Housing Frequently Asked Questions
Applying for Housing
Here are some commonly asked questions about roommate requests, contacting roommates and roommate issues. The answers here reflect current university or housing Policy, but are subject to adaptation or changes based on the changing climate of higher education and the needs of our residents.
- Apply for admission to ASU. Get your username and password.
- Visit myhousing.angelo.edu to apply online for housing at ASU. You can apply for the 2024-2025 academic year starting Oct. 1, 2023.
- You will be asked to submit your $100 non-refundable Housing Application Fee during the apply online process. Payment online may be made via electronic check, credit card or debit card.
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 the Admissions Office receives your application, you will be issued a username and password. You will need this information to apply online.
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 Aug. 15.
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.
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. It may actually limit your options by not letting us know what your alternate preferences are if your first choice is full.
In support of the university’s Freshman College, there will be clusters within most residence halls designated as primarily first-year housing options. These include Texan Hall, Plaza Verde, Robert and Mary Massie Halls, and Centennial Village. First-year students who are part of the university’s Honors Program may request assignment to the Honors area of Texan Hall.
The Vanderventer Apartments 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.
I have a Specific Person I want to be MY Roommate.
If you have a specific person in mind to be your roommate(s), you will have the opportunity to request them through MyHousing. If both you and your roommate have completed your housing applications within the same timeframe, you can select each other. If you don’t have a specific person(s) in mind, don’t worry; you can search for someone based upon their roommate profile. If you do not select a roommate, 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.
I Do Not have a Specific Person I want AS A Roommate.
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. You can search for a roommate based upon this information, or let our auto-assignment system pair you up with the best available match.
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 may be one of the scariest parts of living on your own. 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.
For new students, your housing contract is for an academic year, so August to May. It is a legally binding contract, so please review it carefully for complete terms and conditions.
For renewal students who choose to live on campus for their second year or beyond, your housing contract is for the fall semester. It will automatically renew for the spring semester without any additional action necessary, unless you notify our office of your desire to cancel at the end of the fall semester. The deadline to cancel is Jan. 10 for the spring semester.
Your housing contract 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 Aug. 15 to request contract cancellation (in writing) without penalty for the fall semester. The deadline for the spring semester is Jan. 10.
Students who request cancellation of their housing contract will have their request reviewed to determine if they will be released and may be subject to Liquidated Damages Charges. All application fees are non-refundable.
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. You can reach us at 325-942-2035 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Office of Disability Services at 325-942-2047.
Housing Assignment Timeline
Your fall semester residence hall, room and roommate assignments are based on your Housing Application Date. Below is the New Student Assignment Timeline, which will answer how to request a roommate and when you will be able to log into your MyHousing account to find out where and with whom you will be living in the fall!
|Housing Application Process Completion Date Range
|View Room and Roommate Assignments
Oct. 1 – Feb. 18
|Feb. 19 – May 19
|May 20 – June 16
|June 17 – July 7
|July 8 – Aug. 21
|As Received (please allow one week after application completion)
A complete application means:
- You have submitted your housing application online.
- You have paid your $100 non-refundable Housing Application Fee.
- You have been officially admitted to ASU.
Once you have applied for housing, you are automatically placed in the roommate request process. In your MyHousing account, you are able to choose someone specific (if they have applied during your same time frame) or use the advanced roommate selection to find someone with your common interests.
Things to keep in mind:
- Requests must be mutual. You and your prospective roommate(s) must each log in to your separate MyHousing accounts and request each other.
- Roommate requests will override residence hall requests.
- Roommate requests MUST be participating in the same assignment process.
- If you don’t request a specific individual(s) as roommate or suitemate, you will be matched prior to being assigned to a room, based on the information you provided in your personal and building preferences.
Log in to your MyHousing account on or after the date indicated. Your future roommate’s ASU email address will be included so that you may attempt to contact them ahead of time.
- Some students, particularly first-time students, may not have activated their ASU email accounts yet. You may not get an immediate response, so please don’t assume that they don’t want to contact you.
- Room and roommate assignment information can change. This is particularly true for roommates and suitemates as students request changes or their plans to attend ASU change. Please check your assignment details periodically.
Once you have applied for housing, you can request a roommate who has also applied for housing during the same assignment window. If you already know someone that you want to room with, or if you simply would like to search for people with similar interests, you can request that person as a roommate by using MyHousing. For a step-by-step guide on how to search for and request a roommate, please view the Roommate Selection Guide.
If the person you want to room with isn’t listed:
- They haven’t applied for housing; or
- They have accepted a roommate request from another student; or
- They applied in an earlier / later assignment window.
If you use the “Advanced Roommate Search” (located right below the “Simple Roommate Search” in MyHousing) you can filter students who have applied for housing by their academic major, hobbies, music preference, bedtime and cleanliness (just to name a few).
Once you find someone that you think would be a good match, you can message them to see if they would like to be your roommate. You can also click the “Request as Roommate” button below their name. Your request will show up in their MyHousing account the next time they log in.
Here are some commonly asked questions about moving into your room on campus. The answers here reflect current university or housing policy, but are subject to adaptation or changes based on the changing climate of higher education and the needs of our residents.
