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

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

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. You will receive details on where your specific check-in will take place in early August.

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.

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