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During this time of year, call volume is higher than usual.  If the main phone line (615) 963-5361 is busy, email the department at  Otherwise, review our staff directory and email the appropriate person or hall staff member of the facility in which you applied.

Thank you for your patience.

Dear Residents,

Welcome to Tennessee State University! On behalf of the Department of Residence Life, allow us to welcome you to the residential facilities at Tennessee State University. Living in TSU housing offers a chance to build a community, not just a place to sleep.

We strive to provide you with a safe, secure, and comfortable living environment. Your safety and security is important to us; therefore, the Residence Life staff lives in the residential facilities in order to respond quickly to the needs of our students.

Dedicated to serving your needs and arranging both social and educational activities to help you meet other residents and enjoy your college experience. There is no reason to look elsewhere, apply today and reserve your space with Tennessee State University’s Department of Residence Life.


Residence Life Staff

NEW ID POLICY!  Effective March 1, 2014  

Share your opinions concerning new residence halls and recreational facilities here at TSU!  Clear here to complete a short survey.  Survey ends on April 21, 2014. 


Summer & Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Housing Application Process for Returning Students
The housing application process for returning students is scheduled to begin April 1st Additional information forthcoming.

End of Semester closing:
The Residence Halls will close for the semester on May 9th.  Regular term residents must prepare early and check out of their residents halls before 12noon on Saturday, May 10th.  Graduation participants must check out immediately after commencement services, but no later than 4:30pm 

Additional Information:
Basic Housing Information
Residence Life Programming
Residence Life Campus Living Guide (pdf)
First-Year Student FAQ
Meal Plan Information

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Undergraduate Admissions
P. O. Box 9609
Nashville, TN 37209

888-463-6878 Toll-free
615-963-5101 Voice
615-963-2930 Fax