Now that you've been admitted to SMU, where should you live? There are a limited number of residence hall rooms available for new transfer students. If you are interested in living on campus, be sure to fill out a housing application immediately upon paying your SMU deposit. Residence Life will notify you in mid-summer about a room assignment. Spaces are tight so it is good to have a back-up plan.
Many transfer students live off-campus in non-SMU housing. There are many apartment options close to campus and prices are comparable to other apartments you may find in Dallas. Besides apartment complexes, University Park, the neighborhood surrounding SMU, has smaller apartment building and duplexes. Some apartments may be across the street from campus, others may be a 30-minute walk, a 5-minute drive, or a 10-minute bicycle ride from SMU. Some apartment complexes are even serviced by the free Mustang Express shuttle bus.
Apartment Finder Resources
To facilitate the search for your new apartment, we highly recommend the services of Randy Hickman, who gives you personalized attention free of charge! Randy can be reached at:
Mr. Randy Hickman
Another excellent source for apartments is Justin Easterling with Dave Perry-Miller and Associates, a division of Ebby Halliday Realtors. Justin's commission is paid by the landlord so there is no out-of-pocket expense to you. She can be reached at:
Ms. Justin Easterling
Dave Perry-Miller and Associates
Below are links to other apartment locators and apartment guides for the Dallas area:
There are several apartment complexes conveniently located near campus. They include:
The Chase, Village Apartments: The Village is a large community of several apartment complexes. Located 2.5 miles from SMU, The Village offers a range of floor plans and prices. See www.thevillageapts.com for more information or call Lindsey Porter at 214-772-9300.
The Shelby: A new boutique apartment building which opened in August 2009, the Shelby has 55 units and is located right across from the SMU campus at 5609 SMU Blvd. Units include 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans with granite counter tops and wood-style or polished concrete floors at $1440-$2435. See www.TheShelbyDallas.com for more information, call 214-295-4790, or e-mail email@example.com.
Amesbury Parc Apartments: Located less than a mile from SMU on a cul-de-sac, Amesbury Parc Apartments offer spacious floor plans, updated kitchen and baths and affordability. Choose from 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units ranging in price from $575-$1175. See www.amesburyparc.com for more information, call 214-369-3257, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Residence Life and Student Housing at SMU has a limited number of student apartments (www.smu.edu/apartments), all within walking distance of campus. For more information, please contact RLSH at 214-768-2407.