moveindayMOVE IN

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.

Move-In Dates

Aug
7
Mon
all-day Corps of Cadets Housing Officers...
Corps of Cadets Housing Officers...
Aug 7 all-day
Corps Housing Officers may begin moving in on August 7, 2017. Approval must be obtained prior to your arrival and move-in. Early move-in must be requested through myHousing Portal. Find out more at How-To’s & Procedures under the Early Move-In toggle.
Aug
12
Sat
all-day Corps of Cadets Cadre Move-In
Corps of Cadets Cadre Move-In
Aug 12 all-day
Corps Key Leaders/Staff/Cadre may begin moving in on August 12, 2017. Approval must be obtained prior to your arrival and move-in. There is a fee assessed for each day you are living on campus before the official move-in date. Early move-in must be requested through myHousing Portal. Find out more at How-To’s & Procedures under[...]
all-day Corps of Cadets Senior Leadershi...
Corps of Cadets Senior Leadershi...
Aug 12 all-day
Corps Senior Leadership Major Unit & Corps Commanders may begin moving in on August 12, 2017. Approval must be obtained prior to your arrival and move-in. There is a fee assessed for each day you are living on campus before the official move-in date. Early move-in must be requested through myHousing Portal. Find out more[...]
Aug
15
Tue
all-day Corps of Cadets FOW Early Move-In
Corps of Cadets FOW Early Move-In
Aug 15 all-day
Cadets arriving early for FOW may begin moving in on August 15, 2017. Approval must be obtained prior to your arrival and move-in. There is a fee assessed for each day you are living on campus before the official move-in date. Early move-in must be requested through myHousing Portal. Find out more at How-To’s &[...]
all-day University Apartments Move-In
University Apartments Move-In
Aug 15 all-day
On-Campus Apartments early move-in occurs Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Approval must be obtained prior to your arrival and move-in. There is a fee assessed for each day you are living on campus before the official move-in date. Early move-in must be requested through myHousing Portal. Find out more at How-To’s & Procedures under the Early[...]

Get the App

Download the Texas A&M App to access our Interactive Move-In Map! Information on hall locations, parking, buses, check-in locations and more!

Desktop Version: m.tamu.edu/default/move_in
iPhone Version: appsto.re/us/WJG_s.i

Move In Map

Early Move-In

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 2017, Aggieland’s Week of Welcome, will take place Sunday, August 20 through Sunday, August 27. Howdy Week will kick off Sunday, August 20 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 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. 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 20, all you need to do is complete our Move-In Assistance Day Volunteer Application.

Packing

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. 

Items You Cannot Bring

  • Air conditioning units (window or room units)
  • Candles
  • Ceiling fans (ceiling fans are provided)
  • Extension cords, multiple plug adapters, power strips without circuit breakers
  • Halogen lamps
  • Pets | See Policies & Procedures > Pets and Service/Assistance Animals toggle
  • Space heaters

Items You Can Bring

  • Alarm clock or clock radio
  • Area rugs
  • Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths
  • Bedding – sheets, pillows, pillowcases, blanket/comforter, full-size (mattress size: 54″x75″)
  • Bicycle and lock
  • Cleaning supplies – broom, dustpan, mop, small vacuum
  • Co-axial cable (Gardens only) | See Services > Television Service toggle
  • Coffee maker
  • Command strips for wall hangings (no nails)
  • Computer/laptop/tablet
  • Crock pot
  • Electrical power strips – UL approved with built-in circuit breakers
  • Ethernet cable (10-15 ft) | See Services > Internet – WiFi and Ethernet toggle
  • First aid supplies
  • Flashlight
  • Hangers
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchen supplies – dishes, silverware, pots/pans, drinking glasses, etc
  • Laundry basket(s) or laundry bag(s) and detergent
  • Medications
  • Plants
  • Posters, pictures, wall hangings (no nails)
  • Television, stereo, DVD player, Blu-ray player, gaming consoles | See Services > Television Services toggle
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries
  • Wastebasket
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
  • Bathrobe
  • Bedding (sheets, pillowcases) – 2 sets, white, twin size (mattress size: 36″x77″)
  • 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
  • Toiletries
  • Underclothes

Items to be Purchased During FOW

  • Air freshner
  • Brasso
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Duct tape
  • Hangers
  • Markers, black sharpie
  • Mop
  • Rags – dusting
  • Rags – polishing
  • Shoe polish – black
  • Wastebasket – desk size
  • Windex/Pledge

Items You Cannot Bring or Not Authorized for Freshman Cadets

  • Candles
  • Cooking appliances, including coffee makers
  • Extension cords, multiple plug adapters, power strips without circuit breakers
  • Floor rugs
  • Furniture
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hazardous items, including weapons, fireworks, explosives
  • Mattress pad
  • Microwave
  • Pets | See Policies & Procedures > Pets and Service/Assistance Animals toggle
  • Posters, wall decorations, etc
  • Power tools
  • Refrigerator
  • Road signs
  • Space heaters
  • Television, large monitor, stereo, speakers, DVD player, Blu-ray player, gaming console

Items You Can Bring, but Are Not Required

  • Academic supplies
  • Backpack or shoulder book bag – black
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Computer/laptop/tablet
  • Electrical power strips – UL approved with built-in circuit breakers
  • Ethernet cable (10-15 ft) | See Services > Internet – WiFi and Ethernet toggle
  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Monitor (less than 30.75″ x 21″)
  • Printer
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Umbrella – black
  • Vitamins

Items You Cannot Bring

  • Candles
  • Extension cords, multiple plug adapters, power strips without circuit breakers
  • Fireworks, explosives, & hazardous items
  • Halogen lamps
  • Pets | See Policies & Procedures > Pets and Service/Assistance Animals toggle
  • Power tools
  • Pressure cookers
  • Prohibited appliances including induction type cookers
  • Road signs
  • Space heaters
  • Weapons – except handguns as permitted by State Law

Items You Can Bring

  • Academic supplies
  • Alarm clock or clock radio
  • Backpack/shoulder book bag
  • Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths
  • Bathrobe
  • Bedding – sheets, pillows, pillowcases, blanket/comforter (mattress size: 36″x77″)
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Co-axial cable (all halls) | See Services > Television Service toggle
  • Command strips for wall hangings (no nails)
  • Computer/laptop/tablet
  • Desk lamp
  • Electrical power strips – UL approved with built-in circuit breakers
  • Essential Oil diffuser that uses a fan or water, with an automatic shut-off feature when water runs out
  • Ethernet cable (10-15 ft) | See Services > Television Service toggle
  • First aid kit
  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket(s) or or laundry bag(s) and detergent
  • Monitor
  • Posters, pictures, wall hangings (no nails)
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes
  • Soap and container or liquid soap
  • Toilet paper – only supplied in community bathroom
  • Wastebasket
  • Wax warmers (“scentsy-type”) that use a 25-watt bulb in a ceramic container to heat scented wax are allowed, but should never be left unattended

Items to Coordinate with Roommate to Bring

  • Coffee maker (2 to 4 cup)
  • Eating utensils
  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Microwave – 700 watts max or MicroChill unit | See Add-Ons > Microwave Ovens/Combination Refrigerator/Microwave
  • Printer
  • Small refrigerator – 4.4 cubic feet max or MicroChill unit | See Add-Ons > Microwave Ovens/Combination Refrigerator/Microwave
  • Television, stereo, speakers, DVD player, Blu-ray player, and gaming consoles

Parking Procedures

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 Check-in Locations & Information for all of our Residence Halls & Apartments.

Move-In Orientation

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

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.

Move-In Orientation

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

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).

Move-In Orientation

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-In

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.