gearsHOW-TO’S & PROCEDURES

Residence Life is focused on open, transparent and proactive information-sharing related to our procedures and practices.

We have a range of departmental procedures that guide how we work. Review our housing processes, how-to’s, and practices below. If you have questions, we invite you to contact us.

Policies and How-To Instructions

The Texas A&M University myHousing Portal has a step-by-step application process.

In order to successfully complete the application and room/apartment selection process, students are encouraged to read and follow directions on each screen in the portal. Please keep in mind that the portal will only show you floor plans and housing options which you are eligible for (i.e. based on your student classification, gender, living learning program, etc.).

If you have questions navigating through the portal or you believe there is an error, please contact Residence Life at 888.451.3896.

You may cancel your housing reservation or assignment by logging in to myHousing Portal.

Once logged in, click on the Housing Applications link, select the term you are cancelling for, and click on the Save and Continue button. Click on the Cancel Housing link in the upper right-hand corner of the application. A new page will appear and you will need to answer the question, then click on the button below to cancel your housing. Please look at the Flat Rate Fees or Cancellation Fees & Timeline toggles below to see any housing cancellation charges that may apply to you.

The Housing contract is for the entire academic year. Housing charges are billed each semester and are subject to change without notice.

If a student terminates this contract for the Fall Semester, the student will be responsible for the following:

CHARGES FOR FALL SEMESTER (New to Housing Students):

  • Prior to May 1 – No Penalty
  • May 2 to May 30 – $500.00
  • June 1 to August 14 – $1,000.00
  • August 15 (or after move-in) – 100% of Fall Semester Rent

CHARGES FOR FALL SEMESTER (Returning Students):

  • Prior to April 1 – No Penalty
  • April 1 to May 30 – $500.00
  • June 1 to August 14 -$1,000.00
  • August 15 (or after move-in) – 100% of Fall Semester Rent

If a student terminates this contract for the Spring Semester, the student will be responsible for the following:

CHARGES FOR SPRING SEMESTER (New to Spring Assigned Students Only):

  • Prior to December 1 – No Penalty
  • December 1 to Jan 14 – $500.00
  • January 15 (or after student has moved in) – 100% of Spring Semester Rent

CHARGES FOR SPRING SEMESTER (Returning Students):

Students who cancel their housing assignment after the student has moved in for the Fall are subject to 100% of the Spring Semester Rent.

Exceptions will be granted for students who will graduate at the end of the Fall Semester or who will participate in cooperative education, student teaching, or study abroad programs for the Spring Semester, provided written notification is received in the Housing Assignments Office no later than 5:00 pm, November 15. Written verification for exceptions must be provided. Exceptions will also be made for students who are academically restricted from re-enrollment or who become medically unable to return for the Spring Semester as long as written notification and verification is received prior to the beginning of classes for the Spring Semester.

The Housing Contract is for the entire academic year. Housing charges are billed each semester and are subject to change without notice.

If a student terminates this contract for the Fall Semester, the student will be responsible for the following:

CHARGES FOR FALL SEMESTER (New to Housing Students):

  • Prior to May 1 – No Penalty
  • May 2 to May 30 – $500.00
  • June 1 to August 14 – $1,000.00
  • August 15 (or after move in) – 100% of Fall Semester Rent

CHARGES FOR FALL SEMESTER (Returning Students):

  • Prior to July 14 – No Penalty
  • After July 15 – Student follows the returner schedule based on the date of cancellation

If a student terminates this contract for the Spring Semester, the student will be responsible for the following:

CHARGES FOR SPRING SEMESTER (New to Spring Assigned Students Only):

  • Prior to December 1 – No Penalty
  • December 1 to Jan 14 – $500.00
  • January 15 (or after student has moved in) – 100% of Spring Semester Rent

CHARGES FOR SPRING SEMESTER (Returning Students):

Students who cancel their housing assignment after the student has moved in for the Fall are subject to 100% of the Spring Semester Rent.

The Housing Contract is for the entire academic year. Housing charges are billed each semester and are subject to change without notice.

