Guest Housing

Welcome to Sul Ross State University and Lobo Village!

We are glad that you have chosen to stay with us while you visit Alpine and our wonderful university. To help you enjoy your stay here please see our frequently asked questions listed below. If you have any further questions please contact our office at 432-837-8190 or reslife@sulross.edu

How can I host a summer camp at Sul Ross? How do I make the arrangements?

Please visit our summer camp web page for details and guidelines on having a summer camp, including reserving classrooms and negotiating contracts. Jeff Blake, the Director of Campus Activities, can also help you host your camp at Sul Ross and answer all of your questions.

What are the chaperone requirements for underage guests?

The Office of Residential Living has outlined the following chaperone policy in an effort to provide a safe environment for guests of the university as well current students.

  • Overnight guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by chaperones. There must be 1 chaperone for every 15 students.
  • Underage students must be escorted by their chaperone to any on-campus activity (e.g. go to the gym, tour across campus, University Center, etc.).
  • Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of their students. Guests must adhere to policies outlined in the Residential Living Handbook as well as the Sul Ross State University Handbook.  Copies of the handbooks are found on the Sul Ross State University web site at http://www.sulross.edu/.
  • The chaperone(s) should be of the same sex as the students (e.g. a male chaperone for male guests, etc.). In mixed-sex groups there must be at least 1 chaperone of the same sex as the students (e.g. if there are 4 male guests and 1 female guest then there must be at least 1 male chaperone and 1 female chaperone).
  • If the students are staying in on-campus housing, the chaperones must sleep in the same building and floor as the students.
  • Alcohol is not allowed on-campus, especially in on-campus housing, during the length of the stay.
  • Sul Ross State University is a tobacco-free campus, therefore no tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, dip, snuff, lighters, matches, etc.) are allowed on-campus.
  • All state and local laws regarding curfew for underage guests apply to overnight guests.
  • Admissions and Recruiting will not fund overnight recruiting trips unless a supervisor signs a release stating that he or she guarantees adequate chaperonage in all areas as outlined by Residential Living.

The overnight guests chaperone policy will be filled out by the chaperone(s) at the time of check in. A copy of the form can be found here.

What is there to do in Alpine?

There is always something to do in and around Alpine! For a brief overview please visit either the Chamber of Commerce “Visit Alpine” web site at the Alpine Visitor Center at  for a list of attractions and events.

Where is housing (and other buildings) located on your campus?

The main office is number #17 on the linked campus map. Other buildings on our Alpine campus are also on this hyperlink.

Where can I eat on campus? Where is the dining center?

Aramark provides a variety of meal plan options for Sul Ross students. Meals are served in the Morgan University Center. The regular menu features a variety of tasty, nutritious foods. The food court includes a grill, a salad and pasta bar, and quick snacks. Please see the Dining Services web site, for detailed information about eating on campus.

How much does it cost to stay on campus?

Cost is $30 per person per night. Linens are an additional one-time charge of $10. Please call Residential Living in advance to confirm availability. If you would like to pay in advance with a credit card please go to our Sul Ross State Marketplace.

How can I make a reservation?

If you are part of a group coming to campus please check with the person in charge to see if they have already made reservations for you. If you are not part of a campus group and would like to stay with us we prefer at least 3 business days (Monday through Friday) notice so we can prepare your room and to see if we can honor your request. Please email reslife@sulross.edu or click here to download our reservation form

Where do I check-in?

Please check with your sponsor to see if specific arrangements have been made for you. If you are not part of a group then please come to our main office (number #17 on the linked campus map) between 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.

If you need to check in after hours or on the weekend please make arrangements with our office in advance to arrange a date and time.  There is also an on-call number listed on the front door of the main office building if you are late or need assistance after regular business hours. Someone is always available to answer your call.

Where do I check out?

You may do one of the following to check out:

  • Come by the Residential Living Office between 8am-5pm Monday through Friday to check out and sing the final paperwork.
  • Call the on-call number on the front door of the Lobo Village Main Office after 5pm and before 8am during the week (and all day on weekends and holidays) and a student staff member will be iwht you shortly to check you out.
  • Drop the keys and necessary paperwork in the locked drop box at the front door of Residential Living.

