Residential Living - Apply for Housing
Apply for Housing 
Bacterial MeningitisNote: The housing agreement is valid for one academic year (fall and spring), unless a student begins in the spring semester. The agreement cannot be canceled mid-year while a student is enrolled.

New Students || Fall 2019-Spring 2020
You must be admitted to the University before you can apply for housing.

Academic Year housing applications typically open after October 1.  However, due to myHousing Portal upgrades, we anticipate the housing application opening mid- to late-October for the Academic Year 2019-2020 and the Spring ONLY 2019 applications.  Please return to our website and social media for updates on application start dates. 

Before you begin, you will need:

  • User name and password
    If you have not activated your new student account, go to wtamu.edu/activate. Your user name and password will be generated there. 
  • Credit or debit card for $150 housing deposit

To apply for housing:

  • Login to the myBuff portal using your username and password. 
  • Click the myHousing icon, located in the top right corner.
  • Click "Application" at the top of the screen.
  • Select the term for which you are applying (i.e. Academic Year 2019-2020).
  • Pay the $150 housing deposit and follow the instructions to complete the application. 

For information on when new students are able to select their rooms, visit our FAQ page
 

Returning Students || Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Returning students must complete the reapplication process by May 1 or risk losing hall/room assignment, lose priority room selection as a returning student, and may have to pay an additional deposit and reapply for housing.

  • March 21-25: Reapply for the SAME room (or lose it) - visit myHousing in the myBuff portal
  • March 26-28: Displaced students (students will receive an email if they are affected),
                               reapply for a NEW room or hall - visit myHousing in the myBuff portal
  • March 29-April 4: Reapply for a NEW room or hall - visit myHousing in the myBuff portal
  • March 21-April 20*:  Moving off campus, graduating or leaving WTAMU - visit the Office of Residential Living

*Keep in mind that if you fall under the University housing requirement, you may not qualify to move-off campus unless you are graduating or withdrawing.  There are housing exemptions available for students who qualify; exemptions are considered but rarely granted.  It is recommended that you sign-up for an on-campus room even though you apply for an exemption; if you are not approved for the exemption, you will at least have an on-campus room you WANT to be in.  For more information regarding the housing requirement and exemptions, visit the Requirements page.


Summer 2018 Housing

Summer housing applications typically open mid- to late- April. Students will receive notification in their WTAMU email when the application officially opens.  While strongly encouraged, summer enrollment in courses is not required to live in on-campus housing. 

  • May Intersession: May 11-June 1
    • Centennial Hall  |  $275  |  To sign up, login to the MyBuff portal then click the myHousing icon
  • Summer I: June 3-July 10
    • Centennial Hall  |  $550  |  To sign up, login to the MyBuff portal then click the myHousing icon
  • Summer II: July 10-August 16
    • Centennial Hall  |  $550  |  To sign up, login to the MyBuff portal then click the myHousing icon

Summer 2018 Meal Plan Options

  • 60 Meals - $495
  • 102 Meals - $645