Urban Academic Village Frequently Asked Questions

What are your COVID-19 protocols?

The health and wellness of our residents is our top priority, please see below for more information.

Are there individual leases?

Yes! Each applicant completes their own application and lease and is responsible for his/her own rental installments. We offer individual liability leases.

Do you allow pets?

No, Urban Academic Village does not allow pets.

Do you allow service animals?

We sure do, please contact the on-site team for more information about registering your animal.

How long are the leases?

Urban Academic Village offers Full Term Leases which will cover the Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters (11 months) and Academic Lease which cover our Fall and Spring Semesters.

Do you provide roommate matching?

Come to us with friends in mind or allow us to match you up-- your choice! We give the power to choose your unit and roommates in your application. We can also match you up with a compatible roommate based on the profile you complete in the application process. *unit and roommates subject to change without notice

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes! All of our apartment homes are completely furnished with full size appliances.

Are utilities included?

Yes! Urban Academic Village residents and parents don't have to worry about electricity, water, and internet bills.

Is there on-site maintenance?

Yes, we have a great maintenance team to address your needs. If you have an issue after-hours, we have an on call team ready to assist.

Can freshmen have cars at Texas Southern University?

Yes! Texas Southern University has a student parking lot that is located directly across the street from Urban Academic Village.

Do students need a meal plan?

Yes, TSU requires that all students have a meal plan. Graduate Students can chose to opt out of the meal plan option.

Are Emotional Support Animals allowed at Urban Academic Village?

Emotional Support Animals are allowed with the appropriate documentation and approval from office management.

How close is Urban Academic Village to TSU campus?

Urban Academic Village is just a 5 minute walk to campus!

Does the University pay for my housing directly to Urban Academic Village if I use Financial Aid?

No, the University does not issue any checks to Urban Academic Village on a student's behalf. Any money that a resident receives (refund check) from the University, the resident must then provide a cashier's check or money order made payable to Urban Academic Village for the remainder of their semester balance.

What is there to do for residents that live at Urban Academic Village?

We offer many Residential Life programs, such as our popular Poetic & Paint nights, basketball tournaments, our Home Away from Home events, and much more. We encourage our residents to have a voice when it comes to the various programs that they would like to see. After all, your Res Life and collegiate experience should be filled with fun memories that you'll have for a lifetime.