Housing and Dining


Application Process:

  1. Complete the SWTJC Student 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 the absence/presence of the virus). You will not be eligible for housing until you have completed the vaccine process.

  3. Turn in the 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 the Business Office.

Check-Out Process:

Before checking out of the dormitory, please empty and clean your room and turn in your mailbox key to the Bookstore Office. A check-out form (yellow copy) from the Bookstore Office is required even if you did not get a mailbox. Bring the yellow copy along with your room key to the Dorm Office. An RA/Dorm Supervisor will inspect the room and complete the check-out form which will be turned into the Business Office.

Safety Measures:

  • Face masks are recommended when indoors, engaging in social interactions/environments on SWTJC campuses and outdoors if unable to maintain a six-foot separation from other individuals.
  • Open spaces and laundry rooms - students are encouraged to practice social distancing
  • The kitchenette is in use

SWTJC Housing COVID-19 Plan for Fall 2022 add

COVID-19 Recommendations for students:
Currently, the vaccine is to help protect against COVID-19. If you plan to live on campus in our residential community, you are subject to public health risks, therefore; SWTJC Housing highly encourages you to be vaccinated.

Additional COVID-19 Expectations for students:

Currently, the vaccine is to protect against contracting COVID-19. If you plan to live on campus in our residential community, you are subject to public health risks, therefore; SWTJC Housing highly encourages you to be vaccinated.

College leaders say that a return to a normal campus life depends on the COVID-19 vaccine.

The best way to protect yourself and the community from infection is to avoid being exposed. You can reduce your risk by taking the following measures:

  • To wear face masks when indoors, engaging in social interactions/environments on SWTJC campuses and outdoors if unable to maintain a six-foot separation from other individuals.
  • Maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet between yourself and others when outside your living unit.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer and surface wipes liberally.
  • Clean and sanitize personal and shared living spaces regularly (Daily/Weekly).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick. Stay home while you are sick.
  • SWTJC Housing will support a healthy and successful residential community.
  • Residents are required to comply with health and safety laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health and safety guidance adopted by the college housing department as it relates to public health crises, including COVID-19. This guidance will evolve as the public health crisis evolves and may include, but is not limited to social distancing, limitations on mass gatherings, wearing a face covering, COVID-19 diagnostic and surveillance testing (including before and upon arrival to campus), contact tracing, disinfection protocols, limitations on guests into housing and quarantine/isolation requirements (including before or upon arrival to campus).
  • Social distancing is important to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and each member of the housing community has a responsibility to protect themselves, roommates, neighbors, classmates, faculty, staff, and the greater community with whom all these individuals interact.
  • Individuals may have and/or spread the COVID-19 virus without knowing. Residents are encouraged, but not required to wear a face-covering.
  • Residents should monitor health daily and contact a medical provider within one (1) business day and quarantine within their bedroom if experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms (such as coughing or difficulty breathing) OR have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Quarantine means NO human contact with ANYONE including roommates, friends, family and especially going into the public. For immediate medical care after-hours, call a local urgent care clinic or other provider. For all medical emergencies, call SWTJC Police at (830) 279-1861.
  • Residents must notify Resident Assistants or Dorm supervisor if experiencing symptoms, have been in close contact, or been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Visitation is suspended as long as social distancing measures remain in effect and no visitors are allowed in residents' units/dorm rooms. Visitors will be escorted off campus by the Housing Director and Campus Police if needed at any time.
  • Housing may find it necessary to take specific actions to protect the public health of residents including decreased access to community public areas, entrance/egress points, stairway access and travel, lounges, neighborhood centers, and other common areas.
  • Residents are expected to adhere to the entrance, exit, travel, and spacing guidance designed to minimize contact in areas where social distancing may be difficult. SWTJC will not designate ‘closed’ stairways or exits, except in case of emergency.
  • Information will be communicated via email and the Housing and Dining webpage (this page).
  • Residents may be required to relocate to another location to self-isolate in the event of a positive test for COVID-19 and unable to utilize their evacuation location during the self-isolation period.
  • Residents are expected to have an evacuation strategy in place should they need to isolate due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, college housing or the college closes. 

Food Services

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

Cafeteria Hours

Cafeteria Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00 am to 6:15 pm
7:00 am to 2:30 pm

Breakfast: 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Happy Hour: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 6:15 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.

Lunch Menu September 26 - 30


Monday 9/26

Lasagna, Tuscan Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Bread Sticks

Tuesday 9/27

Enchiladas, Carne Guisada, Rice, Beans

Wednesday 9/28

Orange Chicken, Egg Rolls, Broccoli, White Rice

Thursday 9/29

Pork Chops Ranchero, Sausage, Rice, Beans

Friday 9/30

Chicken Wings, Crispy Beef Tacos, Tator Tots, Corn

September 26-30, 2022 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)