Housing Rates and Meal Plans

Lamar University offers affordable housing and meal plan options for students in the residence halls. The all-inclusive housing rate provides fully furnished suites, cable tv, Internet, and all utilities costs paid. There is 24-hour staffed security monitoring with resident card access and live-in professional and student staff on-call 24 hours. Each residence hall has a common area full kitchen, activity area, free washer/dryers, and resident access to the outdoor swimming pool, basketball, and volleyball courts.

Students residing in university housing are required to purchase a meal plan. There are several plans from which to choose.

All rates listed are per semester, per resident.

All rates are contingent upon Texas State University System (TSUS) board approval.

For married housing rates, email housing@lamar.edu for more information.

Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Housing Rates

Academic Year 2021-22 (prices are per semester)
2-Person Suite, Private Bedroom: $3,067
3-Person Suite, Private Bedroom: $2,762
3-Person Suite, Shared Bedroom: $2,069

Note: Housing rates are subject to change. View floor plans here.

Summer 2021 Housing Rates

Prices are per Summer session
2-Person Suite, Private Bedroom: $643
50 Meals + $100 Dining Dollars: $592

Meal Plans

Academic Year 2021-22 (prices are per semester):

  1. Unlimited Meal Swipes at Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall + $125 Dining Dollars: $1,728
  2. 14 weekly Meal Swipes at Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall + $150 Dining Dollars: $1,586
  3. 10 weekly Meal Swipes at Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall + $350 Dining Dollars: $1,586
  4. 90 Meal Swipes per semester at Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall + $450 Dining Dollars: $1,439

Note: Meal plan pricing can change without notice. Cost of all meal plans includes required tax.

Meal Plan FAQs

What are Meal Swipes?​
Meal Swipes are used throughout the semester at Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall for an all-you-care-to-eat experience. Each entry is 1 Meal Swipe.​

What are Dining Dollars?​
Dining Dollars are tax-free currency used at retail dining locations on campus.

Do Dining Dollar balances roll over from semester to semester?​
Dining Dollar balances do roll over from Fall to Spring semester terms. However, Dining Dollar balances do not roll over from Spring to Summer/Fall or Summer to Fall terms. They expire on the last scheduled class day of the designated semester term.​

Can I change my meal plan?​
Meal plans can be changed up until the 12th class day of the current semester term. Please submit a Meal Plan Change Request online here.​

What if I have special dietary needs?​
Lamar Dining Services can accommodate many dietary needs. If you have a food allergy or need dietary assistance, please contact their department here or email dining@lamar.edu. Lamar Dining’s culinary staff is trained to develop a delicious solution to meet your needs. However, you must select a meal plan before a request for exemption will be considered.

Residents may receive a medical exemption from the meal plan requirement upon proper supporting documentation. However, you must select a meal plan before a request for exemption will be considered.

Where can Meal Plans be used on campus?
Below are the dining locations Meal Plans can be used on campus. You can see the campus dining map online here.

Meal Swipes
  • Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall (Dining Dollars also accepted here)
Dining Dollars
  • Setzer Student Center Food Court: Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Smoothie King
  • Starbucks in the Mary and John Gray Library
  • Papa John’s Pizza in Monroe Hall
  • Tiny House BBQ
  • Market Store Locations: Setzer Student Center, Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall, Monroe Hall in Cardinal Village
For more information, visit the Lamar Dining Services website.