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It's the time of your life. Live it right. UT Austin dorms.
You're going to love it here.
Live it right at The Castilian, a full service private freshman UT dorm. Our fully furnished, modern living spaces feature hardwood-style flooring and granite countertops. Keep fit and stay active with our fitness center, organized social and recreational activities, and game room.

UT private dorm

Floor plans designed with you in mind.

The perfect space to entertain and socialize when you want — and plenty of privacy when you don't.

Featuring Private and Shared Suites

Fit, healthy and happy
  • 24-hour recreation center with billiards, ping pong, foosball, air hockey, poker tables and arcade games
  • 24-hour, 4,800 sq ft, state-of-the-art fitness center with strength equipment, cardio machines and free weights
  • Multimedia area with gaming systems
  • Educational, social and recreational activities
  • TV lounges on every floor
  • Movie theater room
The lifestyle you want
  • Private and shared accommodations available
  • In-suite bathroom – double occupancy accommodations only share a bathroom with the occupants in that unit
  • Kitchenette with granite countertops, mini-fridge and microwave
  • Modern bathrooms with granite countertops, subway tile backsplash and ample storage
  • Electricity up to a monthly allowance, water, sewer, trash and internet included
  • Breathtaking views of UT’s main campus
  • Hardwood-style flooring
  • Lofted bed option available
  • 2” wood-style blinds
Prepare to succeed
  • 24-hour Academic Success Center with iMacs, PCs and free printing
  • Educational programming
  • Group and private study lounges
  • Internet included in every suite
  • MediaScape collaboration tables
  • Wi-Fi throughout the community
  • Professional, on-site management and maintenance
  • 24-hour, on-call staff
  • 24-hour courtesy desk
  • Community Assistant staff
  • Housekeeping service
  • Full-service dining hall with unlimited meal plan included
  • Academic term leases
  • Be safe. Be smart. Do your part.™ with Lysol Protection resident responsibility and community sanitization program
  • Bike storage
  • Controlled building access with one point of entry
  • Courtesy patrol officer (see office for hours of service)
  • Individual liability leases
  • Limited access garage parking available
  • On-site dining and retail
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Roommate matching powered by RoomSync
  • Touchless access points and sanitization stations throughout community amenities
Where you want to be
  • Convenient access to Austin Community College, St. Edward's University, Huston-Tillotson University and Concordia University
  • Great West Campus location on the edge of UT's main campus
  • Just minutes to the Perry-Castaneda Library, Student Union, Student Activity Center, UT Tower and DKR Memorial Football Stadium
  • Steps to UT shuttle stop
  • Walk or bike to class

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2323 San Antonio Street
Austin, TX 78705


(512) 478-9811
TheCastilian@americancampus.com

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

*Please contact our office for holiday hours or early closure information.

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For parents

We know you have a million things to worry about when your loved one is off at college, but their living environment shouldn't be one of them! Since 1993, American Campus has been the nation's leading provider of academically oriented student communities. In our unrelenting commitment to students, we give your student the college experience they want and the academic environment they need to succeed - not just in school, but also in life. Whether their academic pursuits are in-person or online this Fall, we are here for them.

We’ve teamed up with RB, the makers of Lysol, to create Be safe. Be smart. Do your part.™ – our community disinfection and resident responsibility program to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

24/7 ON-CALL STAFF

With on-site professional management and maintenance, and on-call staff available 24/7, we're always on duty to address your student's needs.

AVAILABLE ROOMMATE MATCHING

No roommate? No problem! Our roommate matching program is powered by RoomSync–a roommate matching app. Your student will have the opportunity to create a personal profile, search, filter, chat and match with other residents who will be living in the community.

INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY LEASES

You're only responsible for your student's rent — never someone else's! If a roommate transfers or graduates, you have no financial worries.

FULLY FURNISHED, TECHNOLOGY ENABLED

No moving truck needed! Nearly all ACC properties offer fully furnished units at no extra fee. And, our communities are technology enabled, helping your student stay connected to their coursework, friends and you.

FAQs

Application Process

Can I fill out an application online?
You can access the online application by clicking the “Apply Online” link at the top of every page.

Cancellation Policy

What is the cancellation policy?
Application:
If you would like to cancel your application at The Castilian please notify us in writing of your intent to cancel. If you paid a Security Deposit, this amount will be refunded to you via check within 30 days. All other fees paid during the application process are non-refundable.
 
Lease:
Your lease can be cancelled at The Castilian on or prior to May 1, 2022 ONLY if the applicant provides proof that they will not be attending an Austin Area College or University. All requests must be in writing or postmarked by May 1, 2022. You must include your denial letter or proof that you rejected your acceptance to an Austin Area College or University.
 
After May 1, 2022, cancellation will be allowed ONLY if the applicant is denied admission to an Austin Area College or university, and who send a certified denial letter of their non-admission within 5 business days of receiving it.
 
Application fee, administrative fee, and confirmation fee paid to date will be forfeited after May 1, 2022.

