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 2020-Spring 2021
You must be admitted to the University before you can apply for housing.

Application Start Dates:

  • Spring ONLY 2020:  Tuesday, October 1 at 9 a.m.
  • Academic Year 2020-2021:  Tuesday, October 1 at 9 a.m.

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 "Apply for Housing!" at the top of the screen.
  • Select the term for which you are applying (i.e. Academic Year 2020-2021).
  • 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 2020-Spring 2021
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 18-22: Reapply for the SAME room (or lose it) - visit myHousing in the myBuff portal
  • March 23-25: 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 26-May 1: Reapply for a NEW room or hall - visit myHousing in the myBuff portal
  • March 18-May 1*:  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.
 

Winter Break Housing 2019

Winter Break Housing is only available to students currently living on campus. Winter Break Housing is included in the established housing rates, but students must sign up for it online; break housing does not include the “Closed-Campus” period when the University is closed for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday (see the University Calendar for details). Jarrett Hall is the only residence hall that offers housing during this period; students must live in Jarrett for the entire academic year to take advantage of this benefit.

To sign up, login to the MyBuff portal then click the myHousing icon.

  • December Break: December 13-20
    • Must vacate the building no later than 10:00am on December 20.
    • Must have a current (Fall) assignment to stay.
  • January Break: January 1-10
    • Able to check in January 1 at 4:00pm.
    • Must have a current (Fall) and a Spring assignment to stay.
  • Closed-Campus (CC) Housing: December 20-January 1
    • Only available to CURRENT residents of Jarrett Hall.
    • Must have a current (Fall) and a Spring assignment to stay.
       

May / Summer 2020 Housing

Summer and Intersession 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 8-29 (at 12pm)
    • Centennial Hall  |  $275  |  To sign up, login to the MyBuff portal then click the myHousing icon
  • Summer I: May 31-July 3 (at 12pm)
    • Centennial Hall  |  $550  |  To sign up, login to the MyBuff portal then click the myHousing icon
  • Summer II: July 3-August 13 (at 5pm)
    • Centennial Hall  |  $550  |  To sign up, login to the MyBuff portal then click the myHousing icon

Summer 2019 Meal Plan Options (new rates for 2020 not yet determined)

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