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 reservation or housing assignment through the myHousing Portal.

You will need to select the application you are cancelling under the Housing Applications tab and the last page of the application is an electronic cancellation form. Your housing deposit may be refunded depending on the time of your cancellation and the refund schedule.

After the cancellation date, you will forfeit your deposit. In the event you do not, you may be charged for some of the semester room/apartment rate. More information can be found under the Cancellation Fees & Timeline.

Corps of Cadets

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 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 p.m., 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.

Residence Halls

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 p.m., 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 Gardens Apartments

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 Contact, 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.

White Creek Apartments

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 p.m., 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.

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. Failure to go through Contract Renewal may delay your deposit refund because students who cancel during the renewal process will have their deposit refunds processed first.

Housing Deposit – Your deposit is automatically transferred if you request to live on campus and are approved to stay on campus next year. The housing deposit stays with you as long as you live on campus.

Next Academic Year Assignments – Students requesting to return to campus will be notified in early-to-mid March (around Spring Break) if they will be offered a space on campus.

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.

Corps of Cadets

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.

Residence Halls

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.

The Gardens Apartments

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.

White Creek Apartments

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.

Corps of Cadets

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.

Residence Halls, White Creek Apartments, and Gardens Apartments Bldgs M & N

Now that you have moved in and the Spring semester has started, please go on-line to request this hall/apartment change. 

If you want to move to another apartment, halls, rooms, 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 class, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, via the myHousing Portal.

Once you log in, you will see Room-Hall- Apartment Change on the left hand side.  Click on the link and fill out your information/appeal. All appeals are done on a first come, first served basis and you will be notified by Friday, January 20 on the status of your appeal.

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

The Gardens Apartments Bldgs F-L, P & Q

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.

Corps of Cadets

Extended stay or late departures are approved by the Corps Area Housing Office. Cadet must email housing@corps.tamu.edu with their reason, such as graduation, late finals, etc. Requester must receive written approval of the extended stay request. An to the office does not guarantee an extended stay approval.

Residence Halls

Students 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 student needs to stay after 5:30pm on Thursday, then the student must complete an Extended Stay Request Form. The Residence Hall’s Community Director (CD) or Graduate Hall Director (GHD) will respond to the student via e-mail shortly after your request is submitted to confirm approval or denial of the request.

The Gardens Apartments

Late departure beyond that of the date in the resident’s contract are determined on a case by case basis and are subject to availability of the apartment/unit.  To request an extended stay, contact university_apartments@housing.tamu.edu and include name, UIN, and the reason for the late departure.

White Creek Apartments

Students are expected to check out with their Apartment Resident Advisor (ARA) on or before the move-out date within the contract. For the apartments, a certain move out date will be given for students to be moved out by.  If the student needs to stay after 5:00p.m. on the day of move out, then an Extended Stay Request Form will need to be filled out and approved by the Resident Manager.  The Resident Manager will discuss this with the student and give the approval or denial.

Application

Application Overview, Deadline, and Notification Date

Living Learning Programs close the LLP Common Application on March 1st at 11:59p.m. CST.* The LLP Common Application is contained in the Pay By Semester Housing Application. Unfortunately, we do not accept LLP applications after the March 1st deadline.

Some of our LLPs may have a supplemental application which is separate from the Housing Application and may close earlier then this deadline. Check the individual LLP webpages for specific information. Applicants will be notified of their application status by April 15th.

*Enhanced Living Learning Communities associated with a scholarship program may have a later deadline. Look for email communications by the scholarship program administrator.

Application Process

Check Eligibility Requirements

Each Living Learning Program may have eligibility requirements. Some LLPs are major-specific, program-specific or are interest-based and open to all. Be sure to review each individual Living Learning Program eligibility requirements by visiting their individual webpage.

Apply

All LLPs require you to answer the following two common questions. If you are preferencing and applying for more than one community, be sure to answer the questions in a way that makes sense to all the communities. Consider writing out your answers before you start your Pay By Semester Housing Application within the myHousing Portal.

  • What do you hope to gain from a Living Learning Program?
  • How do you plan to contribute as an active participant in a Living Learning Program?

Some LLPs will have more questions or additional steps to complete their application so check your TAMU email after you submit your completed Housing Application. Housing Applications are complete after you pay the non-refundable housing application fee.

Instructions

We make applying for Living Learning Programs easy. It is built into your Pay By Semester Housing Application. Below are links to instructions for how to apply for a community within the myHousing Portal.

Changing LLP Preferences/Applications

If you did not originally apply for a Living Learning Program when you first submitted your Housing Application, no worries. You will be able to change your mind or update your preferences until March 1st at 11:59p.m. CST.

After March 1st, no changes to your LLP application(s) or preference(s) will be permitted. This is because LLP applications are sent to our academic partners to review. Thus, we cannot pull your application from consideration after this date.