COVID-19

How have you updated the community in response to COVID-19?
We have created a Be safe. Be smart. Do your part.TM disinfection and hygiene education program. This includes new policies, signage and daily wellness checklist for you to assess your health prior to leaving your home. You will also find disinfectant wipe stands and touchless hand sanitizing stations throughout the community to clean and disinfect touchpoints before and after use. We are continuing to evolve all our protocols, and they may vary and may also be adjusted in consideration of local practices, government requirements and guidance.  

What are resident self-quarantine protocols?
The CDC recommends if someone in a household (unit) has symptoms or come in contact with someone known to have symptoms, the household (unit) should self-quarantine for 14 days. We ask that the resident stay in their assigned unit during this period and we will deliver food from the café to those residents who are quarantining. The quarantined students can also coordinate with the staff for trash removal. If the students have something delivered, we can escort the delivery driver to drop off the items at their front door. 
 

What personal guidelines do residents need to follow?
As mandated by the City of Austin, we are requiring all residents and staff wear face coverings and practice physical distancing in public or common areas. Four people only are allowed on an elevator at the same, and there’s a 10 person maximum in the fitness center with equipment use six feet apart. 

What products are you using to keep the community sanitized?
The Be safe. Be smart. Do your part. program also includes a collaboration with RB, the makers of Lysol, to develop cleaning and disinfecting guidelines and procedures as well as training on the proper products, cleaning methods and healthy living practices. We are proud to partner with RB, as the US Environmental Protection Agency recently approved Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist as the first to test effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, when used as directed on hard, non-porous surfaces. Our team will be disinfecting common areas twice a day with Lysol products, and you’ll find antimicrobial products on door handles, elevator buttons and café equipment.

Guarantor

Can I be my own guarantor?
A resident can act as their own guarantor if they can show documentation as outlined in the lease agreement that they have income greater than three times the rental installment.

What paperwork is required with a guarantor?
The guarantor will need to sign the guaranty agreement. If the resident is not of legal age to execute a contract, the guarantor will be required to sign both the lease and guaranty agreement.

When is a guarantor required?
All residents require a guarantor to complete the guaranty agreement.

Individual Leases

What is an individual lease?
An individual lease provides each resident with their own separate lease agreement and responsibility for his/her rental installments and applicable utility and parking charges. By signing an individual lease, you are only taking responsibility for your rental installments and lease terms and will not be held liable for any delinquent amounts owed by your roommate(s).

Lease Term and Rental Installments

Can I setup recurring payments?
Yes! Save time in the future and never miss a rental installment by setting up recurring payments. You just need a few minutes and your checking account or card info to setup payments. Click here to login to the Resident Portal and get started.

Do you send me a bill every month?
No, bills are not sent to residents each month, but you may see payment reminders posted around the property.

How can I make a payment?
We accept credit cards, debit cards and ACH payments online through our Resident Portal. We are unable to accept cash.

What is an installment?
The typical lease term is approximately 9.5 months of occupancy which coincides with the university's academic calendar. The resident is charged a total rent amount for the contracted occupancy period. The lease agreement will reflect the total rent amount typically divided into 10 equal installments due August 1 - May 1. These installments do not represent a monthly rent amount and are not prorated.

When are the installments due?
Installments are due on the 1st of every month per the payment schedule outlined in the lease agreement.

Life at The Castilian

Can freshmen and transfer students live at The Castilian?
Yes! The Castilian is a great choice for freshmen and transfer students. You can apply and sign a lease directly with The Castilian.
 

Is The Castilian considered on-campus housing?
The Castilian is an off-campus private dorm, located across the street from The University of Texas at Austin. It is not affiliated with the university.

Why live in a dorm?
The dorm lifestyle at The Castilian is built around convenience for you, the student! Your all-inclusive price covers an unlimited meal plan for the full year, all utilities paid and an academic year lease. Academic success is our main focus, you’ll have 24-hour access to our Academic Success Center with iMacs, PCs and free printing, group and private study lounges and MediaScape collaboration tables. Plus, we’re just steps from the UT campus! Not only can you enjoy the state-of-the-art amenities at The Castilian, but you’ll have multiple opportunities to meet and connect with other students through residence life events, floor meetings or simply meeting your neighbors.
 

Renters Insurance

Is insurance coverage for my belongings included as part of my Lease Agreement?
Coverage for your personal belongings is not included as part of your Lease Agreement. Renters insurance can provide coverage for loss or damage to your personal belongings (including fire, theft, or natural causes). Renters insurance is not required but highly recommended.

Roommate Matching and Requests

Am I allowed to request a specific unit?
You can list your preferences on your housing application, and we will do our best to place you in the unit that fits those requests. All requests are served on a first-come, first-served basis and are taken in order based on the date your lease was received.

Can I request specific roommates?
Yes! You can search for and match with specific roommates in the RoomSync app. Change your mind? No problem! You can modify your matches if your preferences change up until the matching period close date. 

Do you have a roommate matching service?
Yes! Our roommate matching program is powered by RoomSync–a roommate matching app. You will have the opportunity to create a personal profile, search, filter, chat and match with other residents who will be living in the community. You decide what matters most when narrowing down your search. Want a roommate with the same major? You got it! Prefer to live with someone who goes to bed early? No problem! Looking for a roommate who enjoys college football? No sweat! You control your search and matching criteria to find the perfect roommate.