Residence Life

Several housing options are available for students seeking the benefits of on-campus living. The Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Z. Ornelas Hall is a residence hall community and Patriot Village, University Pines, Liberty Landing and Victory Village are student apartment communities on campus. Liberty Landing, Patriot Village, Ornelas Hall and Victory Village are managed directly by UT Tyler. University Pines is a privately-managed student apartment community contracted with the university to provide on campus housing. Students interested in living on campus are encouraged to apply early. The University is entitled to check the student’s criminal history record and will notify the student if this information is used to deny them housing. (Texas Government Code, Section 411.094.)

Students who are first-time in college or have completed fewer than 60 credit hours at any junior college or university, including UT Tyler, are required to live on campus at Liberty Landing, Patriot Village, Ornelas Hall, Victory Village or University Pines. For more information on the residency requirement visit

University Pines may be contacted at 903.566.3565. Those interested in information about housing managed by UT Tyler (Liberty Landing, Patriot Village, Ornelas Hall or Victory Village) should call 903.566.7008 or email Information can also be found at the Residence Life Office or on the Residence Life website at