We are excited to welcome you to Residence Life at Texas A&M University! To help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible, we now complete the move-in process by appointment only (unless you’re in the Corps of Cadets). In order to schedule your appointment, you must first complete the Housing Orientation online which will be emailed to you at the end of June. Once that is complete, the appointment scheduler will become available to you.
Move-in appointments vary by location and will range from Aug. 17 – to Aug. 20, depending on where you’re living on campus and will be scheduled first-come-first-serve.
Near the end of June, you will be emailed information about the Annual Housing Orientation and when it will be available. The Housing Orientation will walk you through the Student Handbook and provide you with information about what you can and cannot bring to campus as well as information about campus security, rules/policies, and things you should know about living on campus.
This will be completed on myHousing Portal.
In early July, you will be emailed information about when the online appointment scheduler will open and how to utilize it to schedule your move in appointment. Only students who have completed their online Annual Housing Orientation from step 1 will be able to access the appointment scheduler.
The appointment scheduler will open at different times depending on where you live to minimize the number of users logged in at one time. Appointments will vary by location and are scheduled first-come-first serve.
All non-Corps students will need to schedule an appointment in order to get checked into the residence halls/apartments.
Every year we receive hundreds of inquiries about what you can and cannot bring to campus. Below is a list of items we’ve compiled that is not all inclusive but very helpful. Your online orientation covers many of the expectations and policies for on campus living. Still, please be aware of all information outlined in the Resident Handbook, as you’re responsible for abiding by all policies.
For information about the dorm/apartment you’re living in, please click “Housing Options” on the header of our website, select the hall you’re assigned to, and review all the information on the page. Furniture, dimensions, and room information is all listed.
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 to Bring Checklists
Items You Can Bring
- coffee maker (2 to 4 cups)
- crock pot
- microwave - 700 watts max
- refrigerator - 4.4 cubic feet max
- Rice cookers
- bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes
- bedding - sheets, pillows, pillowcases, blanket/comforter Residence Hall mattress size: 36" x 77"
- Apartment mattress size: 54" x 75"
- hangers (you will collect a lot of free T-shirts when you get here!)
- iron and small ironing board
- laundry basket(s) or bag(s)
- laundry detergent
- shower caddy
- shower shoes
- soap and container or liquid soap
- toiletries (including toilet paper unless using community bathrooms)
- academic supplies
- command strips or poster putty for wall hangings (except for Hullabaloo Hall which has bulletin board strips for hanging)
- posters, pictures, wall hangings (no nails)
- bicycle and lock
- desk lamp
- essential Oil diffuser that uses a fan or water, with an automatic shut-off feature when water runs out
- first aid kit
- wax warmers ("scentsy-type")
What Not To Bring
- Camping stoves
- 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 Pets & Service/Assistance Animals
- 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
- 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 On-Campus Housing Rules and tour rooms
- 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
Hall Office Locations
|Residence Hall||Check-In Location|
|Appelt Hall||Room 109|
|Aston Hall||Room 177|
|Clements Hall||Room 129A|
|Davis-Gary Hall||Room 101/103|
|Dunn Hall||Room 101|
|Eppright Hall||Room 109|
|Fowler Hall||Room 120|
|Haas Hall||Room 141|
|Harrington Hall (Dorm 11)||South Entrance, 1st Floor|
|Hart Hall||B Lounge|
|Hobby Hall||Room 130|
|Hughes Hall||Room 120 (Fowler)|
|Hullabaloo Hall||Room 117|
|Keathley Hall||Room 120 (Fowler)|
|Krueger Hall||Room 101|
|Lacy hall (Dorm 6)||North Entrance, 4th Floor|
|Lechner Hall||Room 109|
|Legett Hall||Room 001|
|McFadden Hall||Room 109 (Lechner)|
|Moses Hall||Room 136|
|Mosher Hall||Commons 109|
|Neeley Hall||Room 133|
|Rudder Hall||Room 109|
|Schuhmacher Hall||Room 109/110|
|Underwood Hall||Room 137|
|Walton Hall||Room B1|
|Wells Hall||Room 109|
|White Hall (Dorm 10)||North Entrance, 3rd/4th Floor|
We are not offering an early move-in option for fall 2023. In the event of an emergency or extenuating circumstance, we will review situations on a case by case basis. Any early arrival approval will be assessed a $50/day/person cost. If you have an extenuating circumstance you believe warrants consideration, please email email@example.com and include your name, UIN, your desired move in date, and the circumstance you believe requires a move-in date prior to 17th for the Residence Halls for the White Creek Apartments
Option 1: After you have picked a date and time to move-in, log back onto myHousing Portal, access the appointment scheduler, cancel your appointment, and then you’ll be able to see all other available appointments to select a new one.
Option 2: Email firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, UIN, date of your appointment and the date (include time ranges) you’d like to change to, and the reason for changing your appointment.
You only need to bring 1 thing to your check in appointment – a photo ID! (preferably your TAMU ID, but we’ll also accept a drivers license or passport).
You’ll go to your designated check in location, show your ID, and our team will provide your key(s) and have you sign a few documents and you’ll be on your way in less than 10 minutes to get moved in.
Once you have completed your check in (less than 10 minutes), you are free to move in at your leisure. You do not have to move all your belongings in during your check in time.
No. You and your roommate will each sign up for a move in appointment but it does not have to be the same day or time.
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.
In the past we have had volunteers to help carry student’s belongings from their cars to their dorms, but we will not have volunteers this year.
During COVID we eliminated volunteers in an effort to allow social distancing and limit the number of people in a building at a time and coming and going throughout the day. We are still operating in this plan for the health and safety of our staff and students.
Move in day parking is different than parking the rest of the year. Transportation provides specific information for move in days regarding drop off locations and where to park after you’ve dropped off your belongings. This information will be emailed to you from Residence Life as part of your Move In Instructions, but you can also access it on the Transportation Move In/Out website.
For all parking and parking pass questions, please contact Transportation at 979-862-7275.
Meal plans for Fall 2023 semester will be active the morning of August 17th, 2023.
Please use the “Hours of Operation” website by Dining Services to see what will be open on your specific move in day.
If you have trouble using your meal plan or questions about your meal plan, please contact Aggie Dining via email or by calling 979-845-0152.
No. Students that are living on-campus for Summer II AND for the Fall semester do not need to reserve an appointment for move-in. These students will transition directly from their Summer Session housing to their Fall housing at the end of the Summer II Session, leaving no gaps between their housing assignments.
This transition is expected to take place August 10th-11th, and more information about how to check-out of summer housing and check-in to housing for the Academic Year will be sent via email towards the end of the summer.