MOVE-IN

Welcome to Residence Life at Texas A&M University!

To best manage more than 12,000 students moving to campus before the fall semester begins, we have decided to 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. 17th – Aug. 23rd depending on where you’re living on campus and will be scheduled first-come-first-serve.

volunteers help move personal belongings in

Move-In Dates

Aug
10
Wed
all-day Corps FTAB Cadets Early Move-In
Corps FTAB Cadets Early Move-In
Aug 10 all-day
Corps will start returning prior to Summer School concluding.
Aug
13
Sat
all-day Corps of Cadets Freshman Orienta...
Corps of Cadets Freshman Orienta...
Aug 13 all-day
Corps of Cadets Freshman Orientation Week Check-In
Aug
15
Mon
all-day Gardens Apartments – Start of 9....
Gardens Apartments – Start of 9....
Aug 15 all-day
All ResHalls, White Creek, and Gardens move-ins are done “by appointment” only.
Aug
17
Wed
all-day White Creek Apartment Opens
White Creek Apartment Opens
Aug 17 all-day
All ResHalls, White Creek, and Gardens move-ins are done “by appointment” only.
Aug
10
Wed
all-day Corps FTAB Cadets Early Move-In
Corps FTAB Cadets Early Move-In
Aug 10 all-day
Corps will start returning prior to Summer School concluding.
Aug
13
Sat
all-day Corps of Cadets Freshman Orienta...
Corps of Cadets Freshman Orienta...
Aug 13 all-day
Corps of Cadets Freshman Orientation Week Check-In
Aug
15
Mon
all-day Gardens Apartments – Start of 9....
Gardens Apartments – Start of 9....
Aug 15 all-day
All ResHalls, White Creek, and Gardens move-ins are done “by appointment” only.
Aug
17
Wed
all-day White Creek Apartment Opens
White Creek Apartment Opens
Aug 17 all-day
All ResHalls, White Creek, and Gardens move-ins are done “by appointment” only.

Get the App

Download the Texas A&M App to access our Interactive Move-In Map! Information on hall locations, parking, buses, check-in locations and more! NOTE: Move-In info will appear in the app in mid-August.

Download the Mobile Move-In App for iPhone on the App Store

Download the Mobile Move-In App for Android on Google Play
Cellphone showing the hall selection screen from the Mobile Move-In App

Step 1: Complete your Annual Housing Orientation

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. 

Step 2: Schedule your Move In Appointment

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. Be advised, the appointment scheduler will open for you at the time listed below based off where you’re living for Fall:

  • July 11th @ 11:00am- Aston, Dunn, Hart, Krueger, Mosher
  • July 11th @ 12:30om- Appelt, Eppright, Harrington, White, Rudder, Underwood, Wells, White (3rd & 4th floors)
  • July 11th @ 2:00pm- Hobby, Hullabaloo, Legett, Neeley, Schumacher, Walton
  • July 11th @ 3:30pm- Clements, Davis-Gary, Fowler, Haas, Hughes, Keathley, Lechner, McFadden, Moses

Appointments will vary by location and are scheduled first-come-first serve. However, the dates that will be available on opening day are as follows:

  • Residence Halls – Aug. 20th – Aug. 23rd
  • White Creek Apartments – Aug. 17th – Aug. 23rd

All non-Corps students will need to schedule an appointment in order to get checked into the residence halls/apartments.

Step 3: Read student handbook, and review packing list

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 a lot of the expectations and policies for on campus living, but 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 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
  • 3D Printer
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 3D Printer
  • 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