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Student Housing & Residential Life supports the mission of the University of Houston by fostering communities where academic success, student growth and development, diversity, and community are nurtured. Our professional staff and students lead with our values of student success, student development, customer service, and an ethic of care.

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By the Numbers

  • 37Full time employees
  • 6Faculty in Residence
  • 380 Student Employees
  • 7Residential Halls
  • 10Living Learning Communities
  • 4Theme Communities
  • +8,000Residential Student Population

Departments within Student Housing and Residential Life

  • Conference and Guest Housing

    Conference services utilizes select unoccupied residence halls for additional sources of revenue during the summer months and Guest Housing provides campus partners an opportunity to affordably house visiting guests 365 days a year.
  • Facilities and Operations

    Providing oversight for the renovation, maintenance and invention of the physical environments within SHRL, Facilities and Operations ensures that the voices of residents are heard and the ideas that are presented are considered to improve the on-campus living experience.
  • Housing Services

    Housing Services oversees the Main Office front desk operations to assist students with the online housing application, self-assignment process, housing fee questions, and any other general questions about housing.
  • Marketing

    The SHRL Marketing Department is committed to improving the communication and outreach to residents at the University of Houston. Our team of professional and student staff use graphic design, photography, videography, social media, and digital communications to engage with current and prospective residents and share the experience of living on campus.
  • Residential Life

    Living on-campus helps facilitate a student's transition into college. There are a variety of social activities conducted by universities that allow residents to participate and interact with others. Part of the University of Houston's goal is to provide students with a place where they can live comfortably, thus enhancing their overall college experience. 
Don Yackley

An ethic of care to me means that you are committed to treating people with dignity, respect, encouragement, and support. Perhaps at times it’s even a step beyond that and includes nurturing and challenging... It’s a guiding principle that you hold close as you navigate your work and the many diverse situations that arise. I think it manifests this way: We react quickly and appropriately to issues and concerns. We anticipate their needs, we make sure we are fully understanding the issue(s), and we are giving them good information.  At our best, people feel heard, valued, and cared about when we work with them, even when giving them difficult information.

Don Yackley, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

About the University of Houston

Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.

At the University of Houston, we prepare students to envision their future, emerge as leaders and launch careers that transform the world.