Future Mustangs

Future Mustangs Guide to Residence Life and Housing

Congratulations on being accepted to Midwestern State University! This guide is designed to walk you through the Housing process from choosing a new home and applying for housing to packing and arriving on Move-In Day. 

Step 1: Discover where the Mustangs live while attending MSU Texas

MSU Texas offers five unique on-campus housing options. Our Residence Halls, Killingsworth Hall, Legacy Hall, and McCullough-Trigg Hall, are a great fit for incoming freshmen. While many of our upperclassmen and transfer students call Sunwatcher Village and Sundance Court their home. Learn more about each space by visiting the Housing Options webpage. While there, check out the Living Learning Program Communities and see if that program is the right fit for you.

Don't forget to read up on the Housing Policies and check out the Housing and Dining Rates. This information will be helpful while choosing your future home.

Step 2: Time to submit the Housing Application

Once accepted to the University, new and transfer students are ready to apply for housing on MyResCenter housing portal. Fall 2024 housing applications are now available for all new and transfer students. Current students already in housing will have a different housing application process, we encourage them to talk with their Resident Assistants (RAs) for information about this process.  For a step-by-step guide to the application process, visit the Apply for Housing webpage.

Step 3: Pay the $250 Advanced Payment to reserve your housing space

After submitting a new/transfer student housing application, you will be redirected to Touchnet to pay the $250 Advanced Payment. You will not receive a housing assignment until after the advanced payment is received. Make sure to apply and pay the advanced payment early to reserve your housing space.

Step 4: Check your housing assignment

Fall 2024 new and transfer students who apply for housing before May 1 can select their own rooms between June 10 - 14.  Learn more about the Room Selection process and apply early to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Students looking to be a part of the Living Learning Program Communities will start receiving their room assignments as early as April! 

Room assignments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students are not guaranteed their first room choice. Roommates must be selected and agreed upon by both students to be considered.

Step 5: Sign up for a Dining Plan

Residents living in the Residents Hall will choose either a Platinum Unlimited, Gold 200 or Silver 150 meal plan on MyResCenter housing portal. For a step-by-step guide to selecting a meal plan and to learn more about which meal plan is right for you, visit the Dining Plan webpage.

Step 6: Get connected and learn about life at MSU Texas

Stay informed on the latest housing information by checking your MSU Texas email regularly and attend all hall meetings with your Resident Assistant (RA). For more tips and information:

Step 7: Get ready for Move-In Day

Mark your calendars:

Fall 2024 Move-In Day is Tuesday, August 20.

Not sure what to bring with you to live at MSU Texas. Pack your bags using the housing packing list OR let RHA help you pack with their Linen Program. Also check out the Room Dimensions and Appliances List for information about your room and what furniture, features, and appliances are already waiting for you when you arrive.

Important Dates and Deadlines 
Fall 2024 Important Dates
October 25
New/Transfer Student Applications available on the housing portal
Late April
Living Learning Program (LLP) automatic housing assignments begin
April 29
New/Transfer Student early application deadline
June 1
Fall Cancellation deadline
August 1
Move-In Day sign-ups are available
August 19
Volunteer Move-In Day
August 20
Move-In Day
August 26
First day of Classes
September 9
Meal plan change period


Housing Selection/Assignment Dates
Date of Application and Advanced Payment Submission Housing Selection/Assignment Date
Living Learning Program (LLP) Assignments Auto-Assignment begins in April
Complete on/before May 1 Room Selection: June 10-June 14
Complete on/before June 1 Room Selection: June 14-June 14
Complete after June 1 Auto-assigned beginning on July 1
Room assignments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students are not guaranteed their first room choice. Roommates must be selected and agreed upon by both students to be considered.
Have questions?

Contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing

Monday-Friday: 8:00a to 5:00p


Voice: 940-397-4217

Fax: 940-397-4778

TDD: 940-397-4515

Last Modified: 05/23/2024