All residence hall rooms have a micro-fridge unit. The micro-fridge is a combination microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit. No additional appliances for food preparation – toaster ovens, hot plates, sandwich grills, George Foreman grills, etc. – are permitted.
Students are allowed to bring certain appliances, such as hair dryers, air popcorn poppers, computers, TVs and audio listening devices. If you have any questions about a particular appliance, please contact your hall staff or call Housing and Residential Programs at 325-942-2035.
Your residence hall room or apartment is fully furnished. You may not remove or disassemble any of the furniture that is in place.
You may bring a few additional items if space permits. If you have a documented medical condition that may require special accommodation, including furniture change, please contact the Housing and Residential Programs Office at 325-942-2035 to discuss options.
No. Objects that produce excessive heat, have an open flame, or smolder (i.e., candles, incense or halogen lights) constitute a serious risk for fire and are strictly prohibited in the residence halls and apartments.
All our rooms have extra-long mattresses that require XL Twin-size bedding.
Early check-in is permitted for students who are required to come early to participate in university-sponsored programs, such as athletics, student government, sorority recruitment, employment, band, Housing & Residential Programs staff, etc.
You may be subject to a $25 per night early-move-in (break housing) charge. Please contact the Housing and Residential Programs Office to make arrangements if you think you will need authorization to move in early.
The early-move-in charge is waived for students who maintain continuous occupancy, that is, if they live on campus in the semester or term immediately preceding the break and will be living on campus in the semester or term immediately following the break.
Yes! Angelo State University has a Housing Policy that requires many students to live on campus for the first two semesters. To live off campus, you must meet exemption criteria or have been formally approved for exemption from the Housing Policy.
A hold will remain on your registration until you have let us know about your living plans. This goes for both new and returning students. For more information on ASU’s Housing Policy and the exemption process, go to our Housing Requirements and Exemptions Page, or contact the Housing and Residential Programs Office.
Basic On-Campus Living Questions
As a general rule, no. For a complete explanation of the university’s alcohol policy, please refer to the Residence Hall Handbook and the ASU Student Handbook. We do not encourage the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in any of our residential facilities.
However, we recognize that students who are of legal age to possess and consume alcoholic beverages may want to do so. The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted in the individual rooms at Vanderventer Apartments, provided that ALL the occupants and guests are of legal age.
In addition, there are restrictions as to the quantity of alcohol, number of people allowed to be present, associated behaviors, etc. Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in all other residence halls is prohibited, regardless of the residents’ ages. Please note that ASU police officers enforce a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking anywhere on campus.
Due to the need for tight controls in the areas of health and sanitation, as well as concern for the welfare of animals, pets are not allowed in any of the residential areas. This applies to residents and guests.
You may keep a small aquarium of fish in your room. Aquariums cannot exceed 20 gallons in volume.
Service animals are not pets, and in accordance with ADA regulations, are permitted in the residential facilities. If you anticipate bringing a certified service animal to campus, please contact our office in advance so that we can work with you to meet your specific assignment needs. Information about the university’s policy regarding service animals may be obtained from the Student Disability Services Office.
All bedrooms in Centennial Village and Texan Hall are private rooms. Together, they account for approximately 50% of the rooms on campus.
After the semester starts, if Texan Hall and Centennial Village buildings are full and there is space available in other buildings, rooms that are normally double rooms may be offered as private/single rooms.
Students requesting and accepting assignment to a private room should pay special attention to the additional cost associated with private rooms. Changes to your room assignment can affect your student bill. Please check your student account and be prepared to pay any additional room charges at the time that you accept the private room.
No. All residential facilities on the ASU campus are designated “tobacco free.” As such, the use of all tobacco products is prohibited in the individual rooms, lobbies and other community areas. Smoking and vaping outside of campus buildings, including residential facilities, is not permitted within 50 feet of the entrance.
All students who live on campus are required to have a post office box on campus.
As a convenience to our students, you don’t have to change post office boxes/addresses if you move to a different residence hall or room. You will have the opportunity to keep the same post office box for as long as you live in campus!
You will be issued your post office box key at Mail Services (Post Office). If you lose your key during the year, please report it to the Mail Services staff so they can get a new key for you. The charge for a new key will be placed on your student account.
You will pick up your mail, packages, etc., at Mail Services (Post Office) located on the first floor of the University Center near the tower. Mail, packages (including FedEX, UPS, etc.) will NOT be delivered to the residence halls.
Please check your campus post office box frequently for important updates and notices! Please report any problems with your mail directly to the helpful staff at Mail Services.
ASU assumes no financial responsibility for loss or damage to personal items. We STRONGLY encourage you to carry renters insurance or see if you are covered under your parents’ homeowner’s policy. Renters insurance is typically inexpensive, and in the event of a problem, it is well worth the cost. Information about renters insurance specifically for college students can be found on our Renters Insurance page.
We work closely with our maintenance staff to keep our facilities in good working order. However, no system is without the potential for problems.
While we have a great record for safety and security, residence halls are like any other community and, unfortunately, thefts, vandalism and accidents occasionally occur. Most of these incidents are crimes of opportunity (doors/cars left unlocked, propped open doors, items left unattended or out in the open, etc.). Abiding by housing and university policies by locking doors, securing valuables and reporting suspicious situations to the police or hall staff is the best preventive measure and can go a long way toward protecting you and your belongings.