2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog - R 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog - R

Housing and Residence Hall Information

Housing Information

Ryan Martin - Director of Housing

268 Clement Hall
fax 731-881-7753

One of the best predictors of success in college is how involved students are and how much they feel a part of the campus. The halls are positive residential communities that support the academic mission of the univer­sity. The residence halls provide programs, services and a diverse community environment that contribute to individual learning, growth and development and in which respect and responsible behavior are encouraged. The residence halls provide safe, comfortable, affordable and well-maintained facilities for residents. Electric­ity (except University Courts), water, wireless and hard-wired data connection, SpectrumU streadming service, laundry and local phone service are included in the lease payment for all of our Residence Halls and Apartments. The residence hall staff members are trained to assist students with the transition to college and to assist residents in reaching their maximum potential and personal goals.

Arnold Pryor Place

Arnold Pryor Place is a 396-bed apartment-style complex for upperclassmen. All bedrooms are private and have a connected private bathroom. Each apartment is fully furnished and includes a living room suite, full-sized refrigerator and stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer unit, full-sized bed with mattress, desk with chair and a chest of drawers. Two-, three, and four-bedroom apartments are $3,670 per semester for an academic year lease.

Connor Community

Connor Community is a 402-bed apartment-style complex and is freshmen preference. Each apartment is fully furnished and includes a living room suite, refrigerator and two-burner cook-top, stacked washer/dryer unit, extra-long twin-sized bed, desk with chair and a chest of drawers. Two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments are $3,490 per semester; a one-bedroom apartment is $4,155 per semester.

Residence Halls

Ellington and Browning Halls are for both freshmen and upperclassmen. Each room is furnished with an extra-long twin-sized bed, desk with chair and storage. Laundry facilities and social spaces are also located in each building. Each building is designed with a bathroom located between two rooms. Rates are $1,740 for double occupancy and $2,675 for a private room per semester. 

Living Learning Communities (LLC)

Cooper Hall is for both freshmen and upperclassmen, with males and females living in separate suites. The hall has a suite-type arrangement including a living room and four or five rooms with a shared bathroom containing two private showers, two stalls, and three sinks. The four-story rectangular building surrounds a beautiful open courtyard with a large multi-level fountain. Each floor of the LLC has a community room with social area, presentation technology, study rooms, and a break room. Academic Major LLCs are currently available for Pre-Professional Health, Engineering, Future Teachers, Criminal Justice, Music, and The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. Additional LLCs are available for University Scholars, Call Me Mister, and ROTC. Rates are $2,085 for double occupancy and $2,970 for a private room per semester.

Traditional Apartments

Campus housing facilities provide for faculty, staff, and students with one-, two- and three-bedroom apart­ments. Ranges, air-conditioning units, refrigerators, SpectrumU streaming service, wired and wireless data connections, water, laundry and local phone service are furnished in all units. Residents must provide their own furniture and electricity.

Rental rates per semester are as follows:

University Courts: 1 bedroom $2,356
  2 bedroom $2,528
  3 bedroom $2,979

Reservations for Housing

Applications for Ellington, Browning, Cooper, Arnold Pryor Place, Connor Community, or University Courts can be made online. To reserve a room, complete the housing application and submit a $50 deposit.

The housing deposit is refundable if a written request for cancellations is received in the housing office by July 1 for the fall semester or by December 1 for the spring semester. The deposit will be forfeited if the cancellation dates are not met or if the room or apartment is not claimed by 1 p.m. on the first day of class for the semester for which the student has applied. Applications received and cancelled after the cancellation dates will result in forfeiture of the deposit. Students may not transfer deposits to other applicants.

Living Off Campus

All students admitted to the university as first-time students are required to sign an academic year lease and reside in an on-campus residence.

Transfer students and individuals who will reach the age of 21 prior to the first day of classes of their first term of enrollment are automatically exempt from the live-on requirement and may choose not to reside in the residence halls.

Students residing in the principal residence of a parent or legal guardian within the Tennessee counties of Weakley, Henry, Carroll, Gibson, and Obion, as well as the Kentucky counties of Fulton, Hickman, and Graves, may request an exemption from the live-on requirement. To be considered for this exemption, students must submit an exemption application along with supporting documentation. Additionally, those with compelling individual circumstances will be considered for exemption upon request. Students seeking an exemption to the live-on requirement must contact the Office of Housing at 731-881-7737 or houseme@utm.edu to initiate the live-on requirement exemption review process.

Students who meet the live-on requirement, have registered for classes, and have not completed a housing application/deposit or been approved for a housing exemption will receive a housing assignment at the lowest residence hall rate.