Campus Housing Requirement

TAMUG Student Housing Requirements

At Texas A&M University at Galveston we believe in providing the best residential experience for our students that enables them to safely live and learn. As per University Student Rules, ALL students are required to live in on-campus housing, as space is available. Exceptions may be made in some circumstances (listed below). Any student hoping to live off-campus is required to apply for permission to live off-campus with the TAMUG Office of Residence Life. The application to live on campus to live on campus can be found:

Housing Application

Permission To Live Off-Campus

All students are required to live in on-campus housing, as space is available. Any student hoping to live off-campus is required to apply for permission to live off-campus. To apply for permission to live off-campus, a completed off-campus "Petition for Contract Release" must be submitted along with supporting documentation and approved through our online application found HERE.

Permission to live off-campus is typically granted if one of the following circumstances are met:

  • The student is married and living with their spouse in the local Galveston area.

  • The student is a single parent/guardian and their child resides with them at their local Galveston area residence.

  • The student is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces (copy of DD-214; not active duty for training only).

  • The student will live with a parent/guardian in the Galveston area. (A typed verification letter from the parent/guardian with contact information, proof of residency at residence in Galveston county of at least two years will be required)

  • The student will enroll in 9 credit hours or less for the semester. (Proof of semester enrolled hours required, please be advised that hours will be checked again after last add/drop date)

  • The student has a medical exception. (Documentation from a doctor and/or TAMUG Accomodation through the Counseling & Career Services Center will be required)

  • The student is 21 years of age or older (on the first day of class for the semester permission is requested).

  • The student is a Senior graduating within the next 12 months. (Please include degree planned signed by your academic advisor showing expected graduation)

  • The student wishes to apply for special consideration (a typed letter explaining circumstances along with any additional documentation as proof is required)

Additionally, students in the Corps of Cadets program (including NROTC, USMS License Option, and Drill and Ceremonies) may be considered for permission to live off-campus if one of the following circumstances are met:

  • The cadet is married and living with their spouse in the local Galveston area.

  • The cadet is over 25 years old on the first class day that they start at Texas A&M Maritime Academy.

    *Cadets are urged to NOT make any housing arrangements until their application to participate in Victor Company is approved.*

    *Please note that this rule does not apply to students taking Summer session courses. We recommend those who choose to live in off-campus apartments sign short-term leases or sub-let, understanding that the on-campus housing requirement does still apply for the Fall and Spring terms despite the students' Summer living arrangement. On-campus housing is available for students who would like the option.Those enrolling in the Summer II Galveston Gateway Program may be required to live in on-campus housing as a condition of their academic program*   

     

Returning Students

An application to live off campus is required to be completed by ALL students who wish to live off-campus to make sure a student is not billed inappropriately.  For returning students, this form is due before April 1 (*note the policy regarding deposit refunds) of the Spring term to be considered for the following Fall semester. All students sign a contract with TAMUG agreeing to live in on-campus housing for both the Fall and Spring semesters. Typically, a request for permission to live off-campus for the Spring term (when the student lived on-campus for the Fall term) will NOT be honored.

Also note that the University Apartments are the closest apartments to campus, however, this complex is NOT owned or managed by Texas A&M University at Galveston. They are independently owned and managed and considered Off-Campus.

Request for Permission to Live Off-Campus

This form MUST be completed in order for a student to be considered for permission to live off-campus. TAMUG strongly recommends a student (or their family) NOT sign any off-campus lease, or commit themselves to an off-campus living arrangement until the student receives written approval from Residence Life to live off-campus.

Housing Application Fee

Beginning for the Fall of 2018 housing applications, the TAMUG Office of Residence Life will be replacing the $300 deposit with a housing application fee for New/Incoming students. This fee will be a one time, $75 application fee. Please be advised that this fee is non-refundable. For students who were approved for off-campus housing and need on-campus housing they will be requred to re-apply for housing and pay the housing application fee again. 

Housing Deposit Refund Policy

For Returning students , if a student applies for and receives permission to live off-campus, the housing contract must be terminated in-person or in writing to Residence Life (reslife@tamug.edu) on or before the following dates to be entitled to the deposit refund as listed below:

  • April 1: 100% refund

  • April 2-April 15: 75% refund

  • April 16-May 1: 50% refund

  • May 2-May 15: 25% refund

Any request to terminate the on-campus housing contract, even if permission to live off-campus is granted, received after May 15 will NOT receive a refund.

 

*Returning Students is defined as: Students who paid their deposit before the Fall 2018 housing application*

Resources for Students Living Off-Campus

Several apartment complexes and realtors have offered to be listed with TAMUG indicating their willingness to work with our students. We have provided some basic information about these complexes and realtors here.

Off-Campus Listing

As a reminder, all students should apply for permission to live off-campus AND get an approval to live off-campus BEFORE signing any lease or contract for off-campus living. The University Apartments are considered off-campus living and are not affiliated with or managed by Texas A&M University at Galveston.