Housing and Dining

All SWTJC locations will be closed Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Remote offices reopen and remote classes resume on Monday, November 30th at 8:00 am.


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 the Housing Contract to Business Office.
COVID-19 Updated Contract:
Due to COVID-19, SWTJC will implement a priority list for accepting applications accommodating the needs of Foster Care students, Technical Programs, WorkForce Training and Development (WFT&D) students, and College Rodeo athletes, graduating candidates, and those students with conditions of necessity. SWTJC Housing will hold the right of decisions.

  • Face mask required to be worn on campus indoors

  • Students will reside in a double occupancy room privately (50% Occupancy - limited availability)

  • Open spaces and laundry rooms will have limited personnel
Kitchenette use is prohibited

  • Rooms will be left available for quarantine purposes

  • All residents are required to choose a Board Plan

The Matthews Student Center Cafeteria is closed until further notice.

Food Services

Matthews Student Center Hours:

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

6:30 am to 2:00 pm

Serving Hours
Cafeteria Serving Hours Snack Bar Hours
Monday - Friday Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast: 7:00 am to 10:30 am
Lunch: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Lunch: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Dinner: 4:00 pm to 6:15 pm Dinner: Closed

Happy Hour: 1:30 pm to 4:00 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

February 2020 Lunch Menu add


Monday 2/3

Fried Chicken, Baked Tilapia, Roasted Potatoes, Corn & Rolls

Tuesday 2/4

Enchiladas, Carne Guisada, Rice & Beans

Wednesday 2/5

Meatloaf, Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & Rolls

Thursday 2/6

BBQ Ribs, Smoked Sausage, Rice & Beans

Friday 2/7

Hamburgers, Taco Salad, Curly Fries & Mixed Vegetables

Monday 2/10

Fried Catfish, Grilled Pork Chops, Mac & Cheese, Broccoli & Rolls

Tuesday 2/11

Enchiladas, Picadillo, Rice & Beans

Wednesday 2/12

Stuffed Bell Peppers, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Buttered Pasta & Rolls

Thursday 2/13

BBQ Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Rice & Beans

Friday 2/14

Wings, Quesadillas, Tater Tots & Squash

Monday 2/17

Orange Chicken, Baked Tilapia, White Rice & Egg Rolls

Tuesday 2/18

Enchiladas, Chicken Fajitas, Rice, Beans & Tortillas

Wednesday 2/19

Roast Beef, Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & Rolls

Thursday 2/20

BBQ Ribs, Smoked Sausage, Rice & Beans

Friday 2/21

Hamburgers, Popcorn Shrimp, Curly Fries, & Edamame Beans

Monday 2/24

Lasagna, Grilled Chicken Breast, Scalloped Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables & Breadsticks

Tuesday 2/25

Enchiladas, Chicken Mole, Rice & Beans

Wednesday 2/26

Baked Chicken, Fried Catfish, Mashed Potatoes, Corn & Rolls

Thursday 2/27

Smoked Brisket, Sausage, Rice & Beans

Friday 2/28

Wings, Popcorn Shrimp, Tater Tots, & Broccoli

February 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)