Welcome to Community Living!
The Assignment Policies is an important document with which to be familiar.
Residence Life is a vital part of the Tarleton State University community. By providing an atmosphere conducive to meeting the academic, social, and personal needs of residential students, Residence Life supports the educational goals of the University. This is evident in our mission statement which states the following:
Residence Life seeks to foster authentic communities that engage and empower residents to value learning, citizenship and diversity through faculty and peer engagement.
The Residence Hall Directors (RHD’s) and Residential Leaders (RL’s) living in university housing serve as valuable resources regarding college life. The residential students that make up our residence hall advisors (RHA) are members of a hall leadership team who provide assistance by serving as a forum for students and by planning activities for residents.
The Tarleton State University housing policy is based on the knowledge that living on-campus can provide both educational and social opportunities important to the success of college students. Research shows that compared to those living elsewhere, students living in residence halls are more involved in academic and extracurricular activities. Residents also tend to earn a higher grade point average, exceed predicted levels of learning and personal development, and more frequently complete their college education within a four to five year period.
Residing on-campus creates an environment where students are more successful; therefore, Tarleton supports a live-on requirement of:
Two Academic Years for:
- all “First Time in College” students who are under 21 years of age, prior to the start of his/her first registered semester
- all “Transfer” students who are under 21 years of age with less than 12 (twelve) credit hours, prior to the start of his/her registered semester
One Academic Year for:
- all “Transfer” students who are under 21 years of age with 12 (twelve) credit hours or more and less than 60 (sixty) credit hours, prior to the start of his/her registered semester
Exemptions to Campus Residency Requirement
Exemptions to the Campus Housing Residency Requirement – A student may request an exemption to the campus residency requirement for one of the following reasons:
- The student graduated from high school at least two years prior to the start of the semester.
- The student will be 21 years of age prior to the start of the semester.
- The student is a married student or a single parent with at least one dependent child.
- The student currently resides, and will continue to reside, in the established primary residence of a parent or legal guardian within 45 miles of Tarleton State University’s Stephenville Campus.
- The student will reside with a sibling who is a registered student at Tarleton State University and will reside at the address that is located within 45 miles of Tarleton State University’s Stephenville Campus.
- The student is a Transfer Student with 60 or more successfully completed transfer credit hours that are not AP/Advanced Placement and/or Dual Credit Hours.
- The student is taking 8 credit hours or fewer as a part-time student.
- The student has a financial hardship.
- Acceptance to Texas A&M College Station, after enrollment in Tarleton State University’s PSA/Program for System Admission.
A student may request an exemption to the campus residence requirement for one of the above reasons by submitting the Off Campus Request Form. To access the Off Campus Request Form, log in to the housing link through Duck Trax on My Gateway. Each Off Campus Request should be carefully reviewed for required documentation as a part of the submission process.
University Housing Rates
Payment plans are available through the University Business Office for the fall and spring semester.