Housing Operations News and Announcements Residence Life Residential Commons

Students Notified of Residential Assignment  

On July 16, Residence Life and Student Housing sent out notification to all new students about their Residential Commons. The Residential Commons are the foundation of our students’ journey at SMU, and a student’s Residential Commons is intended to be a point of pride and a place to call home. Students were encouraged to learn more about their Residential Commons by visiting our websites. Links to learn more about each Residential Commons can be found here. If you or your student are assigned to a Residential Commons, we encourage you to follow that community on Instagram 

There were a handful of new residents who were notified that their residential commons assignment will take a bit longer than anticipated.  This delay is due to the timing of the student’s application being completed and space available during our early assignment efforts.  These residents will receive their community assignment via email in early August. 

Additionally, all of returning and transfer student received e-mails about their residential community assignments whether that be in one of our Residential Commons or in Upper Division Housing. Students who are assigned to Upper-Division Communities can learn more about their residence halls here 

Students who received an assignment were notified of their specific room type, the total cost for their fall semester room space and the specific bathroom type to which they were assigned.  

The residential community assignment e-mail to students also included the following reminders:  

Bed Loft Request Information 

The Loft Request form is now live on the SMU Housing Portal. The deadline to submit a request is Friday, July 31. To minimize the spread of COVID-19, only requests to have beds lowered will be accepted after the July 31 deadline. If you request to have your bed lowered, specific details will be sent to you regarding what needs to take place in your room before our staff enter. 

August Move-in and Arrival 

We are excited to welcome you to the Hilltop for Fall 2020. As you make plans, we wanted to let you know that Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH) is implementing an updated move-in process to help keep our SMU students and families healthy. Fall Move-In will take place over several days to allow students, along with their families, to have increased space to settle into their community. 

If you have not already done so, please sign up for a Fall Move-In timeslot on the SMU Housing Portal before July 31. 

You will receive more information about the Fall 2020 Move-In process in the first week of August, and additional information will be posted to our website soon. 

Roommate Information 

Roommate information will be available on the housing portal in early August.   We do not give any assignment information over the phone. Your specific room assignment is released when you check-in. 

Request to Change Meal Plan 

Meal plans are managed through Dining Services. If you wish to change your plan in order to adjust your Flex dollars, you may complete the request by using this link before 5 PM on the fifth-class day of the semester. For more information about meal plans, please contact Dining Services. 



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