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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.

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

Earliest arrival dates and procedures vary by community. Visit our procedures page to learn how to request early move-in.

Move-In Dates

Jan
6
Sun
all-day Early Move-In for Corps of Cadet...
Early Move-In for Corps of Cadet...
Jan 6 all-day
Early Move-In for Corps of Cadets for Spring 2019 begins Sunday, January 6, 2019. All Early Move-Ins require a request. If a request for early move-in is approved, there is a charge associated with moving in earlier than official opening dates. For more information about Move-In, including how to make a request and a parking map,[...]
Jan
8
Tue
all-day Early Move-In for Residence Hall...
Early Move-In for Residence Hall...
Jan 8 all-day
Early Move-In begins for Residence Halls and White Creek Apartments for the Spring Semester on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. All Early Move-Ins require a request. If a request for early move-in is approved, there is a charge associated with moving in earlier than official opening dates. For more information about Move-In, including how to make a[...]
Jan
10
Thu
all-day Residence Halls & White Creek Ap...
Residence Halls & White Creek Ap...
Jan 10 all-day
Residence Halls & White Creek Apartments Open for the Spring Semester on Thursday, January 10, 2019. All Early Move-Ins require a request. If a request for early move-in is approved, there is a charge associated with moving in earlier than official opening dates. For more information about Move-In, including how to make a request, a parking[...]
Jan
22
Tue
all-day First Day of Spring 2019 Tours
First Day of Spring 2019 Tours
Jan 22 all-day
The first day of Spring 2019 on-campus housing tours is Tuesday, January 22, 2019. For tour dates and times, please visit our Tours page.

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
  • Command strips or poster putty for wall hangings | See alternatives (Hullabaloo Hall Only)
  • 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 toggle
  • 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 toggle
  • Command strips or poster putty for wall hangings (All halls except Hullabaloo Hall)
  • 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 toggle
  • 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 toggle
  • 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 toggle
  • 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 toggle
  • 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 toggle
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries
  • Wastebasket

Below is a relatively complete list of all required and desirable packing items provided to 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 Freshman 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 FOW

  • 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 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 toggle
  • 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 toggle
  • 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

Parking Procedures

Temporary one-hour loading and unloading zones will be established in close proximity to the residence halls and apartments so that students may transfer their belongings between their building and vehicle with minimal inconvenience. | View Spring Move-In Map

Annual Housing Orientation & Check-In Info & Locations

All on-campus residents must complete a mandatory online Annual Housing Orientation prior to moving into your residence hall or prior to scheduling your apartment check-in appointment. Once this has been completed students will visit a series of stations where they will be checked in to our data management system, pick up and sign for keys/room inventories, and receive information regarding unloading zones and subsequent parking.

The orientation and check-in processes vary slightly by the type of residential community: residence halls, apartments, or Corps of Cadets so please take a closer look at the information and links provided in the toggles below.

Annual Housing Orientation

All residence hall residents 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 under the Annual Housing Orientation toggle.

Check-In

Check-ins takes place at the location indicated in the table below. Hall offices are located on the first floor of each of the residence halls. Building signage and/or staff members will direct you to the check-in location. Find your residence hall on our campus map. Physical addresses of the hall can be found on the individual hall page.

Please bring a picture ID card to check-in (TAMU Student ID Card, Driver’s License, Passport, etc). You will need your TAMU Student ID Card to access the building after 6:00 pm on move in days.

Check-In Locations

Residence HallCheck-In LocationResidence HallCheck-In LocationResidence HallCheck-In Location
Appelt HallRoom 109Hart HallRoom A1Mosher HallRoom 144/146
Aston HallRoom 177Hobby HallRoom 109Neeley HallRoom 133
Clements HallRoom 129AHullabaloo HallRoom 117A&BRudder HallRoom 109
Davis-Gary HallRoom 101/103Krueger HallRoom 101Schuhmacher HallRoom 109/110
Dunn HallRoom 101Lechner HallRoom 109 (Lechner)Underwood HallRoom 137
Eppright HallRoom 109 Legett HallRoom 001Walton HallRoom B3
FHK ComplexRoom 120 (Fowler)McFadden HallRoom 109 (Lechner)Wells HallRoom 109
Haas HallRoom 141Moses HallRoom 136
Residence Hall 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

All apartment residents 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 under the Annual Housing Orientation toggle.

Check-In

Check-In will occur in your respective apartment office shown below. Please bring a picture ID card to check-in (TAMU ID Card, Driver’s License, Passport, etc). If you do not have your TAMU ID card, then you will be issued a temporary card until you get your TAMU ID card.

The Gardens Apartments Office: is 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.

White Creek Apartments Office: is 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.

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

Annual Housing Orientation

All Corps of Cadets residents 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 under the Annual Housing Orientation toggle.

Check-In

Check-in takes place at various locations on the Corps of Cadets Quad. Building signage and/or Corps Leadership will direct you to the check-in location.

Refer to our Move-In Dates calendar above for specific move-in dates for Corps groups.

Please bring a picture ID card to check-in (TAMU Student ID Card, Driver’s License, Passport, etc).