curtain rods are provided, however shower curtains are not) (shower curtain size - 6X6)

      Centennial Village 4 Bedroom Unit

      Living Room Area: 13X10

      Bedroom: 12X8

      Closet: 4X2

      Window: 5X3 (all windows have mini blinds but no curtains)

      Tub-shower: 5X3 (shower curtain rods are provided, however shower curtains are not) (shower curtain size - 6X6)

       

      All Beds are Twin Extra-Long.

      (If you would like to purchase linens for these beds please visit the Linens and Bedding Program page.)

    • Concho Hall Room Measurements

      Here are some Approximate measurements of a Concho Hall room. (all measurements are approximate and all measurements are in feet)

      Concho Hall Rooms

      Bedroom: 16X12

      Closet: 4X2

      Window: NA

      Shower: 2.8X2.5 (shower curtain rods are provided, however shower curtains are not) (shower curtain size - 3X3)

       

      All Beds are Twin Extra-Long.

      (If you would like to purchase linens for these beds please visit the Linens and Bedding Program page.)

    • Mary & Robert Massie Room Measurements

      Here are some Approximate measurements of a Massie room. (all measurements are approximate and all measurements are in feet)

      Mary & Robert Massie Rooms

      Bedroom: 17X12

      Front Closet: 5X2 (with 2 clothes racks and 2 shelves on the side)

      Back Closet: 7X2 (with 1 clothes rack and 1 shelf on the top)

      Window: 4X3 (all windows have mini blinds but no curtains)

      Shower: 3.5X3 (shower curtain rods are provided, however shower curtains are not) (shower curtain size - 6X6)

       

      All Beds are Twin Extra-Long.

      (If you would like to purchase linens for these beds please visit the Linens and Bedding Program page.)

    • Plaza Verde Room Measurements

      Here are some Approximate measurements of a Plaza Verde room. (all measurements are approximate and all measurements are in feet)

      Plaza Verde Rooms

      Bedroom: 12X18

      Wardrobe: 3X2

      Window: 5X3 (all windows have mini blinds but no curtains)

      Shower: 4X3 (shower curtain rods are provided, however shower curtains are not) (shower curtain size - 6X6)

       

      All Beds are Twin Extra-Long.

      (If you would like to purchase linens for these beds please visit the Linens and Bedding Program page.)

    • Texan Hall Room Measurements

      Here are some Approximate measurements of a Texan Hall room. (all measurements are approximate and all measurements are in feet)

      Texan Hall Rooms

      Living Room Area: 12X8

      Bedroom: 12X10

      Closet: 6X2

      Window: 5X4 (all windows have mini blinds but no curtains)

      Tub-shower: 5X3 (shower curtain rods are provided, however shower curtains are not) (shower curtain size - 6X6)

       

      All Beds are Twin Extra-Long.

      (If you would like to purchase linens for these beds please visit the Linens and Bedding Program page.)

    • Vanderventer Apartment Room Measurements

      Here are some Approximate measurements of a Vanderventer Apartment. (all measurements are approximate and all measurements are in feet)

      Vanderventer Apartments

      Living Room/Kitchen Area: 16X12

      Bedroom: 15X11

      Closet: 5X4

      Window: 5X3 (all windows have mini blinds but no curtains)

      Shower: 3X3 (shower curtain rods or door is provided, however shower curtains are not) (shower curtain size - 3X3)

       

      All Beds are Twin Extra-Long.

      (If you would like to purchase linens for these beds please visit the Linens and Bedding Program page.)

    Accessibility Information

    • Spaces in Centennial Village, Mary Massie Hall, Robert Massie Hall, Plaza Verde, Texan Hall, and the Vanderventer Apartments have been adapted to meet the needs of students in wheelchairs or who have other forms of physical disabilities. Students who need assignment to one of these facilities due to a disability should notify the Housing and Residential Programs Office as soon as they decide to attend Angelo State.

      Designated handicapped parking spaces are provided in each parking lot serving a university building. Each building has access ramps and an elevator as needed to provide convenient access to all building activities.

      If you encounter any issues regarding the accessibility of programs, services, or facilities, please contact the Student Services Office at 325-942-2191.

      Follow this link for more Disability Services Information.

  • Renter’s Insurance

    The University assumes no liability for damage to or loss of personal property.  As such, we strongly encourage students to carry some form of renters insurance so that in the event of theft, accident, vandalism, flood, or other incident, their personal property is protected.  While we work closely with our maintenance staff to keep our facilities in appropriate working order, no system is without the possibility of problems. Additionally, while most of our students are well-behaved and respectful of the buildings and their peers, like any community of our size, we are not immune to incidents of vandalism or theft.

    In the small box at the top right hand side of this page, we have provided links to some reputable insurance companies that offer low cost policies specifically for college students. You may also choose to check with your personal insurance agent or company.

  • Living Learning Communities
    • The purpose of a living learning community is to bring together groups of students with a common academic interest or group goal. As a cohort, students experience the year together. This experience includes shared courses, study groups, social activities, and educational activities designed to give students marketable and transferable skills or to increase their general knowledge base on a given subject.  Students who have chosen to expand their education through shared learning experiences that happen both in and out of the classroom.  By participating in a living learning community, you agree to attend events and programs hosted by the Residential Programs staff as well as the other faculty and staff involved in the LLC.  Students participating in the LLC will live in a selected area of a residence hall together.

      There are four living learning communities available:

      • Agriculture: Must be an Ag major (Location: Plaza Verde)
      • GeoSciences: Must be a GeoSciences major (Location: Plaza Verde)
      • First Generation: Must be a first generation student (Location: Plaza Verde)
      • Honors: Must be in the Honors Program (Location: Texan Hall)

      National research states that there are several benefits to students who participate in an LLC:

      • Students are engaged and involved on campus
      • Traditionally retention rates are increased with LLC participation
      • The ability to connect their academic work to activities outside the classroom
      • Students feel more connected to their peers, faculty, and University at large

  • Forms & Documents

Mission Statement

The mission of Housing & Residential Programs is to provide secure, comfortable, reasonably priced housing that supports the academic mission of the university by fostering opportunities for personal development, academic success and student engagement in a living-learning community.

Values Statement

To provide meaningful learning environments which challenge and support students and which engage them in a process of active learning and critical reflection. We seek to inspire in students a sense of community, respect for self and others, interdependence and accountability. Through both intentional and informal experiences, all community members may achieve an appreciation for diversity of thought and beliefs.

 

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