 

How do I pay for housing?

Your group may have already paid for you so please check with your sponsor first before making payment arrangements with us. There are several ways to pay for housing. If you would like to pay in advance with a credit card please go to our Sul Ross State Marketplace.  If you would like to pay our cashier when you arrive (Monday through Friday 9am-4:30pm only) please do do so and bring the receipt to Residential Living. Please let our cashier know the following:

  • Your name
  • Your date of arrival and departure
  • How long you will be staying (total nights)
  • Your credit or debit card information

If you are checking in after 5pm during the week and on weekends bring a check or money order payable to Sul Ross State University. If you have paid in advance with Sul Ross State Marketplace please bring that receipt with you when you check in.

What is in the room? What does it look like?

Please see our Residence Hall page for detailed information about our buildings. To summarize every Residence Hall room has the following:

  • Mini-refrigerator and microwave in the living room
  • Twin extra-large mattress. Please note that some guests have viewed our beds as being tall.
  • Internet connection in every bedroom
  • TV coaxial connection in the living room
  • Private bedrooms (please see our picture gallery)
  • A shared bathroom and living room area. Only 2 people share a unit.

Do you have any linen packages available?

Linens packages are available for a one-time $10 charge per person per stay. You can pay from them in advance with a credit card at our Sul Ross State Marketplace. Please contact Residential Living in advance to confirm availability. The linen package consists of the following items:

  1. Sheets
  2. Blanket
  3. Pillow and pillowcase
  4. 2 standard size bath towels
  5. 2 washcloths 

What should I bring to campus?

  1. Towels, washcloths, hand towels (if not paying for a linen package)
  2. Sheets (extra-long twin 80 x 38.5 inches), comforter or blanket, mattress pad, pillows.  
    We do have a limited number of linen packages available for rent (please see above).
  3. Computer and Ethernet cables (also called RJ45).
    We do have a limited number of cords that can be borrowed during your stay.
  4. Television and coaxial cable
  5. Personal items (toiletries such as soap and shampoo, clothes, etc.)

Please leave the following items at home and do not bring them to campus:

  • Cooking appliances such as hot plates, microwaves, coffee pots, hot air poppers, grills, mini refrigerators and anything with an open coil or open flame
  • Wireless routers (802.11 MAC address)
  • Extra furniture
  • Air conditioners or heaters
  • Weapons or anything resembling a weapon (including toy guns), ammunition
  • Pets
  • Alcohol or empty bottles for decoration or other alcohol paraphernalia
  • Illegal drugs
  • Candles, fireworks or any other flammable materials
  • Halogen lamps, Christmas lights, and multiple extension cords linked together.
  • Tobacco products. We are a tobacco free campus.

 

Is there wireless internet in Lobo Village?

Currently wireless routers and devices cannot be used in housing.  Modern wireless routers will steal IP addresses from other rooms in the building. One way to tell if you have a routing device is that the MAC address, usually found on the bottom of the device, has an 802.11 designation for the first 5 numbers.

If you need to plug multiple in devices that need internet access (e.g. Xbox, internet speakers, tablet, etc) to one port then please use a switch or hub instead and plug your cable directly into one of those.  If your computer, laptop or tablet does not have an internet port then please use a USB adapter, card or dongle for wired internet connection. These can be bought online for between $3 to $13, usually with free shipping.

How do I request a roommate?

Please email Residential Living at reslife@sulross.edu with your name, the group you are with (if applicable) and who you want to live with during your stay. Please notify us at least 2 business day in advance so we can process your request.

Tips for Moving-In

Please note that Alpine may be at a higher elevation (~4,500 feet) and the air may be thinner than you are used to experiencing. Take your time moving in and get acclimated. This humidity may also be lower than you are used to and you may become dehydrated during long walks quicker than you have experienced back home.  Drink water and be sure to take frequent breaks.

If you have any further questions please contact our office at (432) 837-8190 or reslife@sulross.edu.