Leasing

Once you have been admitted to DTS, you may go ahead and submit an application for campus housing. We won’t be able to send you an official offer until your admissions process is complete (including your proof of funding and steps required by the International Student Office).

Your lease will not automatically renew. You will need to let us know of your plans each term/year by the lease renewal deadline outlined in your lease. The lease renewal deadline will differ depending on your lease-end date. If we have not heard from you by the lease renewal deadline, we can assume you aren’t planning to stay and we can offer your apartment, so make sure you communicate with us.

Residents who will need a July end-date will need to fill out an application. The application is necessary in order to determine whether or not a July lease-end date will be extended to you. Be advised that part of this application requires a meeting with a DTS Academic Advisor.

After all applications have been submitted, the committee will meet to discuss how many of the requests can be accommodated. 

Decisions will be sent out to all appliants on March 1, 2022.

We have expanded our occupancy population to include alumni, pending approval by the Manager of Housing and annual re-evaluation. Alumni and Summer Grads need to complete a renewal application annually.

The lease renewal deadline is March 31, 2022. Anyone wishing to renew their current lease will need to notify housing at housing@dts.edu of their intent to renew.

Students graduating in May or Summer of 2022 must apply for the option to remain in campus housing via the Housing Applications page.

Tenants whose lease ends May 31 who wish to remain in their apartment after the expiration of their term must submit an email request for an emergency holdover to schapell@dts.edu or housing@dts.edu no later than March 31. Emergency holdovers are not guaranteed. The Housing Office will not grant emergency holdovers beyond July 31 under any circumstances.

Moving

The Security Deposit, less any charges, will be refunded according to the Tenant’s selection on the Security Deposit Reimbursement form provided by the Leasing Coordinator upon receipt of the Notice to Vacate within 30 days of the date the apartment is vacated or all charges are paid (if breaking the lease).

Pets

Are pets allowed? Only fish in small tanks, no larger than 10 gallons are permitted. No dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, amphibians, or arachnids may stay as pets in an apartment or anywhere on the property, even temporarily. ESA’s (emotional support animals) and Service Animals are allowed in campus housing.

The City of Dallas requires all Service Animals and ESA’s be microchipped and maintain up-to-date vaccinations for rabies. All required paperwork (See this link and view the requirements at the bottom of the DTS Disability Services page) must be submitted to the Main Housing Office. No animal may enter a DTS apartment until the Housing Office receives all the necessary paperwork and shot records. This paperwork must be updated annually.