Housing and Dining Residential Community

Housing and Dining Residential Community


Application Process:

  1. Complete the SWTJC Student Housing Application.

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

  3. Turn in the application, documentation of bacterial meningitis vaccine, and $150 deposit to the SWTJC Business Office (located in the Flores building).
  4. Complete, sign, and turn in the Housing Contract to the Business Office.

Check-Out Process:

Before checking out of the dormitory, please empty and clean your room and turn in your mailbox key to the Bookstore Office. A check-out form (yellow copy) from the Bookstore Office is required even if you did not get a mailbox. Bring the yellow copy along with your room key to the Dorm Office. An RA/Dorm Supervisor will inspect the room and complete the check-out form, which will be turned in to the Business Office.

Safety Measures:

  • Face masks are recommended when indoors, engaging in social interactions/environments on SWTJC campuses and outdoors if unable to maintain a six-foot separation from other individuals.
  • Open spaces and laundry rooms - students are encouraged to practice social distancing
  • The kitchenette is in use


Hubbard Hall Co-ed Dormitory

The room costs for the academic year (per semester) are:

Room Type Fall/Spring Summer I/II
Double Room (Unrenovated) $1,300.00 $484.00
Private Room (Unrenovated) $1,700.00 $660.00
Double Room (Renovated) $1,500.00 $572.00
Private Room (Renovated) $2,000.00 $748.00
Private Room Suites (Only 2 Available) $2,500.00 $825.00

Garner Hall All-Female Dormitory

The room costs for the academic year (per semester) are:

Room Type Fall/Spring Summer I/II
Double Room $1,500.00 Closed
Private Room $1,700.00 Closed

Meal Plan

Meal plans are required for all students living in SWTJC residence halls. SWTJC offers 3 plans.  Each meal plan begins each semester on the first day of class and ends on the last day of the semester. No food services are provided during breaks.

The meal plan costs per semester are:

Board Plan A: $1,500.00 per semester (14 meals per week –Breakfast 5 days/week, Lunch 5 days/week, and Dinner 4 days/week) Summer Pricing: $461.30

Board Plan B: $1,000.00 per semester (breakfast and lunch 5 days a week) Summer Pricing: $306.95

Board Plan C: $1,300.00 per semester (lunch 5 days/week and dinner 4 days/week) Summer Pricing: $385.90

Move-in may begin on Wednesday before the first day of class between 9 am and 5 pm.

Exceptions required by start dates of given programs will be allowed upon written notice to Director of Residence Life from the Program Coordinator or the appropriate Division Chair.

Food Services

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

Cafeteria Hours

Cafeteria Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00 am to 6:15 pm
7:00 am to 2:30 pm

Breakfast: 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Happy Hour: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 6:15 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.

Cowboy Pantry

The Cowboy Pantry provides food and basic necessities to SWTJC students at no cost. The Food Pantry aims to decrease the impact that food insecurities have on the academic success of our students. Visit the Cowboy Pantry page for more information about receiving food and hygiene products.

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)