The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Housing and Residence Life

Casa Bella Apartments

Casa Bella apartments were constructed in 2009, it is a 103-unit, 429-bed student apartment complex at our UTRGV Brownsville campus. The new facility was designed for student housing, with a variety of amenities, such as full kitchens, washers and dryers, living rooms and all of the electrical and wireless needs desired by college students today.

Casa Bella offers two different types of apartments: (Each bedroom has its own bathroom)

Double Room: Share the bedroom with another person
Single Room: Private bedroom with bathroom.

Housing at Casa Bella is available for enrolled UTRGV students and current faculty and staff.

Apartment/Room Furnishings:

All bedrooms are private.

  • Double Room: XL twin beds, desk and task chairs
  • Drawers in each bedroom
  • WiFi Internet access throughout the apartment
  • Furnished living room with a sofa chair, long sofa, coffee table and end table
  • Private washer and dryer
  • Heating, air-conditioning, all utilities, Internet access, cables are included in the room and board package.

Room Dimensions: approx. 12 ½ x 8 ½

* No pets allowed except service animals
* Smoke-Free facility (including e-cigarettes)

For convenience, the following services are provided

  • Free student parking permit – Resident Parking Only
  • Snack and soft-drink vending
  • Swimming pool
  • Sand volleyball and basketball courts
  • Club house with a movie theater
  • Large multipurpose room

Room Charges- Fall & Spring Semesters

  • Students moving in for the fall semester are required to live on campus for fall and spring semesters representing a 9-month contract.

Residence Hall / Apartments

Room Type

Fall Semester Room Charges

Spring Semester Room Charges

Total Room Charges   (Fall + Spring)

Casa Bella

Double

$1,900/semester

$1,900/semester

$3,800

Casa Bella

Single

$2,380/semester

$2,380/semester

$4,760

  • All rates are subject to change pending approval from UT System Office
  • As a condition of living on campus, All students residing on campus are required to select one of the available meal plans for each semester to be used for on campus dining.

Meal Plan Options

Meal Plans

Dining Dollars*

Board Rates/Semester

Total   (Fall + Spring)

Casa Bella Dining Dollars: $200/semester

$400

All rates are subject to change pending approval from UT System Office.

* Dining Dollars can be used in the Food Court and/or Convenience Store in the Student Union.



Family Housing

  • Limited housing is available to students, faculty and staff on campus. 
  • Married Couples or Families with children may only reside at the Village Apartments in Edinburg, Texas or Casa Bella Apartments in Brownsville, Texas.
  • Rooms are not set aside for family housing and may be reserved based on availability.

Please speak to our staff in person to verify availability before submitting a completed application for on campus housing.

Casa Bella Apartments Floor Plan

Casa Bella Apartments Floor Plan