This will serve as a guide to place you where you want to be. However, spaces are limited and you may not be guaranteed exactly what you want but we will do our best.
In addition to the housing questionnaire, you'll also have to sign an Occupancy License, which contractually obligates you to live on-campus once you arrive at Baylor. You can find the up-to-date license HERE. If you are only coming for a semester, you will still sign the occupancy license for the entire year. If you are here all year, you will not be able to break the contract for the second semester. So if you decide to move off campus in your second semester, you will still be charged a housing fee regardless of if you are living there or not.
Campus Living & Learning Website
This site will answer basic questions about on campus housing. Please do not fill out any forms through this website.
Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Information Page: All new students who are living on campus, must show proof of the Meningitis vaccine was administered at least 10 days prior to moving in.
Off-Campus Housing Guide: You are not required to live on campus, but know that it will be up to you to do the research to find your off-campus housing.
Exchange Student Housing
As an exchange student, you have the option to live on campus or off. If you choose to live on campus, the Housing Questionnaire and the Occupancy License to the right will need to be filled out and sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. To the right, you will also find the link to our housing department, Campus Living and Learning, where you can find housing rates, policies and information about the different types of on campus housing available. Most exchange students choose to live in Baylor's on-campus apartments. Arbors and Brooks Flats are the most popular amongst exchange students. Arbors is the most economically frugal choice, while Brooks Flats costs more but generally has more amenities.
If your home institution has an agreement with Baylor that includes a housing exchange component (you receive housing from Baylor, and generally pay for housing to your home institution), the maximum amount the Center for International Education can pay for your housing is $3,000. If you choose to live in any accommodation that exceeds the $3,000 limit, you will be responsible for paying the remaining balance.
Global Community Living-Learning Center
The Global Community Living and Learning Center (GC-LLC) is a fantastic opportunity created to provide housing and global oriented events and activities for students from all fields of study.
This housing option was specifically created for residential and international students who want to share their love of global experiences and ideas. Housed in the new Brooks Flats co-ed residence hall, the GC-LLC pushes students to develop their language skills, awareness of current events, and their mission's opportunities by placing students in themed suites that concentrate on one of the previously mentioned categories.
Exchange students do need to be aware that GC-LLC does have additional costs and program requirements. If your home institution has an agreement with Baylor that includes housing exchange components (you receive housing from Baylor, and generally pay for housing to your home institution), the maximum amount the Center for International Education can pay for your housing is $3,000. If you choose to live in GC-LLC, or any other accommodation that exceeds the $3,000 limit, you will be responsible for paying the remaining balance.
Living on campus requires students to receive the bacterial meningitis vaccine 10 days prior to moving in. More information about that policy can be found to the right. There are NO exceptions. This is Texas State Law.
**If you choose to live off campus, please know that the Exchange Program Advisor will not be able to assist you with that process. You can view the Baylor off campus housing website, which is listed to the right.
Other helpful websites include:
If you pursue off campus housing, do keep in mind the following: lease contract terms, utilities, distance to campus and if it is furnished.
**Housing for the academic year 2013-2014 is not guaranteed for international students. So please turn in your forms as soon as possible.**