MOVE-IN

Welcome to Residence Life at Texas A&M University!

To allow a more phased approach to move-in, with respect to greater physical distancing in the interest of the health and safety for residents, families, and staff, move-in will be by appointment only (Corps residents excluded) and scheduled over the course of several days between August 8-18 for residence halls and White Creek Apartments and between August 1-18 for the Gardens Apartments. There will be no fee-based “early” move-in option this fall. Detailed move-in procedures are still being finalized and will be shared as the information becomes available.

volunteers help move personal belongings in

Schedule Your Move-In Appointment

Starting JULY 1 you will be able to schedule your Move-In Appointment by logging into myHousing Portal. Please complete the Annual Housing Orientation, also accessed in myHousing Portal PRIOR to scheduling your Move-In Appointment.

Fall 2020 On-Campus Housing Info

Continually updated information on what to expect about living on campus this fall.

Special Rates at the Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center

Need a place to stay while coming to campus for Fish Camp and Move In? You can now stay at the ‘guesthouse’ of the university, the Texas A&M Hotel, with rates starting at $112 a night including parking. This special offer is only available to families and students and provides easy access to the university right outside the steps of the hotel. Learn More and Make a Reservation!

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

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.

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 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 109Hart HallB LoungeMoses HallRoom 136
Aston HallRoom 177Hobby HallRoom 130Mosher HallRoom 144/146