MOVE-IN SPRING 2021

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, Check-In for students who are NEW to on-campus housing for the spring 2021 semester will be by appointment only (Corps residents excluded) and scheduled over the course of several days between January 14-18 for residence halls and between January 12-18 for White Creek Apartments. There will be no fee-based “early” move-in option this semester. You must complete the online Annual Housing Orientation (scroll toward bottom of this page for details) prior to getting your room or apartment key and you must get tested for COVID-19 prior to January 22.

Returning residents are welcome back anytime after the residence halls open on January 14 at 8 AM. No Check-In appointment or online orientation are required. COVID-19 Testing IS required prior to January 22.

volunteers help move personal belongings in

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