Housing Information

Applying for Housing is Easy!

  1. Confirm your UIW status by paying your matriculation fee.
  2. You will receive an email with your login credentials within 2-3 business days.
    • (Please contact the Admissions Office if you have not received your login credentials or if you have any questions regarding the confirmation process.)
  3. Pay $225 housing deposit.
    • Scholarships or financial aid does not cover this fee.
    • Log into Cardinal Apps
      • Click on “Cashnet.”
      • Click on “Make a Payment”
      • Add to shopping cart
      • Process payment
    • You will receive a confirmation email with your receipt.
    • Please allow 24 hours for the deposit to be credited on your account.
      • Please note our Deposit Return Schedule:
        • On or before May 31: 100% return
        • June 1 through June 30: 50% return
        • July 1 forward: 0% return
  4. Submit your meningitis documentation. Your meningitis records can be submitted to the Document Receiving office by emailing your record in PDF format to Be sure to include your PIDM or date of birth.
    • Texas state law mandates that all students under the age of 22 entering a Texas college or university provide proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis during the five years preceding admission to the University. Proof of meningitis vaccination must be submitted no later than the tenth day before the start of the semester.
      Information regarding the meningitis immunization requirement and process can be found here on the Health Services Website.
  5. Begin online application
    • Log into Cardinal Apps
      • Click on “StarRez: Student Housing Portal.”
      • Click on “Application”
      • Select the term you want to apply for
      • Begin Application
  6. Continue through all steps until you are stopped.
    • You will be emailed a timeslot to select a room.
      • FIRST YEAR
        • Fall Semester – You will select your room from December – June 15
        • Spring Semester – Room placement is based on availability
      • TRANSFER
        • Fall Semester – You will select your room from April – June 15
        • Spring Semester – Room placement is based on availability

Please note that if you are applying after June 15, you will be stopped after the meal plan page, and your status will state “in complete.” Our office will be manually assigning students’ room reservations according to the student’s room preference listed on the housing application and our availability at that time.

Application Deadline

  • We accept applications on a rolling basis, however please remember that all room assignments are made according to our availability at that time.

Contact Information

Student Engagement Center 3150

(210) 829-6034

All Campus RA Phone

(210) 216-6831

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