Incoming, or new, first-year students are required to live on-campus and should complete a housing application as soon as they pay their deposit. Students should apply by May 10, unless admitted after that date.

The roommate request deadline is June 1.

Assignments are made in June and communicated to students via their SMU email address in mid-July. Housing assignments are made on a rolling basis for students who apply later than early-July.

Residency-required students, generally second-year students, must complete a housing application by March 1 to participate in Room Selection.

Students who do not meet this deadline or who do not select a room during the advertised Room Selection period will be manually assigned to one of the below options:

  • A space in their Residential Commons
  • A space in Upper Division Housing
  • Any other available space

Non-residency-required students, generally third- and fourth-year students, must complete a housing application by March 1 and select a room during Room Selection to be guaranteed on-campus housing. (Subject to change starting Fall 2023)

Students who do not meet this deadline or who do not select a room during Room Selection will be assigned on a space-available basis in July and August. Students should prepare a back-up plan should on-campus housing not be available. If an off-campus lease is signed, students should email housing@smu.edu immediately to cancel their housing application to avoid cancelation penalties.

 

Residency-required incoming transfer students, who turn 20 years of age after the first day of classes in the fall, should complete a housing application as soon as they pay their deposit. Students should apply by May 10, unless admitted after that date. 

The roommate request deadline is June 1. Housing assignments for transfer students are made in early July and distributed to students in mid-July. Housing assignments are made on a rolling basis for students who apply later than early-July.

Non-residency-required transfer students, who turn 20 years of age prior to the first day of classes in the fall, should complete a housing application as soon as they pay their deposit if they wish to live on-campus.

Assignments are made on a space available basis, with priority given to students who are 20 years of age or younger. Assignments are generally made in mid- to late- July.  Students should prepare a back-up plan should on-campus housing not be available. If an off-campus lease is signed should email housing@smu.edu immediately to cancel their housing application to avoid cancellation penalties.

 

Current students who lived off-campus the prior academic year should complete a housing application in the spring semester.

Housing availability is very limited and housing assignments will only be made if space is available in late-July and August.

This includes students who were exempted from the residency requirement their first year and would like to live on campus their second year at SMU. Students should prepare a back-up plan should on-campus housing not be available. If an off-campus lease is signed should email housing@smu.edu immediately to cancel their application to avoid cancelation penalties. 

Graduate students are encouraged to check out the SMU Apartments