ACADEMIC YEAR APPLICATION PROCESS
Applying for housing at Texas A&M University is done by logging into myHousing Portal using your NetID and password. Don’t have a NetID and password? Visit the Howdy Portal and select Activate Your Account. The Housing Application usually opens in mid-September.
Please refer to our Getting Started page for helpful information before starting your online housing application, then follow the steps below.
If you have questions navigating through the portal or you believe there is an error, please contact us at 888.451.3896.
Step 1: Apply for Housing
Go to myHousing Portal to apply for on campus housing. We suggest that you apply for housing as soon as you are accepted. Please watch the Phase I Video for more information.
Step 2: Provide Your Preferences
In Phase II you will be providing us with information on how you want to live on campus. Phase II will open on the indicated date at the end of Phase I. You will give preferences on the following:
- LLC Preferences (Optional)
- Housing Preferences
- Fill out Life Style Questionnaire
- Opt in to Roommate Selection (Optional)
Please watch the Phase II Video for more information.
Step 3: Search For & Select Roommate
Phase 3 will open up in the spring. We will notify you via your myHousing Portal and email when it opens. This phase is where you will search and request your roommate. Please watch Phase III video to see how roommate selection works.
Step 4: Select Your Room
In April you will receive a timeslot, assigned date and time, to select your room. This will be sent to you in your myHousing Portal and email. Please watch all of the Phase IV videos to see how room selection works.
Also after you select your room you will be able to move yourself around all summer. Please watch Phase IV Room Change video to understand how room change works.
Step 5: Complete Annual Housing Orientation
Before you move in you will need to complete an on-line Housing Orientation. This must be completed before arriving on campus so that Residence Life staff can issue your room key. The orientation will become available in July and you will receive a message in your myHousing Portal and an email with email on how to complete the orientation.
Step 6: Schedule Move In Appointment
We are very excited to welcome you to Residence Life at Texas A&M University! All on-campus residents must schedule a move-in appointment. This enables us to make sure everything is ready for your arrival. Choose a day and time for your arrival within myHousing Portal after you complete the Annual Housing Orientation.
To help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible, move-in information will be posted on our website throughout the summer. Don’t forget to check your Texas A&M email frequently so you don’t miss important emails – such as more detailed instructions for move-in based on your apartment or hall.
Information about early move-in, early-arrival requests, what to bring, what not to bring, and important dates for residence halls and White Creek Apartments can be found on our Move-In Information page. Of course, you can always contact the appropriate office if you have additional questions or concerns before you arrive. We will see you in Aggieland!
Apply for Housing
The Academic Year housing application is in four phases. For each phase, you will return to myHousing Portal. This portal provides access to the online residence hall or apartment applications, allows you to search for a roommate, provides access to online room selection (when available, for students eligible for online room selection), and allows you to check the status of your application and assignment.
Visit each phase below for details about the housing application process.