If accepted to an LLP you no longer have interest in, we encourage you to reply to the program administrator’s acceptance or waitlist email notification. This ensures your room assignment process is not effected and you can choose your desired room.

Applying for More than One

No problem! When you complete your application for housing within the myHousing Portal you will have the ability to preference and apply for up to three Living Learning Programs. Again, be sure to check your TAMU email after you complete your housing application to learn about any additional steps to apply.

Roommate Process

Each Living Learning Program has a different room assignment process and thus a different roommate selection process.

If you use Roommate Finder within the myHousing Portal and link yourself to another student, please know that the other student must also be a member of the same LLP. LLP students who utilize the self-select roommate assignment process will receive an error message if they pick a room that their roommate is not eligible for. This will likely be because the roommate they are linked with is not a member of the LLP. Thus, LLP students will need to unlink or detach from their roommate and select a room within the LLP block of rooms.

Lastly, please know that if you are selected and accept to participate in the Living Learning Program you will be placed in the hall/building the community is located in. Hall/building placements are listed on the individual LLP webpages. If you later withdraw from the program, your housing assignment may be changed.

Room Assignment

Timeline

Living Learning Program room assignment process begins in mid to late April.

Process

Each Living Learning Program has a different room assignment process. Some LLPs allow applicants to pick their own room, others place you with a roommate based on other criteria. Our types of assignments are explained more below. Details of the assignment process will be in your acceptance or waitlist letter – if selected.

After the acceptance letter, LLP students will receive an email from the Housing Assignments Office providing the student with a timeslot or their room assignment depending on the type of assignment process.

The three common types of LLP room assignment processes are:

  • Self-Select is the most common LLP room assignment process. This is when LLP members will be assigned a timeslot and will be asked to log into the myHousing Portal. During this timeslot, LLP members will select their rooms within the block of rooms designated from the community. Room selection is done on a fist-come-first-serve basis and will be based on the housing status (i.e. priority, guarantee, waitlist)
  • Auto-Allocate is when the LLP program administrator will randomize LLP members randomly into a room designated for the community. This auto allocation will place students of the same sex together, but will not consider other criteria like roommate preferences. Thus, no action is needed from LLP members.
  • Manual Assignment: This is the least common room assignment process, but it is when the LLP program administrator will assign same-sex members of the LLP in a room designated for the community. The LLP program administrator is often intentional to honor roommate preferences, roommate questionnaire responses, majors, etc. Thus, no action is needed from the LLP members.

Declining or Withdrawing

It’s ok if you change your mind. If accepted to an LLP you no longer have interest in or you want to see if your second or third LLP preference selects you, we encourage you to reply to the program administrator’s acceptance or waitlist email notification. This ensures your housing assignment process is not effected and you can choose your desired room. Plus, it sends your application on to the next LLP preference – if applicable.

If you accepted your LLP but realize later it is not for you, email the program administrator (faculty or staff contact) and express your desire to not participate. Program administrator contact information can be found on the bottom of the individual LLP webpage or in your acceptance email.

The program administrator is the one that will inform Residence Life that you have withdrawn and the LLP profile will be removed from your record. After this profile is removed, you will be placed back into the room self-select process based on your original housing application status (i.e. priority, guaranteed, waitlist).

Please be aware that if you decline or withdraw from an LLP prior to move-in you may be re-assigned to a different room/building. This is because space will be made for another LLP student within the community. If you withdraw after move-in, you also may be re-assigned to another room/building.

Corps Halls

Cadets are asked to contact the 24-Hour Corps Guardroom (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).

Residence Halls

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.

The Gardens

During regular business hours of Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., 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 979.845.2261 to request to be let into their apartment. ID will be required.

White Creek

During regular business hours of Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., 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 979.845.8500 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.

The Orientation is assessed by logging in to myHousing Portal and clicking on Move-In Orientation. You will be asked to answer questions throughout the orientation and you must answer each question correctly to continue. You can leave and come back where you left off, but you must complete the entire orientation.

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. Priority housing will be given to freshmen who apply for housing within 30 days of being admitted to Texas A&M, if space is available. Apply as soon as possible because space is limited.

Freshmen who apply for housing after 30 days of being admitted to Texas A&M will be considered for on-campus housing—if space is available and after all other priority students have been accommodated. All housing assignments will be based on the housing priority date, so the sooner students apply, the greater chance of getting their top choice of housing options. Admitted students can apply for housing on the Texas A&M University myHousing Portal.

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.
  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 with gather detailed information from the student related to their housing needs and the DS Housing Liaison staff member will 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 provided, please visit 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 assignment 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 flyer and below.

Before Room Selection:

Students must have completed an application for on campus housing and be in a community/building eligible for room selection.

After completing your contract, complete the following to request a roommate:

  • Click “My Home”
  • Click “Select Roommate Requests”
  • Follow the prompts on the page. (You will need the last name and date of birth of anyone that you would like to request.)
  • Check to see if your requested roommate is “Confirmed”. If not, have your requested roommate follow these steps to request you.

