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The University of Texas at Tyler Residence Life

On-Campus Housing and Dining

UT Tyler is home to more than 800 resident students who live in Ornelas Residence Hall, Patriot Village Apartments or University Pines Apartments.

Incoming freshmen and transfer students can live at any of the three on-campus facilities.

Located on campus, all three housing facilities are conveniently a few minutes’ walk from your classes, the library, student center and recreational facilities. Each housing facility is designed especially with UT Tyler students in mind and offers first-class living arrangements. Ornelas Hall and Patriot Village now have WiFi available throughout the building.

UT Tyler Residence Life takes each student’s safety very seriously and provides staff members on call 24 hours a day. In addition, University Police patrol the buildings multiple times day and night.

All students living on-campus are required to purchase a meal plan. For more information please contact Food Services.


Mission of UT Tyler Residence Life: Keep our residents healthy. Keep our residents happy. Keep our residents housed. Keep our residents here. 

Missing Persons Policy

All campus residents may designate an individual as a contact who will be notified by UT Tyler within 24 hours if the resident is determined to be missing. If you wish to designate someone other than the emergency contact you specified on your application, please send an e-mail to with the name and contact number of this person. Please state this person’s relationship to you in the e-mail.

UT Tyler will notify the custodial parent or guardian of any resident who has not yet turned 18 who is reported missing within 24 hours.

UT Tyler will initiate emergency contact procedures (and notify law enforcement as applicable) for residents of any age who are determined to be missing for more than 24 hours.

Dining Services

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More Information

  • 2014-2015 Housing

    Apply today to live on campus! Complete the application and send by mail, email or fax. Move-in day for Ornelas Hall and Patriot Village is Thursday, Aug. 21. Classes start Monday, Aug. 25.

  • Student Behavior Concerns

    If you have concerns about the behavior of a student or would like more information about resources available visit Student Behavior Concerns.

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