MOVE-IN fall 2021

Welcome to Residence Life at Texas A&M University!

Check-In for the fall 2021 semester is by appointment (Corps residents excluded) and scheduled over the course of several days beginning August 21 for residence halls and August 18 for White Creek Apartments. There is no early move-in option this semester. Beginning July 1, you must complete the online Annual Housing Orientation (scroll toward bottom of this page for details) prior to getting your room or apartment key. All students must be checked in by August 29.

volunteers help move personal belongings in

Schedule Your Move-In Check-In Appointment

You will schedule your Check-In Appointment in myHousing Portal. Please complete the Annual Housing Orientation, also accessed in myHousing Portal PRIOR to scheduling your Check-In Appointment. At your Check-In Appointment you will get your room key and other items. After you have successfully checked in, you may use as much time as you need to actually move in.

FAQ

You can find all of our check-in locations, and the numbers to their offices on our Check-In Location page.

If you have not completed your resident orientation via the housing portal, you must do that before you will be able to sign up for a check-in appointment.

Appointment sign-up times are based on your residence, as listed below:

  • July 5, 8:00 am – White Creek Apartments
  • July 5, 9:30 am – Gardens Apartments
  • July 5, 11:00 am – Aston, Dunn, Hart, Krueger, Mosher
  • July 5, 12:30 pm – Appelt, Eppright, Harrington, Rudder, Underwood, Wells, Whiteley (4th floor)
  • July 5, 2:00 pm – Hobby, Hullabaloo, Legett, Neeley, Schuhmacher, Walton
  • July 5, 3:30 pm – Clements, Davis-Gary, Fowler, Haas, Hughes, Keathley, Lechner, McFadden, Moses

Please send an email to askreslife@reslife.tamu.edu that includes your name, UIN, and symptom onset date and/or test date, as we will need that information to determine when you’re able to come to campus. You should also complete the COVID-19 Report Form at https://www.tamu.edu/coronavirus/.

At your check-in appointment, which takes place in person, you will check in to your hall or apartment and receive your key. You will need to bring your TAMU ID or another photo ID to check in. Once you have checked in, you can move your belongings in to your room/apartment right then, or at another time that is convenient to you. You don’t have to move all your belongings in during your appointment time.

Check In Location Information >

There are no restrictions to the number of people assisting you with moving your belongings into your residence hall room or apartment. Face coverings are encouraged, but not required. It is also encouraged to maintain physical distancing from others in common areas when possible.

If you have not yet received your TAMU ID and your photo has been approved, you should receive it at your hall/apartment check-in appointment. If your photo has not been approved, you will receive a temporary access card that will grant you entrance to your hall/apartment building.

Each roommate must sign up for their own appointment, and may check in separately. Each roommate must check in with hall/apartment staff.

No. Please arrive at your appointed time. We have staggered timeslots to help control traffic and to help minimize the number of people waiting in line to check in, etc. in an effort to help keep everyone safe during move-in.

August 21 is the earliest anyone will be permitted to move in to the residence halls. Greek Life has shared with us that all recruitment events are virtual through August 25, which should permit those participating to schedule a check-in appointment around recruitment events. The check-in appointment is very brief, and after checking in, students can move their belongings in whenever they choose.

No, you do not need to sign up for a check-in appointment for fall. Summer II and Gateway students will move to their fall assignments on August 11 and will receive more information about where and how to check in toward the end of July.

Air fryers, slow cookers, coffee makers are allowed in the residence halls.

In the residence halls, microwaves are limited to 700 watts and refrigerators may not exceed a total of 4.4 cubic feet. Residents may have one microwave and two refrigerators per room, or two Microchill units if they are rented or purchased through the Department of Residence Life. You can find more information in the Microwaves and Refrigerators section of our Resident Handbook.

