Upperclassmen Housing

DBU's apartment-style housing provides students with a unique opportunity to transition from the University Residence Halls into upperclassman housing. From the picturesque neighborhood setting and residential living, the Upperclassmen Housing offers a variety of options for students to live in the Colonial Village, Mabee Village, and Ford Village neighborhoods. There are four distinct styles of apartment-style housing offered on campus:

Colonial Village

  • Apartments

Mabee Village

  • Townhomes
  • Brownstones

Ford Village

  • Apartments

For more information on applying for Upperclassmen Housing or the requirements for residence, please explore the menu items of the website or feel free to contact University Housing at (214) 333-5455 or housing@dbu.edu.

To be considered for apartments, townhomes, or brownstones, you must be at least a second-year student at a College or University, in that you have completed two full semesters. For more information on application information, please contact us at housing@dbu.edu.

Included Furniture

Listed below is a compilation of all furniture and appliances provided by University Housing:

  • Twin bed for each resident
  • One 6‑drawer dresser per bedroom
  • One desk per bedroom
  • One desk chair per bedroom
  • Microwave
  • Oven/Range
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher


Payment for housing is due on the 1st of each month and should be paid online through the Student Account Center on WebAdvisor or in person at the DBU Cashier’s Office. If paying in person, the Cashier's Office accepts personal checks, cash, and credit card. If using a credit card, DBU will not pay the card’s service fee, which usually amounts to 2‑3% in addition to the purchase. The cost per apartment includes all utilities, cable television, and wireless internet. (Rates are subject to change from Agreement Term to Agreement Term.) Payment for the unit is due monthly in the full amount but is split up evenly amongst roommates. Rates will vary with the number of residents per unit. Colonial Village Apartments must have a minimum of 4 residents and can have an optional 5th to lower the cost. Mabee Village Townhomes and Brownstones must have a minimum of 6 residents and can have an optional 7th to lower the cost. The preferred method of payment is online through the Student Account Center. If rent is mailed in, we ask that the mail be postmarked on or before the 1st day of the month. There will be fees charged to the student’s account if the rent is paid late. Rent is considered late on or after the 4th of the month.

General Housing Contract Information

  • New Resident Fee (non‑refundable): $250
  • Rent to be Paid: DBU Cashiers Office/or online through DBU OneLogin
  • Monthly Rent Due Date: First day of every month
  • Grace Period: Ends on the third day of each month.
  • Late‑charge Date: An initial late charge will be applied on the fourth day of the month and a second charge will be applied on the fifteenth day of the month.
    • Initial Late Charge: $50.00
    • Second Charge: $70.00
  • Returned Check/E-Check Charge: $35.00


  • Professionally Designed Interiors (only in Upperclassmen Housing)
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cable Television
  • Whirlpool Appliances (only in Upperclassmen Housing)
    • Refrigerator with Ice Maker
    • Built in Microwave
    • Oven/Range
    • Dishwasher
    • Garbage Disposal
    • Full size Washer and Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans (only in Upperclassmen Housing)
  • 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance Service
  • 24-Hour Campus Police and Security Services
pool outside brownstones


  • Ebby Halliday Clubhouse
  • Convenient Retail Food Locations
  • Reserved Parking Lots
  • Resort Style Pools with Spa
  • Beautiful Landscaped Grounds
    • Bush Pond and Park and
    • Wooded Walkways
    • Picnic Tables and Park Benches and
    • Swings
  • Gazebos
  • Mike Arnold Fitness Trail
  • DBU Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Ping Pong
  • Intramural Field
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Video Surveillance within Community
  • Extensive Community Lighting
college students working out in the DBU Fitness Center

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