If a student terminates this contract for the Fall Semester, the student will be responsible for the following:

CHARGES FOR FALL SEMESTER (New to Housing Students):

  • Prior to May 1 – No Penalty
  • May 2 to May 30 – $500.00
  • June 1 to August 14 – $1,000.00
  • August 15 (or after move in) – 100% of Fall Semester Rent

CHARGES FOR FALL SEMESTER (Returning Students):

  • Prior to April 1 – No Penalty
  • April 1 to May 30 – $500.00
  • June 1 to August 14 – $1,000.00
  • August 15 (or after move-in) – 100% of Fall Semester Rent

If a student terminates this contract for the Spring Semester, the student will be responsible for the following:

CHARGES FOR SPRING SEMESTER (New to Spring Assigned Students Only):

  • Prior to December 1 – No Penalty
  • December 1 to Jan 14 – $500.00
  • January 15 (or after student has moved in) – 100% of Spring Semester Rent

CHARGES FOR SPRING SEMESTER (Returning Students):

Students who cancel their housing assignment after the student has moved in for the Fall are subject to 100% of the Spring Semester Rent.

CHARGES FOR SUMMER SEMESTER (White Creek 12-month Contracts only)

  • Prior to May 1 – No Penalty
  • May 1 to 5 class day – $500.00
  • After 6 class day – 100% of Summer Rent

Exceptions will be granted for students who will graduate at the end of the Fall Semester or who will participate in cooperative education, student teaching, or study abroad programs for the Spring Semester, provided written notification is received in the Housing Assignments Office no later than 5:00 pm, November 15. Written verification for exceptions must be provided. Exceptions will also be made for students who are academically restricted from re-enrollment or who become medically unable to return for the Spring Semester as long as written notification and verification is received prior to the beginning of classes for the Spring Semester.

Prior to Occupancy:

Cancellation of any apartment assignment by the student resident prior to occupancy, but after TAMU has received the Security Deposit and this signed Contract, will result in the student resident being assessed 100% of the monthly housing charge every month beginning on the “Contract Begin Date”, and continuing until the apartment is re-rented or the “Contract End Date” is reached. The monthly housing charges will be posted to the student’s University Apartments Online Housing Account each month and will be due by the seventh calendar day of the month. Failure to pay monthly housing charges in full each month will result in an enrollment block being placed on the student’s TAMU account until the bill is paid in full to the University Apartments. Failure to completely pay the bill in full will also result in automatic forfeiture of the entire Security Deposit.

During Occupancy:

Cancellation of any apartment assignment by the student resident during occupancy, but before the end of the contract term will result in the student resident being assessed 100% of the monthly housing charge every month for the remaining months of the contract term until the apartment is re-rented or the “Contract End Date” is reached. The Security Deposit will be maintained by TAMU and held against damages to TAMU-owned property until the apartment is re-rented. The remaining months of housing charges will be posted to the student’s University Apartments Online Housing Account each month and will be due by the seventh calendar day of the month. Failure to pay monthly housing charges in full each month will result in an enrollment block being placed on the student’s TAMU account until the bill is paid in full to the University Apartments Office. Failure to completely pay the bill in full will also result in automatic forfeiture of the entire Security Deposit.

Exceptions to Early Termination Charges:

Please refer to section 6c. in your individual housing contract.

The Housing Contract is for the entire academic year. Housing charges are billed each semester and are subject to change without notice.

If a student terminates this contract during the Fall Semester, the student will be responsible for the following:

CHARGES FOR THE FALL SEMESTER:

  • 25% of housing charges for termination between 7 calendar days after the space assignment has been released by the Housing Assignments Office and the 15th class day
  • 25% of housing charges for termination between July 15th and the 15th class day (only applies to Corps of Cadets Members)
  • 50% of housing charges for termination between the 16th class day and the 20th class day
  • 75% of housing charges for termination between the 21st class day and the 25th class day
  • 100% of housing charges for termination after the 25th class day.

In addition to the percentage of housing charges outlined above, if a student terminates this Contract after the Fall Semester starts but before the 16th class day, the student will be charged a prorated per diem rate for those days.

CHARGES FOR RETURNING STUDENTS SPRING SEMESTER:

  • 50% of housing charges for termination between the 1st class day of the fall semester and the 20th class day of the Spring Semester.
  • 75% of housing charges for termination between the 21st class day and the 25th class day.
  • 100% of housing charges for termination after the 25th class day.

In addition to the percentage of housing charges outlined above, if a student terminates this Contract after the Spring Semester starts but before the 16th class day, the student will be charged a prorated per diem rate for those days.

