We are looking forward to seeing your smiling face soon! In the mean time, we have compiled some important (and helpful) information to help you prepare for USM.

Raise Funds

Invite family & friends to contribute to your tuition. Click below to ask them for support!

We have an Instagram account for you! This account is intended to help you connect with other incoming students, and maybe, even find a roommate or two. Be on the lookout for info about the USM staff, teachers, fellow students, and all things USM! 🙂

Get Connected

Look for housing

An important part of your experience in USM will be your housing. Below are some resources that our team has compiled to help you find the best living situation you can.

Living with Roommates

Roommate Agreements
Please take some time to check out this article about roommate agreement. This is a great way to get conversations started when you are preparing to live with roommates.

In addition, there are a few other good practices when it comes to renting and living with roommates that we would like to highlight:

1. We highly recommend you read any lease agreement THOROUGHLY before signing, keeping an eye out for these key elements:

    • Rent Deposit
    • Cost & Guidelines for breaking the lease
    • Subleasing Guidelines
    • Pet Deposits/extra costs

2. We also highly recommend keeping a shared list of account information for Utility Accounts (Electricity, Wifi, etc.). This way, you all have access to Utility information if needed.

3. We recommend creating a written Roommate Agreement including details regarding bill payments, guest policy, quiet hours, etc.

Reccomended Areas to live in Dallas

Richardson, TX

approx. 15 miles from UPPERROOM

White Rock Area

approx. 8 miles from UPPERROOM

Lower Greenville

approx. 5 miles from UPPERROOM


approx. 4 miles from UPPERROOM

Design District

approx. 3 miles from UPPERROOM

Bishop Arts District

approx. 4 miles from UPPERROOM

The Village Dallas (apartment complex)

approx. 8 miles from UPPERROOM

UPPERROOM (New Location, Summer 2024)

NOT Recommended Areas to Live in Dallas:

Deep Ellum

Oak Cliff

South Dallas

Start Reading

Your summer just got a little more exciting! We are reading through The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer!

Summer reading begins: June 1st, 2024

To get started: log into the USM Portal >  click “My Classes” > and click “Begin” on the Summer Reading box.

Deadlines & Key Dates

Payment Dates

  • Tuition Due: August 15th, 2024

Orientation & Retreat

  • Orientation: Monday-Tuesday, August 19th-20th, 2024
  • Retreat: Wednesday-Friday, August 21st-23rd, 2024

Summer Reading

  • Start Date: June 1st, 2024
  • Completion Date: August 31st, 2024

School Calendar

fall semester

August 19-23: Orientation & Retreat
August 26: First Day of Class/Module 1 Begins
September 2: Labor Day Holiday/UPPERROOM Closed
October 10: Module 1 Ends
October 14-17: Chapel Week
October 21: Module 2 Begins
November 25-28: Thanksgiving Break
December 12: Module 2 Ends
December 13 - January 5: Christmas Break

spring semester

January 6: Module 3 Begins
January 20: MLK Day/UPPERROOM Closed
February 3-6: Chapel Week
February 27: Module 3 Ends
March 3: Module 4 Begins
March 10-13: Spring Break
April 24: Module 4 Ends
April 28-May 1: Local Outreaches
May 3: Commissioning


What is USM's calendar & weekly schedule?

USM classes begin at the end of August and continue through May. See First Year Calendar for specific dates.

During the school year, we meet weekly, Monday through Thursday from 8a – 2p and including weekend services. 

What are Transformation Groups?

Your group will consist of 10 to 11 other students. You will have 3 to 4 leaders who will be inviting you to their homes every Monday or Tuesday night. The purpose of the group is to help build community within the school. Along with providing you with leaders who can connect with you and cover in prayer.

What does tuition cover?

Tuition covers all classes, books, and the Fall Retreat. Tuition does not cover any living expenses while in Dallas.

Do you provide financial aid?

Unfortunately, we do not provide financial aid at this time.

Can I receive college credit for USM?

Yes. After completing one year of UPPERROOM School of Ministry in Dallas, your time in USM can be transferred to The King’s University or Faith International University for some college credit.

Can I work while attending school?

USM requires approximately 25 hours per week, so it is possible to work part-time during the school year. However, students planning to work during USM may find it difficult to balance homework and a job.

When does summer reading start?

June 1st, 2024

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