RESIDENTIAL LIFE & HOUSING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For your convenience this section provides answers to questions that you may have pertaining to the residential community.
You can also email us at TSUhousing@tsu.edu.
- What are the living communities on the campus of Texas Southern University? There are three (3) living communities available at TSU. Residence Halls- Lanier
East for men and Lanier West for women, and The Academic Village.
- What are the fees to reserve housing? It is a $350.00 to complete the housing reservation for Residence Hall and The Academic
Village. The preferred form of payment is a Cashiers Check or Money Order.
- What other forms must I submit to have a completed housing application? All students must submit updated shot records and a current physical (within one-year
to date) to live in TSU sponsored housing.
- Is it true that all students who live in campus have to pass a background check? Yes, all students who reside on campus will have to pass a personal background check.
- Can the housing department mail me an application? Please visit the TSU website, www.tsu.edu “Click on” Quick links and then “Click On” Housing on the web page: You will find
all application materials and a complete step by step Housing Procedures outlined
on the housing web page.
- Where do I mall the information/documents? Mail all correspondences to: Texas Southern University, Residential Life and Housing
3100 Cleburne Ave, Houston, TX 77004
- Is a meal plan required for all students living in TSU sponsored housing? Yes, all students are required to participate in one of the 5 meal plan. Freshmen
living in university sponsored housing are required to select either than 19 meal
plan or 14 meal plans. If a plan is not selected then one will be chosen on your behalf.
- When will Ifind out if I have housing? Confirmations will be communicated to applicants in the beginning of the month of
July for the Fall semester and in December for the Spring semester.
- Do you assist with roommate selection? Yes, a roommate profile is included with the housing application to match students
- When can I officially move into my residence hall/apartment? The official date to move into the residence hall is communicated to you along with
your room confirmation information in the official Welcome Brochure.
- What is the cost of each room type in residence halls/apartments? Log on to www.tsu.edu; “Click on” Quick links and then “Click On” Housing on the web page: you will find
the Housing and Meal Plan Information RATE SHEET.
- How big are the rooms in my residence hall/apartment? Room types vary from building to building. Review the sample floor plans in this
view book to get an idea of what a typical room size in the residence hall you choose.
- How big are the beds in the rooms? Beds at Texas Southern University are regular or extra long twin sized beds.
- Where can I do my laundry? Each residential community has laundry facilities on property for your convenience.
- Can I bring my car as a freshman or transfer student? Yes, there is a fee for a parking decal. Please review the parking page on the Housing page on the school website under the section of Residential Services. All cars parked in the neighborhood will be ticketed and towed at owner’s expense.
- Should I bring a computer? It is up to you, the university has many computer labs and each bedroom is equipped
with Ethernet and/or wireless systems for internet usage.
- Can I have overnight guests? No. curfew is established for all residential communities/apartments.
- Is there a visitation policy in the residence halls? In order to promote and maintain a positive, supportive, living and learning environment,
the Residence hall staff will enforce limited visitation hours. Visitations hours
for the Residence Halls are established by the Office of Residential Life are intended
for academic and healthy socializing. Visitation is not designed for overnight cohabitation.
During certain times visitation is suspended, (i.e. Thanksgiving, Final Examinations,
and Spring Break).
- Can I bring a microwave and refrigerator? All of the apartment’s styles living residence halls are equipped with a refrigerator
and microwave. Smaller personal units are permitted in all residence halls.
- What amenities are available in my residence hall/apartment? Each residence hall is equipped with such amenities as high speed internet access,
cable, computer labs, vending machines, laundry facilities, and lounge areas.
- What can I bring/ what items are prohibited? Students will receive information concerning what that need to bring and what is
not allowed in Residence Hall with their confirmation letter in the official Welcome
- What safety precautions are taken in the halls? The Public Safety office hold seminars and advises the student body on various travel
precautions to take while on campus and in the city.
Statements regarding security are not intended to cause undue alarm. It is known that criminal activity in our society is prevalent. Large cities are especially vulnerable. The suggestions made are only those for which the student would need to exercise as a member of any community. Residence Halls and Apartment Communities are equipped with the necessary safety and security hardware. All front doors are kept locked and each student is issued a Texas Southern University Tiger 1 Card which activates the front door in their respective building. Room door keys are issued to each resident. All residents must present a valid Tiger Card upon entry to the hall at all times or when asked by a University official.
- Are there any special events or programs that take place in residential communities? Yes, the student and professional staff plan many programs and events to meet the
needs of the residents.
- Will TSU take responsibility for burglary or thefts in the residential community? No, it is recommended that all students acquire rental insurance for all personal
property of value.
- Is there a student governing body in the residential community? Yes, Residence Hall House Council. There are eight (8) position elected within the
residential community. You will learn more about the duties of these positions in
your residential orientations.
- What are the rules in the residential community? All university students are governed by the University Student Code of Conduct. In
addition, the Residential life and Housing Student Handbook will serve as the official
rules, policies and procedures in the residential community. Each student will receive
a copy at the residential orientation after move-in.
- Have more questions? Contact the Residential Life and Housing Office at (713)313-7206, or come by and
visit us in the Tierwester Oaks Bldg. One (1), Monday thru Friday between the hours
of 8am and 5pm.