Campus Resources


SHSU offers a variety of on-campus living options to thousands of Bearkats, including female and coed residence halls, apartments, and living-learning communities for honors students and specific majors. All first-year students who have been out of high school for less than a year are required to live in university residence halls and participate in the university meal plan. Once accepted to SHSU, you may submit your application for housing. Floorplans and photos of residence halls are available online.


Off-Campus Housing

Contact us to connect with our Off-Campus Living Coordinator or to find your next home in the Huntsville or Conroe areas:

Meal Plans & Bearkat Bucks

A meal plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more at 18 locations across campus. Your meal plan includes Meal Swipes and Bearkat Bucks, conveniently loaded onto your Bearkat OneCard. Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all so our meal plans were designed to meet your unique needs. Bearkat Bucks can be purchased anytime throughout the semester.

Resident Meal Plans

Students living on campus, except at Bearkat Village, are required to purchase a Resident Meal Plan. Bearkat Bucks can be reloaded anytime throughout the semester.

Choice 1: All Access + $125 in Bearkat Bucks (unlimited dining hall access)

Cost Per Semester: $2,325

Choice 2: 20 meals per week + $175 in Bearkat Bucks

Cost Per Semester: $2,220

Choice 3: 15 meals per week + $225 in Bearkat Bucks

Cost Per Semester: $2,185

Commuter Meal Plans

Students living off campus may choose from any meal plan (both Residents and Commuter option available). Bearkat Bucks can be reloaded anytime throughout the semester. With these plans, you can enter the dining hall multiple times per meal period and can swipe in friends.

Bearkat Flex Plan: Any 110 meals per semester plus $300 in Bearkat Bucks

Cost Per Semester: $1,180

Bearkat Value Plan: Any 70 meals per semester plus $300 in Bearkat Bucks

Cost Per Semester: $900

Bearkat Lite Plan: Any 30 meals per semester plus $300 in Bearkat Bucks

Cost Per Semester: $570

Career Success Center

When you need help becoming career-ready or developing your career path, make an appointment with SHSU Career Success Center. You can schedule a variety of career-focused services including resume critiquing, mock interviewing, and job/internship-searching. Career fairs are offered throughout the year.


Bearkats Get Hired, partnered with Handshake, is SHSU’s online job database. You will find a multitude of part-time, full-time, on-campus, off-campus, and internship opportunities. Work-study programs are also available through Financial Aid.

Reba Bock Career Closet

Need professional-looking clothes? The Career Closet is located inside Tripod's Thrift, provides access to business attire for job interviews or career fairs to students, 100% free.

Student Money Management Center (SMMC)

The SMMC is a financial outreach and educational program to help you achieve financial independence. The SMMC provides workshops, presentations, and private consultations on a variety of topics including fee statements, financial aid packages, reducing debt, and applying for SNAP and TANF.

The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

The Honors College community fosters individual growth, academic success, and public service. Engage with like-minded students, develop long-lasting mentorships with professors, and benefit from an Honors staff ready to support and serve you.

Student Legal & Mediation Services (SLMS)

The SLMS has an experienced attorney on staff dedicate to informing currently enrolled students about their legal rights and responsibilities. Consultation is available for a wide range of topics, such as traffic violations, landlord-tenant concerns, child support, and criminal law. SLMS also offers notary and background report services.

SHSU Print Services

Provides state-of-the-art, cost-effective printing options for a wide range of materials, including brochures, posters, magazines, flyers, and more, for all your course-related needs. Need to print a large poster for a presentation? Contact Print Services. Need a flyer for a class survey project? Contact Print Services. Need a senior thesis paper bound? Contact Print Services!

Parent Portal

At SHSU we understand the importance of working with parents as a part of a student's support team and network. We invite parents to connect and engage with SHSU by creating a parent profile to access important campus news, deadlines, and announcements.

The Graduate School

At The Graduate School at SHSU encourages the discovery of leadership abilities, building relationships with mentors, creating opportunities for future development, and much more.

ROAD to PhD Program

The Resource and Outreach for Academic Diversity (ROAD) program provides networking and academic success training for minority doctoral students to build a comprehensive plan of research and professional development. All program participants receive scholarship funding and other program incentives annually.

ASPIRE Program

The Academic Success Program in Research Empowerment (ASPIRE) program provides first-generation and minority graduate students with professional development, academic success seminars, and faculty mentoring experiences. Program participants receive scholarships each semester, as well as textbooks, and other program incentives.

Career Mentoring

The Graduate School offers opportunities for mentorship from faculty advisors, peers, and the Career Advisory Board members.


The Graduate/Undergraduate Instructor Academy is a professional development event designed to aid research, graduate, and teaching assistants with instructional training and resources.

Professional Development

Our professional development series aims to help you confidently venture into a competitive academic program or professional work environments after completing your program. We offer a variety of topics including:

  • Strategizing job searches
  • Interview techniques
  • Salary negotiation