Residence Life & Student Housing

Residential Facilities at a Glance

At SMU, our residential facilities feature a variety of room types and shared bathroom styles along with these common features:

  • Common areas for study and social activities
  • Computer Connections via Ethernet and Wireless Connections
  • 24-Hour Exterior Card Access System
  • All residential facilities are co-ed
  • All residential facilities are air conditioned
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Microwave Ovens Available in the building
  • Smoke-Free: Smoking is NOT permitted in any University building. This includes vaping, e-cigarettes and similar devices.
  • Rooms are furnished with bed, dresser, desk and desk chair per occupancy

Incoming first-year students are assigned to one of the 11 Residential Commons:  Armstrong, Boaz, Cockrell-McIntosh, Crum, Kathy Crow, Loyd, Mary Hay/Peyton/Shuttles, McElvaney, Morrison-McGinnis, Virginia-Snider and Ware. All RCs have a Faculty in Residence as well as a classroom for the RC.

Incoming transfer students may be assigned to upper division housing or to a Residential Commons on a space-available basis.

Upper division housing options for juniors and seniors include:  Dyer House, Moore, Perkins, Smith, SMU Service House. Rising sophomores may also be assigned to upper division housing, pending availability.