Residence Life

The Department of Residence Life

Roommate Selection:

Roommate selection opens March 1, 2023 and remains open through May 1, 2023. If you need assistance during this process, view our Roommate Matching 101 video for step-by-step instructions.

Residence Life Hall Tours:

Residence Life will only offer a 3:00 p.m. full tour on March 22nd due to other scheduled campus events.

Residence Life will offer full and half Residence Hall tours Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays). Full tours are offered at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and will include a variety of Residence Halls. Half tours are offered at any time between 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will include two Residence Halls. For special accommodations, please contact the Residence Life Office prior to visit to make arrangements. Virtual tours can be found here.

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Welcome to Residence Life!

The Department of Residence Life here on the campus of Sam Houston State University provides one of the widest varieties of living options in this region of the country. Housing approximately 4,000 Bearkats, we are dedicated to delivering an exceptional on-campus student living experience and we are thrilled to be a part of your educational journey. Here at SHSU, all 15 of our residence halls and apartments provide economical and convenient living for students. On-Campus living is the perfect choice when it comes to academics, convenience and programming. We look forward to helping you get the best out of your time on campus!


To provide each resident with a convenient, well-maintained, and safe living environment at a reasonable cost while fostering learning by setting and upholding community standards, providing community activities, and encouraging campus connections and opportunities to enhance the student's overall experience of university life.

Core Values

  • Flexibility

    Committing to be resourceful, innovative, and open to new ideas and methods to meet the changing needs of our residents.

  • Service

    Putting forth our best efforts to foster the personal growth and development of each resident while finding solutions that serve the highest good of all concerned.

  • Quality

    Conscientiously seeking ways to continually improve our facilities, services, and programs in an effort to achieve excellence.

  • Communication

    Effectively conveying consistent, accurate, and timely information so the message received is the message intended.

  • Integrity

    Interacting with others, whether in word or deed, in a civil, truthful, responsible, and honorable manner.

  • Education

    Committing to life-long learning and supporting the moral and ethical development of our students, most of which occurs outside the classroom.

Please click HERE to view the Residence Life Student Handbook.