Hullabaloo Hall and White Creek Apartments residents may now only use blue painter’s tape, Gaffer’s tape, or poster putty to adhere decorations to walls. Hullabaloo residents may also place tacks in the tack strips that are on the walls. Other adhesives, including Command Strips, cause damage to the walls and may not be used. See the Decorations policy in our Resident Handbook for more information.

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.

What NOT to 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
  • Wallpaper (removable or permanent)
  • Weapons – except handguns as permitted by State Law
  • Wireless routers not issued by the university

What to Bring

  • Cleaning Products
  • Face Mask
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Thermometer
  • 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

What 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

What NOT to 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
  • Wallpaper (removable or permanent)
  • Wireless routers not issued by the University

Sustainable Options to Bring

  • 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

What to Bring

  • Cleaning Products
  • Face Mask
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Thermometer
  • 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
  • Eco-friendly laundry/cleaning products
  • Seasonally appropriate pajamas (i.e., flannel in the winter, cotton in the spring/summer)
  • Reusable shopping bags

Annual Housing Orientation & Hall Office Locations

Students new to on-campus housing must complete a mandatory online Annual Housing Orientation prior to moving into a residence hall or prior to scheduling your apartment check-in appointment.

Annual Housing Orientation

Students new to housing must complete a mandatory online Annual Housing Orientation prior to moving in or Residence Life staff will not be able to issue you your room key. Instructions for completing the orientation are emailed to your TAMU student email account and are available at How-To’s & Procedures > Annual Housing Orientation.

Hall Office Locations

Residence HallOffice LocationResidence HallOffice LocationResidence HallOffice Location
Appelt HallRoom 109Harrington HallSoutheast Entry Door (near Lot 40A)Moses HallRoom 136/138
Aston HallRoom 177Hobby HallRoom 130Mosher HallCommons 110
Clements HallRoom 129AHughes HallRoom 120 (Fowler)Neeley HallRoom 133
Davis-Gary HallRoom 101/103Hullabaloo HallRoom 117BRudder HallRoom 109
Dunn HallRoom 101Keathley HallRoom 120 (Fowler)Schuhmacher HallRoom 109/110
Eppright HallRoom 109 Krueger HallRoom 101/102Underwood HallRoom 137
Fowler HallRoom 120Lechner HallRoom 109AWalton HallRoom B1
Haas HallRoom 141Legett HallBasement Lobby (Rm. 003)Wells HallRoom 109
Hart HallH Ramp - 1st FloorMcFadden HallRoom 109A (Lechner)White HallSoutheast Entry Door (near Duncan Dining Hall)
Area Offices & 24hr Service Desks
North Area Office
Hullabaloo Hall, Suite 101
979.845.4768
South Area Office
The Commons, Suite 127
979.845.2235
24hr Service Desks
The Commons & Hullabaloo
979.845.2821

Annual Housing Orientation

Students new to housing must complete a mandatory online Annual Housing Orientation prior to scheduling a check-in appointment or you will not be able to schedule a check-in appointment and Residence Life staff will not be able to issue you your apartment key. Instructions for completing the orientation were emailed to your TAMU student email account and are available at How-To’s & Procedures > Annual Housing Orientation.

The Gardens Apartments Office: located in the Community Center in the center of the apartments complex. The Gardens Apartments are located at University Drive and South College Avenue near the Engineering Complex. Physical address: 250 Calvin Moore Avenue, College Station, TX 77840; 979.845.2261. | Map

White Creek Apartments Office: located in the Activity Center at the southeast corner of Building A in the center of the apartment complex. White Creek Apartments are located on West Campus near the Agriculture and Life Sciences Buildings. Physical address: 225 Discovery Drive, College Station, TX 77845; 979.458.8500. | Map

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your respective apartment office.

Annual Housing Orientation

Cadets who are new to housing must complete a mandatory online Annual Housing Orientation prior to moving in or Residence Life staff will not be able to issue you your room key. Instructions for completing the orientation were emailed to your TAMU student email account and are available at How-To’s & Procedures > Annual Housing Orientation.