Residence Life & Student Housing

About Rooms

What is Provided in the room?

The usual things:  80" beds, dressers, closet/wardrobes, desks, chairs, wastebasket. Rooms are carpeted and have window blinds. All Residential Commons have wired and wireless data connection to the SMU network, as well as cable TV service in bedrooms. Every building also has cable in the hall lounge, microwave oven, computer room, laundry room and vacuum cleaners.  All Residential Commons and Upperclass residence halls have air conditioning.

What Size is my Bed?

All residence halls have extra-long twin beds (80").

When can I see a room?

During AARO, most students will be able to tour their Residential Commons on Day 2.

Room Decoration & Hanging Guidelines

Please refer to the What to Bring, Decorating Guidelines, and Room Ideas pages.

When do I get my room number? Can I see my room now?

Room numbers are given to students when they check-in and are not released before then. While you won't be able to see your specific room, you can get an idea of rooms at the Residential Commons tour during AARO. Remember, room size and layout varies within each community.  Examples of floor plans are available in the Community Overview section of our website.


updated 06/15/2018