SPRING MOVE-IN

Students moving in to on-campus housingWe 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 Fall semester. 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 Corps Housing.

Move-In Dates

Aug
8
Sat
9:00 am Corps of Cadets – Cadre/Leader E...
Corps of Cadets – Cadre/Leader E...
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am
Corps of Cadets Cadre/Leaders can begin moving in at 9:00am, Saturday, August 8, 2020. Move-in information, including parking maps, is available on our Move-In page.
Aug
12
Wed
8:00 am Corps of Cadets – FOW Early Move-In
Corps of Cadets – FOW Early Move-In
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am
Corps of Cadet members who will be attending Freshman Orientation Week (FOW) may begin moving in at 8:00pm, Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Move-in information, including parking maps, is available on our Move-In page.  
Aug
14
Fri
5:00 pm Residence Halls Case-by-Case Ear...
Residence Halls Case-by-Case Ear...
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm
Early move-in for residence halls is available beginning at 5:00pm on Friday, August 14, 2020 by request only. Move-in information, including parking maps, is available on our Move-In page.
Aug
15
Sat
8:00 am Residence Halls Soft Opening Ear...
Residence Halls Soft Opening Ear...
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am
Early move-in for residence halls is available beginning at 8:00am on Saturday, August 15, 2020 by request only. Move-in information, including parking maps, is available on our Move-In page.
9:00 am Start of 9.5 & 12 month leases f...
Start of 9.5 & 12 month leases f...
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am
Start of 9.5 & 12 month leases for White Creek & Gardens Apartments on Saturday, August 15, 2020. All White Creek and Gardens Apartments move-ins are done by appointment only. Appointments start on August 15. Move-in information, including parking maps, is available on our Move-In page.

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 requestIf a request for early move-in is approved, there is a charge associated with moving in earlier than above published dates.

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

  • Camping stoves
  • Candles
  • Electric skillets
  • Extension cords, multiple plug adapters, power strips without circuit breakers
  • Fireworks, explosives, & hazardous items
  • Griddles, grills (George Foreman type, charcoal, or propane)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot oil popcorn poppers
  • Hot plates
  • Nails for wall hangings
  • Pets | See Policies & Procedures > Pets and Service/Assistance Animals
  • Power tools
  • Pressure cookers
  • Prohibited appliances including induction type cookers
  • Road signs
  • Sandwich makers
  • Space heaters
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Weapons – except handguns as permitted by State Law
  • Wireless routers not issued by the university

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″ x 77″)
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Co-axial cable (All northside halls except Hullabaloo) | See Services > Television Service
  • Command strips or poster putty for wall hangings
  • 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
  • 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

Sustainable Options

  • Reusable water bottles
  • Bin to hold recycling in your room
  • Duplex printing/printing in black and white
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Clothing drying rack
  • Blackout curtains | Check Resident Handbook and tour rooms
  • Plants
  • LED light bulbs
  • Eco-friendly laundry/cleaning products
  • Seasonally appropriate bedding/pajamas (i.e., flannel in the winter, cotton in the spring/summer)
  • Reusable shopping bags

Items You Cannot Bring

  • Air conditioning units (window or room units)
  • Camping stoves
  • Candles
  • Ceiling fans (ceiling fans are provided)
  • Electric skillets
  • Extension cords, multiple plug adapters, power strips without circuit breakers
  • Griddles, grills (George Foreman type, charcoal, or propane)
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Hot oil popcorn poppers
  • Nails for wall hangings
  • Pets | See Policies & Procedures > Pets and Service/Assistance Animals
  • Space heaters
  • Wireless routers not issued by the University

Sustainable Options

  • Reusable water bottles
  • Bin to hold recycling in your room
  • Duplex printing/printing in black and white
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Clothing drying rack
  • Blackout curtains | Check Resident Handbook and tour rooms
  • Plants
  • LED light bulbs
  • Eco-friendly laundry/cleaning products
  • Seasonally appropriate bedding/pajamas (i.e., flannel in the winter, cotton in the spring/summer)
  • Reusable shopping bags

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″ x 75″)
  • Bicycle and lock
  • Cleaning supplies – broom, dustpan, mop, small vacuum
  • Co-axial cable (Gardens only) | See Services > Television Service
  • Coffee maker
  • Command strips or poster putty for wall hangings
  • 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
  • First aid supplies
  • Flashlight
  • Hangers
  • Hot plates
  • 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)
  • Sandwich makers
  • Television, stereo, DVD player, Blu-ray player, gaming consoles | See Services > Television Services
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries
  • Wastebasket

Below is a relatively complete list of all required and desirable packing items provided to new Spring 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 Spring Orientation Week

  • Alarm clock
  • Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths – white
  • Bathrobe
  • Bedding (sheets, pillowcases) – 2 sets, white, twin size (mattress size: 36″ x 77″)
  • Belt – black or brown
  • Civilian clothes
  • Denim jean – blue
  • Desk lamp
  • First aid kit including mole skin
  • Foot locker with lock (approx. 16″ x 16″ x 30″)
  • Khaki slacks
  • Pillow – 1 standard size
  • Required medications
  • Running shoes
  • Shirts – collared, permanent press and/or knit
  • Shorts – black athletic, without pockets
  • Shower shoes
  • Soap and container or liquid soap
  • Socks – black for shoes, reinforced toe/heel
  • Socks – white athletic, mid-calf, prefer no logos
  • T-Shirts – white crew neck
  • Toiletries
  • Underclothes

Items to be Purchased During SOW

  • Air freshener
  • 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 Are Not Authorized for Freshman Cadets

  • Candles
  • Cooking appliances, including coffee makers, toasters/toaster ovens
  • 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
  • Posters, wall decorations, etc
  • Power tools
  • Refrigerator
  • Road signs
  • Smoke/fog machines
  • Space heaters
  • Steamers
  • Television, large monitor, stereo, speakers, DVD player, Blu-ray player, gaming console
  • Wireless routers not issued by the University

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
  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Monitor (less than 30.75″ x 21″)
  • Printer
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Umbrella – black
  • Vitamins

Sustainable Options

  • Reusable water bottles
  • Bin to hold recycling in your room
  • Duplex printing/printing in black and white
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • LED light bulbs