We are very excited to welcome you to Residence Life at Texas A&M University!
To help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible, move-in information will be posted here throughout the summer. Don’t forget to check your TAMU email frequently so you don’t miss important emails – like more detailed instructions for move in based on your building or hall.
Here you will find information about early move in information for Residence Halls, Apartments and Corp Housing.
Early Move-In varies if you are in Corps of Cadet Halls, Residence Halls, or Apartments. All Early Move-Ins require a request. If a request for early move-in is approved, there is a charge associated with moving in earlier than above published dates.
Earliest arrival dates vary by community. Visit our procedures page to learn how to request early move-in.
Residence Hall Move-In Assistance Day
Howdy Week 2018, Aggieland’s Week of Welcome, will take place Sunday, August 19 through Sunday, August 26. Howdy Week will kick off Sunday, August 19 with Move-In Assistance Day! The Texas A&M Community will be on hand to help you move into your residence hall.
Volunteers will be available from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Water stations, radio stations, and additional University staff will be available to assist new students.
Do You Want to Volunteer to Help?
If you would like to volunteer to help students move in on Sunday, August 19, just complete the Fall 2018 Move-In Assistance Day Volunteer Application!
Living in a community space can be a lot of fun. To make sure our buildings are as safe as possible we have some items that we recommend every student bring, and items that are prohibited in the our facilities. Please review this list carefully before packing and coming to campus. You can find more specifics in our resident handbooks. We also provide some extras you may want to purchase or rent. These Add-Ons include refrigerator/microwave combo appliances, linen packages, personal safes, and more. Find the details under the Add-Ons on our Amenities page.
Below is a relatively complete list of all required and desirable packing items provided to Freshman Cadets. Please note more specific instructions will be provided by the Corps of Cadets Operations & Training area. Please direct questions to the Corps Area Housing Office.
Items to Bring to Freshman Orientation Week
- Alarm clock
- Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths – white
- Bedding (sheets, pillowcases) – 2 sets, white, twin size (mattress size: 36″ x 77″)
- Belt – black or brown
- Civilian clothes
- Denim jean – blue
- Desk lamp
- First aid kit including mole skin
- Foot locker with lock (approx. 16″ x 16″ x 30″)
- Khaki slacks
- Pillow – 1 standard size
- Required medications
- Running shoes
- Shirts – collared, permanent press and/or knit
- Shorts – black athletic, without pockets
- Shower shoes
- Soap and container or liquid soap
- Socks – black for shoes, reinforced toe/heel
- Socks – white athletic, mid-calf, prefer no logos
- T-Shirts – white crew neck
Temporary one-hour loading and unloading zones will be established in close proximity to the residence halls and apartments so that students may transfer their belongings between their building and vehicle with minimal inconvenience.
For complete Move-In Parking and Transportation information, including maps, please refer to Transportation Services Move-In/Out Parking Procedures/Fall Move-In.
Move-In Orientation & Check-In
All new on-campus residents must complete a mandatory online Move-In Orientation prior to moving into your residence hall or prior to scheduling your apartment check-in appointment. Once this has been completed students will visit a series of stations where they will be checked in to our data management system, pick up and sign for keys/room inventories, and receive information regarding unloading zones and subsequent parking.
The orientation and check-in processes vary slightly by the type of residential community: apartments, Corps of Cadets, or our residence halls so please take a closer look at the information and links provided below and download our Check-in Locations & Information for all of our Residence Halls & Apartments. Or view our accessible text-only alternative.
All new residence hall residents must complete a mandatory online Move-In Orientation prior to moving in or Residence Life staff will not be able to issue you your room key. Instructions for completing the orientation were emailed to your TAMU student email account and are available at How-To’s & Procedures under the Move-In Orientation toggle.
Check-ins takes place at your residence hall office. Hall offices are located on the first floor of each of the residence halls. Building signage and/or staff members will direct you to the check-in location. Find your residence hall on our campus map. Physical addresses of the hall can be found on the individual hall page.
Please bring a picture ID card to check-in (TAMU Student ID Card, Driver’s License, Passport, etc). You will need your TAMU Student ID Card to access the building after 6:00 pm on move in days.
All new Corps of Cadets residents must complete a mandatory online Move-In Orientation prior to moving in or Residence Life staff will not be able to issue you your room key. Instructions for completing the orientation were emailed to your TAMU student email account and are available at How-To’s & Procedures under the Move-In Orientation toggle.
Check-in takes place at various locations on the Corps of Cadets Quad. Building signage and/or Corps Leadership will direct you to the check-in location.
Refer to our Move-In Dates calendar above for specific move-in dates for Corps groups.
Please bring a picture ID card to check-in (TAMU Student ID Card, Driver’s License, Passport, etc).
All new apartment residents must complete a mandatory online Move-In Orientation prior to scheduling a check-in appointment or you will not be able to schedule a check-in appointment and Residence Life staff will not be able to issue you your apartment key. Instructions for completing the orientation were emailed to your TAMU student email account and are available at How-To’s & Procedures under the Move-In Orientation toggle.
Check-In will occur in your respective apartment office shown below. Please bring a picture ID card to check-in (TAMU ID Card, Driver’s License, Passport, etc). If you do not have your TAMU ID card, then you will be issued a temporary card until you get your TAMU ID card.
The Gardens Apartments: is located in the Community Center in the center of the apartments complex. The Gardens Apartments are located at University Drive and South College Avenue near the Engineering Complex.
White Creek Apartments: is located at the southeast corner of Building A in the center of the apartment complex. White Creek Apartments are located on West Campus near the Agriculture and Life Sciences Buildings.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact your respective apartment office.