University Housing

University Commons

students playing basketball recreation area with foosball tables, pool tables and sofas three students in a dorm room, two sitting on bed and one at a computer desk view of counter with three sinks; doorway to bedroom in background group of seven students hanging out in a living room residence hall laundry room with washing machines, dryers and vending machines exterior front of University Commons

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

First-Year Freshmen

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

University Commons Features

Each suite, accessible by student ID card, includes the following:

illustration of a dorm room with a raised twin bed, a desk and chair, and a dresser

Three-bedroom Suite

Common Living Areas

  • Shared suite entry with student ID card access
  • Living area with couch
  • Area for small refrigerator, microwave and TV (pdf)
  • Built-in counters
  • Shared bathroom with separate shower and toilet
  • Shared vanity includes three sinks
  • Wireless internet available throughout the community with limited plug-in capability in each unit
  • IPTV (streaming television)

View the University Commons Map (pdf)

Living Learning Communities

Residents are invited to apply to be part of our Living Learning Communities, where freshmen with similar majors and interests live together, study together, participate in social functions and have the opportunity to interact with faculty.

Meal Plans

Students residing in University Commons are required to purchase a meal plan. Information about these meal plans may be found at at the Dining Services site.

Statement on 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 all 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 a full apartment housing agreement. Canyon Creek Heights and University Commons are single bedroom housing options for UT Dallas students and are not available as family housing.

Community Amenities

University Commons includes the following:

  • Peer advisors
  • Study centers, meeting rooms and lounges
  • Wireless internet
  • IPTV (streaming television)
  • Ice machines
  • Outdoor grills
  • Outdoor basketball and tennis courts
  • Billiards and ping-pong tables
  • Landscaped and maintained grounds
  • Picnic areas
  • Bicycle racks and repair stands
  • On-site maintenance staff
  • Mailbox stations
  • 24-hour campus police patrol
  • 24-hour lockout service
  • Emergency call stations
  • Shuttle service to central campus