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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.

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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi throughout the community
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

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. 


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.


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.


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


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.


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?
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.

a.) Denial of admission to Austin Area College or University
If the student has been denied admission to Austin Area College or University, a copy of the “Applicant Information Profile” page in the student’s online account must be provided to The Castilian within five (5) business days of receipt.
b.) Decline of acceptance to Austin Area College or University
If the student declines acceptance to Austin Area College or University, a copy of the “Applicant Information Profile” page in the student’s online account must be provided to The Castilian within five (5) business days of declining acceptance.
If your request to cancel your Lease Agreement does not fall within the provisions of the cancellation clause, your request to cancel your contract will be considered a “relet”.  You must request to relet in your Resident Portal in order to be placed on the relet list.  Relets will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Manager reserves the right to utilize the waitlists to fill required cancellations before any spaces are relet. Resident understands that completion of a relet request does NOT guarantee that The Castilian will find someone to release your bedspace and that it is your responsibly to find someone.


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.


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.

Insurance Requirements

Are there insurance requirements for signing a lease at the community?

Yes! The community does require all residents to obtain a minimum coverage of $100,000 in Landlord Legal Liability insurance. There are 3 options below to comply with this lease requirement. *Renters insurance (a policy that protects an individual’s personal belongings) is highly recommended but not required.

Option 1: Automatically enroll in the ACC Master Liability Program offered via LeaseTrack. This program is $12.00 per monthly rental installment and you will be auto-enrolled in the program should you not choose Option 2 or 3 when requested closer to move-in time.

Option 2: Obtain the required liability insurance coverage via American Campus Communities’ preferred insurance partner LeaseTrack.

Option 3: Submit documentation of your own liability insurance showing the required minimum coverages to LeaseTrack when requested 30 days prior to your lease start date.

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.