Frequently Asked Questions

Students Relaxing Outside the Library

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I sign up for housing?

A: Once you have been accepted to McMurry University and paid your $250 deposit to the admissions office, you will received a packet from the housing office. This packet gives a brief description of each residence hall and what is provided in each. These packets will begin being mailed out in late February or early March. Once you have received your packet, please follow the directions for submitting your lease.

Once your lease has been received and processed by our Housing department, you will be all set. You will receive your room assignment during one of our SOAR sessions or during the first week of August. If you have paid your $250 deposit and not received a packet by mid-March, please contact our Residence Life and Housing Office at 325-793-6550.
Please note that all students are required to live on-campus unless they meet one of the following requirements: Completed more than 60 credit hours on campus, are over the age of 21, are living with their parent or legal guardian, or have an exception for the Dean of Students.

Q: Can I check in early?
A: Early check-ins are only allowed in extremely special circumstances.

Q: What size are the beds?
A: Extra long twin-size.

Q: Are microwaves allowed?
A: One microwave per room is permitted in all halls EXCEPT PRESIDENT. There are microwaves available in the community kitchen in President Hall. 

Q: Are there refrigerators in the rooms?
A: No. You must bring your own if you would like one in your room. Full-size refrigerators are not allowed.

Q: Are lofts permitted in the rooms?
A: No. Beds in Hunt, Martin, and President have the appropriate equipment available to raise or bunk the beds.

Q: Can I have guests visit me?
A: The guest visitation hours are as follows:

Students may have opposite sex visitors in their room:
Everyday 12 noon to 12 midnight
(The lobbies are open every day from 7 a.m. - 2 a.m.)

Same sex visitors are permitted 24 hours a day.

Family members may be permitted to visit outside of normal visitation hours if the student obtains permission from their Residence Hall Director.

Q: Can I change roommates?
A: Yes, during the time designated by Residence Staff, usually around the 4thweek of class, students are permitted to change rooms with no charge, provided they do not create any new vacancies. All room changes are subject to the authorization of the Residence Hall Director, and changes made after the designated period will be subject to a $50 fee.

Q: How long must I reside on campus?
A: Students are strongly encouraged to remain on campus during their entire academic careers at McMurry. This is the best way to fully take in the McMurry experience. If you are interested in residing off-campus, you may do so with approval from the Director of Residence Life.

You must meet one of the following requirements to be granted off campus approval:

You have earned at least 60 credit hours.
You are at least 21 years of age.
You are married.
You live with a parent or legal guardian within 30 miles of McMurry.

Q: Will I get my housing deposit back?

A: Housing Deposits are used to collect on damages to the room. The deposits are rolled-over each year automatically until the student graduates or fulfills the terms of their lease contract. Prospective students that decide not to attend McMurry will forfeit their housing deposit. It is the student's responsibility to request a refund for a housing deposit within 15 days of check-out via housing deposit refund application. Providing that there has been no damage to the room and the student does not owe a balance on their student account they will be eligible to receive their full refund. Students should carefully read their McMurry Catalog for more specific information on the return of housing deposits.