Housing and Dining


Application process:

  1. Complete the SWTJC Housing Application.

  2. Receive a bacterial meningitis vaccine. This is state-mandated. Please note that a complete bacterial meningitis vaccine takes 10 days (to determine absence/presence of virus). You will not be eligible for housing until you have completed the vaccine process.

  3. Turn in application, documentation of bacterial meningitis vaccine, and $150 deposit to the SWTJC Business Office (located in the Flores building).
  4. Must complete, sign, and turn in Housing Contract to Business Office.
Please note that residents of the city of Uvalde will only be considered for housing after all other housing requests have been considered/filled.

Food Services

Matthews Student Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday
6:30 am to 6:00 pm

6:30 am to 2:00 pm

Cafeteria Serving Hours:

Breakfast - Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:00 am to 8:00 am; Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Lunch - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Dinner - 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm 

Snack Bar Hours:

Breakfast - 7:00 am to 10:30 am
Lunch - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 

The cafeteria accepts cash, checks, most major credit cards, and SWTJC SmartCards. 

SmartCards are issued to students and employees that can be used to check out books at the library, pay for printing, pay fines at the library and pay for food at the cafeteria.

Students who have purchased a meal plan will be provided with fourteen cafeteria meals a week.

Students or employees interested in the card can visit the Library to get the card and load it with money at the Business Office.  While the first card is free, replacement cards cost $25.


For further information on any of our services or to request campus meeting catering please contact Steven Garner, Food Services Manager, at (830) 591-7239.

Cafeteria Phone: (830) 591-7243

Monthly Cafeteria Menu

September 2017 add

September 5, 2017

Baked Chicken, Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Rolls


September 6, 2017

Roast Beef, Fried Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls


September 7, 2017

BBQ Ribs, Smoked Sausage, Rice, Beans


September 8, 2017

Fried Catfish, Crispy Beef Tacos, Tator Tots, Squash


September 11, 2017

Stuffed Bell Peppers, Grilled Chicken Breast, Macaroni and Cheese, Edamame Beans, Rolls


September 12, 2017

Enchiladas, Chicken Fajitas, Rice, Beans, Rolls


September 13, 2017

Roasted Turkey, Grilled Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls


September 14, 2017

Brisket, Smoked Sausage, Rice, Beans


September 15, 2017

Hamburgers, Beef Quesadillas, Curly Fries, Mixed Vegetables


September 18, 2017

Lasagna, Tuscan Chicken, Buttered Pasta, Broccoli, Garlic B read


September 19, 2017

Enchiladas, Chicken Mole, Rice, Beans, Tortillas,


September 20, 2017

Meatloaf, Baked Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls


September 21, 2017

Smoked Pork Shoulder, Sausage, Rice, Beans


September 22, 2017

Chicken Taco Salad, Popcorn Shrimp, Fideo, Calabasas


September 25, 2017

Fried Catfish, Salisbury Steak Ranchero, Rice Pilaf, Corn, Rolls


September 26, 2017

Enchiladas, Carne Guisada, Rice, Beans


September 27, 2017

Orange Chicken, Roasted Pork Loin, Cilantro Rice, Broccoli


September 28, 2017

BBQ Ribs, Smoked Sausage, Rice, Beans


September 29, 2017

Hamburgers, King Ranch Casserole, Curly Fries, Green Beans


September 2017 Menu - Calendar View


On Campus Meeting Catering

The Food Services Department can provide meals for meetings or other on-campus gatherings with notice of at least one week prior to your event.  Please submit your request to Steven Garner, located in the Matthews Student Center or submit via email at

Food Services Work Order Form (.pdf)