Why University Housing?
University Housing consists of two unique apartment communities. The 7900 Cambridge complex was built in 1982 and offers first and second floor units in one, two and three bedroom floor plans. The 1885 El Paseo property, which was built in 2005, is a contemporary style living environment with four floors of one and two bedroom apartments with a four story parking garage located in the middle of the complex.
All students, staff and faculty of the UT Health Science Center, Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center are encouraged to apply. Amenities include 24-hour quality maintenance, a commons room, and swimming pool, with close proximity to the Child Development Center, the Recreation Center, and the UTHSC-H shuttle. Each apartment is carpeted and comes equipped with an all-electric kitchen. The El Paseo property offers washers and dryers in each apartment. The Cambridge property offers coin operated washers and dryers housed in three laundry rooms.
Access to both properties is controlled by a 24-hour guard.
The mission of the University Housing is to provide a reasonably priced, well maintained quality living environment to promote the academic success of students, faculty, and staff of UTHSC-H, BCM, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Every year we have people who wonder how we process the waiting list for University Housing once the sign up period has closed. The first step for the waiting list is you must sign up. The list is open for two weeks each January—the first week being for student sign ups only and the second week open to all interested and eligible parties. Once the sign up period is closed we sort the information based on the time each person signed up and the floor plans requested. This process breaks the general waiting list into smaller waiting lists for the floor plans in each phase of University Housing.
These lists are what we use to place tenants into apartments. This part of the waiting list tends to generate the most questions. The key piece of information we use on the floor plan lists is the desired month of move in. You become active on the waiting list 30 days prior to the desired move in month. If you wanted to move in to an apartment in May you would become active on the list at the beginning of April.
When you become active you will be placed in queue with the other people who have requested the same move in month. The order you are placed in is determined by the time in which you signed up on the waiting list. Once you are in queue you will be offered an apartment as soon as one is available when it is your turn in line.
Given all the variables we have to consider, it is quite possible to be the very first person to sign up on the general waiting list and see all of your friends get an apartment ahead of you. We do our best to accommodate you with the information that you provide us. We cannot hold apartments due to the high demand and the revenue that would be lost.