SMU requires most incoming students to live on campus for two years. Living on campus is important for having the most robust and fulfilling SMU experience.
- First-year students must live on campus for their first two years at SMU and are assigned to one of our 11 Residential Commons.
- Transfer students do not have a housing requirement. Assignments are made on a space available basis, with priority given to students who are 20 years of age or younger.
- Graduate students are encouraged to check out the SMU Apartments.