Residence Life

  Upperclassmen Residents:

*Due to the high interest in our on-campus housing for the Academic year 2016-2017, there is a wait list for all upperclassmen housing. Please be prepared to make alternative housing arrangments, if you have not yet been given a room assignment.*

New, first-year students will continue to be guaranteed housing.



Housing Application Checklist

  • Apply to UIW

    The first step towards housing on campus is making sure you have completed your application to the University of the Incarnate Word!

    After you have been accepted and pay your confirmation fee, you can start your housing application. You can start your housing application online, through our housing portal.

    housing portal


  • Meningitis

    Effective October 1, 2013, a change to Texas State law (SB 62) mandates that all entering students under the age of 22 provide a certificate signed by a health care provider or an official immunization record verifying that a student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis, or has received a booster during the five years preceding admission to the University.

    An entering student includes:

    (1)   A new student, including transfer students

    (2)   A student previously enrolled in any institution of higher education following a break of at least one fall or spring semester.

    The vaccine must be received prior to the 10th day before the first day of the semester. The vaccine is available through UIW Student Health Services utilizing the School Health Insurance Plan or for a fee of $145.00.  It is also available through your local health department, your Primary Care Physician, HEB, Walgreens, CVS and many other convenient care centers. Pricing will vary and is covered by most private health insurance at city-wide pharmacies.

    Students may submit their meningitis vaccination record to Health Services via email at ,

    by fax: 210-829-3125, or bringing it in person to Health Services.

  • Housing Deposit and Housing Contract

    Download your housing contract, and submit for the academic year to

    2016-2017 Occupancy Agreement (Minors ONLY)

    A $225 housing deposit must be on file in order to process your housing application. You can pay this through the Business Office, or online through the e-payment center.


  • Housing Application

    Once you have completed the application in its entirety and fulfilled the requirements, you can submit. Congratulations! 


  • Check Email

    Continue to check your cardinal email regularly. You may receive time sensitive emails from the Residence Life Department that can affect your housing accommodations. 

    In the meantime, feel free to check out our residence halls to see your future home.


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Attention Future Cardinal Residents:

*It has been brought to our attention that it is taking longer than expected to activate NEW Cardinal E-mails!  The issue is being investigated and a
timely resolution is expected.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact our office (210-829-6034) so that we may assist you*



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Contact Information

Office (210) 829-6034


After Hours Support

Cell (210) 216-6831