Housing and Dining

Course instruction will continue through remote/Internet interaction for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Graduation ceremonies have been postponed until further notice. Powers & Kirchner Child Development Center (SWTJC Daycare) and the Matthews Student Center Cafeteria on the Uvalde Campus will also be closed until further notice.

Dorm Room Move-out Schedule

All SWTJC student housing is closed for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. The Vice President of Administrative Services may make an exception to this decision on a case-by-case basis.

All students with current housing contracts may remove their belongings from their dorm rooms. Only ten persons will have access to the building at any given time. Please plan to remove your belongings according to the following schedule:

  • Rooms 101-106  Tuesday, March 24 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
  • Rooms 225-230  Tuesday, March 24 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Rooms 113-118   Tuesday, March 24 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • Rooms 201-206  Tuesday, March 24 from 3:00 pm to 5 pm.
  • Rooms 125-130  Wednesday, March 25 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
  • Rooms  237-242  Wednesday, March 25 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Rooms  136-141  Wednesday, March 25 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 
  • Rooms  213-218 Wednesday, March 25 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Rooms  119-124  Thursday, March 26 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
  • Rooms  207-212  Thursday, March 26 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Rooms  142-147  Thursday, March 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • Rooms  219-224   Thursday, March 26 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Rooms  107-112  Friday, March 27, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
  • Rooms  231-236  Friday, March 27 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Rooms  131-135 Friday, March 27 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • Rooms  243-248  Friday, March 27 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

If you are unable to arrive during your assigned time, please email Justin Barbosa, Sylvia Fernandez, or Oscar S. Garcia to make arrangements.

Updated March 20, 2020


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.

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)