CHARGES FOR SPRING SEMESTER FOR NEW SPRING ASSIGNED STUDENTS ONLY:

  • 25% of housing charges for termination between 7 (seven) calendar days after the space assignment has been released by the Housing Assignments Office and the 15th class day.
  • 50% of housing charges for termination between the 16th class day and the 20th class day.
  • 75% of housing charges for termination between the 21st class day and the 25th class day.
  • 100% of housing charges for termination after the 25th class day.

In addition to the percentage of housing charges outlined above, if a student terminates this Contract after the Spring Semester starts but before the 16th class day, the student will be charged a prorated per diem rate for those days.

Exceptions will be granted for students who will graduate at the end of the fall semester or who will participate in cooperative education, student teaching, or study abroad programs for the spring semester, provided written notification is received in the Housing Assignments Office no later than 5:00 pm, December 1. Written verification for exceptions must be provided. Exceptions will also be made for students who are academically restricted from re-enrollment or who become medically unable to return for the spring semester as long as written notification and verification is received prior to the beginning of classes for the Spring Semester.

The Housing Contract is for the entire academic year. Housing charges are billed each semester and are subject to change without notice.

If a student terminates this contract for the Fall Semester, the student will be responsible for the following:

CHARGES FOR FALL SEMESTER:

  • 25% of housing charges for termination between 7 calendar days after the space assignment has been released by the Housing Assignments Office and the 15th class day
  • 25% of housing charges for termination between July 15th and the 15th class day (only applies to Corps of Cadets Members)
  • 50% of housing charges for termination between the 16th class day and the 20th class day
  • 75% of housing charges for termination between the 21st class day and the 25th class day
  • 100% of housing charges for termination after the 25th class day.

In addition to the percentage of housing charges outlined above, if a student terminates this Contract after the Fall Semester starts but before the 16th class day, the student will be charged a prorated per diem rate for those days.

CHARGES FOR RETURNING STUDENTS SPRING SEMESTER:

  • 50% of housing charges for termination between the 1st class day of the fall semester and the 20th class day of the Spring Semester.
  • 75% of housing charges for termination between the 21st class day and the 25th class day.
  • 100% of housing charges for termination after the 25th class day.

In addition to the percentage of housing charges outlined above, if a student terminates this Contract after the Spring Semester starts but before the 16th class day, the student will be charged a prorated per diem rate for those days.

CHARGES FOR SPRING SEMESTER FOR NEW SPRING ASSIGNED STUDENTS ONLY:

  • 25% of housing charges for termination between 7 (seven) calendar days after the space assignment has been released by the Housing Assignments Office and the 15th class day.
  • 50% of housing charges for termination between the 16th class day and the 20th class day.
  • 75% of housing charges for termination between the 21st class day and the 25th class day.
  • 100% of housing charges for termination after the 25th class day.

In addition to the percentage of housing charges outlined above, if a student terminates this Contract after the Spring Semester starts but before the 20th class day, the student will be charged a prorated per diem rate for those days.

Exceptions will be granted for students who will graduate at the end of the fall semester or who will participate in cooperative education, student teaching, or study abroad programs for the spring semester, provided written notification is received in the Housing Assignments Office no later than 5:00 pm, December 1. Written verification for exceptions must be provided. Exceptions will also be made for students who are academically restricted from re-enrollment or who become medically unable to return for the spring semester as long as written notification and verification is received prior to the beginning of classes for the Spring Semester.

The Housing Contract is for the entire academic year.  Housing charges are billed each semester and are subject to change without notice.

If a student terminates this contract during the Fall Semester, the student will be responsible for the following:

CHARGES FOR FALL SEMESTER:

  • 25% of housing charges for termination between 7 calendar days after the space assignment has been released by the Housing Assignments Office and the 15th class day
  • 25% of housing charges for termination between July 15th and the 15th class day (only applies to Corps of Cadets Members)
  • 50% of housing charges for termination between the 16th class day and the 20th class day
  • 75% of housing charges for termination between the 21st class day and the 25th class day
  • 100% of housing charges for termination after the 25th class day.

In addition to the percentage of housing charges outlined above, if a student terminates this Contract after the Fall Semester starts but before the 16th class day, the student will be charged a prorated per diem rate for those days.

