Campus housing is available for accepted, registered, and enrolled students. Once the application for admission to SWBTS or TBC has been approved, individuals may apply for housing online. Prospective residents are encouraged to apply early.
Housing applications are made online. A one-time New Resident Fee of $200 is charged at the time a housing assignment is made and accepted. Payment of the New Resident Fee and all housing charges may be made via Self-Service or in person at the Cashier's Window, located in the Memorial Building. Additional payment instructions are provided on-screen as well as by e-mail upon completion of the application.
Occupancy in all housing is restricted to students enrolled for a minimum of six on- campus hours per semester. This excludes internet/online courses and audited courses. The six-hour minimum is only required for the fall and spring semesters. A combination of classroom hours and Internet hours may not be used to meet the per hour semester requirement. The credit hours must be toward an approved Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary degree, Texas Baptist College degree, or Certificate program. To maintain occupancy, tenants must pay rent on or before the first day of each month. If rent is not paid by the third calendar day of the month, a late fee will be assessed as of the fourth day of the month. A student may receive housing services while working on a basic degree or Certificate program for a maximum of seven years. Only individuals enrolled in an advanced degree program will be eligible to stay in student housing beyond the seven years. Tenants must remain in good academic and financial standing with the seminary and are subject to the school's ethical conduct policy and campus housing community policies.
The seminary provides approximately 420 General Housing units. Included are one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, one- and two-bedroom duplexes, and two-bedroom townhomes. General Housing units are supplied with a kitchen range and refrigerator but are otherwise unfurnished. There are also residence halls with accommodations for single men and women 29 years old and younger. See the Residence Halls section for additional information.
The only areas in which pets are permitted are the Student Village Townhomes and Perimeter Housing. Each pet must be pre-approved through the campus housing office. Pets in all other housing areas are not allowed, even temporarily, anywhere within the Leased Premises or the Housing Community. This rule also applies to neighborhoods mentioned above for animals that have not been pre-approved. Visit the campus housing website (Pet Information) for more information about applying for the pet areas in Campus Housing.
Note: Service animals are not considered to be pets. A service animal is any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Service animals perform some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform independently. Though service animals are not regarded as pets, they must be registered with the housing office prior to moving in with proper documentation and must adhere to all ADA and FHA regulations.
Residence halls are available for single men and women 29 years of age and younger. They are located on the main campus, providing single and double occupancy accommodations. Rooms are furnished with a twin bed, desk, chair, and dresser for each student. All other items must be supplied by the resident. TBC students are required to live in the residence halls for the duration of their studies, or until they turn 26. Exceptions are made for married students. Residence Hall residents are required to have a meal plan as part of their room and board. Visit the Campus Housing and Residence Life webpage for further information, pricing, and policies.
Housing fees are charged by housing terms available on the Housing Agreement. For regularly updated information, please visit the Campus Housing Website.