University Commons

University Commons residence halls feature fully furnished three-bedroom suites, a variety of recreation areas, large communal spaces and study lounges.

All first-year students who choose to live on campus are required to live in University Commons.

Room Amenities

  • Furnished with loftable bed, desk, chair and dresser.
  • Exterior window with mini blinds.
  • Lockable with key entry.
  • Wireless internet available throughout the community.
  • All utilities provided at no additional cost.

Common Living Areas

  • Shared suite entry with student ID card access.
  • Living area with couch.
  • Area for small refrigerator, microwave, and TV.
  • Built-in counters.
  • Shared bathroom with separate shower and toilet.
  • Shared vanity includes three sinks.

Community Amenities

  • Peer Advisors
  • Study rooms, study nooks, and social lobby.
  • Outdoor gathering areas.
  • Access to all University Housing ammenities: swimming pools, volleyball courts, outdoor basketball and tennis courts.
  • Wireless internet available throughout the community.
  • Laundry room in each building.
  • Public kitchen in each building.
  • Table tennis, billards, and foos ball equipment.
  • Landscaped and maintained grounds.
  • Bicycle racks and repair stands.
  • On-site maintenance staff.
  • Indoor mailbox stations.
  • 24-hour campus police patrol.
  • 24-hour lockout service.
  • Emergency call stations.
  • Shuttle service to central campus.

Living Learning Communities

Residents are invited to apply to be part of our Living Learning Communities (LLCs), where first-year students with similar majors and interests live together, study together, participate in social functions and have the opportunity to interact with faculty. Participation in LLCs is limited, and communities are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. LLC acceptance takes priority over roommate requests.

Meal Plans

University Commons residents are required to purchase a meal plan. Click here for details.

Gender Inclusive Housing

The Department of Housing and Residential Life at The University of Texas at Dallas welcomes students of all gender identities and expressions and is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive community for all residents.

Please contact Residential Life to learn about available housing options. It is our goal to provide an affirming and non-discriminatory housing educational experience. Learn more »

Family Housing

Please inquire with University Housing for available family housing options. There are limited facilities within University Housing that are available for UT Dallas students with spouses and children.

These spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee family housing options will be available. All persons residing in a family housing unit are required to sign an apartment housing agreement. Canyon Creek Heights and University Commons are single bedroom housing options and are not available as family housing.