CHARGES FOR RETURNING STUDENTS SPRING SEMESTER:

  • 50% of housing charges for termination between the 1st class day of the fall semester and the 20th class day of the spring semester.
  • 75% of housing charges for termination between the 21st class day and the 25th class day.
  • 100% of housing charges for termination after the 25th class day.

In addition to the percentage of housing charges outlined above, if a student terminates this Contract after the Spring Semester starts but before the 16th class day, the student will be charged a prorated per diem rate for those days.

CHARGES FOR SPRING SEMESTER FOR NEW SPRING ASSIGNED STUDENTS ONLY:

  • 25% of housing charges for termination between 7 (seven) calendar days after the space assignment has been released by the Housing Assignments Office and the 15th class day.
  • 50% of housing charges for termination between the 16th class day and the 20th class day.
  • 75% of housing charges for termination between the 21st class day and the 25th class day.
  • 100% of housing charges for termination after the 25th class day.

In addition to the percentage of housing charges outlined above, if a student terminates this Contract after the Spring Semester starts but before the 16th class day, the student will be charged a prorated per diem rate for those days.

Exceptions will be granted for students who will graduate at the end of the fall semester or who will participate in cooperative education, student teaching, or study abroad programs for the spring semester, provided written notification is received in the Housing Assignments Office no later than 5:00 pm, December 1. Written verification for exceptions must be provided. Exceptions will also be made for students who are academically restricted from re-enrollment or who become medically unable to return for the spring semester as long as written notification and verification is received prior to the beginning of classes for the Spring Semester.

Prior to Occupancy:

Cancellation of any apartment assignment by the student resident prior to occupancy, but after TAMU has received the Security Deposit and this signed Contract, will result in the student resident being assessed 100% of the monthly housing charge every month beginning on the “Contract Begin Date”, and continuing until the apartment is re-rented or the “Contract End Date” is reached. The monthly housing charges will be posted to the student’s University Apartments Online Housing Account each month and will be due by the seventh calendar day of the month. Failure to pay monthly housing charges in full each month will result in an enrollment block being placed on the student’s TAMU account until the bill is paid in full to the University Apartments. Failure to completely pay the bill in full will also result in automatic forfeiture of the entire Security Deposit.

During Occupancy:

Cancellation of any apartment assignment by the student resident during occupancy, but before the end of the contract term will result in the student resident being assessed 100% of the monthly housing charge every month for the remaining months of the contract term until the apartment is re-rented or the “Contract End Date” is reached. The Security Deposit will be maintained by TAMU and held against damages to TAMU-owned property until the apartment is re-rented. The remaining months of housing charges will be posted to the student’s University Apartments Online Housing Account each month and will be due by the seventh calendar day of the month. Failure to pay monthly housing charges in full each month will result in an enrollment block being placed on the student’s TAMU account until the bill is paid in full to the University Apartments Office. Failure to completely pay the bill in full will also result in automatic forfeiture of the entire Security Deposit.

Exceptions to Early Termination Charges:

Please refer to section 6c. in your individual Housing Contract.

On-Campus Housing Contracts are renewed during the Spring semester through an online process called Contract Renewal. During this process current residents can renew their contract or request to move to one of our other on-campus properties for next year. Returning students who request to stay on campus for the next academic year will be guaranteed a space on campus. Students who miss Contract Renewal may not be offered the same guarantee to stay on campus for next year.

HOW TO COMPLETE CONTRACT RENEWAL:

Contract Renewal will be available late January through mid-to-late February by logging in to myHousing Portal.

  1. Login to the myHousing Portal with your NetID and password.
  2. Click on the “Housing Application” in the menu.
  3. Select the term for next academic year’s apartment or residence hall
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions and prompts

Your Residence Life Staff may have hall and apartment meetings after the winter break to provide you with more information.

THE SPECIFICS:

Change of Housing Preferences – You can make changes as many times as you want until the deadline. Only the last preferences you submit will be recorded.

Failure to Complete Contract Renewal – Students who do not complete the renewal process will be automatically cancelled out of housing for next year.

Next Academic Year Assignments – Students requesting to return to campus will be notified in early-to-mid March (around Spring Break) when they will be able to self select there room.

Early move-in is defined as when a student would like to move-in to on-campus housing earlier than the official move-in date outlined in their lease agreement/contract. Approval must be obtained prior to arrival and move-in and there is a fee assessed for each day they are living on campus before the official move-in date.

