Campus Housing Information

While many of us have already helped to move a student into campus housing once, I thought it would be a good time to discuss some things for moving on campus.


New students are required to live on campus except under certain circumstances:

All first/second year students at TU live on campus.  The University established the 1st/2nd year residency requirement because students clearly benefit from living in environment designed with your needs in mind.  Living on campus is an important part of the TU experience. (

Housing Waiver

First and second year students are also required to have a meal plan:

Certain immunizations are required to live on campus, barring certain medical, religious and personal reasons which require a waiver:

Residence Halls

TU suggests bringing these things to campus if you are living in a dorm:

  • Twin XL Sheets (39″ X 80″)
  • Pillows & Comforter
  • Plants
  • 3M Command Adhesive
  • Pictures, Posters
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Laundry supplies
  • Shower bucket/tote
  • Bath robe, towels
  • Multiple outlet strip (w/surge protector)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Iron/ Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen Supplies
  • Alarm Clock
  • Computer w/ Ethernet card
  • School Supplies
  • Stamps
  • 1 or 2 storage bins
  • X-Box, Playstation, Wii
  • TV and Stereo
  • Bike
  • Snack Food

Each of the TU residence halls offer:

  • Air-conditioning
  • An evening reception/security/service desk and electronic card access on outside doors
  • In-room Ethernet ports to connect to the TU computer network
  • In-room expanded cable (premium channels extra) plus TU’s own Residence Life TV (RLTV) Channel 24 with premium movies each month
  • Room furnishings: desk, chair, bunkable bed, closet (or‑wardrobe), dresser, and wastebasket
  • Study lounge(s)
  • Big-screen television with cable and DVD players
  • Free washer and dryers connected to On-line Laundry Alert service
  • Vending machines
  • Microwaves and ice machines

On-Campus Apartments

The TU on-campus apartments are not furnished, so it is important to remember that you must bring your own furniture.

Before a student can pick up his or her key, TU must see proof that the student has initiated electric service through PSO. This can be done online through PSO’s website:

Apartment rates include internet, basic cable and water—if the student wants premium cable, telephone, or other services, he or she must make those arrangements with a provider in the Tulsa-area, such as Cox Cable:

Unlike residence halls, apartments are not closed over school breaks, meaning that students do not have to check out for Thanksgiving Break, Christmas/Winter Break, or Spring Break. Students also have the ability to store their items at their apartments during the summer break for a fee:

 Mail Services

For students in residence halls, there are mailboxes near the front desk. When a student checks in, he or she will receive the mailbox key.

Apartment dwellers have mailboxes located in a common area—this is usually near a clubhouse. Upon check-in, the student should be informed where his or her mailbox is located.

Packages will be picked up at Mail Services in ACAC. Students receive email notifications that a package has arrived, instructing them to bring their Student ID to the Mail Services window.

Students LOVE receiving letters and packages, but it can be confusing to figure out the correct mailing address, so here is a handy PDF to help with that: Mailing Addresses