All first year students are required to reside in university housing and to purchase a specific meal plan during their freshman year, which will normally include the fall and spring semesters. Anyone signing an academic year housing/meal plan contract will be required to fulfill the terms of that contract. Exceptions to the First Year Required Housing and Meal Plan Policy may be made by the Department of Residence Life. Please refer to the current Residence Life Handbook on line for complete information on Residence Life policies. You may also contact the Department of Residence Life at (936) 294-1812.