All new on-campus residents must complete a mandatory online Move-In Orientation prior to moving into your residence hall or Corps of Cadets hall or prior to scheduling your apartment check-in appointment. Refer to the Move-In Orientation toggle on this page for more detailed information.

Residence halls have an official move-in date every semester when they open for occupancy.  If a resident needs to move in before the official move-in date, approval must be obtained. Once the resident has their assignment they may apply for early move-in online by logging in to myHousing Portal and clicking on Early Arrival Request or by emailing housing@tamu.edu with the resident’s name, UIN, and date the resident would like to move in on.  There is an early arrival fee assessed for each day they are living on campus before the official move-in date.

Keep in mind that the online Move-In Orientation must be completed prior to moving in. Refer to the Move-In Orientation toggle on this page for more detailed information.

Corps halls have an official move-in date every semester when they open for occupancy.  Any Cadet who will be moving in before the official move-in date, must be on the approved early move-in list from Operations & Training. Any cadet not on the approved for early move-in list, provided to Residence Life by Corps Operations & Training, will not be allowed to arrive or move in early. All cadets approved for early move-in must apply by logging into myHousing Portal and clicking on Early Arrival Request. There is an early arrival fee assessed for each day they are living on campus before the official move-in date. NOTE: Those cadets required to arrive early will be charge 50% of the normal on-campus nightly rate. Others approved for arriving early for personal reasons will be charged the normal on-campus nightly rate.

Keep in mind that the online Move-In Orientation must be completed prior to moving in. Refer to the Move-In Orientation toggle on this page for more detailed information.

White Creek Apartments have an official move-in date every semester when they open for occupancy.  If a resident needs to move in before the official move-in date, approval must be obtained. Once the resident has their assignment they may apply for early move-in online by logging in to myHousing Portal and clicking on Early Arrival Request or by emailing housing@tamu.edu with the resident’s name, UIN, and date the resident would like to move in on. Approvals for early move-in dependent upon unit availability. There is an early arrival fee assessed for each day they are living on campus before the official move-in date.

Keep in mind that the online Move-In Orientation must be completed prior to moving in. Refer to the Move-In Orientation toggle on this page for more detailed information.

The Gardens Apartments have an official move-in date every semester when they open for occupancy.  If a resident needs to move in before the official move-in date, approval must be obtained. Once the resident has their assignment they may apply for early move-in online by logging in to myHousing Portal and clicking on Early Arrival Request or by emailing university-apartments@tamu.edu with the student’s name, UIN, and date the student would like to move in on. Approvals for early move-in dependent upon unit availability. There is an early arrival fee assessed for each day they are living on campus before the official move-in date.

Keep in mind that the online Move-In Orientation must be completed prior to moving in. Refer to the Move-In Orientation toggle on this page for more detailed information.

Once you move in, on the first day of class, you may request a hall/apartment change.

If you want to move to another apartment, hall, room, or request your current room as a “paid private room” (if you do not have an assigned roommate), you can request this on the 1st day of Fall or Spring classes by sending an email to appeals@housing.tamu.edu with your name, UIN, and what you are wanting. All appeals are done on a first come, first served basis and you will be notified by email on the status of your appeal. Specific dates will be available in myHousing Portal.

If you need additional information, please contact the Housing Assignments Office.

All Cadet room swaps, building/hall changes must be approved prior to moving by the CTO (Cadet Training Officer) within the Cadet’s Unit and hall. This also requires the approval of their CHO (Corps Housing Officer) along with their CHO’s signature on the green room change form which can be obtained from the Corps Area Housing Office or their CHO.
The Gardens Apartments do permit room/apartment changes but this dependent on availability, apartment openings, and time of year.

Please contact the Gardens Apartment Office to request an apartment or room change.

