Application FAQ

Information for New Residents

Critical information that you must know is located on this page. Be sure you have read and understand the information above before arriving to Sul Ross. 

After Submitting an Application

Once an application has been submitted, Residential Living professional staff members will verify that the application fee has been paid. If the application payment has been received, then the application will be approved and a pending assignment will be created.  If the application fee hasn’t been received, then the application will remain in submitted status untill the payment is received. 


Choosing a Roommate Using the Online System

Please note that BOTH roommates must have an approved application (completed application and processed $50 application fee) before they can select each other as roommates. If one or both are not in "approved" status then this process will not work.

If you want to request someone on your application, you will need to complete the following steps:

1.Log into the student portion of the system here at the Application page.

2.From the home screen, click on the “Roommates” tab at the top of the page.

3.Select “Fall 2020” for the term.

4.If you know exactly who you want to request for a roommate, you can enter their roommate code under “Find someone you know”. In order to request a particular person, you must get that person’s roommate code. Once you’ve entered their code, you can edit the message and send the request. That is all you will need to do. In order for the request to be complete, the person you’ve requested must accept the invite. It’s similar to a Facebook request. Your code, which you will give your prospective roommate, is found by clicking on the "Roommate" tab of the housing software and looking on the top right part of this page.

5.If you do not know a specific person you would like to be roommates with, you may search for a profile that matches what you would like in a roommate. You can search the various profiles and send a request to that person. When adding filters, think of your number one priority. The more filters you use, the fewer profiles will be found. In order for the request to be complete, the person you’ve requested must accept the invite.

6.If you don’t want to search profiles, the assignment process will be random based on gender.

Overflow or Triple Rooms 

No one will be denied a bed space if interested. Students assigned to overflow housing will be assigned to triple rooms in Lobo Village only on the first floor as dictated by space requirements.  A student who chooses or is assigned a unit on the 1 st floor will be assigned to a unit where  1 out of 2 bedrooms (e.g. the "B" bedroom space) will have a triple assignment. A compensation plan for all students in a triple assignment can be found here.

Family, Double, and Efficiency Apartments

Applying for the apartments

Submitting an application for the efficiency, double, or family apartments does not guarantee a student an apartment. Residential Living maintains a waiting list for all apartments based on the date the application and application fee are received.  Please note that the efficiency, double, and family housing apartments are always in high demand, have a high occupancy rate year round and spaces are limited. We strongly recommend that students interested in these areas apply as soon as possible (usually a semester or two in advance of when they want to live there).

Qualifications to live in the apartments

Students can apply to live in the efficiency or double apartments before their 21st birthday, but must be 21 years old at the time of occupancy.

Students who meet one of the following guidelines wil be given priority to occupy a Family Housing Apartment:

  • A single parent with custody of a minor child or children.
  • Legally married in the State of Texas. 

Documentation (e.g. official birth certificate of minor child, official marriage certificate, etc) must be provided before a student can occupy the apartment. At least one of the persons occupying a Family Housing Apartment must be currently enrolled or registered for classes at Sul Ross State University.

Any occupant placed on the contract to live in a family apartment regardless of current student status must not owe money to the university. 

Wait Lists

We do not give out a student's numerical position on the wait list since it may not correlate to actual apartment availability and can change on a daily basis. Any student on the waiting list must also maintain their current contact information (email and phone number) with Residential Living at all times. Failure to do so may result in that student's name being pushed to the bottom of the list if an apartment becomes available and we are unable to contact that student. If offered an apartment a student must accept or decline the space in writing within 2 class days. If there is no response from the student, Residential Living will assume the student has declined and offer the space to the next available student on the waiting list.