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. All-Access Meals at Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall + $125 Dining Dollars: $1,728
  2. 14 Meals per week at Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall + $150 Dining Dollars: $1,586
  3. 10 Meals per week at Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall + $350 Dining Dollars: $1,586
  4. 90 Meals per semester at Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall + $450 Dining Dollars: $1,439

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

Dining Dollars can be used in all dining facilities managed by Lamar Dining Services, including:

  • Papa Johns in Monroe Hall
  • Setzer Student Center Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, and Smoothie King (coming Fall 2021)
  • Starbucks in the Mary & John Gray Library
  • Juice Bar in the Recreational Sports Center
  • Market C-Stores in Monroe Hall, Setzer Student Center, and Dining Hall
  • All other on-campus dining locations

Residents may add Dining Dollars at any time.

Residents have until the 12th day of class to change their meal plan at the beginning of each semester.

Students with special dietary needs are encouraged to meet with Dining Hall staff to discuss their needs. For more information, visit Lamar Dining.

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.