The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Housing and Residence Life

Heritage & Troxel Hall

Heritage & Troxel Hall, located conveniently on campus, accommodates 192 total students.  Heritage & Troxel is a coeducational traditional style residence hall with community space in each suite.   

Room Furnishings

Each of our tradition Residence Halls is designed in suite style, defined as two rooms sharing a bathroom (four people max).  All rooms are furnished for double occupancy. These rooms may be reserved as private rooms as space permits.

Single rooms in our Residence Halls will not be assigned until we have determined our housing needs, so please select a double room as one of your preferences.  All single room requests will be placed on a waiting list and we will notify students if a single room is available. 

Residents are responsible for providing their own bed linens, blankets, towels, and toiletries.

Room contents include – fixed furniture in each room

  • XL Single beds, built-in desks and task chairs
  • Chests of drawers & built-in closets
  • WiFi Internet access throughout the hall
  • Heating, air-conditioning, all utilities, Internet access, cable are included in the room and board package

Room Dimensions: approx. 15’ x 12’

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

For convenience, the following services are provided

  • Card swipe access and 24 hour Front Desk assistance
  • Mailbox and parcel area
  • Free Laundry facilities – located on the 3rd floor
  • Free student parking permit – Resident Parking Only
  • Equipped with small living area in each floor
  • Study area, TV/Game lounges
  • Computer lab
  • Wireless printing available through the Front Desk- Vaquero Print
  • Snack and soft-drink vending
  • Community kitchenette area with microwave in building lobby (personal microwave are no allowed in Heritage & Troxel Hall)
  • Recreation rooms (billiards, ping pong, game tables)

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)

Heritage/Troxel Hall





Heritage/Troxel Hall





  • 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.
  • A meal plan is required for all freshman residents regardless of which building they reside at the Edinburg campus.

Meal Plan Options

Available to Freshman and Upperclassmen:

Meal Plans

Dining Dollars   Per Semester

Board Rates   per Semester

    (Fall + Spring)

17 Meals/Week

$50 Dining   Dollars



14 Meals/Week

$75 Dining   Dollars



10 Meals/Week

$100 Dining   Dollars



Unlimited Meal   Plan

$25 Dining   Dollars



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

Available to Upper Classman Only:

Meal Plans

Dining Dollars   per Semester*

Board   Rates/Semester

    (Fall + Spring)

7 Meals/Week

$100 Dining   Dollars



125 Block

$100 Dining   Dollars



115 Block

$150 Dining   Dollars



90 Block

$200 Dining   Dollars



Additional     10 Block


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.

Housing Dining Services

The University Cafeteria, part of the University Center Complex, is conveniently located southeast of the Residence Halls. All residents must purchase the minimum required meal plan per semester. An all-you-care-to-eat dining program is available in the Vaquero Dining Hall. This great food value is available to the entire campus community.

Heritage & Troxel Hall Floor Plan

Heritage and Troxel Hall Floor Plan