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NOTE: Due to the increased number of housing requests, we are unable to hold/reserve housing assignments beyond August 15, 2014 4:30 p.m. for those that are not registered for Fall 2014 courses.  If you are not registerd for Fall 2014 courses, then plesase do so in order to secure your housing assignment.

TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS (TBR) Housing Rules can be found at

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!    Click here to complete a short survey.  Survey ends on April 30, 2014. 

Transfer student and returning student check in begins on Saturday and extends through Sunday, August 23-24, 2014, 8 AM until 8 PM.  Only students who have cleared all Residence Life requirements will be allowed to move in.


Now accepting applications for position is Residence Life

2014-2015 Housing Specialist Information

Click here for job description and application

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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