Room and Property Damage
Only in very rare cases does the University (or any landlord) reimburse for damage to personal property - Renter's insurance can help protect you.
Students should be aware that like any residential facility, at times pipes break, air conditioners may go out, or other facility maintenance-related concerns may arise. Students are responsible for the condition of their personal property. Texas A&M University at Galveston recommends students purchase their own renter's insurance policy if other family insurance policies (such as a home-owner's policy) does not cover the student property.
University Student Rules indicate the University does not assume responsibility at any time for the private property of students and is not liable for the loss or damage of any article of personal property anywhere on the premises.
Further information about student renter's insurance resources may be available through the Office of Residence life.
Additionally, students are responsible for any damage to University property in their assigned residence hall room and should make sure to return all University property to the same or better condition it was in upon the student's move-in to the residence hall room.