Residence Life

Several housing options are available for students seeking the benefits of on-campus living. Patriot Village is a student apartment community on campus. The Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Z. Ornelas Hall is a residence hall community on campus. Patriot Village and Ornelas Hall are both operated by UT Tyler. University Pines is a privately-managed student apartment community on campus. Students interested in living on campus are encouraged to apply early.

Students who have completed fewer than 30 credit hours at any junior college or university, including UT Tyler, are required to live on campus at Patriot Village, Ornelas Hall or University Pines if facilities are available. For more information on the residency requirement visit

Pursuant to HB 4189, all incoming residents of UT Tyler Housing are required to show confirmation from a doctor or other health practitioner that they have received a meningitis vaccination no less than 10 days before they will be permitted to move in to on-campus housing. This will affect all incoming residents of Patriot Village, Ornelas Hall, and University Pines.

University Pines may be contacted at (903) 566-3565. Those interested in information about housing managed by UT Tyler (Patriot Village or Ornelas Hall) should call (903) 566-7008. Information can also be found at the Residence Life Office or on the Residence Life website at