Housing and Dining

SWTJC offices will be closed for Winter Break beginning at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 and will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


Application process:

  1. Complete the SWTJC Housing Application.

  2. Receive a bacterial meningitis vaccine. This is state-mandated. Please note that a complete bacterial meningitis vaccine takes 10 days (to determine absence/presence of virus). You will not be eligible for housing until you have completed the vaccine process.

  3. Turn in application, documentation of bacterial meningitis vaccine, and $150 deposit to the SWTJC Business Office (located in the Flores building).
  4. Must complete, sign, and turn in Housing Contract to Business Office.
Please note that residents of the city of Uvalde will only be considered for housing after all other housing requests have been considered/filled.

Food Services

Matthews Student Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday
6:30 am to 6:00 pm

6:30 am to 2:00 pm

Cafeteria Serving Hours:

Breakfast - Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:00 am to 8:00 am; Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Lunch - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Dinner - 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm 

Snack Bar Hours:

Breakfast - 7:00 am to 10:30 am
Lunch - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 

The cafeteria accepts cash, checks, most major credit cards, and SWTJC SmartCards. 

SmartCards are issued to students and employees that can be used to check out books at the library, pay for printing, pay fines at the library and pay for food at the cafeteria.

Students who have purchased a meal plan will be provided with fourteen cafeteria meals a week.

Students or employees interested in the card can visit the Library to get the card and load it with money at the Business Office.  While the first card is free, replacement cards cost $25.


For further information on any of our services or to request campus meeting catering please contact Steven Garner, Food Services Manager, at (830) 591-7239.

Cafeteria Phone: (830) 591-7243

Monthly Cafeteria Menu

November 2017 add


Baked Tilapia, Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & Rolls


BBQ Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Potato Salad, & Beans


Chicken Fettucini Alfredo, Grilled Ham & Cheese, Tater Tots & Mixed Vegetables 


Fried Catfish, Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn & Rolls


Enchiladas, Chicken Fajitas, Rice & Beans


Meatloaf, Fried Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans & Rolls


BBQ Ribs, Smoked Sausage, Rice & Beans


Hamburgers, Chicken Taco Salad, Curly Fries & Edamame Beans


Tuscan Chicken, Lasagna, Buttered Pasta, Broccoli & Garlic Bread


Enchiladas, Picadillo, Rice & Beans


Stuffed Bell Peppers, Grilled Pork Chops, Mac & Cheese, Mixed Vegetables & Rolls


Turkey, Ham, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, & Green Beans


Grilled Chicken Breast, Crispy Beef Tacos, Fideo & Calabasa (squash)


Smoked Brisket, Sausage, Potato Salad & Beans


Beef Quesadillas, Tamales, Rice & Beans


Grilled Pork Chops, Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn & Rolls


Enchiladas, Chicken Fajitas, Rice & Beans


Roast Beef, Baked Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans & Rolls


Smoked Pork Shoulder, Sausage, Rice & Beans

November Menu Print Version

On Campus Meeting Catering

The Food Services Department can provide meals for meetings or other on-campus gatherings with notice of at least one week prior to your event.  Please submit your request to Steven Garner, located in the Matthews Student Center or submit via email at

Food Services Work Order Form (.pdf)