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The full college experience awaits you

Living on campus at UST is safe, convenient and fun. All residence halls have cameras that are monitored by a Campus Security Authority 24-7. And we’re not just for out-of-state or international students. About 50% of the students who live on campus are from the Houston area.

We have different types of campus housing for:

  • Freshmen
  • Sophomores
  • Juniors
  • Seniors
  • Non-traditional aged students

Why do you love living on campus at UST?
Hear from students who have lived on campus as they explain how it's helped them learn, grow and enjoy the full college experience.

Guinan Hall (freshmen)
Guinan Hall

2 and 3 person rooms are offered. All have private bathrooms. See floor plans - Guinan Hall .

Young Hall
Young Hall

For upperclassmen. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units are offered. See floor plans - Young Hall .

Clare Hall
Clare Hall

Open to females only. 2 and 3 person rooms are offered. See floor plans and amenities - Clare Hall .


Faith-based Living Learning Communities, separated by males and females. See floor plans - Townhomes .

Immerse Yourself
in Guinan Hall

UST’s biggest residence hall features a free laundry room, study spaces, gym, 24-hour computer lab, media room and chapel.

Mardi Gras bingo inside Guinan Hall dorm at University of St. Thomas in Houston, TexasIf you’re not from the Houston area, you may be wondering how the cost of living on campus compares to renting an apartment in the neighborhood (Neartown-Montrose).

Not only do you have the convenience of rolling out of bed and walking to class in a matter of minutes, living on campus at UST is actually more cost-effective than living off-campus.

While there are many apartments available in the area, most involve a long-term lease and do not include monthly utilities. 

The graphic below illustrates the comparison:

Resident Engagement

UST ResLife StaffResidence life offers weekly small & large scale events for residents to engage with the student community in our dorms.

Junior resident assistants plan weekly activities to promote community including wonderful Wednesdays @ 9:00 pm.

Resident assistants plan monthly events for their residents to engage with them one on one and provide a home away from home.

meet the student staff team

Before you move in, we can pair you with someone different. After you move in, you’ll need to work with the RA on your floor.

If we’re full, you can try to find someone to swap with. We can also do a mediation where we’ll put a contract in place to negotiate what the rules are going to be between you and your roommate.

Yes. Guests are allowed until midnight on school nights and 2:00 a.m. on weekends.

For fall enrollment, we recommend having a signed housing contract completed by July 1. Housing options could be limited after that, and we do work on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Apply for Housing

Yes. In fact, there are very specific requirements for students who live on campus.

See Requirements

During regular business hours, contact the Office of Residence Life:  713-525-3836

After hours, contact any of the following as needed, depending on the nature of the emergency:

  • RA on-call
  • UST Police at 713-525-3888
  • 9-1-1

There are also emergency call boxes located throughout the campus.

We work to identify appropriate housing for students with disabilities. Our largest dorm, Guinan Hall, is ADA-compliant.

How the Process Works

View the application

Please direct additional questions to the Office of Residence Life at ResidenceLife@StThom.edu or 713-525-3836.