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.

During Room Selection:

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

NOTE: You should check your assignment as soon as your Room Selection window opens, to ensure you were assigned as expected by any requested roommates. If you were not assigned by another student, you should select a room as soon as your Room Selection window opens.

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

  • Click “My Home”
  • Click “Room Selection”
  • Follow the prompts on the page.

Special Note for Roommate Requests during Room Selection:

Mutually requested roommates can be assigned as a group by the first person in the group with a room selection window. However, once a student has been assigned to a space, whether the student assigned him/herself or was assigned by a mutually requested roommate, the student cannot later be moved by a requested roommate. If roommates wish to relocate to a different space after the group has been assigned, each student will need to move themselves to the new space.

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

Other Roommate Related Information:

What if I want to live with someone who is an incoming freshmen/off-campus/transfer student?

Unfortunately, returning residents are not able to select non-returning housing residents as roommates since they select before freshman are able to apply for on campus housing. This includes incoming freshmen/transfer students and current off-campus students.

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.

Temporary Housing is a TEMPORARY accommodation in a non-student room living space until we have enough cancellations to assign you to a student room.

About Temporary Assignments:

In the residence halls we use study rooms and T.V. Lounges in the halls for Temporary Assignments space. We also assign students to live with Resident Advisors, if necessary. We offer Temporary Assignments, in order to offer as many students as possible the opportunity to live on campus. “Overselling” works because some students cancel late in the summer, never show up in August and leave the University during the fall semester, all of which free up space in normal student rooms.

After move-in in August, we make assignments to regular student rooms as spaces free up, which can take as little as a week. Sometimes, students live in Temporary Housing for a semester. Residence Life will email you when we assign you to a regular student room.

Rates:

Hullabaloo Hall (Permanent Double Occupancy Rate – currently $3,824/semester)

  1. Students living in a Study Lounge or TV Lounge (no more than 2 to a room) will be discounted to the Modular/Commons Double Occupancy Rate of $3,138/semester; a discount of $686/semester (prorated). Rationale: These students may not have direct access to their own bathroom in their room.
  2. Students living 3 or more to a room will be considered triples and each student will receive a 25% discount off the regular Hullabaloo Double Occupancy Rate after the 3rd week of classes. This would be a discount of $956/semester (rounded to the nearest dollar and prorated).

All Modular Style Halls (Permanent Double Occupancy Rate – currently $3,138/semester):

  1. Students living in a Study Carrel or TV Lounge (no more than 2 to a room) – no discount will be offered. Rationale: These rooms are regular rooms with the same access to a bathroom as any other resident in that hall.
  2. Students living 3 or more to a room will be considered triples and each student will receive a 25% discount off the regular Modular Double Occupancy Rate after the 3rd week of classes. This would be a discount of $785/semester (rounded to the nearest dollar and prorated).

All Commons Halls (Permanent Double Occupancy Rate – currently $3,138/semester):

  1. Students living in a Study Carrel, TV Lounge, or Drafting Room (no more than 2 to a room) will be discounted to the Balcony/Corridor Double Occupancy Rate of $2,132/semester); a discount of $1,006/semester (prorated). Rationale: These students do not have direct access to their own bathroom and may have to share a bathroom with more than 4 students (all of the same gender).

All Corridor Style Halls(Permanent Double Occupancy Rate – currently $2,132/semester):

  1. Students living in a Study Carrel or “Cave Room” (no more than 2 to a room) – no discount will be offered. Rationale: These rooms are regular rooms with the same access to a bathroom as any other resident in that hall.

If a student is offered a permanent space in any regular room, but the student declines the reassignment, the student may stay in the temporary space (pending approval by the Housing Assignments Office) for the remainder of the semester. Students who choose to stay in this space will be charged the regular Double Occupancy Rate for that style hall (e.g., a student assigned to a TV Lounge in Hullabaloo Hall will be charged the regular Hullabaloo Double Occupancy Rate of $3,824/semester, prorated) effective from the date the student declined the assignment. Rationale: This is a personal choice by the student as other permanent space is available on campus.

For students assigned as triples in double occupancy rooms beyond the first three weeks of classes, a maximum refund of 25% of the semester housing rent will be processed for all roommates after relocation of the temporary assignment.

  Semester
Rent
Temp
Space
Cost
Temp
Space
Discount
Triple
Cost *
Triple
Discount
Hullabaloo Hall $3,824 $3,138 $686 $2,868 $956
Modular Halls $3,138 $3,138 $2,354 $785
Commons Halls $3,138 $2,132 $1,006
Balcony Halls $2,132  —  —  —  —
Corridor Halls $2,132 $2,132
Ramp Halls $1,777  —  —  —  —
Corps of Cadet Halls $2,348  —  —  —  —
The Gardens Apartments Depends on Style  —  —  —  —
White Creek Apartments Depends on Style  —  —  —  —

* Prorated after the 3rd week of classes.