Not Just a Place to Reside

A place to live. Make the Hilltop home with Residence Life and Student Housing.

We do things differently on the Hilltop; housing is just one of them. We don’t do dorms or residence halls like most universities. We offer a one of a kind experience in our Residential Commons.

Our Residential Commons creates a place that everyone can call home. From the moment they step onto our campus, students from across the country, around the globe and all walks of life become part of a close-knit community. Their connections with fellow students and faculty take root and grow into lifelong friendship.

Student in tie dye t-shirt

Make the Hilltop Home

Housing Options and Application

Students and photobooth at The Cockrell Classic.

Residential Life at SMU

FiR cooking with student in apartment

The Residential Commons

Leadership Opportunities

Students playing board games

Upper Division Housing