Residence hall residents are expected to check out (either express or with an RA) within 24 hours of the last university final (Thursday at 5:30pm).   If a resident needs to stay after 5:30pm on Thursday, then they must complete an Extended Stay Request. The Residence Hall’s Community Director (CD) or Graduate Hall Director (GHD) will respond to the resident via e-mail shortly after their request is submitted to approve or deny the request.
Corps of Cadets residents can submit requests for extended stay/late departure online by logging in to myHousing Portal with your NetID and password. They will be notified of approval or denial of their request shortly after submission.
White Creek residents are expected to check out with their Apartment Resident Advisor (ARA) on or before the move-out date within the contract.  If the resident needs to stay after 5:00p.m. on the day of move out, they must contact their Resident Manager.  The Resident Manager will discuss this with the resident and give their approval or denial. 
Gardens Apartments residents are expected to check out on or before the move-out date within the contract. Exceptions are determined on a case-by-case basis and are subject to availability of the apartment/unit. Requests for extended stay can be emailed to university_apartments@housing.tamu.edu along with resident’s name, UIN, and the reason for the late departure.

If the occasion arises where a student is locked out of their room, contact or visit the Residence Life staff member in your hall for assistance or call the 24-Hour Service Desk for your residential area office.

Cadets are asked to contact the 24-Hour Corps Guardroom at 979.845.6789 if they are locked out during the academic year. During break periods or when the University is closed, follow the established protocol shared by the Cadet Training Officer (CTO).

During regular business hours of Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, residents are asked to come to White Creek Apartment Office and request to be let into their apartment.  After hours and on weekends, residents can call the Apartment Resident Advisor (ARA) On-Duty at 979.845.8500 to request to be let into their apartment. ID will be required.

During regular business hours of Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, residents are asked to come to The Gardens Apartment Office and request to be let into their apartment.  After hours and on weekends, residents can call the RA On-Duty at 979.845.2261 to request to be let into their apartment. ID will be required.

All new on-campus residents must complete a mandatory online Move-In Orientation prior to moving into your residence hall or Corps of Cadets hall or prior to scheduling your apartment check-in appointment. More detailed instructions are provided below for the different on-campus communities.

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. The Orientation is accessed by logging in to myHousing Portal and clicking on Move-In Orientation. Instructions for completing the orientation were emailed to your TAMU student email account.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the North Area Housing Office at 979.845.4768 or the South Area Housing Office at 979.845.2235.

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. The Orientation is accessed by logging in to myHousing Portal and clicking on Move-In Orientation. Instructions for completing the orientation were emailed to your TAMU student email account.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Corps Housing Office at 979.845.3443.

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. The Orientation is accessed by logging in to myHousing Portal and clicking on Move-In Orientation. Instructions for completing the orientation were emailed to your TAMU student email account. Following the completion of your Move-In Orientation you may log in to myHousing Portal and click on Sign Up For Apartment Check-In Appointment to schedule your move-in appointment. You must have completed the online orientation before the check-in calendar will allow you to schedule a move-in appointment.

Texas A&M University has implemented freshman priority assignments in all Residence Halls and at White Creek Apartments beginning Fall 2015.

Students must be officially admitted to Texas A&M before they are eligible to apply for on-campus housing and every effort will be made to accommodate as many freshmen as possible. Housing assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis—established by the housing priority date, which is defined as the date the housing application, including fee, is received in the Housing Assignments Office. Preferred housing will be given to freshmen who apply for housing after being admitted to Texas A&M, if space is available. Apply as soon as possible because space is limited.

The only animals allowed in residence halls or apartments are fish living in an aquarium (20 gallon maximum), service animals (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act), assistance animals (as defined by the Fair Housing Act), and the official university mascot.

Assistance animals (as defined by the Fair Housing Act) are only allowed in a student’s room or apartment after a request has been submitted and permission has been granted by the Department of Residence Life. Requests for assistance animals must be approved in writing before the student brings the animal into the hall or apartment. Requests for assistance animals should be directed to the Housing Assignments Office.

Our process for requesting accommodations is as follows:

  1. The student must have applied and have been already accepted to Texas A&M University.
  2. The student should submit their application for on-campus housing through the Department of Residence Life’s myHousing Portal.
  3. If a student makes an accommodations request directly to the Department of Residence Life based on disability need, they will be referred to the Department of Disability Services for documentation review.
  4. The student should provide documentation of their disability that supports the need for the requested housing accommodation(s) to Disability Services.
  5. The Disability Services Decision, Review and Consultation Committee will review the documentation and then assign an Access Coordinator (AC) to work with the student.
  6. If the documentation supports the requested need, the AC will gather detailed information from the student related to their housing needs and have a liaison forward a Housing Accommodations Request form on behalf of the student to the Department of Residence Life.
  7. If the housing request is not supported by the documentation, the Access Coordinator will contact the student to notify them of the decision or to request additional documentation.
  8. Once the Housing Accommodations Request form is reviewed by the Department of Residence Life, the Housing Assignments staff will notify the student of their placement or may contact the student to discuss their options.

