The university owns several houses near the campus that are used for student housing. To be considered for a campus house, please review the available options and complete the Campus House Application. Campus House residents must reapply for placement each academic year before Step 1 of the Housing process.
View Campus House Options Campus House Application
Criteria for Selection
Living in a campus house is considered a privilege that is only extended to those students who meet the criteria for selection. Criteria include, but are not limited to:
- Classification: Seniors and juniors will be given more priority for assignments than sophomores and continuing freshmen. Groups may be mixed in terms of classification, and everyone must be eligible for a campus house assignment (are a current UMHB house or apartment resident, or be 21 or older, or have 48 hours, or be allowed to live in a house based on an exception to the policy).
- Academic standing: Cumulative GPA must be 2.5 or higher, and the student must not be on academic probation.
- Behavioral standing: The resident must be in good standing with the university, with no record of disciplinary action taken or chronic history of fines or disruptive behavior in previous housing assignments.
- Campus involvement: Involvement in campus organizations, campus ministries, leadership positions, and community service will be considered.
- References: Applicants must be able to supply the names of individuals who can serve as a reference regarding involvement on campus, behavior, etc.
Criteria for Continued Occupancy
- House residents must remain in good standing, academically and behaviorally, with the university. Compliance with all university/housing policies and procedures is expected. A violation of university policy can result in one or more of the residents being reassigned to other housing on campus, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
- Review university policy in the Student Handbook and the Guide to Campus Housing.
- House residents must reapply for a Campus House assignment each academic year.
- Assignments will be made based on group size not prior assignment.
Cost Per Semester
Houses are $3,950 per semester per resident regardless of size. Houses are considered "campus housing" and are billed to the student account, and any applicable financial aid is applied.
A Resident Director is assigned to management of the campus houses. The RD and the RAs will oversee check-in/check-out, room checks, work orders, and policy compliance. House residents will attend all mandatory meetings called by the RD.
Period of Occupancy
Assignments made for the fall semester are good for the academic year (fall and spring). Residents can make a change in their housing assignment at mid-year.
Residents are encouraged to form their living group and apply as a group for a house. Residents can apply as singles or pairs (2 people) etc. If a group matches the available space within the house and members of the group all meet or exceed the criteria, that group would be given more consideration to occupy the house than a small group. In cases where a group does not meet the capacity of a house but is going to be given a house, the Residence Life Office will assign others who have applied to the open space.
Current residents are allowed to request a preferred roommate(s) when a vacancy occurs but that person must meet the criteria. The requested roommate needs to be someone who is accepted by all of the residents of the house and verification of this will be required. The new roommate must complete a Campus House Application and must meet the eligibility requirements as stated. The Residence Life Office can turn down the occupant's requested roommate if that person does not meet the eligibility criteria.
House residents are expected to either pull in or accept new roommates to maximize the use of bed space within the house.
Standard Items & Services Provided
- Utilities such as electricity and water.
- Internet and cable. No phone service is provided. The wifi password is on the router in the living room next to the TV stand.
- A twin-size bed and twin-size mattress per student. All other furnishings must be supplied by residents.
- Fully equipped kitchen: includes a full-size refrigerator, stove, sink, and kitchen cabinets. A microwave may not be provided but can be requested.
- Washer and dryer.
- Lawn upkeep is done by the UMHB Facilities Department.
- Trash pickup is provided once a week on Monday - the trash can has a green lid. Trash cans should be placed curbside by 7 am and moved off the street by 7 pm the same day.
- Recycling pickup is provided every other Wednesday - the recycling cans have a yellow lid. Recycle cans should be placed curbside by 7 am and moved off the street by 7 pm. View the schedule for recycling pickup.
- Mail service is through the Belton Post Office, and garbage pick-up is through the City of Belton.
- Residents are required to park in the spaces provided for the house and are not allowed to park on the lawn. Residents are responsible for where their guests park as well.
Location: Bawcom Student Union • Second Floor
Address: 900 College Street, Box 8006 • Belton, TX 76513
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Page last updated January 08, 2024