Housing 101

Why come and live on campus? It’s simple. Students who live on campus are more likely to graduate on time, have a higher GPA and be more satisfied with their college experience than students who live off campus. The close proximity to both classes and campus resources makes it easier to balance studies, recreation and socializing.

Overview

At present, there are two housing communities available on the UTEP campus: Miner Village, Miner Heights and Miner Canyon. Both options offer one-bedroom efficiencies and two- to four-bedroom apartments in gated communities. All units are furnished with full kitchens and offer amenities such as refrigerated air, high speed Internet, cable TV and laundry facilities.

Living Options

Miner Village offers efficiency units for one or two people and two- and four-bedroom units with private rooms. Miner Heights offers one- and two-bedroom units with shared rooms. Miner Canyon offers four bedroom units for six or four people. All three options offer ADA compliant rooms. The only animals permitted are fish in tanks of less than ten gallons, service animals and registered companion animals. At present, UTEP does not offer family housing.

It’s cheaper to live on campus

Instead of spending time and money on gas and a commute, a student will be able to focus on classes and studying. Parking is less expensive for students who live on campus. A single bill includes rent and utilities, which helps a student learn to manage a budget. It will also help a student begin to establish his or her own good credit. Floor plans and rates for Miner Village, Miner Heights and Miner Canyon are comparable to similar properties off campus.

Students who live on campus do better academically

Students who live on campus are more likely to graduate on time, have a higher GPA and be more satisfied with their college experience than students who live off campus. The close proximity to both classes and campus resources makes it easier to balance studies, recreation and socializing. Over 50 percent of the residents of Miner Village, Miner Heights and Miner Canyon maintain a 3.0 or greater GPA. The Department of Residence Life has designed two programs: CORE and ENCORE to encourage self-growth, academic success, community involvement, career readiness and leadership opportunities.

Who to Know

There are many individuals involved in making an exceptional housing experience at UTEP, and we’d like you to get to know them.

  • Director of Residence Life: This individual has oversight responsibilities for the department.
  • Residence Life Coordinators: The Coordinators live on campus to provide first-hand, front-line help in succeeding academically. They are also trained in student development theory to help students with the 75 percent of learning that occurs outside the classroom from experiences such as those provided by the Department of Residence Life.
  • Resident Assistants (RA): There are 16 Resident Assistants who help mentor residents. These peers receive a stipend and housing in exchange for running RA programs and maintaining good community order.
  • Property Manager: Miner Village, Miner Heights and Miner Canyon all have a staff member on property to take care of maintenance issues.
  • Residents: The students who call on campus housing home. We hope we can call you a resident one day!

Get Involved

Students can participate in governance through the Residence Hall Association, in addition to enjoying activities and events hosted by Residence Life Advisors. Living on campus also makes it easy to get involved in Student Life.

Moving In

We’ve got the furniture, so all you need to bring are extra long twin sheets, pillows, linens, cookware, dishes and anything else to make this space your own. Make sure you’ve signed your lease and paid your deposit to come join us. Move in weekend is the Friday before classes start.

For Parents

We understand a large percentage of our student body is local, and we’re happy to explain why living on campus is beneficial to your student.