The Carlos and Malú Alvarez Hall is one of UTSA’s more traditional residence halls and offers a unique balance of privacy and social interaction.

Housing just over 600 students in single bedrooms across four floors, Alvarez Hall features suite-style rooms with two private, fully-furnished rooms connected by a shared bathroom. Each room includes an extra-long twin bed, desk, dresser, closet and a private sink.

The hall features an open lobby, administrative offices, meeting spaces and live-in professional staff.

With spaces designed to facilitate group interaction and collaborative learning, residents have access to study lounges, multipurpose rooms, laundry facilities and a community kitchen.

Alvarez Hall is the home of many special interest housing groups, where students who share academic or personal interests live on the same floor.

Room Layout and Features

All Alvarez rooms measure approximately 338 sq. ft. and feature a private bedroom, a personal lavatory sink, and one shared bathroom.

2 Bed, 1 Bath (338 sq. ft.)

alvarez hall room floorplan

Individual Bedrooms

Semi-private Bath

In-room Personal Sink

Community Kitchen

Room Measurements

Room Size: 88.5 sq. ft.

Living area with furniture: 8ft x 11ft

Bed                             Mattress

Max Height: 3 ft.                          Length: 84 in.

Width: 38 in.                                     Width: 36 in.      

Desk Chair                Desk

Height: 32.5 in.                                 Height: 30 in.

Width: 19.5 in.                                  Width: 26 in.

Length: 22.5 in.                                 Diameter: 24 in.

Vanity                                            Window

3 ft. wide x 2 ft. deep x 29 in. knee space                         39 in. wide x 63 in. high


3 ft. wide x 2 ft. deep

2 clothing bars: 38 in. high and 78 in. high

Take a Virtual Tour

Check out our virtual tour of Alvarez Hall.

Featured Hall Amenities

No extra charge - included with Alvarez Hall rates.

All Utilities Included

Laundry Rooms

Study Areas

Two Courtyards

Multipurpose Room

Community Kitchens

Annual and Semester Rates

2023-2024: $8,778

2023 - 2024 : $4,389 / Semester

Apply for the Waitlist

UTSA Housing is full for the 2023-2024 Academic Year but as vacancies occur we will make offers to our waitlist. For immediate move in availability, email