Below you will find information and helpful links. Remember that first-year students (freshmen) must live on campus their first year. All other students have options for both on and off-campus living depending on availability and academic level.
Baylor University provides quality on-campus housing through our Campus Living and Learning Office. The majority of housing space on-campus is for undergraduate students but there is limited space for graduate students as well. You must apply for housing early in order to secure a space. Check the links below for more information
First Year Students (freshmen): All first-year students must live on-campus. For instructions about applying for first-year housing, please click HERE
Transfer Students: Housing for transfers is limited and fills up quickly. If you are not able to get a space on-campus, you will need to consider off-campus housing options. To apply for housing for transfers, please click HERE
NOTE: Please keep in mind when choosing a residence hall that Baylor closes for the Christmas Holidays and most undergraduate residence halls will close during winter break. If you intend to remain on campus during that time, consider selecting one of the halls that will remain open.
There is limited housing on-campus for graduate students and their families. To apply for graduate student housing on-campus, please click HERE. If you are not able to get a space on-campus, you will need to consider off-campus housing options.
Furniture for Graduate Students
Furnishings @ First, a ministry of First Baptist Church of Waco, provides furniture that graduate students may borrow during their time at Baylor. For more information, click HERE.
Due to the high volume of students at Baylor and the tight housing market, finding affordable housing close to campus can be a challenge. It is important that you begin looking for off-campus housing as soon as possible. Do not wait until you arrive in Waco. Most affordable housing close to campus is filled several months before the beginning of the term. Baylor has provided a site to assist you with this process; however, these are not owned and operated by Baylor and the university is not responsible for any issues or problems that arise at these locations. This list is only a courtesy.
Please take note that the housing process normally takes more than one day to finalize. Most off-campus residences require a guarantor (someone who becomes responsible if you fail to pay your rent) to sign your lease in addition to your signature. The guarantor could be a parent, guardian, or whoever you have a relationship with who is willing to take on the responsibility on your behalf.
Choose "Finding Housing" to browse a list of rental properties.