More information can be found related to examples of the types of accommodations we have by visiting our Amenities page. Remember, we are here to help during your transition to Aggieland. Please let us know how we may assist you through the housing application process.

Room Selection is a period of time where a particular group of students are able to select a room during a timeslot through the myHousing Portal for a room in which they are eligible (i.e. classification, gender, living learning program, etc.).

During the period of room selection, roommate pairs can also be established. Instructions for this process are available on the Room Self Select Instructions and below.

For the best chance to get the building and room type that you and your paired roommate(s) would like, the individual with the earliest Room Selection timeslot in your roommate group should select a room/suite/apartment for your group.

You should choose your room as soon as your Room Selection timeslot window opens. If you were not assigned by another student, you should select a room as soon as your Room Selection timeslot opens.

As soon as your Room Selection timeslot opens, complete the following to select a room:

  1. Login to the myHousing Portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click “Housing Application/Contract Renewal”
  3. Select the radio button next to the Housing Application term (e.g. 20XX) then click Save and Continue 
  4. From the menu of pages within the Housing Application, select “Rooms” page
  5. Click on “Rooms Search Wizard” if you have not already selected a room or one was chosen for you by your paired roommate(s). If a room has already been selected, click “Room Swap”
  6. Choose the building (e.g. Appelt Hall, Legett Hall) you would like to room within
  7. Now on the Room/Suite/Apartment selection page, choose an available space selecting the desired row and clicking Save and Continue
  8. Next, select your desired room by clicking the row and then pressing the Save and Continue 
    1. If you click the magnifying glass next to the room number, it will display the students who have already selected the room
  9. Finally, choose your desired bed space within the room. If linked to a roommate, this is where you may choose their bed space within the room as well.
  10. To complete this process, press Reserve Bed then the Save and Continue on the final screen

Strategies, If Desired Space is Not Available

If there is not space available for you and your roommate(s) in the building and/or room type you want when it is time to select a room:

First Step

Do 1 or more of the following:

  • Select a space in a different building. Example: if your group of 4 wanted a White Creek Apartment, try a The Gardens apartment instead.
  • Select a different room type. Example: if your group wanted an apartment, but none are available, try selecting a suite together instead.
  • Drop one or more of your requested roommates and/or break into smaller groups since smaller groups or individuals will have better chances of finding space than larger groups.

Next Step:

  • Look for a better match by checking back on myHousing Portal as often as you would like – THIS IS YOUR BEST CHANCE!
  • Submit a reassignment request over the summer once it is available (typically in May/June) — ONLY DO THIS IF ALL ELSE FAILS
During the summer, Texas A&M University offers safe, convenient and affordable housing in Aggieland for students. Our residence halls and apartments are located in some of the most convenient locations on-campus with easy access to programs and services Texas A&M University has to offer over the summer.

If you are looking for summer housing, we have multiple options available. Simply login with your NetID to the myHousing Portal to explore your summer options. Also, review summer housing rates which are available on our Rates page. Additional summer school housing information for Residence Halls, Corps, and Gateway is on our summer overview page.

Students must have completed an application for on campus housing and be in a community/building eligible for roommate finding service. After completing your Housing Contract, complete the following to search, request, and find a roommate:

  1. Login to the myHousing Portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click “Housing Application/Contract Renewal”
  3. Select the radio button next to the Housing Application term (e.g. 20XX) then click Save and Continue 
  4. From the menu of pages within the Housing Application, select “Roommate Finder” page
  5. Follow the prompts on the page to create your Roommate Profile
  6. The myHousing Portal enables you to find a roommate with primary methods:
    1. Recommending potential students who are compatible based on their responses to the Roommate Questionnaire
    2. You may search for potential roommates based on a student’s UIN and myHousing Portal roommate profile name

Finally, the myHousing Portal offers a messaging feature which allows you to connect with potential roommates within the system. Directions on how to use this messaging service can be found on the Roommate Selector page of your housing application. Due to limited space availability, we strongly encourage mutually requested roommates to discuss their priorities and come up with the list of buildings and room types that they are interested in before Room Selection begins.